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Guided tours of significant buildings in New York City and the Tri-State area are organized by AIA New York Program Committees.

Led by architects, these intimate tours offer greater detail about a given site or building including its initial design and construction. Building tours are an opportunity to see inside some of the city’s most notable new projects and important historical sites that have made a sustained impact on the built environment.

Recent sites have included a tour of the Park Avenue Armory led by its restoration team; Congregation Beit Simchat Torah led by Stephen Cassell of Architecture Research Office; a private tour of NYC’s City Hall led by Richard Southwick of Beyer Blinder Belle; the Cary Leeds Tennis Center led by Peter Gluck of Gluck+; and the East Hampton Library and Guild Hall of East Hampton led by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and LHSA+DP.

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Upcoming Building Tours

Wed, Jul 25 6:00 pm

Tour of 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge Park

1.5 LU
Member: $30
Student with Valid ID: $30
General Public: $40

Join the AIANY Interiors Committee for a tour of 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge Park. This structure is a visual praise poem dedicated to Brooklyn’s waterfront and overlooks Brooklyn Bridge Park, the East River and lower Manhattan. The aesthetic of the hotel draws inspiration from contemporary Brooklyn design culture, the history of the wharf that originally occupied the site, and the natural coastal landscape as exemplified by the Park. The mission-driven 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park is genuine green development. Hotel profits financed the creation of this extraordinary public park. INC draws the park directly into the hotel by visually opening up the entire ground floor to the exterior thus blurring the lines between inside and out with greenery and natural materials evocative of the adjacent park landscape. Its beauty is the by-product of thoughtful solutions, practical applications, and the usefulness of the well-crafted object. INC developed a site specific, purpose-built, made-to-last aesthetic driven by smart problem solving and an expressive use of materials with a layered, easygoing hand.


Adam Rolston, Inc Creative & Managing Director, Partner
Adam has been engaged in the practice of architecture since 1985. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Syracuse University School of Architecture where he studied both in Syracuse and in Italy under the influence of the northern Italian Rationalists. Adam has served as the Senior Designer and Project Architect for many large-scale, commercial office, residential condominium, private residential, hospitality, and retail projects in Southeast Asia, Europe and New York. He is known for his keen attention to detail, his ability to tackle the design and planning of complex projects at a variety of scales and for his careful attention to client and user needs. Adam is a registered architect in the State of New York, a member of the AIA New York chapter and the USGBC.

Drew Stuart, Inc Field Director, Partner
Drew Stuart has been engaged in the practice of architecture for nearly two decades. At University of Cincinnati School of Architecture, and in extensive travels to Europe and Asia, Drew developed a commitment to quality and craft. He joined Tsao & McKown Architects in 1999 where he worked for seven years before founding INC in 2006. Drew has designed and executed private residential interiors, homes, hotels, spas, restaurants and large and small residential condominium developments; all with a domestic sensibility. He possesses a particular interest in the complexities of ushering a design from conception to realization while maintaining an appropriate balance between design and constructability.


Mon, Jul 30 6:00 pm

Roundtable: A Candid Dialogue on Pamphlet Architecture 36: Buoyant Clarity

Member: Free
General Public: $10
Student with Valid ID: Free

Join us as current Pamphlet Architecture 36 authors Shawna Meyer, AIA; Daniel Hemmendinger; and Christopher Meyer, AIA, engage in a discussion with the voices that work to shape Pamphlet Architecture‘s unique format. Authors, jury members, and publishers will reflect on the ability of the series to foreground critical agendas grounded in design but entangled in contemporary social, cultural, and environmental issues. The discussion will couple the larger theme of the Pamphlet‘s series role with a discourse on “Buoyant Clarity.” Pamphlet Architecture 36: Buoyant Clarity focuses on the embattled relationship between the environment and urbanism, setting forth prompts for engaging a direct dialogue between a place, its resources, and, in this case, the rising of the sea.

Pamphlet Architecture 36: Buoyant Clarity books will be for sale at the event.

Shawna Meyer, AIA, Founding Collaborator, atelier – mey; author, Pamphlet Architecture 36: Buoyant Clarity
Daniel Hemmendinger, Project Manager, Christoff:Finio Architecture; Author, Pamphlet Architecture 36: Buoyant Clarity
Christopher Meyer, AIA, Founding Collaborator, atelier – mey; Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Architecture; Author, Pamphlet Architecture 36: Buoyant Clarity
David J. Lewis, AIA, Principal, LTL Architects
Kevin Lippert, Publisher, Princeton Architectural Press

Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIA New York | Center for Architecture

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