Building on more than a century of experience, we develop cross-disciplinary research, provocative public programs, and inventive design competitions.

 See below for a list of recent and upcoming events.

23 July 2014

Members Event: Head Down to the Waterfront at the New Pier 2 & Pier 4 Beach

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26 June 2014

Members Event: Tour Material ConneXion's Cutting-Edge Library

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21 May 2014

Van Alen Institute Spring Party

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April 2014

Van Alen Institute Leads Public Programs Throughout the Region for Rebuild by Design

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9 April 2014

Members Event: Donald Judd's Restored SoHo Home & Studio at 101 Spring Street

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6 April 2014

Van Alen Institute at the Word Urban Forum: What Design Competitions Can Do for Your City

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March 2014

Members Event: Architect Byron Bell's One-of-a-Kind Chelsea Townhouse

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2011 - 2014

Events on the Yellow Steps: Van Alen Books Storefront by LOT-EK

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February 2014

Members Event: "Match-Maker" 2014 Times Square Valentine Heart

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January 2014

Members Event: Rising Waters at the Museum of the City of New York

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December 2013

Members Tour: UN Scandinavian Council Chambers

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November 2013

Rebuild by Design Invites You to Join the Conversation

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20 September 2013

Friday, September 20: NYC Park(ing) Day 2013

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July 2013

 Soul Searching Summer Party

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June 2013

Members Event: Hard-Hat Tour of Governors Island

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May 2013

A Street Seat for Van Alen Institute

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30 May 2013

Fine Arts Federation Annual Meeting: Preservation and the Public Realm

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April 2013

VAI Announces NYSCA Independent Project Grants

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18 October 2012

Change Agents: Landscape Architects on the Innovation Forefront
Landscape Architecture Pecha Kucha Night

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15 October 2012

Redefining the River: Challenges in Urban Waterfront Design

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13 October 2012

Landscape Architecture Design Speed Dating & Open House Brunch

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10 October 2012

The Urban Polder: What New York's Waterfront Can Learn from the Dutch

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September - October 2012

 Upcoming Events: Immensity + Intimacy: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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10 September 2012

Tech & the City with Next American City

 

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12 June 2012

 Fine Arts Federation of New York Annual Meeting: Creative Placemaking with Carol Coletta

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19 May 2012

Open House Brunch and Design Speed Dating

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May 2012

VAI Announces NYSCA Independent Project Grants

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3 March 2012

March 3: Open House Brunch and Design Speed Dating

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10 December 2011

December 10: Holiday Brunch and Design Speed Dating

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16 September 2011

Park(ing) Day Book Exchange

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10 September 2011

September 10: Open House Brunch and Design Speed Dating

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12 July 2011

Life at the Speed of Rail in Los Angeles: After Car Culture: Designing the New L.A.

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7 July 2011

Life at the Speed of Rail in Houston: Red State Rail

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28 June 2011

Life at the Speed of Rail in St. Louis: Laying Tracks for Economic Development

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24 June 2011

Life at the Speed of Rail in Washington, D.C.: Winners to be Announced June 24

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30 April 2011

Open House Brunch and Design Speed Dating

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31 March 2011

VAI Announces Van Alen Books

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21 March 2011

Life at the Speed of Rail

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16 February 2011

Letter from New Orleans: Redesigning the Delta 

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12 February 2011

VanAlentine's Day Brunch and Design Speed Dating

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01 February 2011

Announcing VAI's 2011 High Speed Rail Fellows

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08 October 2010 - 12 January 2011

Ideas at Work: Three Competitions for Public Space

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15 December 2010

Let's Get to 2011!

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04 December 2010

Seasonal Brunch

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04 December 2010

Design Speed Dating: Portfolio Reviews

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24 September 2010

Ecological Urbanism and Green Gone Wrong: An Exchange

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11 September 2010

Threshold Launch

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11 September 2010

Design Speed Dating: Portfolio Reviews

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11 September 2010

Seasonal Brunch

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29 August 2010

A panel discussion at the 12th International Venice Architecture Biennale

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28 July 2010

New York Prize Fellows Open House

 

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16 July 2010

Street Value and Manhattan Projects: An Exchange
 

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08 May 2010

Design Speed Dating: Portfolio Reviews

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12 April 2010

Architecture on Display: On the History of the Venice Biennale of Architecture

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13 February 2010

URBAN LOVE AFFAIR: A VanAlentine's Day Brunch + Open House

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07 January 2010

Sustainable City Finance Conference

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16 December 2009

The Public School (for Architecture) New York: Final Class
by New York Prize Fellows common room and Telic Arts Exchange

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01 December - 16 December 2009

The Public School (for Architecture) New York: Session Three
by New York Prize Fellows common room and Telic Arts Exchange

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21 November 2009

Sirens Taken for Wonders, by Paul Elliman
Live Radio Panel Discussion, Workshop, and Field Trips

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03 November 2009

FLATIRON High and Low
Panel Discussion

 

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01 November - 22 November 2009

The Public School (for Architecture) New York: Session Two
by New York Prize Fellows common room and Telic Arts Exchange

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13 October - 25 October 2009

The Public School (for Architecture) New York: Session One
by New York Prize Fellows common room and Telic Arts Exchange

 

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03 October 2009

MUSEUM OF THE PHANTOM CITY: OtherFutures
a mobile media project by New York Prize Fellows Irene Cheng and Brett Snyder
 

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30 September 2009

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL (for ARCHITECTURE) NEW YORK: Open House
a project by New York Prize Fellows common room and Telic Arts Exchange

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30 July 2009

[WELCOME TO THE USA]: Architecture and Human Rights at the Border
A Conversation with Teddy Cruz and Thomas Keenan

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17 June 2009

Building the Innovative Green Home
A panel discussion featuring the "From the Ground Up" design competition winners moderated by Karrie Jacobs

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11 June 2009

Bronx River Crossing
A Project by New York Prize Fellows Alexander Levi and Amanda Schachter

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14 May 2009

Is it Architecture? The Structure in Landscape
Panel Discussion presented by Architecture Omi

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09 May 2009

FlyNY: An International Kite Design Competition and Flying Event

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07 April 2009

Soft Geometries: Fashion, Architecture, and NYC’s Garment District
A Conversation with Yeohlee Teng and Calvin Tsao
 

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26 February 2009

Elastic Borders:
A Workshop by New York Prize Fellow Gabi Schillig

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25 February 2009

Carbon Sequestration in Cities: What is the role of an urban forest?

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10 February 2009

Flight Patterns:
A Forum on the Design Challenges of Urban Ecology and Biodiversity
Moderated by Natalie Jeremijenko, New York Prize Fellow

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04 February 2009

Eco-Cities:
Building Green on a City Scale

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09 December - 11 December 2008

Designing the Parks Conference:
The Present and Future of Park Planning and Design

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04 December 2008

OOZing
A Public Workshop with New York Prize Fellow Natalie Jeremijenko

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23 October 2008

"Trip To Mannahatta" with New York Prize Fellow Eric W. Sanderson
Open to Van Alen Institute Members and Fellows

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14 October 2008

TKTS Booth Unveiled!
Presented in partnership with the Times Square Alliance

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14 August 2008

In Conversation: Julia Czerniak and Edward Mitchell
on the possibilities for public life in new ecological infrastructures

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12 August 2008

TimeZone: Demonstration and Discussion
by New York Prize Fellow John Stuart

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06 August 2008

In Conversation: Michael Osman and Clive G. Jones with Ellen Grimes
on the intersection of ecological theory and design practice

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18 June - 29 August 2008

Formulas for Now: Hans Ulrich Obrist's New York Interviews
New York Prize Senior Fellow Hans Ulrich Obrist

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10 April 2008

Productive Public Space: Exploring Hybridities in Informal Settlements
New York Prize Fellows Chelina Odbert and Jennifer Toy

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03 February 2008

"Secondary Use" Workshop

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11 December 2007

In Conversation: Mark Hansen and DeeDee Gordon
"Communicating Through Distributed Networks"

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15 November 2007

In Conversation: Michael Singer and Signe Nielsen
"Infrastructure and Community"

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15 November 2007

"Architecture and Energy Production" Roundtable

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27 October 2007

Inaugural Van Alen Institute New York Prize Fellowship Dinner
Senior Fellow Hans Ulrich Obrist: Interviews Project

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04 October 2007

In Conversation: Bjarke Ingels and Mark Wigley

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03 October 2007

Day Labor Station by Public Architecture

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13 June 2007

Panel Discussion: Designing Governors Island

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16 January 2007

In Conversation: Michael Sorkin and Adolfo Carrion, Jr.

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14 October 2006

Nature Now: The Urban Park as Cultural Catalyst

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15 September 2006

Book Launch: Did Someone Say Participate?

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17 November - 18 November 2005

The Politics of Design: Competitions for Public Projects

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OPEN WEEKDAYS, 10-5

Van Alen Institute Reading Room

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