Upcoming Exhibitions

On view October 2011

New York New Work

2011 Subway Exhibition

Building on the success of our past subway exhibitions, the AIA New York Chapter / Center for Architecture will open

New York New Work

in October of 2011 at the West 4th Street subway station. In an effort to show the range of design ideas generated by AIA New York Chapter members during our economic down-turn,

this year’s call includes un-built competition entries, theoretical projects and design research, in addition to commissioned projects around the world by Chapter members.

New York New Work solicits 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 AIA New York Chapter members across the globe. This highly visible exhibition will offer a snapshot of current practice and celebrate the diversity of the Chapter’s membership.

AIA New York Chapter members are invited to participate by submitting up to four (4) projects for display in the subway station for the month of October. In addition to the work exhibited in the subway station, all entrants will be included in an online gallery on the Chapter's website (with links to their websites). New York New Work will be promoted as part of Archtober, a month-long festival of architectural activities, programs, and exhibitions in New York City, organized by the Center for Architecture in collaboration with other institutions, including the Cooper-Hewitt, Design Trust for Public Space, openhousenewyork and many others.

Exhibition Design: Rumors


Eligible Projects
Submitted projects may be located anywhere around the world. In addition to commissioned projects in design, under construction, or recently completed, we are accepting un-built competition entries, theoretical projects, and design research. All constructed projects must have been completed after January 1, 2007. The work may be a project of any size and style.

Who Can Enter?
Entrants must be members of the AIA New York Chapter. Eligible member categories include: Architect Member, Associate Member, International Associate Member, and Allied Member (Center Professional, Corresponding, Corporate and Student Members). Work submitted by Allied members must be designed by an Architect, Associate, or International Associate member. Work submitted by Associate and International Associate Members must credit the Architect of Record, where applicable.

Join and Enter!
Current non-members may participate if they concurrently join the AIA New York Chapter. Membership is pro-rated and currently 50% off the yearly fee. You can join as an Architect Member, Associate Member, International Associate Member, and Allied Member. Allied and International Associate Members need not reside in Manhattan.

Individuals who are not yet members and have not been members before may select the appropriate "Join" category and pay their member dues at the same time that they are registering for the program. Registration for New York New Work closes at 5pm FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 2011. However, in order for the membership to be activated the appropriate membership forms must also be completed by 5 pm, MONDAY, AUGUST 15TH, 2011. After you have registered for New York New Work, visit www.aiany.org/membership to download the form for your category; or contact membership@aiany.org with your transaction number to receive the form by email. Reinstating and reactivating members must contact AIA directly to renew their membership.

For more information on membership, please visit our website at www.aiany.org/membership.


Registration Forms and Fees
Entrants must register for the exhibition through our online service. Each submission requires a $300 registration fee per project, which must be paid online. All payments are final and no refunds will be granted. Firms may submit up to four projects. All project submissions, provided they meet the criteria for submission and follow the below Submission Requirements, are guaranteed a spot in the West 4th Street subway station. There is no selection jury.



• One 22.5”(high) x 30”(wide), horizontally oriented single image* at 300 dpi (jpeg or tiff format) on a disc.*SINGLE IMAGE means one (1) photograph, drawing, or rendering with no additional text or formatting. Composed project boards will not be accepted. AIANY will format the title and appropriate credits for each project.
• Completed Image Permission and Project Team Form (please include as a Word document on the disc) Click here to download the forms.
• Please label the disc with transaction number.
• Online registration and payment of $300 registration fee. REGISTRATION  HAS BEEN EXTENDED AND WILL NOW CLOSE FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011 at 5:00PM (EDT).

If you have specific questions, please contact Juliana Barton, Exhibitions Coordinator, at jbarton@aiany.org or 212.358.6120.

Online Registration must be completed by FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011, 5:00PM (EDT).

Submission requirements must be delivered on a disc to: Center for Architecture, c/o Juliana Barton, 536 LaGuardia Place, NY, NY 10012 by MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 5:00PM (EDT).

• If you concurrently joined AIANY in order to participate in New York New Work, your Membership Application is due to Suzanne Mecs at smecs@aiany.org by FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 5:00PM (EDT).

Frequently Asked Questions
Can the same project be submitted multiple times? For example, the architect submits and the interior designer submits.

Yes – but we suggest using different images of the project.

Can a firm submit multiple projects?

Yes, firms can submit up to four projects. The $300 registration fee needs to be paid for each project.

Will refunds be issued if I decide not to participate after registering?

No refunds will be issued.

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. By completing the Image Permission and Project Team Form, the submitter agrees that they have obtained all necessary permissions from the submitted project’s design lead and owners/client to participate in the exhibition.

Are temporary projects eligible?

Yes, according to the above mentioned requirements.

Are theoretical projects eligible?

Yes, including competition entries and design research.

You say to submit a single image. Does this mean I can put two or more drawings or photos together and call it a “single image”?

No. By “single image” we mean one (1) photograph or image per project, with no additional text or formatting. Composed project boards will not be accepted.

NOTE: The AIA New York Chapter reserves the right to exclude any project that does not meet the stated eligibility criteria. Please read the criteria and submission requirements carefully—no refunds will be issued.

Exhibition Reception
Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 6-8pm
Reception at the Center for Architecture.

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