October 2018 marked the 15-year anniversary of the Center for Architecture’s opening at 536 LaGuardia Place. In that time, the Center for Architecture helped AIA New York grow from just over 3,000 members to nearly 5,700, allowing us to reach hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and families, and presented almost 240 exhibitions to the public.

Exhibitions are the way we communicate with the public and help design enthusiasts, architects, and designers find the Center for Architecture. Through them we advance and influence the dialogue about architecture’s place in our society.

In celebration of 15 years of excellence, we are launching the Anniversary Fund, which will support new and ambitious exhibitions at the Center for Architecture. We hope you will consider investing in the future of the Center for Architecture by contributing.

  • A gift of $1,000 can fund paint and supplies for a major exhibition, 3 model bases, 5% of design or curatorial fees, a third of the cost of a printed Family Guide, travel for an international curator, and more.
  • A gift of $500 would fund the printing of vinyl for the street-facing window of our jewel box Helfand Gallery or a new flat screen monitor for a digital component.
  • A gift of $250 pays for one day of museum-level installation or the printing and framing of an original photograph.
  • A gift of $100 can pay for the hardware for a medium-scale exhibition or for the printing costs for promotional posters.

Your support is an investment in the future of this remarkable institution that we have built together since 2003. We thank you for being part of it!