The Center for Architecture’s mission is to educate the public about the built environment and the value of architectural and design practice in urban life.
With onsite galleries spanning three floors, the Center for Architecture’s provocative and engaging exhibitions and related public programs on contemporary and wide-ranging topics provide new perspectives on the artistic vitality of architecture, design, and urbanism to the broadest audience possible.
Subject matter ranges from architecture history and retrospectives on historically influential architects and designers to in-depth analyses of the forces and trends impacting contemporary architecture and design.
The Center for Architecture does not have a permanent collection but provides a space to exhibit work from other organizations or individual collections, including drawings, architectural photography, books and works on paper, models, and video and digital materials. The Center for Architecture’s Exhibitions Committee may select topics for in-house exhibitions, developed by Center for Architecture staff in conjunction with invited curators, and reviews exhibition proposals developed by individuals and organizations around the world.