Institute for Public Architecture


The IPA, based in the historic Block House on Governors Island, uses design to address social, physical and environmental inequities in the city through our signature Selected Topic Fellowship and Independent Project Residency programs, and related public lectures, exhibits, and publications.


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IPA Announces 2024 Summer Programming


Visit the Block House this Summer on June 15, July 13 and August 10, 12pm–4pm for Open [Block] House. See work in progress and engage in conversation with the 2024 Summer Residency Fellows.

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Tickets on Sale: Summer Solstice Cruise


Join us on June 20th for the IPA’s Summer Solstice Cruise, in support of the Story of the BQE project. An AIA expert guide will  highlight interdisciplinary projects that address climate change adaptation and resilience along the Manhattan and Brooklyn waterfronts.

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Free Film Screening: The Story of the BQE 


SOLD OUT, standby registration now open. Join us on June 17th at 6:30pm for the first public screening of The Story of the BQE at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. In partnership with Segregation by Design.

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Janet Fink named Executive Director of the IPA


Ms. Fink’s involvement with the IPA extends back to 2020 when she joined as residency director, leading selected topic fellowships that explored alternatives to the BQE.

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Learn more about our Independent Project Residency and Selected Topic Fellowship programs, and related public lectures, exhibits and publications.

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Institute for Public Architecture

45 E 20th Street Suite 500
New York, NY 10003

9 Nolan Park
Governors Island, NY