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.
On Friday, September 18, 2015, The Architectural League held its annual Beaux Arts Ball at the Knockdown Center, a former doorframe factory turned artist/performance space in Queens.
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 2010 Beaux Arts Ball at the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Photos from the 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
The winner of Folly 2015, Torqueing Spheres by IK Studio, is on view at Socrates Sculpture Park. Explore an interview with Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim, a photo essay on the fabrication, and other notable entries from this year’s competition.
Watch interviews and lectures from the six winners of the 2015 Architectural League Prize: Clark Thenhaus, Erin Besler, First Office, Landing Studio, mcdowellespinosa, and Thom Moran.
Photos and remarks from the dinner honoring Henry N. Cobb as the 2015 recipient of The Architectural League’s highest honor, the President’s Medal.
O’Donnell + Tuomey discuss their vision for Irish architecture, creating mobility in static forms, and bringing the rigors of traditional craft to contemporary work.