Van Alen Institute
Van Alen Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving design in the public realm through a program of exhibitions, competitions, publications, workshops, and forums, and is an advocate for active and accessible waterfronts.
Category Urban Design Organizations
Phone (212) 924-7000
30 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
News About Van Alen Institute
Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge International Design Competition
Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the New York City Council, has launched an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway and spark a new public conversation about New York City's infrastructure.
Department Design Office Announced as Winner of Keeping Current Competition
Van Alen Institute and the City of North Miami have announced Department Design Office as the winner of the competition called KEEPING CURRENT: Repetitive Loss Properties.
Redesigned Litter Baskets Set for Trial on NYC Streets
The NYC Department of Sanitation, Van Alen Institute, IDSA and AIA NY have unveiled prototyped litter baskets produced as part of the BetterBin Competition.
Van Alen Institute and City of Miami Announce Finalists for Keeping Current Competition
Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the City of North Miami, has selected three international firms to advance to the final stage of the Keeping Current: Repetitive Loss Properties competition.
Keeping Current: Repetitive Loss Properties Design Competition
Van Alen Institute and the City of North Miami are looking for an interdisciplinary design team to develop a master plan and pilot project to reimagine public uses for the North Miami's flood-prone vacant lots.
2020 New York State Council on the Arts Independent Project Grants
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is offering Independent Project grants of up to $10,000 for architecture, design, and historic preservation professionals. NYSCA's 2020 program in Architecture + Design is offered to individuals or teams to creatively explore or research an issue or problem…
Jose Marti Park Redesign RFQ
Van Alen Institute and the City of Miami have issued an RFQ to commission a multi-disciplinary design team for the redesign project of Jose Marti Park. The team needs to include the full range of professional urban design, landscape architecture, and engineering services and at least one Florida-licensed…
Van Alen Institute Announces Winner of Urban SOS: Fair Share
"First Class Meal" student team won the top prize in AECOM and Van Alen Institute's Urban SOS competition, which challenged multidisciplinary student teams around the world to explore the nexus of the sharing economy and urban infrastructure to solve our cities' most urgent issues.
Opportunity Space: International Design-Build Competition
Van Alen Institute has just launched Opportunity Space: an international design-build competition to create a temporary physical structure that will house programs to foster economic opportunity and social inclusion in Malmö, Sweden.
Shore to Core: Visions for a Waterfront City
Van Alen Institute and West Palm Beach have launched Shore to Core, parallel design and research competitions to reimagine the West Palm Beach downtown and to better understand individuals' relationships to the built environment.
Future Ground Design Competition
Organized by the Van Alen Institute, Future Ground is a design competition inviting multidisciplinary teams to generate flexible design and policy strategies to reuse vacant land in New Orleans, transforming abandoned landscapes into resources for the current and future city.
Van Alen Institute Announces Ground/Work Competition Finalists
Van Alen Institute has revealed the finalists for Ground/Work. The Institute received submissions from over 120 teams, representing more than 350 emerging designers.
Winners of Parks for the People Competition
Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture and the U.S. National Park Service unveiled the winners of Parks for the People: A Student Competition to Reimagine America's National Parks. Eight student and faculty teams were honored at the competition award ceremony.
Parks for the People Award Ceremony
Parks for the People: A Student Competition to Reimagine America's National Parks award ceremony, reception, and exhibition opening will be held at the AIA Legacy Foundation's Octagon Museum in Washington, D.C.
Van Alen Institute NYSCA Independent Project Grants
Van Alen Institute is calling architecture, design, and historic preservation professionals to apply for fiscal sponsorship for New York State Council on the Arts Independent Project grants.
Parks for the People Competition Moves to Second Round
The first round of competition in Parks for the People: A Studio Competition to Re-imagine America's National Parks is complete.
Van Alen Books: A New Center for Architecture and Design Publications
Van Alen Books is a new architecture and design bookstore and public reading room located at Van Alen Institute's headquarters at 30 West 22nd Street in Manhattan's Flatiron District.
Life at the Speed of Rail: Call for Design Ideas
How will high-speed rail change American life in the coming decades? At this critical moment for American infrastructure, Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture announced Life at the Speed of Rail, an open call for design ideas that envision the cultural, environmental, and economic impact…
Museum of the Phantom City: OtherFutures
Van Alen Institute announced today the launch of Museum of the Phantom City: OtherFutures, a public art project that allows individuals to browse visionary designs for the City of New York on their iPhones.
Van Alen Institute 2009-2010 New York Prize Fellowship
Van Alen Institute invites applications for the 2009-2010 New York Prize Fellowship.
Van Alen Institute Announces New York Prize Fellows
Van Alen Institute announced seven recipients of the 2008-2009 New York Prize.
Mentions of Van Alen Institute
Happy by Studio Cadena Selected as Winner of 2019 Annual Flatiron Public Plaza Design Competition
The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute recently named Studio Cadena's site-specific installation, 'Happy,' as the winner of the fifth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Design Competition.
Winner of 2014 Times Square Valentine Heart Design
Young Projects, a multidisciplinary design firm based in Brooklyn, is the winner of this year's annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design.