Guided tours of significant buildings in New York City and the Tri-State area are organized by AIA New York Program Committees.
Led by architects, these intimate tours offer greater detail about a given site or building including its initial design and construction. Building tours are an opportunity to see inside some of the city’s most notable new projects and important historical sites that have made a sustained impact on the built environment.
Recent sites have included a tour of the Park Avenue Armory led by its restoration team; Congregation Beit Simchat Torah led by Stephen Cassell of Architecture Research Office; a private tour of NYC’s City Hall led by Richard Southwick of Beyer Blinder Belle; the Cary Leeds Tennis Center led by Peter Gluck of Gluck+; and the East Hampton Library and Guild Hall of East Hampton led by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and LHSA+DP.
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Upcoming Building Tours
Student with Valid ID: $30
General Public: $40
Join the AIANY Interiors Committee for a tour of 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge Park designed by INC. This structure, a visual praise poem dedicated to Brooklyn’s waterfront, overlooks Brooklyn Bridge Park, the East River, and lower Manhattan. The aesthetic of the hotel draws inspiration from contemporary Brooklyn design culture, the history of the wharf that originally occupied the site, and the natural coastal landscape as exemplified by the Park. The mission-driven 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge Park is an example genuine green development, with hotel profits financing the creation of this extraordinary public park. INC draws the park directly into the hotel by visually opening up the entire ground floor to the exterior blurring the lines between inside and out with greenery and natural materials evocative of the adjacent landscape. INC developed a site-specific, purpose-built, made-to-last aesthetic driven by smart problem solving and an expressive use of materials with a layered, easygoing hand.
Adam Rolston, Partner, INC Architecture & Design
Adam has been engaged in the practice of architecture since 1985. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Syracuse University School of Architecture where he studied both in Syracuse and in Italy under the influence of the northern Italian Rationalists. Adam has served as the Senior Designer and Project Architect for many large-scale, commercial office, residential condominium, private residential, hospitality, and retail projects in Southeast Asia, Europe and New York. He is known for his keen attention to detail, his ability to tackle the design and planning of complex projects at a variety of scales and for his careful attention to client and user needs. Adam is a registered architect in the State of New York, a member of the AIA New York chapter and the USGBC.
Drew Stuart, Partner, INC Architecture & Design
Drew Stuart has been engaged in the practice of architecture for nearly two decades. At University of Cincinnati School of Architecture, and in extensive travels to Europe and Asia, Drew developed a commitment to quality and craft. He joined Tsao & McKown Architects in 1999 where he worked for seven years before founding INC in 2006. Drew has designed and executed private residential interiors, homes, hotels, spas, restaurants and large and small residential condominium developments; all with a domestic sensibility. He possesses a particular interest in the complexities of ushering a design from conception to realization while maintaining an appropriate balance between design and constructability.
ENYA members will be led on a construction site tour of 420 Kent Ave, designed by ODA, as presented at the July Beyond The Boards event. Attendees will meet at the southeast corner of Kent and S 8th St at 2:00pm. The password for Eventbrite registration is btb-july2018.
Those interested in viewing the building from the water may take the NYC Ferry’s East River Route, which departs from Pier 11 and arrives at South Williamsburg. Departure time approximate 1:21pm. Ferry schedule
Please bring a hard hat and closed toe shoes, preferably boots. Those without access to hard hats should email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the site visit.
A limited amount of tickets will be issued due to space restrictions. RSVP highly recommended.
General Public: $10
Student with Valid ID: Free
Join us as current Pamphlet Architecture 36 authors Shawna Meyer, AIA; Daniel Hemmendinger; and Christopher Meyer, AIA, engage in a discussion with the voices that work to shape Pamphlet Architecture‘s unique format. Authors, jury members, and publishers will reflect on the ability of the series to foreground critical agendas grounded in design but entangled in contemporary social, cultural, and environmental issues. The discussion will couple the larger theme of the Pamphlet‘s series role with a discourse on “Buoyant Clarity.” Pamphlet Architecture 36: Buoyant Clarity focuses on the embattled relationship between the environment and urbanism, setting forth prompts for engaging a direct dialogue between a place, its resources, and, in this case, the rising of the sea.
Pamphlet Architecture 36: Buoyant Clarity books will be for sale at the event.
Shawna Meyer, AIA, Founding Collaborator, atelier – mey; author, Pamphlet Architecture 36: Buoyant Clarity
Daniel Hemmendinger, Project Manager, Christoff:Finio Architecture; Author, Pamphlet Architecture 36: Buoyant Clarity
Christopher Meyer, AIA, Founding Collaborator, atelier – mey; Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Architecture; Author, Pamphlet Architecture 36: Buoyant Clarity
David J. Lewis, AIA, Principal, LTL Architects
Kevin Lippert, Publisher, Princeton Architectural Press
Eirini Tsachrelia, Principal, ETIO Design Studio; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Parsons The New School, CUNY
Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIA New York | Center for Architecture
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