Organized by the AIANY New Practices Committee, “Alone, Together & Somewhere In-Between: Modes of Practice in Contemporary Architecture” is a three-part series of panel discussions delving deeper into the way we work, collaborate, and shape practices in contemporary architecture. Each panel will focus on a specific mode of practice, from the solo practitioner to a range of partnerships and experimental collaborations. Providing an overview for focusing on the wide range of ways architects are organizing to produce their work, the series hopes to uncover and illuminate the ways in which practices are evolving, as well as to explore new directions in the field.

Part II – Going Together
“Together” is the second event in the series, focusing on partnerships. As a favored organizational structure for architecture practices, traditional partnerships often act as professional extensions of pre-existing relationships, families, friendships, and other forms of strategic collaboration. In a time where commitment to a single idea or approach is increasingly difficult to sustain, and perhaps even undesirable for many practices, having the flexibility to adapt and transform is now paramount. This panel will look closer at how partnerships continue to evolve in order to stay agile and to encompass more.

The panel series is made possible by a grant awarded by the national AIA Trust Program sponsored by Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc., the CNA Insurance Companies, and The AIA Trust, providers of the AIA Trust Professional Liability Insurance Program.