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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2023 Fall Independent Project Residency


Read about our Fall Residency which welcomed five fellows across a range of disciplines to the Block House. View projects produced by Fellows over their 9-week program.

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IPA to Receive Grant from the NEA 


We are thrilled to announce that the Institute for Public Architecture has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Project award of $25,000.

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Residency Manager


The IPA is seeking a full-time Residency Manager to lead programming and manage facilities at the IPA’s headquarters on Governors Island. Applications are due by February 20, 2024.

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The Story of the BQE


The IPA’s TSOTBQE project will create an on-going resource of cross-generational oral histories to foster conversations about the history and future of neighborhoods along the BQE.

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Programs



Learn about our Programs


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