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  • Edgar A. Tafel Hall

    Named for the longtime Greenwich Village resident and apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, Tafel Hall is the Center for Architecture’s signature presentation and reception space. High ceilings, a mezzanine overlook, and natural lighting make this spacious and flexible gallery a perfect fit for symposia, lectures, films, and receptions. The adjacent Kohn Pedersen Fox Gallery and HLW Gallery are well-suited areas for registration, table displays, and refreshments, with direct access to the catering kitchen.

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    • Square Feet
      1,080
    • Ceiling Height
      12'6"
    • Theater Style
      175 ppl
    • Roundtable
      50 ppl
    • Classroom
      66 ppl
    • Reception
      270 ppl
  • Gerald D. Hines Gallery

    Located on street level with abundant light, this storefront gallery is well suited for presentations and gatherings. The space is equipped with a drop-down screen and audio/visual support. Events in this space flow naturally into the adjacent Margaret Helfand Gallery.

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    • Square Feet
      660
    • Ceiling Height
      10'5"
    • Theater Style
      65 ppl
    • Classroom
      25-30 ppl
    • Roundtable
      20-30 ppl
    • Reception
      100 ppl
  • 532 Space

    A storefront space located just south of the Center for Architecture’s main entrance, available for gallery installations and special events. This intimate space is ideal for receptions, luncheons, trainings, or lectures within the raw gallery walls. A special feature is the opportunity to mount exhibits, either for one-time event display materials or extended installations.

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    • Square Feet
      1,047
    • Ceiling Height
      8'11"
    • Theater Style
      50 ppl
    • Roundtable
      30 ppl
    • Classroom
      20 ppl
    • Reception
      74 ppl
  • Silman Room

    Renovated in 2015, the Silman Room provides an attractive, comfortable, and acoustically-sound environment for meetings and video conferences, and accommodates up to 35 guests.

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    • Square Feet
      660
    • Conference Table Capacity
      16 ppl
    • With Additional Perimeter Seating
      35 ppl
  • Training Center

    Equipped with 10 laptops, projector capability, and wireless internet, this space is ideal for professional trainings.

    • Classroom
      10 ppl
    • Meeting
      28 ppl
  • Entire Ground Floor

    Whether a lecture in one space followed seamlessly by cocktails and dinner, or a reception spread throughout the galleries and patio, the ground floor spaces can be used in tandem to host a dynamic event. Capacity varies depending on the configuration, but the space can accommodate up to 200 people for a standing reception.

  • Entire Facility

    Three stories of exhibition space, visually connected from the streetfront and flowing between floors, offer a vibrant backdrop to conferences and festive celebrations at the Center for Architecture. With simulcast projection between floors, the Center for Architecture can accommodate lectures of up to 275 seats. Standing reception capacity is 500. Banquet capacity is 190. Use of the entire Center for Architecture is ideal for conferences, family and social events, and holiday parties.

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