Current Exhibitions

October 7 - November 17, 2009

New York Now

On October 7, the AIA New York Chapter / Center for Architecture will take over the West 4th Street subway station with our member showcase, New York Now!

New York Now will include works of all scales and types – small, large, commercial, residential, public, private, interiors, historic preservation, engineering, landscape and urban design – presenting the scope and quality of work being done by Chapter members in New York City today. This high-visibility exhibition will offer a snapshot of where we are at this moment, and celebrate the diversity of the Chapter’s membership.

View the online gallery.

Call for Entries

AIA New York members are invited to participate by submitting a recent project for display in the subway station. In addition to the work exhibited in the subway, all entrants will be included in an online exhibition (with a link to their website), and will have the opportunity to include their full portfolio in the Center for Architecture Library for the duration of the exhibition. Please note, there is limited space available and submissions will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.


Eligible Projects

Submitted projects must be located within the five boroughs of New York City and be currently in design, in construction or recently completed. The work may be a project of any size, style, and artistic expression that upholds and promotes the ideals of the architectural profession and its allied fields.
All constructed projects must have been completed after January 1, 2008.


Who Can Enter?

Entrant must be a member of the AIA New York Chapter. Eligible member categories include: Architect Member, Associate Member, International Associate Member, Center Professional, and Corporate Member. Current non-members may participate if they join the AIA New York Chapter; 20% of the entry fee will be credited to membership. For more information on membership, please visit our website at


Registration Forms and Fees

Entrants must register for the exhibition through Acteva, our online payment service.  All submissions must include a $300 registration fee made payable to AIA New York Chapter through Acteva.  All payments are final and no refunds will be granted. There is a limit of four projects per participating firm. Please note, there is an additional Acteva processing fee of approx. $12.


Submission Requirements

- One 22.5”(h) x 30”(w) image at 300 dpi. (Single photo or drawing, no composites accepted.) Submit as a jpeg or tiff file on a disk and deliver to the Center by 5PM on September 1, 2009.

- Completed project information form with project and firm information (please include as a Word document on disk with project image).

- Online registration and payment.


NOTE: submissions of work completed as an employee of or as a consultant to a firm must include a release from a principal in the firm concerned acknowledging that the submitter has primary design responsibility.

Each entrant must clear all elements of each submission for reuse, unrestricted publicity, and reproduction by the AIA New York Chapter. Release forms signed by the owners and copyright holders of the material will be required as a part of the submission. Copyright notices, if any, will be used on material that the AIA New York Chapter publishes or distributes. Entrants are responsible for any royalties or copyright/photographic fees. Submission of a project shall constitute permission by the submitter for publication.

Submission Process and Deadline

Please submit a CD with a high-resolution digital file of the image and the project information form, with a printout of your online registration and signed release forms.

CD’s and paperwork will not be returned to the submitter. If you have specific questions, please call Jonah Stern, Exhibitions Coordinator, at 212.358.6120 or email

Work must be received at the Center for Architecture no later than September 1, 2009 by 5PM. This is not a postmark deadline. Hand deliveries may only be made between the hours of 9AM and 5PM. Mail or deliver entries to:

Jonah Stern/ NY Now
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012
212 683-0023

It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that the entry is received at the Center for Architecture by the deadline date.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can the same project be submitted multiple times? For example, the architect submits and the interior designer submits.
No, one submission per project (both firms should be listed in the provided project credits)

Is there a release that the owners/clients will need to fill out for their projects to be displayed?
A release from owner/clients is not required by the AIA New York Chapter. However, submitters may want or need a sign off from owners/clients for their own records. The AIA NY Chapter does require a release form for 1) submissions of work done as an employee of or as a consultant to a firm and 2) reproduction and publicity of submitted image.

Are temporary projects eligible?
Yes, according to the above mentioned requirements.

Are theoretical projects eligible?
No, only work that has been commissioned is accepted.

NOTE: The AIA New York Chapter reserves the right to exclude any project that does not meet the stated eligibility criteria.

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Photo: Jonah Stern
Photo: Jonah Stern

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