Van Alen Institute

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Van Alen Institute is a New York City-based independent nonprofit architectural organization, dedicated to improving design in the public realm. It was founded in 1894 as the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects. In 1995, the institute was named in honor of William Van Alen, architect of the Chrysler Building and recipient of the institute's 1908-1909 Paris Prize.

Van Alen Institute has supported architects, urban thinkers, designers and scholars through design competitions, fellowships, awards and public programs. Also, it has fostered dialogue about architecture as a creative practice.[1]

Van Alen Institute initiatives include Parks for the People[2] and Ground/Work: A Design Competition for Van Alen Institute's New Street-Level Space.[3] The institute is also a partner in Rebuild by Design[4] and Changing Course: Navigating the Future of the Lower Mississippi River Delta.[5]

Van Alen Institute is located at 303 Bond St in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

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  1. ^ "Graham Foundation".
  2. ^ Silvestro, Tyler B. (3 April 2012). "Land Unlocked: Competition Seeks Ideas for the Next 100 Years of Parks". The Architect's Newspaper. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  3. ^ Fixsen, Anna (24 September 2013). "Van Alen Institute Announces Winner of its Storefront Redesign". Architectural Record. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Rebuild by Design: An Initiative by the President's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force". Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Changing Course: Navigating the Future of the Lower Mississippi River Delta". Retrieved 26 September 2013.

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