Heritage Ball

2017 Heritage Ball

Thursday, October 26

Chelsea Piers


On October 26, 2017, architects and industry professionals will come together for the Heritage Ball, the annual event to support the Center for Architecture. Heritage Ball began in the 1980s and has grown from a small party to an over 1,100 person gala.

The Heritage Ball serves as the single largest funding source for the Center for Architecture and allows it to fulfill its mission to educate the public about the value of architecture and design, alongside its partner, the AIA New York Chapter.

The gala is an exciting event held to honor the rich architectural heritage of New York City, and to celebrate the architects, officials, organizations, and professionals from related industries that continue the city's tradition of design excellence.


 AIA New York and the Center for Architecture request the pleasure of your company at the 2017 Heritage Ball.


Caples Jefferson

Type A Projects

Jeffrey Sachs

Claudia Gould and the Jewish Museum

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Chelsea Piers, Pier Sixty (directions)
Cocktails begin at 6:00pm, Dinner at 7:30pm
Festive attire

Tables, tickets, and journal advertisements are now on sale.  To reserve your table, please click here to purchase online or download our reservation form.  You can download our 2017 Ad Specs here.  If you have any questions, please email development@aiany.org

HB 17 After Party
Join us for a night of networking and libations after the Heritage Ball at the HB 17 After Party! Mingle with industry professionals from the real estate, architecture, design, and construction community. Purchase your ticket here.








1100 Architect
Adamson Architects
Bespoke Careers
Boston Properties
Capalino + Company
Cauldwell Wingate
Cosentini Associates
Ennead Architects
Extell Development Company
Faithful + Gould
Grimshaw Architects
Handel Architects
Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti
Knoll, Inc.
Kohler Ronan Consulting Engineers
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Loring Consulting Engineers
Mitchell|Giurgola Architects
OLA Consulting Engineers
Perkins Eastman
Perkins + Will
Platt Byard Dovell White Architects
Rafael Viñoly Architects 
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
S9 Architecture
SHoP Architects
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
SLCE Architects
Studio Libeskind
Syska Hennessy Group
The Trustees of the Jewish Museum
Thornton Tomasetti
Tishman Speyer
Tracey + Robert Pruzan
Turner Construction Company
Type A Projects
Vanguard Construction & Development
VJ Associates
Walter P. Moore & Associates

List as of October 2, 2017


2017 Heritage Ball Honorees


Caples Jefferson

CAPLES JEFFERSON ARCHITECTS PC is a design and architecture firm founded in 1987 by principals Everardo Jefferson and Sara Caples in New York City. The firm designs architecture that is engaged with social, cultural and community concerns. The firm builds sustainably for the long term and for a broad public. 
In 2012, the firm was honored as the AIA’s New York State Firm of the Year. The firm has been widely published (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Domus, Architect Magazine) and has received multiple awards, including an AIA National Honor. CJA is ranked in the Top 50 Sustainable Firms in the United States. Sustainability is crucial to the firm’s design philosophy. Structures are built to last, materials and renewable energy options are carefully chosen considering their long-term footprint. Efficient construction and the use of natural light and air are important.


Type A Projects- Annie Tirschwell, Jill Crawford, Andrea Kretchmer

As experienced real estate developers in New York City, Type A Projects principals have successfully directed and managed all aspects of the real estate development process including: planning, entitlements, financing, elected and neighborhood constituency building, design management and construction management.  Within NYC’s complex regulatory and commercially unpredictable real estate marketplace, our work produces on-time and on-budget buildings, meeting the needs of our clients, our tenants and the market. 

Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. Sachs is currently Director of both the Center for Sustainable Development, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and continues under UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres. Prior to joining Columbia, Sachs spent over twenty years as a professor at Harvard University, most recently as the Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Sachs received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard.

Claudia Gould and the Jewish Museum

Claudia Gould became the Jewish Museum’s Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director in November 2011. In her decades as a museum and arts professional, she has been noted for her commitment to outstanding original programming and an expansive interdisciplinary approach to exhibitions, education, and public outreach. Prior to joining the Jewish Museum, Ms. Gould was Daniel W. Dietrich II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia from 1999 to 2011. She served as Executive Director of Artists Space, the landmark New York City alternative exhibition space and artist service organization, from 1994 to 1999, and was the first Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. She has also been an independent curator of numerous international contemporary art installations. Ms. Gould has a BA in Art History from Boston College and an MA in Museum Studies from New York University.



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