Join us and the Street Lab | Uni Project on Thursday, May 16 at our Design Charrette for the chance to win a public design competition!

Join one of four teams for a design charrette to create a public, communal table for Street Lab | Uni Project. Street Lab is a nonprofit that creates programs for public space that bring New Yorkers together—pop-up reading rooms, open-air drawing studios, and more. They are best known for the Uni Project, which is an effort to bring learning experiences to public space. The charrette will be a fun night for designers to get together and propose creative design solutions. The winning team will be selected by a panel of jurors to further develop and build their design concept.

The winning team will develop and build their design for Street Lab | Uni Project to use and operate at 150+ public spaces across the five boroughs.


We Are OACny


OAC New York activates local, pro-bono creative professionals to deliver design and development solutions that actualize the potential of our local communities.  Our volunteers work to build a more sustainable future across the five boroughs of New York City.

We believe that everyone deserves a well-designed environment. We strive to collaborate with local community organizations to develop and implement quality design solutions within their neighborhoods. We thrive when we bring together communities, like-minded organizations, and design professionals to implement the visions of New York City's neighborhoods.



The Data Shows:
A Global Network of Impact

This year, our global chapter has compiled visual data recognizing the accomplishments around the global Open Architecture Collaborative

"In 2017 the Open Architecture Collaborative supported 21 chapters who hosted over 425 volunteers serving 94 nonprofit and community groups. Over 1,140 people have signed up to volunteer since we launched in March of last year, but those numbers are slowing down. 2017 saw a booming building economy and professionals with less time. When the economy dips, designers lose work and their jobs. But we get creative and volunteer to continue gaining knowledge and experience."

Read the rest of the story below.


OAC - 2017 Data
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OAC - Select Global Projects
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