We are working diligently to create an event that will include enjoyable opportunities for networking and socializing, while maintaining the safety of our guests for the 2020 gala. We look forward to sharing the details with you soon. For any immediate questions, please email development@aiany.org.

Each year, architects and industry professionals come together for an annual benefit to support the Center for Architecture. Began in the 1980s and historically known as the Heritage Ball, the benefit has grown from a small party to an over 1,100-person gala.

It’s time for a change! This year, we are calling 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. What would YOU name it? Tell us by Friday, July 24! Email your ideas to development@aiany.org.

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. The evening celebrates the architects, officials, organizations, and professionals from related industries that continue the city’s commitment to design excellence.