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In partnership with AIA New York, the Center for Architecture offers tours of its rotating exhibitions on a wide range of topics in architecture and design.

Since its opening in 2003, the Center for Architecture has partnered with independent curators, city agencies, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions, and private companies to create exhibitions that attract diverse audiences and influence how the public experiences architecture and design.

Throughout the year, curators and Center for Architecture educators lead intimate tours of each season’s exhibitions, often in conjunction with related symposia or lectures. Exhibition tours offer opportunities for the general public—including smaller groups of K-12 students and families—another way to engage with New York City’s built environment.

Are you a K-12 educator? Contact us to find out more about booking a tour for students: info@cfafoundation.org.

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Upcoming Exhibition Tours

Thu, Jun 14 6:00 pm

Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City Opening

Member: Free
General Public: Free
Student with Valid ID: Free

Join us for the opening of Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City. The exhibition explores how architects, designers, and building professionals can help NYC achieve its goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030. Focuses on a particular segment of the waste stream: the brief period between when we discard something and it rolls away on the back of a truck.

Curator: Andrew Blum
Designer: Wkshps

Please Note: Registration for AIA New York and Center for Architecture events constitutes your agreement to the use of you and your guest(s) image or voice in event-related digital and print reproductions (photo/video/etc). If you do NOT agree, email info@aiany.org.

Fri, Jun 15 6:00 pm

James Stewart Polshek Exhibition Opening

General Public: Free

Join Ennead Architects for the opening of James Stewart Polshek, on view at the Center for Architecture during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018.

James Stewart Polshek explores the life and work of the 2018 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal winner. As founding design partner of the Polshek Partnership, as Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and as civic advocate, Polshek has advanced a singular vision, based on his core belief in the sustaining power of an architecture that synthesizes ethics and aesthetics. The exhibition presents the tapestry of Polshek’s experience: inspirations and education, academia and activism, and an unwavering commitment to the social and political dimensions of the profession are interwoven in a studio culture of collaboration and an architecture of optimism, restraint, and relevance, informed by values of social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

The exhibition is organized and sponsored by Ennead Architects, designed by Pentagram Design, Inc. and curated by 9th Street. It is supported by Becker & Frondorf, BluEdge, JB&B, Lendlease, LERA, Sciame, Severud Associates, Silman, Syska Hennesy Group, Thornton Tomasetti, Tishman, Turner, and Zetlin & De Chiara.RSVP by June 1; space is limited

Please Note: Registration for AIA New York and Center for Architecture events constitutes your agreement to the use of you and your guest(s) image or voice in event-related digital and print reproductions (photo/video/etc). If you do NOT agree, email info@aiany.org.

Fri, Jun 22 10:00 am

Curator-led Exhibition Tour of Designing Waste

Member: Free
General Public: $10
Student with Valid ID: Free

Please join us for a tour of Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City led by the curator, Andrew Blum.

Designing Waste explores how architects, designers, and building professionals can help NYC achieve its goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030. The exhibition focuses on a particular segment of the waste stream: the brief period between when we discard something and it rolls away on the back of a truck.

Please Note: Registration for AIA New York and Center for Architecture events constitutes your agreement to the use of you and your guest(s) image or voice in event-related digital and print reproductions (photo/video/etc). If you do NOT agree, email info@aiany.org.

Sat, Jun 23 11:00 am

Curator-led Exhibition Tour of Designing Waste

Member: Free
General Public: $10
Student with Valid ID: Free

Please join us for a tour of Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City led by the curator, Andrew Blum.

Designing Waste explores how architects, designers, and building professionals can help NYC achieve its goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030. The exhibition focuses on a particular segment of the waste stream: the brief period between when we discard something and it rolls away on the back of a truck.

Please Note: Registration for AIA New York and Center for Architecture events constitutes your agreement to the use of you and your guest(s) image or voice in event-related digital and print reproductions (photo/video/etc). If you do NOT agree, email info@aiany.org.

Tue, Jul 10 6:00 pm

A Call to Act(ivism): Echoing Whitney Young, 50 Years Later Opening

Member: Free
General Public: Free
Student with Valid ID: Free

Join us for the opening of A Call to Act(ivism): Echoing Whitney Young, 50 Years Later.

The exhibition revisits Whitney M. Young Jr.’s keynote address at the 1968 AIA Conference, which questioned the lack of integration in the profession and led to a half-century crusade towards increased diversity and social responsibility in architecture. Organized by the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the exhibition will explore current data about the profession and highlight efforts to expand opportunities. Curated by Danei Cesario, AIA, committee co-chair.

Please Note: Registration for AIA New York and Center for Architecture events constitutes your agreement to the use of you and your guest(s) image or voice in event-related digital and print reproductions (photo/video/etc). If you do NOT agree, email info@aiany.org.

Thu, Jul 26 6:00 pm

The Fourth Regional Plan Opening

Member: Free
General Public: Free
Student with Valid ID: Free

Join us for the opening of The Fourth Regional Plan.

The exhibition presents the Regional Plan Association’s (RPA) Fourth Regional Plan. Released in November 2017, the long-range plan addresses urban challenges facing the New York Metropolitan area and envisions innovative schemes for the future of the region.

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Please Note: Registration for AIA New York and Center for Architecture events constitutes your agreement to the use of you and your guest(s) image or voice in event-related digital and print reproductions (photo/video/etc). If you do NOT agree, email info@aiany.org.

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