Getting Around

A’18 in New York City

We’re hosting core sessions and events at curated venues centrally located around the city, making it easy for you to walk, bike, ride, or take the subway between locations.

Architecture Expo & CE

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Head to Manhattan’s trendy West Side to experience the Architecture Expo, a two-day, 200,000-sq. ft. materials playground. Inside Javits you’ll find hundreds of building product manufacturers with the newest materials, live programming, expo credit courses, and classroom seminars.

Building amenities include free Wi-Fi, FedEx Office, a business lounge, and a food court specializing in regionally sourced food. Only a short stroll away: The High Line.

Key details

  designed by James Ingo Freed
  magnificent 15-story steel and glass lobby
  seven-acre green roof with 17 bird species
    and 30,000 honeybees
  one-acre public plaza with water walls


W 35th St. & 11th Ave

Nearest subway: 34th St./Hudson Yards or 34th St./Penn Station


Radio City Music Hall

Hear unforgettable keynotes and spotlight speakers at one of New York City’s most legendary Art Deco venues, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan.

Key details

  • designed by Edward Durell Stone and Donald Deskey
  • largest indoor theater in the world
  • stunning neon marquee that stretches a full city block


Rockefeller Center @ 1260 6th Ave.

Nearest subway: 50th St./Broadway or 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center

Pro Series & CE

John L. Tishman Auditorium, The New School

Attend the Pro Series to discover one of Greenwich Village’s most remarkable spaces, Tishman Auditorium. It’s one of several New School buildings where we’re hosting education sessions.

Key details

  • designed by Joseph Urban
  • 5,555 sq. ft. and seats up to 800
  • beams and panels connect across ceilings and walls to form astonishing shapes


University Center @ 63 5th Ave.

Nearest subway: 14th St./Union Square

ArchiTalks & CE

Hilton Midtown

Head to this sophisticated hotel centrally located near Radio City Music Hall, MOMA, Central Park, Times Square, and Broadway theaters, for seminars and workshops.

Key details

  • designed by William B. Tabler Sr.
  • New York City’s largest hotel and the world’s 101st tallest
  • site where John Lennon wrote the lyrics to his 1971 song “Imagine”


1335 6th Ave.

Nearest subway: 7th Ave.

The Party!

Hammerstein Ballroom

Enjoy the company of friends and colleagues at The Party!, our signature event, hosted at the magnificent Hammerstein Ballroom in Chelsea.

Key details

  • designed by Oscar Hammerstein as an opera house
  • 12,000-sq.-ft. over three floors, plus a 75-ft. hand-painted ceiling
  • site of David Bowie’s final public performance


311 W 34th St.

Nearest subway: 34th St. & 8th Ave.

Zero Waste Exhibit


The Center for Architecture / AIA New York

Stop by this Greenwich Village icon to experience the Zero Waste Design Guidelines, an edgy exhibit curated by journalist Andrew Blum. The exhibit goes beyond the guidelines to candidly explore challenges and opportunities during the precise moment when garbage leaves our hands and goes into the back of a garbage truck.

There’s also a special exhibit featuring the work of James Steward Polshek, FAIA, the 2018 recipient of the AIA Gold Medal. And two exhibits showcasing award-winning work: New Practices New York 2018 and 2018 AIANY Design Awards.

Key details

  • state-of-the art geothermal system for heating and cooling
  • three floors of galleries, soaring ceilings,  and abundant natural light
  • serves 5,500 AIA New York members
  • hosts provocative exhibits, public programs,
    and design education experiences for students


536 LaGuardia Pl.

Nearest subway: West 4th St. or Broadway/Lafayette

Getting around

It’s easy to travel between A’18 venues on foot, by bike, or by rideshare. This map will help you plan your travel time and see what’s nearby.


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