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New York Edition 2024

March 05, 2024, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm EST

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Our architecture event series “Architects, not Architecture” is set to debut in New York City!

After hosting successful events in over 10 countries and fostering connections among architects and enthusiasts globally through both online and in-person forums, we are excited to announce this new addition to our international event lineup. We are thrilled to officially “cross the pond” and connect with the incredible architectural community in the US.

On Tuesday, March 5th, 2024, at Brickworks Design Studio in Manhattan, we will showcase the stories of Toshiko Mori and Bjarke Ingels. The evening’s talks will focus on their individual life stories and the defining moments that have shaped their paths in life and architecture.

Toshiko Mori, Toshiko Mori Architect, NYC – tmarch.com

Bjarke Ingels, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, NYC – www.big.dk

“Architects, not Architecture”, or “AnA”, gives guests the chance to get to know world-renowned architects on a more personal level as there is only one golden rule: speakers are not allowed to talk about their architectural projects. This has allowed audiences around the globe to enjoy unique personal content since the format was introduced in 2015. 

Doors open at 18:00 EST.
The talks start at 18:30 EST.

This event is by Brickworks, Fisher & Paykel, and Sky-Frame.


UPDATE: Please sign up for the waitlist below or email us at team@architectsnotarchitecture.com to express your interest in attending. Additional tickets will become available roughly a week before the event.

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Program live


“Doors open” & Get-Together

18:30 – 18:45



Two Speakers (20-minute talk & 10-minute interview)

19:45 – 20:15

Break & Fingerfood

20:15 – 20:45

Round table discussion & Q&A

20:45 – 22:00

Get-Together & Drinks

Brickworks Design Studio

A place to experience Glen-Gery’s entire collection of brick products, have a one-on-one expert color consultation, attend premier educational events, and browse premium product samples that are sure to provide architects and designers with innovate ideas for their next project. Find out more >>

Design for Kitchen Perfection

Since 1934, Fisher & Paykel has been using a heritage that is founded on a pioneering spirit and a culture of curiosity that has challenged conventional appliance design to consistently deliver products tailored to human needs when designing their products. For them, legacy is about looking to the future while ensuring what we develop today is aligned to the fundamental principles of sustainable design. Find out more >>

Sky-Frame – Create your own personal living experience.

Working with Sky-Frame means creating living environments of unparalleled beauty, comfort and elegance. The frameless sliding window is a modular system that combines Swiss engineering ingenuity with time less style, resulting in architectural elements that exude quality in every regard.
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About the Speakers

Toshiko Mori is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and was chair of the Department of Architecture from 2002 to 2008. She is principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, which she established in 1981 in New York City. Mori has taught at the Cooper Union School of Architecture and Harvard GSD, and been a visiting faculty member at Columbia University and Yale University. Her firm’s recent work includes master plans for the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch and the Buffalo Botanical Gardens; “Thread: Artists’ Residency and Cultural Center” in Sinthian, Senegal; “Fass School and Teachers’ Residence” in Fass, Senegal; and the expansion of the Brown University Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Mori’s strong research-based approach to design has been commended in invitations to lectures and conferences around the world. She is a member and former chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Design, and her most recent awards and honors include the Louis Auchincloss Prize from the Museum of the City of New York in 2020; the ACSA Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society Gold Medal in 2016; Architectural Record’s Women in Design Leader Award in 2019; and the AIA / ASCA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education in 2019. www.tmarch.com

Bjarke Ingels founded BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Bjarke defines architecture as the art and science of making sure our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives. Through careful analysis of local culture and climate, the ever-changing patterns of contemporary life, and the ebbs and flows of the global economy, Bjarke believes in the idea of information-driven design as the driving force for his creative process. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2016, Bjarke has designed and completed award-winning buildings globally. He was named an Honorary Fellow by the AIA in 2020, the RIBA in 2015 and the RAIC in 2014. The Wall Street Journal recognized Bjarke as Innovator of the Year in 2011, the same year he received the Danish Crown Prince’s Culture Prize. Bjarke was also awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2004 and the ULI Award for Excellence in 2009. Alongside his architectural practice, Bjarke has taught at top global universities and is a frequent public speaker and continues to hold lectures in venues such as TED, WIRED, AMCHAM, 10 Downing Street, the World Economic Forum and many more. www.big.dk

Toshiko Mori, Toshiko Mori Architect, projects:
Newspaper Cafe
Photography: Iwan Baan
Darwin D. Martin House Visitor Center
Photography: Iwan Baan
Syracuse University Center of Excellence in Energy and Environmental Systems
Photography: Iwan Baan
Photography: Iwan Baan
House in Ghent
Photography: Thomas Loof
House on Maine Coast
Photography: Paul Warchol
Brooklyn Children's Museum Rooftop Pavilion
Photography: Hiroshi Abe
Thread Artists’ Residences & Cultural Center
Photography: Iwan Baan
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Photography: Iwan Baan
Brooklyn Public Library Master Plan
Photography: Michael Moran
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Bjarke Ingels, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, projects:
The Mountain
Photography: Iwan Baan
Photography: Rasmus Hjortshoj
Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet
Photography: Clare Tuma
Photography: Lorenzo Boddi
Danish Maritime Museum
Photography: Iwan Baan
Google Bay View
Photography: Iwan Baan
VM Houses
Photography: Johan Fowelin
VIA 57 West
Photography: Iwan Baan
LEGO House
Photography: Iwan Baan
The Spiral
Photography: Laurian Ghinitoiu
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