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AIA New York offers over 20 different walking tours throughout Manhattan and the boroughs, with a special focus on modern and contemporary architecture. Expert guides, all members of the AIA New York Chapter, walk intimate groups of visitors through some of New York City’s most distinctive neighborhoods, exploring the city’s rich history and stunning new buildings, as well as creative examples of adaptive reuse, urban planning, and development.

Walking tours are currently offered on weekends in April through November. Questions or feedback? Contact tours@aiany.org.

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Upcoming Walking Tours

Sat, Jul 20 11:00 am

The Architecture of Park Avenue South

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student with Valid ID: $15

Meet inside the atrium space of the Philip Morris building, SW corner of 42nd Street and Park Avenue.

 

Park Avenue below Grand Central Terminal and Park Avenue South (formerly Fourth Avenue) passes through the known neighborhoods of Murray Hill and Rose Hill. Contemporary monikers also refer to parts of this area as the Flatiron and NoMad districts.  Once the insurance row of Manhattan, today it is a lively mix of commercial, residential and institutional uses including transformed Class B office buildings and recent ground up additions.

Within this corridor lies an encyclopedia of the architecture of New York City. Charles Follen McKim, Stanford White, and James Renwick Jr. prominently represent the 19th century, while projects by Cass Gilbert, Ely Jacques Kahn, and Harvey Wiley Corbett ushered in the first forty years of the 20th century.  Contemporary work by Ennead Architects, Michael Graves, Renzo Piano, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Christian de Portzamparc, Gwathmey Siegel, and Kohn Pedersen Fox, and are highlighted on the Avenues and adjacent blocks.    

This tour examines urban design and architectural issues including NYC zoning, the Manhattan grid, POP bonus plazas, Class A and Class B office buildings, and façade organizing principles.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

AIANY Guide: Joseph Lengeling AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sat, Jul 20 10:30 am

Midtown Modernism Series: Crosstown Section, 53rd Street East to West

2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW
General Public: $30
Member: $20
Student with Valid ID: $20

Meet at northeast corner of Third Avenue & 52nd St. (in front of 875 Third Ave.) 

View a variety of classic Modern, late Modern and Postmodern designs by SOM, Philip Johnson, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Eero Saarinen, Kevin Roche, Kohn Pedersen Fox and others. Highlights include Lever House, the Seagram Building, Citicorp Center, the CBS Building, and the Museum of Modern Art’s multi-building complex. Smaller gems like the former Rockefeller Guest House, Austrian Cultural Institute and Paley Park are also included, as are interior spaces featuring work by artists Isamu Noguchi and Louise Nevelson. 

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

AIANY GuideKyle Johnson AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sun, Jul 21 10:30 am

SoHo: New architectural interventions in a Historic District

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student with Valid ID: $15

Meet at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.

 

The SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, created in 1973, is dominated by innovative and remarkably intact mid-19th century architecture.  Originally designed for both commercial and manufacturing uses, most of these building have been adapted for residential use. Over the last 2 decades a number of entirely new buildings have been approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as “appropriate” for inclusion within the district. This tour looks at these very recent buildings as well as significant historic sites to examine a range of design strategies, some highly contextual others more interpretive, for historic districts.  

The following recent and historic buildings are included among many others: Scholastic Building by Aldo Rossi, 40 Mercer by Jean Nouvel, 529 Broadway by BKSK, 27 Wooster by KPF, XOCO 325 by DDG, the 1857 cast iron Haughwout Building, the meticulously restored 101 Spring Street (Judd Foundation), 478-482 Broadway by Richard Morris Hunt and the 1904 Little Singer Building by Ernest Flagg.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

AIANY Guide: Arthur Platt, AIA

Sold Out? This tour will be offered again on August 1, 2019 and October 13, 2019.

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sat, Jul 27 10:30 am

Modern Architecture & Adaptive Re-Use in the West Village & Meatpacking District

2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW
General Public: $30
Member: $20
Student with Valid ID: $20

Meet at corner of Macdougal St. and Macdougal Alley (between W. 8th St. & Waverly Pl.), across from Tenth Church of Christ, Scientist. 

Discover lesser-known examples of Modern architecture, some stunning new buildings, and creative examples of adaptive re-use in the West Village and Meatpacking District.  Included are buildings designed by Joseph Urban, Albert Ledner, Edgar Tafel, Paul Rudolph, Hugh Hardy, Kohn Pedersen Fox, SOM, SHoP, Morris Adjmi, Selldorf Architects, WORKac, BKSK, DDG and others.  Several interiors are included.  

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. 

AIANY GuideKyle Johnson AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sun, Jul 28 1:00 pm

Morningside Heights: Institutional Acropolis

2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW
General Public: $30
Member: $20
Student with Valid ID: $20

Meet at the Peace Fountain east of the intersection of West 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue on the grounds of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. 

 

 Best known as the site of Columbia University, Morningside Heights is also home to the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Barnard College, Teachers College, the Union Theological Seminary, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Riverside Church, St. Luke’s Hospital and the Manhattan School of Music. Bounded by Riverside Park and Morningside Park, the elevated area boasts a great variety of notable institutional architecture spanning from 1842 to the present, including works by many nationally and, more recently, internationally recognized architects. 

 

The tour will begin with the neighborhood’s oldest extant building, the Leake & Watts Orphan Asylum (designed by Ithiel Town), followed by an examination of Charles Follen McKim’s masterplan for Columbia University, and its evolution. We conclude just beyond Morningside Heights with the first phase of Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus, designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Along the way, we will view and discuss buildings by Ernest Flagg, Ralph Adams Cram, James Gamble Rogers, Harrison & Abramovitz, Mitchell/Giurgola, James Stewart Polshek, Bernard Tschumi, Weiss/Manfredi, Rafael Moneo and others. 

 

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. 

AIANY Guide: John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sun, Jul 28 5:00 pm

New Tour! The Cool Green Edge: Riverside Drive

1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW
General Public: $20
Member: $10
Student: $10

Meet at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at Riverside Drive and West 89th Street.

What better way to enjoy the cool breezes of a summer evening than at the cool green edge of the city?  This NEW early-evening tour experience takes advantage of the unique qualities of light and microclimate, and ends in a location which will provide a choice of dining options.

Discover the story behind the rampart of apartments, townhouses and mansions flanking the sinuous border of Riverside Park. The distinction between the built and natural environment on the drive is captivating. Naturalistic and picturesque in its design, the development of the drive at the end of the nineteenth century spurred an equally varied and distinctive architectural response in the twentieth century.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. 

AIANY Guide: John Kriskiewicz, Assoc. AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Thu, Aug 1 5:00 pm

Madison Avenue: High Fashion and Historic Preservation

2.0 LU
General Public and AIA Members: $20

Meet at the Madison Avenue BID offices, 29 East 61 Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10065.

Join AIANY and the Madison Avenue BID as we discover the history behind Madison Avenue’s landmark buildings, and explore how high fashion retail has been incorporated into the district to create a world-famous shopping destination. The area evolved from brownstones built in the 1870s and 1880s, to lavish Beaux Arts townhouses by celebrated architects such as McKim, Mead & White, Carrère & Hastings, and Ernest Flagg, to luxury apartment buildings designed by Rosario Candela, Emery Roth, and others. Since early in the twentieth century, many of those historic residential buildings have been transformed to accommodate prestigious stores. The tour will examine architecture from 1870 to the present on and near Madison in the East 60s and 70s, an area entirely within the Upper East Side Historic District, and consider how landmark designation has preserved the avenue’s distinctive character.

This monthly tour is offered in partnership with the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), a public-private partnership established in 1996 with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for the community and its visitors. The BID focuses on public safety, sanitation, promotion, and advocacy for the district, striving to make Madison Avenue a more attractive and dynamic place in which to shop, live, work and visit. 

AIANY Guide: John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Thu, Aug 1 5:30 pm

SoHo: New architectural interventions in a Historic District

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student with Valid ID: $15

Meet at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.

 

The SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, created in 1973, is dominated by innovative and remarkably intact mid-19th century architecture.  Originally designed for both commercial and manufacturing uses, most of these building have been adapted for residential use. Over the last 2 decades a number of entirely new buildings have been approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as “appropriate” for inclusion within the district. This tour looks at these very recent buildings as well as significant historic sites to examine a range of design strategies, some highly contextual others more interpretive, for historic districts.  

The following recent and historic buildings are included among many others: Scholastic Building by Aldo Rossi, 40 Mercer by Jean Nouvel, 529 Broadway by BKSK, 27 Wooster by KPF, 150 Wooster by KUB, 139 Wooster by Beyer Blinder Belle, XOCO 325 by DDG, the 1857 cast iron Haughwout Building, the meticulously restored 101 Spring Street (Judd Foundation), 478-482 Broadway by Richard Morris Hunt and the 1904 Little Singer Building by Ernest Flagg.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

AIANY Guide: Tim Hayduk

Sold Out? This tour will be offered again on October 13, 2019.

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sat, Aug 3 1:00 pm

Modern Architecture on the Upper East Side

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student with Valid ID: $15

Meet at the William Tecumseh Sherman Monument in Grand Army Plaza (Manhattan), west of Fifth Avenue between 59th & 60th Streets.

Amidst the Upper East Side’s celebrated array of Beaux Arts, Colonial Revival and other landmarks, can be found important examples of Modern architecture designed by some of America’s most prominent and influential architects of the twentieth century. Discover Modern highlights in the East 60s and 70s, in and near the Upper East Side Historic District, including some of New York’s earliest remaining examples.  We will visit residential and institutional buildings designed by William Lescaze, Philip Johnson, Edward Durell Stone, Paul Rudolph, Gordon Bunshaft of SOM, Marcel Breuer and others.

 

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. 


AIANY Guide
: John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sun, Aug 4 10:30 am

NoHo: Contemporary Architecture amidst Historic Landmarks

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student with Valid ID: $15

Meet at the south facade of the Cooper Union Foundation Building, between Cooper Square & Bowery/3rd Ave.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour uses content presented on our previously-titled Architecture on Cooper Square, Bond Street, Lafayette Street, and the Bowery tour.

Explore a wide range of recent and historic architecture on Cooper Square, Bond Street, Lafayette Street and the Bowery. Newer highlights include Herzog & de Meuron’s 40 Bond Street and Public Hotel, Morphosis’ Cooper Union Engineering School, Norman Foster’s Sperone Westwater Gallery and Sanaa’s New Museum, among others. Also encountered along the route is a remarkably rich group of NYC’s Individual Landmarks including the Cooper Union Foundation Building, the De Vinne Press, the Schermerhorn Building and Louis Sullivan’s Bayard Building. A discussion of stylistic breakthroughs, technological innovations including diverse cladding materials, and urban design will tie these sites together.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

AIANY Guide: Arthur Platt AIA

This tour will be offered again on October 6 and October 27, 2019.

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sat, Aug 10 10:00 am

The Transformation of Times Square and 42nd Street

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student: $15

Meet at the northwest corner of Broadway and 47th Street, by the Morgan Stanley Building at 1585 Broadway.

The Times Square “bowtie” and the area known as the “Deuce” (42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues) today share a remarkably similar energy evident in dazzling signage, renovated theaters, new office buildings, and retail offerings by global brands. But the path to the revitalization of these two distinct but connected locales has been guided by very different notions of how to encourage rebuilding and preservation. 

This walking tour explores key elements that have contributed to the transformation of these districts, including zoning, landmark preservation, government‐sponsored redevelopment initiatives, a greater focus on pedestrians, and nostalgia for the glory days of Broadway. 

With these key factors in mind, we will explore how architects, designers, restoration specialists, sign‐making companies and urban planners have contributed to the remaking and development of new office buildings and hotels, restored theaters, signage (“spectaculars”), the Broadway pedestrian plaza, and the overall appearance and energy of today’s Times Square. 

Don’t miss this exciting exploration of the epic transformation of these areas into people‐friendly crossroads, a testament to how plaza design shapes and directs our movement and interactions. 

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. 

AIANY GuideDoug Fox

Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs. Walking tours endorse the initiatives of FitCity – promoting physical activity through design.

Please Note: Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. 

Sat, Aug 10 10:30 am

Midtown Modernism Series: On and Off East 57th Street

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student with Valid ID: $15

Meet at North side of Pulitzer Fountain in Grand Army Plaza, near Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, across from the Plaza Hotel. 

Using East 57th Street as a backdrop, experience the evolution of Modernism: from proto-Modern buildings by Ely Jacques Kahn and Walker & Gillette, to classic Modern designs by Harrison & Abramovitz and Edward Durell Stone, to Late Modern structures by Edward Larrabee Barnes and Cesar Pelli and Postmodern designs by Kohn Pedersen Fox, Helmut Jahn and I.M. Pei—as well as Paul Rudolph’s unique Modulightor building and Rafael Vinoly’s supertall 432 Park Avenue. Also included are historic structures by Henry Hardenbergh, Schultze & Weaver and Emery Roth, as well as several Art Deco and Modern interiors.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. Some tours utilize VOX amplification systems; attendees are welcome to bring their personal earbuds.

AIANY GuideKyle Johnson AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sun, Aug 11 10:30 am

Expanding FiDi: Reshaping the Water Street Corridor & East River Waterfront

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student with Valid ID: $15

Meet at Water St. & Pine St., in plaza south of Wall Street Plaza (88 Pine St.). 

While the Financial District is widely known for its historic architecture, it also boasts a variety of distinctive Modern buildings, many of them linked to urban design initiatives of the 1960s and ‘70s. This tour will focus on the Water Street corridor, once planned to be the route of the Second Avenue Subway, emphasizing the variety of public spaces created through urban design efforts initiated by the Office of Lower Manhattan Development under NYC Mayor John Lindsay. New construction in the vicinity of the Staten Island ferry, as well as recent improvements on the East River waterfront, will also be included. Highlights include buildings by Pei Cobb Freed, SOM, Norman Jaffe, Emery Roth & Sons, Frederic Schwartz, SHOP, and Hanrahan Meyers, among others.     

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. 

AIANY GuideKyle Johnson AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sat, Aug 17 10:30 am

Midtown Modernism Series: The Park Avenue Corridor

2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW
General Public: $30
Member: $20
Student with Valid ID: $20

Meet at southeast corner of Park Avenue & 47th St. (in front of 245 Park Ave.) 

Park Avenue is the epicenter of Corporate Modernism. View three Modern masterpieces by SOM’s Gordon Bunshaft and Natalie de Blois, Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building, as well as “vernacular” Modern office buildings by Emery Roth and others. Also included are a distinguished Art Deco tower and lobby, a Morris Lapidus-designed hotel, and late Modern and Postmodern designs by Edward Larrabee Barnes, Philip Johnson, and I. M. Pei.   

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. Some tours utilize VOX amplification systems; attendees are welcome to bring their personal earbuds.

AIANY GuideKyle Johnson AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sun, Aug 18 10:30 am

Battery Park City: Creating a New Neighborhood

2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW
General Public: $30
Member: $20
Student with Valid ID: $20

Meet at the portal of Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park (between Battery Park and the Museum of Jewish Heritage).

After more than four decades of planning and construction, Battery Park City has been built out, following a master plan by Cooper, Eckstut and Associates. Learn about the area’s urban planning and discover its distinctive residential neighborhoods, distinguished parks and plazas, public art works, and signature commercial center. 

Highlights include Brookfield Place and Wintergarden (Cesar Pelli), Goldman Sachs Headquarters (Pei Cobb Freed), Museum of Jewish Heritage (Kevin Roche), Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park (Olin with Machado & Silvetti), Teardrop Park (Michael Van Valkenburgh), South Cove Plaza and the Irish Hunger Memorial (1100 Architect). We will examine schools by Cooper Robertson and Dattner Architects and residential towers by a host of architects, including  Pelli Clarke  Pelli, Gruzen Samton, Ennead Architects, Ulrich Franzen, Robert A. M. Stern and Charles Moore.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. Some tours utilize VOX amplification systems; attendees are welcome to bring their personal earbuds.

AIANY Guide: Kyle Johnson AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sat, Aug 24 10:30 am

Midtown Modernism Series: East 42nd Street, the United Nations and Vicinity

2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW
General Public: $30
Member: $20
Student with Valid ID: $20

Meet at Park Ave. & 42nd St, at east side of cafe in Pershing Square, across from Grand Central Terminal. 

View some of Midtown’s most distinctive buildings and interiors, ranging from the Art Deco Chrysler and Chanin Buildings and Raymond Hood’s Daily News Building, to the groundbreaking United Nations headquarters and Kevin Roche’s Ford Foundation and UN Plaza. Also included are less-known structures like the Japan Society and William Lescaze’s pioneering 1934 home and office, as well as buildings by Harrison & Abramovitz, Gwathmey Siegel, and I. M. Pei. 

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

AIANY Guide: Kyle Johnson AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sat, Aug 24 11:00 am

New Tour! The Architecture of Bryant Park

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student with Valid ID: $15

Meet at SE Corner of Fifth Avenue and East 40th Street

Before Bryant Park became New York’s “Living Room” and home to the New York Public Library, it served as a potter’s field, reservoir for the Croton water system, and the site for the Crystal Palace Exhibition. During the Great Depression, Robert Moses implemented a sweeping new landscape plan for the park. Then, following a decline in the social and physical conditions in the 1970s and 1980s, the park underwent a major transformation completed in 1990, designed by Hanna/Olin. Today, this successful public and private initiative serves as a model for other open spaces in New York and beyond.

The architecture lining the perimeter of Bryant Park presents a microcosm of the architectural development of Midtown. Keynote projects examined on this walking tour include the NY Public Library by Carrere and Hastings, the Radiator Building by Hood and Foulihoux, One Bryant Park by Cook+Fox, the Grace Building by SOM, and the Bryant Condominiums and Hotel by David Chipperfield. Numerous support buildings will be discussed that contribute to the overall context completing the urban design and the architectural story of the park.

Urban design and architectural issues will be discussed including NYC zoning law, business improvement districts, the evolution of skyscraper design, and how good design and public programming have ameliorated difficult conditions and helped shape an oasis in the crowded city. 

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

AIANY Guide: Joe Lengeling AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sun, Aug 25 10:30 am

Renovating FiDi: Skyscrapers, Plazas and the Impact of Zoning

2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW
General Public: $30
Member: $20
Student with Valid ID: $20

Meet at Wall Street & Broadway in front of Trinity Church. 

While the Financial District is widely known for its historic architecture, it also boasts a variety of distinctive Modern buildings, many of them linked to urban design initiatives of the 1960s and 1970s. The tour focuses on what has come to be known as “Skid(more) Row” (Chase Manhattan Plaza, 140 Broadway and One Liberty Plaza) and the Water Street corridor, once planned to be the route of the Second Avenue Subway. We discuss adaptive reuse of older structures, and view downtown Manhattan’s signature spires of the 1930s en route. Highlights include buildings by SOM, Pei Cobb Freed, Kevin Roche, Philip Johnson, Davis Brody, Tsao & McKown, and Frederic Schwartz, among others.  

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

AIANY GuideKyle Johnson AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sun, Aug 25 5:00 pm

New Tour! The Cool Green Edge: Central Park West

1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW
General Public: $20
Member: $10
Student: $10

Meet at the Northeast corner of Central Park West and West 72nd Street.

What better way to enjoy the cool breezes of a summer evening than at the cool green edge of the city?  This NEW early-evening tour experience takes advantage of the unique qualities of light and microclimate, and ends in a location which will provide a choice of dining options.

The distinctive skyline of Central Park West tells the story of changing fashions and attitudes in architecture and planning over a 150 year period. Uncover the layers of architectural and landscape history from the Dakota to Columbus Circle.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. 

AIANY Guide: John Kriskiewicz, Assoc. AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Thu, Sep 5 5:00 pm

Madison Avenue: High Fashion and Historic Preservation

2.0 LU
General Public and AIA Members: $20

Meet at the Madison Avenue BID offices, 29 East 61 Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10065.

Join AIANY and the Madison Avenue BID as we discover the history behind Madison Avenue’s landmark buildings, and explore how high fashion retail has been incorporated into the district to create a world famous shopping destination. The area evolved from brownstones built in the 1870s and 1880s to lavish Beaux Arts townhouses by celebrated architects such as McKim, Mead & White, Carrère & Hastings and Ernest Flagg, to luxury apartment buildings designed by Rosario Candela, Emery Roth and others. Since early in the twentieth century, many of those historic residential buildings have been transformed to accommodate prestigious stores. The tour will examine architecture from 1870 to the present on and near Madison in the East 60s and 70s, an area entirely within the Upper East Side Historic District, and consider how landmark designation has preserved the avenue’s distinctive character.

This monthly tour is offered in partnership with the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), a public-private partnership established in 1996, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for the community and its visitors. The BID focuses on public safety, sanitation, promotion and advocacy for the district – striving to make Madison Avenue a more attractive and dynamic place in which to shop, live, work and visit.

AIANY Guide: John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sat, Sep 7 1:00 pm

NYU & Washington Square: Changing Strategies of Growth and Design

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student with Valid ID: $15

Meet at Washington Square Arch, Fifth Ave. & Washington Square North 

Spanning more than a century, New York University’s growth around Washington Square has followed a variety of strategies: repurposing of existing industrial buildings, incremental contextually-designed new structures, and large-scale clearance and redevelopment through urban renewal—the superblocks of which are now viewed as sites for further development. Explore examples of this growth, including notable designs by I. M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Kevin Roche, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Machado & Silvetti, Steven Holl, and Morris Adjmi.  

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. Some tours utilize VOX amplification systems; attendees are welcome to bring their personal earbuds.

AIANY Guide: Kyle Johnson AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sun, Sep 8 11:00 am

Roosevelt Island: 1970s “New Town in Town,” Cornell Tech & Four Freedoms Park

2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW
General Public: $30
Member: $20
Student with Valid ID: $20

Meet at Roosevelt Island Tram Station on Roosevelt Island. 

View a sampling of buildings spanning four centuries on the island formerly known first as Blackwell’s Island, later Welfare Island, and—since 1973—Roosevelt Island. Join us and explore a new community planned by Philip Johnson & John Burgee, the recently completed FDR Four Freedoms Park designed by Louis Kahn in 1973, and the new Cornell Tech campus.  Other highlights include the restored Blackwell farmhouse and Good Shepherd Chapel, James Renwick’s Smallpox Hospital ruins, housing by Johansen & Bhavnani, Sert, Jackson & Associates, and Gruzen Samton, and new Cornell Tech buildings by Morphosis and Weiss/Manfredi. 

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. 

GuideKyle Johnson AIA

AIANY and the AIANY Architecture Tour Committee and its tour guides will not be held liable and assume no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs. Walking tours endorse the initiatives of FitCity – promoting physical activity through design.

Please Note: Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

 

Sat, Oct 5 1:00 pm

Madison Avenue: High Fashion and Historic Preservation

2.0 LU
General Public and AIA Members: $20

Meet at the Madison Avenue BID offices, 29 East 61 Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10065.

Join AIANY and the Madison Avenue BID as we discover the history behind Madison Avenue’s landmark buildings, and explore how high fashion retail has been incorporated into the district to create a world famous shopping destination. The area evolved from brownstones built in the 1870s and 1880s to lavish Beaux Arts townhouses by celebrated architects such as McKim, Mead & White, Carrère & Hastings and Ernest Flagg, to luxury apartment buildings designed by Rosario Candela, Emery Roth and others. Since early in the twentieth century, many of those historic residential buildings have been transformed to accommodate prestigious stores. The tour will examine architecture from 1870 to the present on and near Madison in the East 60s and 70s, an area entirely within the Upper East Side Historic District, and consider how landmark designation has preserved the avenue’s distinctive character.

This monthly tour is offered in partnership with the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), a public-private partnership established in 1996, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for the community and its visitors. The BID focuses on public safety, sanitation, promotion and advocacy for the district – striving to make Madison Avenue a more attractive and dynamic place in which to shop, live, work and visit.

AIANY Guide: John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sun, Oct 6 10:30 am

NoHo: Contemporary Architecture amidst Historic Landmarks

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student with Valid ID: $15

Meet at the south facade of the Cooper Union Foundation Building, between Cooper Square & Bowery/3rd Ave.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour uses content presented on our previously-titled Architecture on Cooper Square, Bond Street, Lafayette Street, and the Bowery tour.

Explore a wide range of recent and historic architecture on Cooper Square, Bond Street, Lafayette Street and the Bowery. Newer highlights include Herzog & de Meuron’s 40 Bond Street and Public Hotel, Morphosis’ Cooper Union Engineering School, Norman Foster’s Sperone Westwater Gallery and Sanaa’s New Museum, among others. Also encountered along the route is a remarkably rich group of NYC’s Individual Landmarks including the Cooper Union Foundation Building, the De Vinne Press, the Schermerhorn Building and Louis Sullivan’s Bayard Building. A discussion of stylistic breakthroughs, technological innovations including diverse cladding materials, and urban design will tie these sites together.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

AIANY Guide: Arthur Platt AIA

This tour will be offered again on October 27, 2019.

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sun, Oct 13 10:30 am

SoHo: New architectural interventions in a Historic District

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student with Valid ID: $15

Meet at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.

The SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, created in 1973, is dominated by innovative and remarkably intact mid-19th century architecture.  Originally designed for both commercial and manufacturing uses, most of these building have been adapted for residential use. Over the last 2 decades a number of entirely new buildings have been approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as “appropriate” for inclusion within the district. This tour looks at these very recent buildings as well as significant historic sites to examine a range of design strategies, some highly contextual others more interpretive, for historic districts.

The following recent and historic buildings are included among many others: Scholastic Building by Aldo Rossi, 40 Mercer by Jean Nouvel, 529 Broadway by BKSK, 27 Wooster by KPF, 150 Wooster by KUB, 139 Wooster by Beyer Blinder Belle, XOCO 325 by DDG, the 1857 cast iron Haughwout Building, the meticulously restored 101 Spring Street (Judd Foundation), 478-482 Broadway by Richard Morris Hunt and the 1904 Little Singer Building by Ernest Flagg.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

AIANY Guide: Arthur Platt AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sun, Oct 27 10:30 am

NoHo: Contemporary Architecture amidst Historic Landmarks

2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
General Public: $25
Member: $15
Student with Valid ID: $15

Meet at the south facade of the Cooper Union Foundation Building, between Cooper Square & Bowery/3rd Ave.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour uses content presented on our previously-titled Architecture on Cooper Square, Bond Street, Lafayette Street, and the Bowery tour.

Explore a wide range of recent and historic architecture on Cooper Square, Bond Street, Lafayette Street and the Bowery. Newer highlights include Herzog & de Meuron’s 40 Bond Street and Public Hotel, Morphosis’ Cooper Union Engineering School, Norman Foster’s Sperone Westwater Gallery and Sanaa’s New Museum, among others. Also encountered along the route is a remarkably rich group of NYC’s Individual Landmarks including the Cooper Union Foundation Building, the De Vinne Press, the Schermerhorn Building and Louis Sullivan’s Bayard Building. A discussion of stylistic breakthroughs, technological innovations including diverse cladding materials, and urban design will tie these sites together.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

AIANY Guide: Alex McLean, Assoc AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sat, Nov 2 1:00 pm

Madison Avenue: High Fashion and Historic Preservation

2.0 LU
General Public and AIA Members: $20

Meet at the Madison Avenue BID offices, 29 East 61 Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10065.

Join AIANY and the Madison Avenue BID as we discover the history behind Madison Avenue’s landmark buildings, and explore how high fashion retail has been incorporated into the district to create a world famous shopping destination. The area evolved from brownstones built in the 1870s and 1880s to lavish Beaux Arts townhouses by celebrated architects such as McKim, Mead & White, Carrère & Hastings and Ernest Flagg, to luxury apartment buildings designed by Rosario Candela, Emery Roth and others. Since early in the twentieth century, many of those historic residential buildings have been transformed to accommodate prestigious stores. The tour will examine architecture from 1870 to the present on and near Madison in the East 60s and 70s, an area entirely within the Upper East Side Historic District, and consider how landmark designation has preserved the avenue’s distinctive character.

This monthly tour is offered in partnership with the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), a public-private partnership established in 1996, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for the community and its visitors. The BID focuses on public safety, sanitation, promotion and advocacy for the district – striving to make Madison Avenue a more attractive and dynamic place in which to shop, live, work and visit.

AIANY Guide: John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Sat, Dec 7 1:00 pm

Madison Avenue: High Fashion and Historic Preservation

2.0 LU
General Public and AIA Members: $20

Meet at the Madison Avenue BID offices, 29 East 61 Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10065.

Join AIANY and the Madison Avenue BID as we discover the history behind Madison Avenue’s landmark buildings, and explore how high fashion retail has been incorporated into the district to create a world famous shopping destination. The area evolved from brownstones built in the 1870s and 1880s to lavish Beaux Arts townhouses by celebrated architects such as McKim, Mead & White, Carrère & Hastings and Ernest Flagg, to luxury apartment buildings designed by Rosario Candela, Emery Roth and others. Since early in the twentieth century, many of those historic residential buildings have been transformed to accommodate prestigious stores. The tour will examine architecture from 1870 to the present on and near Madison in the East 60s and 70s, an area entirely within the Upper East Side Historic District, and consider how landmark designation has preserved the avenue’s distinctive character.

This monthly tour is offered in partnership with the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), a public-private partnership established in 1996, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for the community and its visitors. The BID focuses on public safety, sanitation, promotion and advocacy for the district – striving to make Madison Avenue a more attractive and dynamic place in which to shop, live, work and visit.

AIANY Guide: John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA

Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Please note that AIANY walking tours are not ADA accessible. However, since accessibility requirements can vary person to person, please email tours@aiany.org prior to purchasing your tickets for more information.

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