Center for Architecture Reinvention

Since opening its doors in October 2003, the Center for Architecture has grown into New York's premier place for exchange and discussion on the built environment.

With that growth has come new needs, so we are embarking on an ambitious reinvention project during the summer of 2015 that will make the Center for Architecture an even more exciting destination for AIA members, allied professionals, students, and visitors.

Our renovation has two major goals.

First, it honors our community's original investment in the Center for Architecture by upgrading our primary exhibition space, making the street-level galleries more inviting to our members and to the design curious public.

Second, it enhances our ability to provide excellent education opportunities for schoolchildren and for adults by creating a state-of-the-art meeting and classroom space.


Enhancing our street-level galleries:

The building entranceway, Gerald W. Hines Gallery, and adjoining spaces are our face to the street. When our members and visitors come to the Center for Architecture, they will be greeted by a beautiful white terrazzo floor. This clean and bright floor will elevate this major exhibition and event space.

Upgrading our primary meeting space:

The Common Room is the most-used meeting and discussion space in the Center for Architecture.  By creating a beautiful new room with state of the art acoustics and advanced technology, we will become even better hosts of vital meetings and programs, and we will create optimal and inviting classroom space for learners of all ages.


Investment Opportunities

Center for Architecture Reinvention investors will be recognized at an opening event in Fall 2015, and those at the "Sponsor" level and above will be featured on permanent signage in the new Common Room space.  More information about sponsorship is located here. Opportunities for naming also exist.

Questions? Interested in space naming opportunities? Prefer to make payments over time?

Contact Jesse Lazar, Director of Development at 212-358-6108 or


The Center for Architecture is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
NY, NY 10012
(212) 683-0023

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Sat: 11am to 5pm

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