Current Exhibitions

May 1 - September 11, 2013

Design(in) The New Heart of New York

A dramatic transformation of Manhattan’s west side is underway at Hudson Yards. For the first time, the public is invited to connect with the design and architecture of the historic development and engage directly with the visionaries who are redefining New York’s skyline.

A two-month exhibition at the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter / Center for Architecture will showcase the 26-acre Hudson Yards development and feature a rotating dynamic space where architects and designers will present never seen before elements of the design process and evolution of the massive project.

An eight week speaker series will complement the exhibit and enable visitors to hear from, and interact with, the celebrated architects and designers working on the project including David Childs, FAIA; Liz Diller; Howard Elkus, FAIA; David Rockwell, AIA and Thomas Woltz, FASLA. As part of the series, Bill Pedersen, FAIA, of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the creative force behind some of the world’s tallest and most iconic towers will reveal the vision and process behind the Hudson Yards master site plan and the soaring commercial towers during NYCxDESIGN on May 16.

Never before have civic leaders, city partners and acclaimed members of the design and architectural community come together to unveil the details of such a city-altering project, destined to become the new heart of New York.

Anyone interested in this historic project is invited to join the conversation. Engage with the project leaders and the architect and design teams using #HudsonYards and #NHNY (New Heart of New York).

Curator and Exhibition Design: Whirlwind Creative

The exhibition and related programs are presented by Related Companies and Oxford Properties in collaboration with AIA New York.

Presented in the Center for Architecture's Breakthrough Space gallery.



OHNY Hosts Tours of the Exhibition
Saturday, May 4, 10:00am – 5:00pm


A Conversation with L. Jay Cross, President, Related’s Hudson Yards; Daniel L. Doctoroff, New York City Deputy Mayor, Founder of NYC 2012 and CEO and President of Bloomberg L.P.; Mitchell L. Moss, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU; Mary Ann Tighe, CEO of the NY Tri-State Region, CBRE, moderated Daily News Real Estate Editor Jason Sheftell, about creating a 21st Century neighborhood for future commercial growth.
Monday, May 6, 2013, 6:00-7:00pm

A Conversation with William Pedersen, FAIA, and architectural writer Joseph Giovannini about the evolution of the urban, high-rise commercial office building, at Hudson Yards and around the world.
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

A Conversation with David Childs, FAIA, about the complexities of designing a mixed-use building in a mixed-use development.
Thursday, May 30, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

A Conversation with Howard Elkus, FAIA; President of Related Urban, Ken Himmel; Mortimer Singer, President & CEO of Marvin Traub Associates; and Peter Grant, Deputy Real Estate Editor for the Wall Street Journal, regarding modern placemaking through mixed-use developments.
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

A Conversation with Holly Leicht, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Parks; Matthew Johnson, Senior Associate at Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Lisa Switkin, Associate Partner at James Corner Field Operations; Peter Mullan, Vice President for Planning & Design at Friends of the High Line; and Matthew Urbanski, Principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates about the evolution of parks on Manhattan’s West Side.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

A Conversation with Thomas Woltz, FASLA, and Vin Cipolla, President of New York City’s Municipal Art Society, regarding the expansive definition of Landscape Architecture and the approach to designing the public space at Hudson Yards.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

A Conversation with Elizabeth Diller, David Rockwell, AIA, and Julie Iovine, Architecture Columnist at the Wall Street Journal regarding the conceptual and technical development of the residential D Tower at Hudson Yards.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

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