Brazilian architects in NYC: the AIA

A white room with two levels with people standing next to stacked chairs on the lower level and people leaning on a glass railing on the upper level.
60 Threadneedle Street, London, Eric Parry Architects.
(Image credit: Courtesy of Timothy Soar)

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.

60 Threadneedle Street Interior, London

60 Threadneedle Street Interior, London, Eric Parry Architects.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Timothy Soar)

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Rick Mather Architects.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Andy Matthews)

Balnearn Boathouse, Tayside

Balnearn Boathouse, Tayside, McKenzie Strickland Associates.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Keith Hunter)

Broadcasting Place, Leeds

Broadcasting Place, Leeds, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Cloud 9)

Cardiff Central Library, BDP

Cardiff Central Library, BDP.

(Image credit: Courtesy of CommissionAir)

Clapham Manor Primary School, London

Clapham Manor Primary School, London, architects: drmm.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Jonas Lencer)

Creative Business Units, Aberystwyth

Creative Business Units, Aberystwyth, Heatherwick Studio.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Edmund Sumner)

Great North Museum, Farrells with Purves Ash and Casson Mann

Great North Museum, Farrells with Purves Ash and Casson Mann.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Andrew Haslam)

Infinity Bridge, Teesdale

Infinity Bridge, Teesdale, Spence Associates.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Morley von Steinburg)

New Horizon Youth Centre

New Horizon Youth Centre, Adam Khan Architects.

(Image credit: Courtesy of David Grandorgev)

Regents Place Pavilion, London

Regents Place Pavilion, London, Carmody Groarke. 

(Image credit: Courtesy of Gautier Deblonde)

Salvation Army, Chelmsford

Salvation Army, Chelmsford, Hudson Architects.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Keith Collie)

The Dow Jones offices, in New York

AIANY Design Awards Interiors Merit winner: the Dow Jones offices, in New York, by STUDIOS Architecture.

(Image credit: Albert Vecerka/Esto)

41 Cooper Square, in New York

AIANY Design Awards Architecture Honor winner: 41 Cooper Square, in New York, NY by Morphosis Architects and Gruzen Samton, LLP.

(Image credit: Iwan Baan)

The New Domino’ exhibition showcases the Rafael Vinoly masterplan for a 2200-unit development on the East River Waterfront in Williamsburg


(Image credit: Jonah Stern)

AIANY Design Awards: ’The New Domino’ exhibition showcases the Rafael Vinoly masterplan for a 2200-unit development on the East River Waterfront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At the centre of the site is a landmarked former sugar refinery. Until May 29.

The High Line, in New York

AIANY Design Awards Urban Design Honor winner: the High Line, in New York, by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

(Image credit: Iwan Baan)

AIANY Design Awards Unbuilt Merit Award winner: Open Paradox, proposed for Seoul, South Korea

AIANY Design Awards Unbuilt Merit Award winner: Open Paradox, proposed for Seoul, South Korea, by Ginseng Chicken Architecture P.C.

(Image credit: Ginseng Chicken Architecture P.C.)

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).