Starve the Beast! Feed the IPA!

Support the IPA's 2020 Residency "TO BE OR NOT BQE" which proposes alternatives to repairing the BQE. Your contribution will help us disseminate our Fellows' groundbreaking work from the 2020 Residency. Learn More


The Institute for Public Architecture uses design to challenge social and physical inequities in the city. We address urgent issues of design and policy by mobilizing our network of activists, professionals, government officials and community stakeholders. The IPA's collaborative process involves a focused design residency and related programs.


The Institute for Public Architecture believes in a future in which design is used as a tool for facilitating social justice and the public has a voice in all decisions that shape our built environment.


Nupoor Monani

2018 IPA Fellow

Andrew Lassiter

2018 IPA Fellow

Cassim Shepard

Advisory Board Member

Despo Thoma

Advisory Board Member

Alec Rovensky

Staff Member

Andy Bernheimer

Advisory Board Member

Crystal Jane Eksi

2018 IPA Fellow

Elaine Sun

2018 IPA Fellow

Alexandra March

Advisory Board Member

Angela Co

2016 IPA Fellow

Damyanti Radheshwar

2018 IPA Fellow

Emily Arden

2016 IPA Fellow

Alexandra Paty-Díaz

2018 IPA Fellow

Bevin Savage-Yamazaki

Board Member

Deborah Gans, FAIA


Emma Fuller

2016 IPA Fellow

Amaritha Mahesh

2016 IPA Fellow

Brian Baer

Advisory Board Member

Despo Thoma

2016 IPA Fellow

Fred Harris

Board Member


Friends of the High Line

Gehl Institute

Plaxal Art Gallery

National Public Housing Museum

Great Cities Institute, University of Chicago



Queens museum

Center for Urban Pedagogy

Center for Architecture


Pratt Institute

Buell Center for American Architecture at Columbia University


LIC Arts

Columbia GSAPP

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Noguchi Museum

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Architectural League of New York

Chicago Architecture Biennal