Center for Architecture
The Center for Architecture is a destination for all interested in the built environment.
It is home to the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation, vibrant nonprofit organizations that provide resources to both the public and building industry professionals. Through exhibitions, programs, and special events, the Center aims to improve the quality and sustainability of the built environment, foster exchange between the design, construction, and real estate communities, and encourage collaborations across the city and globe.
The Center also celebrates New York’s vibrant architecture, explores its urban fabric, shares community resources, and provides opportunities for scholarship. As the city’s leading cultural institution focusing on architecture, the Center drives positive change through the power of design.
The Center for Architecture opened in 2003. It was designed by Andrew Berman, AIA, who won a design competition to renovate the storefront space. His solution cut a hole in the ground floor slab, bringing natural light to the basement and subbasement levels.