Seaport Culture District

The Howard Hughes Corporation® Seaport Culture District is an innovative new program that brings together a dynamic gathering of cultural partners to the storied streets of Lower Manhattan. Running through the end of December, the Culture District includes a collection of NYC’s most influential and distinguished organizations activating an array of indoor and outdoor spaces under the direction of architect and urbanist James Sanders, AIA.

Seaport Culture District partners and collaborating organizations include AIANY / Center for Architecture and Archtober, AIGA/NY, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, HarperCollins Publishers, Eyebeam, No Longer EmptyArup, and Art Start. In addition to the extensive installations and exhibitions, the Seaport Culture District will offer more than one hundred lunchtime and after-work events, including educational talks, panel discussions, screenings, walking tours, sketching workshops, and photography classes. Extensive K-12 after-school educational programs will also be available, along with additional family offerings on weekends.

Learn more about Seaport Culture District offerings here.


The AIANY / Center for Architecture is proud to announce its participation in the Seaport Culture District. The Center for Architecture’s satellite space at 181 Front Street, designed by the Center’s architect Andrew Berman, FAIA, will house exhibitions and programs through December 31, 2015. During Archtober, the month-long, citywide architecture and design festival, now in its fifth year, the space will become Archtober Hall, hosting public events organized by the many of the festival’s 60+ partners.

Center at the Seaport will be open:
Monday: 12-4pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 11am-8pm

Programs at the Seaport

Meet the Architects
Thursday, October 1, 7:00-9:00 PM
Organized by: Dwell on Design

Art in Public Space: Nuances and Impact of Nordic Practice
Friday, October 2, 6:00-8:00 PM
Organized by: The Nordic Consulates

Brooklyn’s Shores: Tides and Times
Monday, October 5, 6:00-8:00 PM
Organized by: AIANY/Center for Architecture

East End Landscapes
Tuesday, October 6, 6:00-8:00 PM
Organized by: The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter

Redefining Greenways for NYC
Wednesday, October 7, 5:30-7:30 PM
Organized by: Freshkills Park Alliance

Shore Up: Rebuilding Coastal Landscapes
Thursday, October 8, 6:00 PM
Organized by: Van Alen Institute

Tuesday, October 13, 5:00-8:00 PM
Organized by: Consulate General of Sweden in New York

Islands of Trash
Wednesday, October 14, 6:00-8:00 PM
Organized by: AIANY/Center for Architecture

Digging in Sand
Thursday, October 15, 6:00-8:00 PM
Organized by: AIANY/Center for Architecture

Building Islands
Monday, October 19, 6:00-8:00 PM
Organized by: AIANY/Center for Architecture

Åzone Terminal Exhibition Opening
Friday, October 23, 6:00-8:00 PM
Organized by: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Architecture of the Arts: How Cultural Landmarks Shape Public Life
Monday, October 26, 6:00 PM
Organized by: Consulate General of Denmark in New York

Mid-Century Modern Architecture: Optimism and Relevance for the Future
Tuesday, October 27, 6:30-8:30 PM
Organized by: Ennead Architects/DOCOMOMO NY Tri-State/AIANY/Center for Architecture

Billion Year Bronx
Wednesday, October 28, 6:00-8:00 PM
Organized by: AIANY/Center for Architecture

Ready to Respond: Strategies for Multifamily Building Resilience, Launch Event
Thursday, October 29, 6:00-7:30 PM
Organized by: Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Friday, October 30, 6:00 PM
Organized by: AIANY/Center for Architecture