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.


Executive Board
Executive Board
Advisory Board

Bevin Savage Yamazaki leads Gensler's Civic+Culture practice. Prior to working at Gensler she worked on the construction of the contemporary art museum Dia:Beacon, in Beacon NY.

Bevin Savage-Yamazaki

Board Member

Robert Marino is the founder of Robert Marino Architects.

Robert Marino


Deborah Gans is the founder and principal architect of Gans studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Deborah Gans, FAIA


Mr. Crainer is counsel in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP focusing his practice in the area of tax law

Steven Crainer

Legal Counsel

Fred Harris was named Managing Director for Real Estate Development of Jonathan Rose Companies in 2016. Mr. Harris is responsible for directing the expansion and diversification of the Companies’ nationwide development portfolio.

Fred Harris

Board Member

Tom Bishop has practiced architecture for over 35 years in a variety of firms and covering a
broad array of client and project types. His current firm, BRB Architects, has designed
educational facilities for secondary school and colleges and universities throughout the New
York metropolitan area.

Tom Bishop

Board Member

Jonathan Kirschenfeld is the founder of the IPA, and principal of Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect PC.

Jonathan Kirschenfeld, AIA

Founder / President

Philippe Baumann RA founded Baumann Architecture PLLC in 2000, an architectural design studio with interests ranging from competitions to urban infill to global urbanism.

Philippe Baumann

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