Center for Architecture

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536 LaGuardia Place
Manhattan, New York 10012
(212) 683-0023

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The Center for Architecture (website) is a Museum (Architecture) in New York.
Official description from Center for Architecture:

The Center for Architecture is a destination for all interested in the built environment.

It is home to the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation, vibrant nonprofit organizations that provide resources to both the public and building industry professionals. Through exhibitions, programs, and special events, the Center aims to improve the quality and sustainability of the built environment, foster exchange between the design, construction, and real estate communities, and encourage collaborations across the city and globe.

The Center for Architecture opened in 2003. It was designed by Andrew Berman, AIA, who won a design competition to renovate the storefront space. His solution cut a hole in slab of the ground floor, bringing natural light to the basement and subbasement levels.

Wikipedia excerpt:
Operated by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Center for Architecture is located in the neighborhood of Greenwich Village at 536 LaGuardia Place, between West 3rd Street and Bleecker Street in New York City (USA). In recent years, the center has become an increasingly important cultural institution through its revolving exhibits on architecture, urban planning, urban design, and environmental planning. The center also offers an extensive calendar of seminars, public feedback forums, project unveilings, and educational programs. The Center also keeps an online monthly calendar of events and changing exhibitions. In the summer of 2003 the geothermal system for the Center for Architecture was installed. For three weeks, construction crews drilled two wells, each 1,260 feet (~ 384m) deep beneath the sidewalk. After drilling through layers or gravel, pea stone, overburden soil and bedrock, the wells were connected to make a closed loop system. The geothermal system consists of 6-inch-diameter (150 mm) pipes, heat exchangers and pumps for groundwater to flow through.

Promotional images for exhibits from Center for Architecture official site

Current Exhibitions

Feb 10, 2011 – May 21, 2011
Set in the radically uneven urban landscapes of Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune, India, Jugaad Urbanism explores how the energy of citizens “making-do” is translated by architects, urban planners, and governmental and nongovernmental entities into efficient and inventive strategies for sustainable urban growth.
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