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In partnership with AIA New York, the Center for Architecture offers tours of its rotating exhibitions on a wide range of topics in architecture and design.

Since its opening in 2003, the Center for Architecture has partnered with independent curators, city agencies, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions, and private companies to create exhibitions that attract diverse audiences and influence how the public experiences architecture and design.

Throughout the year, curators and Center for Architecture educators lead intimate tours of each season’s exhibitions, often in conjunction with related symposia or lectures. Exhibition tours offer opportunities for the general public—including smaller groups of K-12 students and families—another way to engage with New York City’s built environment.

Are you a K-12 educator? Contact us to find out more about booking a tour for students:

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Upcoming Exhibition Tours

Thu, Jul 26 6:00 pm

The Fourth Regional Plan Opening

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

Based on response, please note that, depending on attendance and venue capacity, an RSVP to the opening does not guarantee entry.

Join us for the opening of The Fourth Regional Plan.

In 2017, the Regional Plan Association published the Fourth Regional Plan, a long-range strategic plan for the New York Metropolitan Area. Like RPA’s three previous plans, released in the 1920s, 1960s, and 1990s, the fourth plan was created to help elected officials, policymakers, and advocates plan for the region’s future.

The plan includes a broad vision and specific recommendations to promote equity, health, prosperity, and sustainability for the next generation. It was the product of five years of research and public engagement with a wide range of stakeholders participating in the planning effort—from community members and civic organizations to business groups and public officials.

Please Note: Registration for AIA New York and Center for Architecture events constitutes your agreement to the use of you and your guest(s) image or voice in event-related digital and print reproductions (photo/video/etc). If you do NOT agree, email

Mon, Aug 6 6:00 pm

Private Tour: Hide and Seek by Dream the Combine at MoMA PS1

1.5 LU
Member: $20
Student with Valid ID: $20
General Public: $30

Join the AIANY Interiors Committee for a private tour of MoMA PS1’s Young Architect’s Program’s (YAP) temporary outdoor installation. This year’s installation is Hide & Seek by Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream The Combine designed in collaboration with Clayton Binkley of ARUP.

Now in its 19th edition, the Young Architects Program at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 has offered emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.

The tour will be led by Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream The Combine and Sean Anderson of MoMA.

This year’s other finalists are LeCavalier R+D (Jesse LeCavalier), FreelandBuck (David Freeland and Brennan Buck), BairBalliet (Kelly Bair and Kristy Balliet) and OFICINAA (Silvia Benedito and Alexander Häusler). An exhibition of the five finalists’ proposed projects will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art during summer 2018.

Jennifer Newsom, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA, NCARB, Principal, Dream The Combine 
Tom Carruthers, AIA, Principal, Dream The Combine
Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art

Dream The Combine is the creative practice of artists and architects Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers, based in Minneapolis, MN. Working with engineer Clayton Binkley and a trusted group of fabricators, Dream The Combine investigate the conceptual overlaps in art, architecture, and cultural theory through structures that disrupt assumed dichotomies and manipulate the boundary between real and illusory space.

Jennifer Newsom received her Bachelor of Arts from Yale College and her Master of Architecture from Yale University, where she also received the Fermin Ennis Memorial 3 Fellowship and the Anne C.K. Garland award for academic achievement. While at Yale, she organized the two-day symposium “Black Boxes: Enigmas of Space and Race” held at Yale School of Architecture. Recently appointed an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, she teaches undergraduate and graduate architectural design studios. Using race as a provocative impetus for her work, she is concerned with surface perceptions and the structures that support those readings. She has worked with firms as diverse as Adjaye Associates, Deborah Berke Partners, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and Cooper Robertson. Her writing has been featured in Metropolis magazine and Africana: The Encyclopedia of African and African-American Experience.

Tom Carruthers received his Bachelor of Arts in drawing and sculpture from Brown University and his Master of Architecture from Yale University. His early work consists of site-specific sculptures that explore landscape as metaphor and image as space. For four years, he was lead assistant for artist Ursula von Rydingsvard, helping with the construction of over 20 large scale sculptural works. As a licensed architect, he worked alongside the late Charles Gwathmey and at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, developing early concept proposals with formal strategies that integrate context, complex geometry, and material construction. In addition to his creative practice, Carruthers is co-owner of Jacobsson Carruthers, a metal fabrication shop in Minneapolis.

Sean Anderson is Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, he has degrees in architectural design and architectural history from Cornell University, Princeton University, and a Ph.D in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has practiced as an architect and taught in Afghanistan, Australia, India, Italy, Morocco, Sri Lanka, and the U.A.E. His book Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea was published in 2015.


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