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Getting to the Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place, between West 3rd Street and Bleecker Street in the West Village

Map to the Center for Architecture  

By Subway:
Take the A, B, C, D, E, F, or V trains to West 4th Street station. Walk east along West 3rd Street and turn right on LaGuardia Place. The Center for Architecture is located midway along the block, on the right side of the street.


Take the 6, B, D, F, or V to Broadway/Lafayette station or the N or R to Prince Street station. Walk north on Broadway and turn left on Bleecker Street. Walk along Bleecker and turn right on LaGuardia Place. The Center for Architecture is located midway along the block, on the left side of the street.


Partner Organizations Housed at the Center for Architecture

American Institute of Architects New York Chapter

Founded in 1867, the AIA New York Chapter is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The AIA New York Chapter is dedicated to three goals: public outreach, professional development and design excellence. The Chapter's members include 3,200 practicing architects, allied professionals, students, and public members interested in civic design. To fulfill its mission, the Chapter sponsors an array of programs that explore the role of architects in housing, planning, historic preservation, and urban design and hosts an annual Design Awards Program to recognize excellence in these areas. In addition the Chapter publishes a magazine, OCULUS, an electronic newsletter e-OCULUS, coordinates the activities of more than 24 standing and special committees and works with its charitable affiliate the New York Foundation for Architecture to provide scholarship and educational opportunities to students and the general public.


Center for Architecture Foundation

(formerly New York Foundation for Architecture)
The mission of the Center for Architecture Foundation is to promote broader appreciation of the influence of architecture in shaping our city. The Foundation embodies the highest aims of the original and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The Foundation's activities focus on public education, research and scholarship:

Education: Learning By Design:NY, the premier program of the Foundation, reaches K-12 school children through built environment education programs. Through workshops, classroom residencies and programs for educators, we work with more than 3,000 students each year. The Foundation also reaches a large and diverse adult audience through public presentations and educational seminars.

Research: By encouraging and sponsoring promising research, we partner with individuals and organizations that are enhancing awareness of the built environment. We support projects that promote our mission and whose products should be available to the public.

Scholarship: We seek to break barriers within the field by awarding scholarships and grants for the study of architecture and the designed environment. Our annual scholarship awards focus on emerging architectural writers and students enrolled in architectural programs at schools in New York State.


American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter

The purpose of the ASLA New York Chapter, as stated in its Constitution, "...shall be the advancement of education and skill in the art of landscape architecture and the promotion of the profession of landscape architecture as an instrument of service in the public welfare, and to this end the Chapter shall seek to effectuate within the Chapter territory the aims and policies of the American Society of Landscape Architects..."



Structural Engineers Association of New York

SEAoNY is a member organization of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations. The purpose of SEAoNY is to advance the art of structural engineering in New York by improving the flow of ideas and building the community of colleagues.

The association sponsors workshops, panel discussions, lectures and seminars with the aim of addressing topics of interest and concern to structural engineers. Our membership, which is over 500 members, includes individuals from most major structural engineering design firms in New York State.

SEAoNY also reaches out to other professionals, outside the engineering community, who work in related fields with common interests. Currently, 10% of our membership are affiliate members who come from a variety of disciplines such as geotechnical, civil, construction management and architecture.


Architecture for Humanity New York City Chapter

Architecture for Humanity New York is a New York City based group of design professionals promoting socially responsible volunteerism through design advocacy, public education, and community action.

While Architecture for Humanity International reaches out and grapples with issues of housing and infrastructure on an global scale, AFHny is committed to caring for its community directly and at every scale.



Illuminating Engineering Society of New York

The Illuminating Engineering Society New York Section (IESNY) is a non-profit membership organization. The IESNY sponsors the annual Lumen Awards which recognizes excellence in lighting design and the Richard Kelly Grant, which rewards students for innovative work in the art or science of illumination.

The New York Section is part of the IESNA whose mission is to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. The IESNA’s vision is to build upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of lighting to its members, allied profession organizations and the public.


Center for Architecture Advisory Council

Matthew Bannister, D Box Studio

Laurie Beckelman, Hon. AIA New York Chapter, Beckelman+Capalino, LLC

Randall Bourscheidt, Alliance for the Arts

Vincent Chang, AIA, Grimshaw Architects P.C.

Patricia Cruz, Harlem Stage at The Gatehouse

Dorothy Dunn, dD

Michael Gericke, Pentagram

Maryanne Gilmartin, Forest City Ratner Companies

Edwin B. Hathaway, Oldcastle Glass

Susan L. Hayes, Cauldwell Wingate Company, LLC

John F. Hennessy, III, Hennessy & Williamson

Alexander Lamis, Robert A.M. Stern Architects and 2008 Center for Architecture Foundation President

James McCullar, FAIA, James McCullar & Associates Architects and 2008 AIA New York Chapter President

Rolf H. Ohlhausen, FAIA, Ohlhausen DuBois Architects

Katherine Orff, ASLA, Scape Landscape Design

Jeffrey J. Osborne, O

Sherida E. Paulsen, FAIA, PKSB Architects, P.C. and 2008 AIA New York Chapter President-Elect

Margery H. Perlmutter, AIA, Bryan Cave and AIA New York Chapter Public Director

Derek Porter, IALD, IESNA, Derek Porter Studio

Christian Rattemeyer, Museum of Modern Art


James Sanders, James Sanders & Associates

Frank J. Sciame, Jr., Hon. AIA NY Chapter, F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.

Ron Shiffman, Pratt Institute School of Architecture

Peter Slatin, Slatin Report

Susan Szenasy, Metropolis Magazine

Anthony Vidler, The Cooper Union for Advancement of Science & Art

Neill Woodger, Arup

Julian Zugazagoitia, El Museo del Barrio

Erin McCluskey, Executive Director, Center for Architecture Foundation

Fredric M. Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter

Cynthia Phifer Kracauer, AIA, LEED AP, Deputy Director, AIA New York Chapter

Linda Yowell, FAIA, Linda Yowell Architects and Immediate Past President Center for Architecture Foundation

Beth Stryker, Program Director, AIA New York Chapter