Each year the Architectural League’s Beaux Arts Ball brings together over a thousand architects, designers, artists, and their friends for a night of drinks, dancing, food, and fun, all to benefit the programs of the League.
The Ball is held in a different location each year and, since 2006, features a specially commissioned installation or environment by a team of architects, artists, and others.
A video documentary and photos of the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball, a party celebrating the centennial of the 1913 Armory Show at the 69th Regiment Armory.
Photos from the League’s 2012 Beaux Arts Ball at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank
Photos from the 2010 Beaux Arts Ball at the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Photos from the League’s 2009 Beaux Arts Ball at the Old American Can Factory.
Photos from the 2008 Beaux Arts Ball at the former Ace Gallery at 275 Hudson Street
Photos from the 2007 Beaux Arts Ball at 3-Legged Dog Art + Technology Center
A collection of all three winning essays from this year’s Urban Omnibus writing competition, Common Shares.
In anticipation of this year’s Beaux Arts Ball and its theme of Craft, we highlighted the work and expertise of the many artisans, consultants, and designers involved in the extensive restoration of the event venue, a landmarked bank building in Williamsburg.
In the third installment of interviews with this year’s Emerging Voices, accompanied by videos from the lecture series, Donald Chong, Betsy Williamson, & Shane Williamson of Williamson Chong Architects and Mauricio Rocha Iturbide & Gabriela Carrillo Valadez of TALLER |MauricioRocha+GabrielaCarrillo| discuss their work.
Susana Torre draws on a 1977 League exhibition and publication on women in the architectural profession to consider the influence that feminism has had on architecture and urban planning and to reflect on how the discourse has and has not changed.