About Exhibitions

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.

Installation image of black and pink walls with a black bench and lightboxes on the perimeter of the room

How to Get Involved

Submit a Proposal

Use the form linked below to submit a proposal for an exhibition. This can be an exhibition that has already taken place at another venue or an entirely new idea for an exhibition. Proposals are reviewed by the exhibitions committee on a regular basis.

There is no deadline for the proposal process. All proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Are You a Curator?

If you would like to be considered for a future exhibition developed in-house at the Center for Architecture, please use the form linked below to submit your information to the Center for Architecture’s curator shortlist.

Selection Process

All exhibition proposals are reviewed by the Exhibitions Committee.  


Jennifer Sage, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Sage & Coombe Architects 

Julio Salcedo-Fernandez, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Scalar Architecture 


Committee Members 

Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, 19th- and 20th-century Architectural History, Columbia University 

Matt Bremer, AIA, Founder and Principal, Architecture in Formation; 2023 AIANY President 

Mark Gardner, AIA, NOMA, Principal, Jacklitsch/Gardner Architects 

Lisa Green, Partner, Selldorf Architects 

Molly Heintz, Editor-in-Chief, Material Bank 

Rachel Judlowe, Founder, JUDLOWE 

Andrea Lamberti, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Partner, Rafael Viñoly Architects 

Cathleen McGuigan, Writer and Editor 

Suchi Reddy, Founder, Reddymade 

Peter Robinson, Founding Director, WorkUrban; Assistant Professor, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning 

Julia Van den Hout, Founder, Original Copy NYC; Architecture Curator and Residency Program Director, Art Omi 



Ruth Cole, Grants and Foundation Relations Manager 

Tim Hayduk, Lead Design Educator 

Jesse Lazar, Executive Director 

Katie Mullen, Exhibitions and Programs Director 

Lisa Mazzola, Education Director