Since the 1980s, we have gathered architects, designers and industry professionals together for the Heritage Ball, a fundraising gala that attracts over 1,100 guests.

The event, while honoring the world-renowned architectural history of New York City, serves as the single largest funding source for the Center for Architecture, allowing it to fulfill its mission to educate the public about the value of architecture and design alongside its partner, AIA New York. Besides offering a unique opportunity for professional networking, the event provides critical funding for the exhibitions, programs, scholarships and activities of the Center for Architecture, including our wonderful K-12 education programs.  

In 2020, it has become increasingly clear that we’re all living in a new and different world, one that calls upon the practice of architecture to confront the future in unexpected, and vital, ways. Additionally, in lieu of traditional honorees this year, we will be recognizing projects, people and groups who have exemplified outstanding leadership these past few months. Learn why your support is critical this year.

We called upon our community to help us find a new name for our gala, one that aligns with the architecture visionaries that the event brings together and signifies our hope and belief in a more just and equitable future. It is our pleasure to introduce the new name for our gala, Common Bond: The Center for Architecture Gala.

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