Press Releases

Read press releases from The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture about new exhibitions, policy statements and Chapter news here.

September 9, 2013

FIGMENT, ENYA, and SEAoNY Announce Finalists for 2013-2014 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition on Governors Island

Each of the five finalists will have until September 30, 2013 to respond to jury comments and refine their designs. By October 31, 2013, the jury will reconvene to review the revised designs and select a winner.

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August 30, 2013

Exhibition to Highlight Urban Design Innovation Behind East Asia Mega Building Boom

Architects exploring the urbanism of the future through transformative developments in Asia, including some of the world's biggest and tallest, is subject of much-anticipated show at the Center for Architecture in New York.

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August 22, 2013

New York Architecture and Design Festival, ARCHTOBER, Hits Stride in its Third Year with Expanded Offerings

Archtober grows and shines spotlight on New York City, the third annual edition of the city's official architecture & design festival, offers new programs, shows, events.

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August 7, 2013

Media Alert: Archtober 2013 Calendar is Now Live Online at

More than 150 programs by 50 participating institutions

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July 29, 2013

The AIA New York Chapter's Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee Announces its Sixth Biennial Ideas Competition, "Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm"

All those interested are invited to attend the competition launch party on August 22, 6:30 pm, at the Center for Architecture.

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July 18, 2013

HPD Commissioner Wambua, L+M Development Partners, The Bluestone Organization, Triangle Equities, Enterprise Community Partners, and AIA New York Select Finalists for FAR ROC Design Competition

Four Finalists Selected Out of 117 Submissions from More Than 20 Countries to Explore Resilient and Sustainable Development in the Rockaways

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June 28, 2013

French AJAP Prizewinners in Architecture and Landscape Architecture to be Shown in New York for the First Time Since 1980

New York and Paris' age-old cultural collaboration will continue this Tuesday, 7/2 at 6:00 PM, when "Les Albums des Jeunes Architectes et des Paysagistes" -- known as AJAP -- opens at the Center for Architecture.

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June 21, 2013

Architects & City Agencies Come Together To Improve Public Health at Fit City 8

NYC Commissioners Burden, Burney, Calise, Farley, Sadik-Khan and White to discuss promoting physical activity through design, June 24, 2013

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June 18, 2013

Archtober Will Continue Spotlighting NYC Architecture and Design in 2013

The third annual city-wide festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions will take place October 1-31, 2013.

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June 5, 2013

Ribbon Cutting for Adrienne's Garden in Greenwich Village on June 6 at 11am

Friends of LaGuardia Place open new toddlers' playground

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June 4, 2013

MEDIA ALERT: NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan to receive George S. Lewis Award from The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter at 146th Annual Meeting

Friends of LaGuardia Place also awarded a Special Citation for Adrienne's Garden

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June 3, 2013

AIANY/Center for Architecture Opening "FitNation," Groundbreaking Exhibition on Active Design Across the United States

Exhibition brings together for the first time 33 projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia that showcase the ways design, policy, and grassroots strategies are promoting physical activity as part of daily life.

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May 28, 2013

AIANY Steps Into Public Policy Arena With Platform for the Future of the City

Growing impact of built environment on daily life thrusts 156-year-old organization onto policy stage

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May 17, 2013

Center for Architecture, In Collaboration with MoMA, Announces "Le Corbusier/New York" Symposium, June 8-9

On June 8 and 9, the Center for Architecture and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will present a two-day international symposium that will take an in-depth look at the illustrious French architect's relationship to New York.

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May 10, 2013

NYC Design Community Issues Critical Report On How to Build Better, Smarter Post-Sandy

AIANY-led initiative braces for future impacts of climate change

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April 23, 2013

The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group Announce "Design(In)The New Heart Of New York," A Two-Month Exhibition Showcasing Hudson Yards at the Center For Architecture

Eight-Week Speaker Series Brings Together Celebrated Architects, Designers, Civic Leaders, and the City Partners who are Redefining New York's Skyline on Manhattan's West Side

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April 22, 2013

Center for Architecture Opens "Low Rise High Density" Exhibition

Multimedia installation examines a housing type celebrated in the 1960s and '70s, and what it means in the United States today

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April 18, 2013

AIA New York Chapter Celebrates Design Excellence at the 2013 Honors And Awards Luncheon

A record 900 architects and related professionals feted the 2013 AIANY Design Awards winners and the recipients of AIANY's Medal of Honor, Award of Merit, and Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award

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April 16, 2013

Announcing FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] Design Competition

FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway], is a two-phase design competition that will explore innovative strategies for the planning, design, and construction of a resilient and sustainable development at Arverne East.

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March 5, 2013

AIA New York Announces 2013 Design Award Winners

The recipients of the 2013 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards were announced Monday, March 4 at 6pm. The announcement was followed by a discussion of winning projects by jury members and was moderated by Marc Kushner, AIA.

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February 12, 2013

MUSE Film and Television and the Center for Architecture Announce Architecture on Screen, March 1-2, 2013

MUSE Film and Television and the Center for Architecture, in collaboration with the Montreal International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), Present Architecture on Screen, March 1-2, 2013

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December 6, 2012

AIA New York / Center for Architecture Opens "Hong Kong at 15: Redefining the Public Realm" on Dec. 10

Cesar Pelli, FAIA; Tod Williams, FAIA; William Louie, FAIA; and Anita Chan, Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, to give remarks. Exhibition features three groundbreaking buildings showcased through photography by Chan Yiu Hung.

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November 9, 2012

Superstorm Sandy Recovery

What AIANY is doing to help members and those affected by Superstorm Sandy

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October 25, 2012

AIA New York and Center for Architecture Foundation Honor Five Design Leaders at Heritage Ball

Over 1,200 guests revel at annual black-tie event at Chelsea Piers, raising money for Center for Architecture exhibitions and programs

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October 10, 2012

AIA New York / Center for Architecture's Annual "Subway Show" Opens Archtober 10 at West 4th Street

"DESIGN BY NEW YORK" Showcases Members' Work with "Station Domination" Ad Buy

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October 9, 2012

The Center for Architecture announces Bits + Mortar: Architecture in the Age of Digital Communication

Frank Gehry, FAIA, Nicholas Negroponte, and Esther Dyson at Center for Architecture 10/13 & 14

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September 10, 2012

Center for Architecture Announces Two Exhibitions On Cutting-Edge School Design - Open Oct. 1

"Edgeless School" on view in New York beginning Oct. 1, 2012 - Jan. 19, 2013; "Best School in the World" on view Oct. 1 - Oct. 31, 2012

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August 16, 2012


The Second-Annual Festival of NYC Architecture & Design to take place October 2012; Features New Programs, Collaborations, and Organizations

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July 16, 2012

FIGMENT/ENYA/SEAoNY Announce Finalists for the 2012-13 City of Dreams Pavilion

The Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY)and partners are pleased to announce the finalists for the third annual 2012-2013 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition.

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July 9, 2012

"The Harlem Edge" to feature new ideas for reconnecting a historic New York neighborhood with its waterfront

The exhibition, which showcases winners of the 2012 ENYA Biennial Design Ideas Competition, is presented as part of "Future Now," the 2012 AIA New York Chapter Presidential Theme.

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