Competition Info


AIA New York’s member shows celebrate the work of NYC-based AIA members, providing a snapshot of the work being produced in our city. This year’s AIA New York Member Show, Built by New York, will take over the Center for Architecture galleries beginning October 1, 2024.

Built by New York celebrates the work of architects, designers, and affiliated professionals in the New York City design community. Past, current, and future work from members of AIA New York, AIA Brooklyn, AIA Bronx, AIA Staten Island, and AIA Queens will take over three floors of the Center for Architecture galleries, providing a snapshot of our community’s impact on the city and the built environment at large.

Built by New York will also mark the conclusion of the 20th anniversary celebrations at the Center for Architecture. Submitted work must be completed within the past 20 years or look ahead to the next 20 years.

The submissions can be works of all scales and types—small, large, commercial, residential, public, private, interiors, historic preservation, engineering, landscape, urban design, un-built competition entries, theoretical projects, and design research—representing the scope and quality of work being done both at home in NYC and abroad.

Graphic Design: Once–Future Office


Entrant Eligibility

One person at the firm must be a member of any New York City-based AIA chapters listed above. Eligible member categories include:

  • AIA Member
  • AIA Associate Member*
  • AIA International Associate Member*
  • AIANY Allied, Corresponding, Corporate or Student Members*

*Entries not submitted by a Registered Architect must credit the Architect of Record where applicable.

During the submission process, entrants will be required to confirm that all necessary permissions from the project’s design lead and owners/client to participate in the exhibition have been obtained as well.

Projects Eligibility

  • All built projects must have been completed after January 1, 2003.
  • All completed New York State-based projects must credit the New York State licensed architect of record.
  • Projects can be located anywhere in the world.
  • Projects can be speculative work or design research.
  • Projects can be unbuilt competition entries.

Submission Instructions

After creating an account on the submission portal, entrants will be prompted to enter project information. All submissions from a single firm should be submitted under one username.

One (1) image per Submission, formatted to fit a chosen size and orientation. Submissions can only include one image per project.

Each submission must include the project’s image, title, project team credits, location, and year to be included in Built by New York.

Each firm or individual practitioner can submit up to five projects to Built by New York. Firms and individuals cannot submit more than one photo per project.

Type of work that can be submitted

Built Project
Under Construction Project
Speculative Project
Design Research Project

All Images Must:

All images should be at 300 dpi at the ratio selected for the submission and saved as .jpg, .png, or .tiff files.

Each image should consist of one (1) photograph, drawing, or rendering with NO ADDITIONAL TEXT OR FORMATTING. Composed project boards will not be accepted. No watermarks are permitted.

AIANY will use a standard format for each project’s accompanying credits. Please include a signed and completed Image Release Form with your submission.

Image Release

Each project submission must include the image release form filled out for the image submitted.

Project Credits per Submission

  • Title of project
  • Year of completion, projected year of completion, or indicate if it is speculative or design research
  • Location

Project Team

Please only submit firm names, do not submit individual names

Due to space limitations, all projects submissions that meet eligibility criteria will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no selection jury. A single firm may submit up to five projects.

All images should be at 300 dpi at the dimensions outlined for the category submission and saved as .jpg, .png, or .tiff files. Each image should consist of one (1) photograph, drawing, or rendering with no additional text or formatting. Composed project boards will not be accepted. No watermarks are permitted. AIANY will use a standard format for each project’s accompanying credits

Sizes and Fees

Sizes of work that can be submitted
Images of work can be submitted at the following sizes and orientation ratios:

Small: $200

  • Square – 1:1
  • Vertical – 1:2
  • Horizontal – 2:1

Medium: $275

  • Square – 2:2
  • Vertical – 2:4
  • Horizontal – 4:2

Large: $400

  • Square – 3:3
  • Vertical – 3:5
  • Horizontal – 5:3

Please note: We will not be providing the scale that the images will be printed at. All exact dimensions will be dependent on final gallery layout once all submissions have been reviewed.

All completed submissions will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture’s galleries at 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012.

Image Release Form

Please include a completed Image Release Form with your submission.

Video Submissions (Optional)

In conjunction with the exhibition, we invite you to submit a short video (up to 3 files) that could be used alongside the exhibition (social media, web). Your video(s) should:

  • Be 90 seconds or shorter
  • Vertical video is preferred
  • Use good lighting and a steady camera to create the highest quality video possible, even if shot on your mobile phone
  • Anyone speaking on camera should identify themselves by saying their:
  • Name
  • Title
  • Firm
Your video(s) can be about:
  • A memorable experience or program at the Center for Architecture
  • Sharing your experience of working in NYC during the last 20 years
  • Looking ahead, what do you predict for the future of NYC in the next 20 years?
  • Other: anything you feel is relevant to the exhibition content and that you’d like to share!

Are you interested in recording your video at the Center for Architecture? Let us know! We can help. Email

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a firm submit multiple projects?
A: Yes. Firms may submit a maximum of five projects.

Q: Will refunds be issued if I decide not to participate after registering?
A: All project submissions are final; no refunds will be issued after payment has been made.

Q: Is there a release form that needs to be filled out for projects to be displayed?
A: AIA New York requires entrants to complete, sign, and upload the Image Release Form.

NOTE: AIA New York reserves the right to exclude any project that does not meet all stated criteria. Please read the eligibility and submission requirements carefully. No refunds will be issued.


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