Archtober’s Cool Kick-Off

On 08.29.16, Archtober 2016 kicked off in the Meatpacking District with a truckload of Coolhaus architecturally-inspired frozen treats. The Archtober team parked themselves in front of Samsung 837 and distributed ice cream sandwiches and Samsung gifts to followers of New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival. The interactive digital experience center, designed by Morris Adjmi Architects with interiors by Gensler, will open its doors to an architect-led tour of design enthusiasts on 10.01.16 as the first 2016 Building of the Day. Continue reading “Archtober’s Cool Kick-Off”

Archtober Tweet-for-Treat!

Fall is around the corner, but Monday will be a scorcher in New York City. Luckily, Archtober can help you beat the heat with free ice cream!

Join us this Monday, 08.29.16 from 1-2pm for the Archtober summer kick-off event at Samsung 837 (at 837 Washington Street in the Meatpacking District), this year’s first Building of the Day. We’ll be bidding farewell to the summer and celebrating New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival in New York City.

Free ice cream sandwiches from COOLHAUS, architecturally inspired desserts, for the first 100 people to follow us on social media.

Jürgen Mayer H. Speaks on Reactivating Public Space in Times Square and Beyond

As founder and principal at J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten, Jürgen Mayer H. is an expert at building provocative structures that actively engage and often inspire the public. So it’s no surprise that he gathered quite a crowd to the Center for Architecture on 08.23.16 for a lecture in partnership with Times Square Arts, which commissioned a public lounge by Mayer that opened the following day. Pinpointing the talk’s theme, Mayer said, “There is a specific articulation that comes from a location that can be reinterpreted in new ways, making it relevant design for the public.” Continue reading “Jürgen Mayer H. Speaks on Reactivating Public Space in Times Square and Beyond”

Mapping Lower Manhattan

Throughout U.S. history, countless major events of local and national significance have played out in the storied streets of Lower Manhattan. CultureNOW has captured the multiple and overlapping stories woven into New York City’s life in a single document – the two-sided Lower Manhattan Then and NOW Map. The map embraces the city’s history, highlighting many of the events and places of import for the people of NYC.

Lower Manhattan Then superimposes three different historical maps that provide a snapshot of what the city looked like around 1800, 1850, and 1900. Lower Manhattan NOW describes the city as it looks today and what it might look like in the future, with an overlay of Superstorm Sandy’s surge and the projected NOAA flood zone showing 31-inch sea level rise.

Get a copy of the map this weekend! The first 10,000 maps will be available near Federal Hall on 08.13.14 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, courtesy of the NYC Department of Transportation. Following the launch event, maps will be available for sale for $10. Contact for more information.


2016 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipients

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. This year, the Scholarship Committee granted the award to sofA, the undergraduate and graduate journal of Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.  Continue reading “2016 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipients”

Notes on Smiljan Radic

As part of our opening festivities for “EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture,” on view through mid-September, Smiljan Radic presented insights into his very personal creative process that includes material, contextuality, image, memory, history, technology, and conviction.

“EXTRA-ORDINARY” also features the work of 14 other Chilean architects: Alejandro Aravena, Guillermo Acuña, Aguiló + Pedraza, José Cruz, 57 Studio, GUN, Hevia + Urzúa, Sebastián Irarrázaval, Cristián Izquierdo, Mathias Klotz, Pedro Kovacic, Max Núñez, Cristián Olivi, and Pezo von Ellrhichshausen. Radic has a special place in the exhibition: a single original model, “Death at Home,” along with 20 associated ink drawings. The installation has the immediacy of the hand of the artist; it is original material, and suitably cryptic. Continue reading “Notes on Smiljan Radic”

Center for Architecture Announces 2016 Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship Winner

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the winner of the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior attending a New York City public or charter school who plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in architecture at an NAAB-accredited school within the U.S. The award amount of $10,000 per year for the first two years of study subsidizes the recipient’s college tuition and related costs.

After careful consideration, Victoria Clarke, a 2016 graduate of LaGuardia High School, was selected to receive the scholarship – her thoughtful submission stood out from the others. During the interview, the jury was impressed with the breadth of her interests in architecture and art, and they look forward to following where her education takes her. Before pursuing her passion for architecture, Clarke was also an accomplished figure skater, and traveled the world at a young age representing the U.S. Continue reading “Center for Architecture Announces 2016 Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship Winner”

2016 Center for Architecture Design Scholarship and Eleanor Allwork Scholarship Recipients

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 scholarship program. This year, the Scholarship Committee awarded the Women’s Auxiliary Eleanor Allwork Scholarship to:

Micaela Barker, University at Buffalo
Xueping Li, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sergey Pigach, Pratt Institute

In addition, the following two students received the Center for Architecture Design Scholarship:

Christopher Brockhoft, Columbia University
Clara Pugsley, Cooper Union Continue reading “2016 Center for Architecture Design Scholarship and Eleanor Allwork Scholarship Recipients”

Guess-A-Sketch Raises over $100K for NYC Schoolchildren

The Center for Architecture and AIANY welcomed architects, young professionals, and architecture enthusiasts to a fun-filled night of friendly banter and competition at this year’s Guess-A-Sketch, held on 05.13.16. Dozens of iconic buildings were sketched, and after three battling rounds, first time competitors from Robert A.M. Stern (RAMSA) won the Guess-A-Sketch trophy. Continue reading “Guess-A-Sketch Raises over $100K for NYC Schoolchildren”

Center for Architecture Grants and Scholarships

If your students are publishing a student-edited journal, they may be eligible for the Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. The $2,000 award was established to encourage student journalism in architecture, planning, and related subjects, and to foster regard for intelligent criticism among future professionals.
Reward: $2,000
: 05.02.16

NYC High School seniors may be eligible for the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship, a two-year scholarship to supplement tuition for New York public high school students accepted to NAAB-accredited schools of architecture in the US. Nominees should demonstrate a high level of academic performance and evidence of financial need.
Reward: $10,000 per year for two years
Deadline: 05.16.16