For our New York location and the Stateside Brazilian architects’ group shot, what better place is there than the American Institute of Architects’ New York Chapter and Centre for Architecture’s main HQ.
Housing its numerous events in a clean white minimal gallery, designed by New York architect Andrew Berman - who won a design competition to renovate the storefront space - the Chapter has been in the space since 2003.
Located right next to the heart of SoHo, on LaGuardia Place, the Institute is the city’s main architecture hub, organising a plethora of events and exhibitions; from award ceremonies to symposiums and lectures.
The coming few weeks are not short of events; their Design Awards exhibition is currently on until the 3rd of July, celebrating the best in new architecture.
Showing brand new work from New York as well as around the globe, the AIA’s awards are now on their 29th year and include categories in interiors, architecture, un-built work, and new for 2010, urban design. An extensive architectural display of models, drawings and photographs, the Design Awards exhibition includes highlights such as work by Steven Holl, Morphosis and Peter Gluck and Partners.
If you are looking for imaginative design on an even larger scale, the Our Cities, Ourselves exhibition will also be on display from the 24th June for about two months, showcasing a series of visionary proposals for the urban future of 10 of the world’s most fascinating cities.
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy invited 10 internationally acclaimed architects from all over the world to envision the cities’ sustainable future and present it in a series of captivating designs.
Contributions range from Michael Sorkin and Terreform’s visualization for New York’s future, to David Adjaye’s vision for Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and arquitectura 911sc’s creative interpretation for the future of Mexico City.
The exhibition has already plans to travel around the world, with its next stop being Ahmedabad in August 2010, followed by Guangzhou in September 2010 and finally Mexico City in November 2010. Kicking off summer 2010, from locally-focused to international exhibitions complimented by talks for professionals as well as the wider public, the range of events available at the AIA and Centre for Architecture in New York are varied enough to keep everybody happy.