On Friday, November 14, the Institute for Public Architecture (IPA) will host its second annual Fall Fête at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Gala tickets may be purchased via the IPA website: www.the-ipa.org.
The event honors two major figures in the field of socially engaged architecture: Rosanne Haggerty is the founder of Common Ground, which develops programs to address chronic homelessness in New York. Michael Kimmelman is the architecture critic for The New York Times.
The IPA has had a banner year, including the launch of the inaugural Institute for Public Architecture Fellows Program. In residence this summer in Harlem as part of No Longer Empty’s “If You Build It” initiative, the Fellows developed four innovative research and design proposals for public and below-market housing in New York. The residency, exhibition, and public programs were part of the IPA “Total Reset” series, responding to Mayor de Blasio’s “total reset” on housing. The program was prominently mentioned in a recent New York Times article on housing solutions for the city.
As a community of architects, developers, activists, and researchers, the IPA is committed to quality architecture in the public interest. By supporting architects and allied professionals working in this area, the IPA strives to improve our public realm.