Upcoming Exhibitions

October 6, 2010 - January 15, 2011

Innovate : Integrate - Building Better Together

Innovation in construction materials and methods has, in the past, evolved incrementally. Today, however, a surge in technological breakthroughs, shifting expectations, and a demand for high-performance materials and systems has compelled the design and construction industry to reinvent the way it creates buildings. The traditional phasing of projects and the sequential development of construction documents are no longer adequate to manage the enormous data associated with complex architectural forms, new materials, and computer-controlled fabrication. The industry has responded by adopting a nonlinear, genuinely collaborative approach enabled by powerful three-dimensional parametric design tools and Building Information Modeling (BIM) programs that generate and manage data through design, construction, commissioning, and life-cycle performance. No longer "master builder," the architect is part of a "master team," where information is shared across disciplines.

Innovate : Integrate presents the finalists of the AIA New York Chapter's "Open Call for Innovative Curtain-Wall Design" alongside a selection of projects that demonstrate the latest construction methodologies. The first section of the exhibition, Innovate, highlights three priorities in building technology: material performance, energy harvesting, and daylight optimization. The second part of the exhibition, Integrate, looks behind-the-scenes of project delivery at three related topics: construction technologies, construction management, and construction logistics.

Innovate : Integrate describes two interdependent elements of a new industry standard, one that balances architectural expectations and real-world implementation to achieve an environmentally and economically sustainable built environment for the 21st century.

Exhibition Curator: Sara Hart
Exhibition Design: Urban A&O

View the Liquid Wall Video

Download the Innovate:Integrate Press Release

Related Programs:

Tuesday, October 19, 6pm – 8pm
The Liquid Wall Prototype: A Case Study in Innovation

Wednesday, November 17, 4pm – 8pm
Innovation by Necessity, Exhibition Symposium

Saturday, November 20, 11am – 4pm
FamilyDay@theCenter: Innovate:Integrate

Monday, November 29, 4pm – 8pm
New Tools for Builders

Wednesday, December 1, 6pm – 8pm
Advancements in the Building Industry

Lead sponsors:


Aerotech Manufacturing
Francis Cauffman
STUDIOS Architecture
Trespa North America

AKF Group
Forest City Ratner Companies
Hugo S. Subotovsky Architects
Levien & Company
National Institute of Building Sciences
Pennoni Engineering and Surveying of New York
Peter Pennoyer Architects
Stephan Jaklitsch Architects
Thornton Tomasetti
WB Wood

Benjamin Moore
Brenda Levin
Matthews Coatings
New York Building Congress
Presentation Products
Theo. David Architects TDA/KAL
Weidlinger Associates

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