Upcoming Events

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

El-Space: Innovation in City Design & Urban Regeneration

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:30 – 9:00 AM

Design Trust and NYC Department of Transportation's El-Space project represents the first comprehensive, citywide approach to planning, designing, and transforming the vast resource of space beneath and adjacent to elevated transportation infrastructure. 

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Future Culture: Exploring Staten Island's North Shore

Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 10:15 AM – 1:30 PM

The North Shore of Staten Island boasts spectacular harbor views—and a concentration of mega projects. Nearly $2 billion has been invested in new real estate, including a new mall, an observation wheel, and hundreds of units of housing.

Past Events

Free!

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Discover El-Space

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Join the Design Trust and NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) for a special tour of our Under the Elevated/El-Space pilot installation below the Gowanus Expressway at 36th Street and 3rd Avenue and a multi-city panel conversation, at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on May 17, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. And earn AIA credits!

Free!

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North Shore Exhibition Opening

Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Join us for the opening reception of North Shore on September 16, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, at Alice Austen House.

Free!

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Future Culture Exhibition Opening

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for the opening reception of Future Culture: Connecting People and Place on Staten Island’s North Shore on September 14, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts.
Free!

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Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Staten Island’s North Shore is changing at an incredible pace. In many ways, the creative and cultural sectors aid this development, as they shape the place where they live and work. How do we ensure these sectors continue to have role in and connect to this transformation?

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

The Future of Penn Station

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 @ 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Join us for a conversation examining the future of America's busiest transit hub.

Free!

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Arts Connecting Staten Island

Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Join us for the discussion, Arts Connecting Staten Island: Powerful Civic Tools for Transformation, on Thursday May 12, from 6-7 pm at Cooper Union.

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Affordable Housing and the Public Realm

Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Join us for a conversation on how we can improve neighborhoods through design, moderated by The Architect's Newspaper Editor-in-Chief William Menking. The brand-new edition of our Laying the Groundwork design guidelines will debut!

Free!

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New Year's Party!

Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Welcome in the New Year with the Design Trust! 

Free!

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Same Time Every Day Exhibit

Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 6:00 PM – Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 8:00 PM

Select images from Kramer O'Neill's Photo Urbanism fellowship, Same Time Every Day, will be on view at the Atlantic Avenue subway station for one year. See the event recap.

Free!

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Intersections: Grand Concourse Beyond 100 Exhibit

Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 12:00 PM – Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 12:00 PM

Intersections: Grand Concourse Beyond 100, the exhibition will feature models, renderings, animations, plans, drawings, videos, and interactive multimedia presentations created by the seven Grand Concourse Beyond 100 competition finalists. See the event recap.

Free!

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Out My Window Exhibit

Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 12:00 PM – Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 5:00 PM

Gail Albert Halaban, the Design Trust's fourth Photo Urbanism Fellow, will exhibit photos from her project Out My Window at Robert Mann Gallery from Feb 5 - Mar 28, 2009. See the event recap.

Free!

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Portrait of Jamaica Bay Exhibit

Saturday, February 10, 2007 – Monday, April 23, 2007

Photo Urbanism Fellow Travis Roozée will present his study Portrait of Jamaica Bay at the Museum of the City of New York on Feb 10. Exhibit will be on view through Apr 2007. See the event recap.

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