Design Trust events include public programs, tours, workshops, and exhibits attended by New Yorkers interested in the design of the city's public spaces.

Annual Benefit
The Design Trust's annual benefit brings together New York's leading urban innovators and thinkers for a dynamic evening of conversation, cocktails, community and an art+design auction.

Save the Date!
November 7, 2013

Ralph Pucci International

Previous Benefits:
Monday, Nov. 12, 2012
Ralph Pucci International

November 2, 2011
October 21, 2010
Center 548

November 5, 2009
Ogilvy & Mather

November 19, 2008
October 22, 2007
Milk Gallery

October 10, 2006
October 11, 2005
October 12, 2004
Rafael Vinoly Architects

Design Trust Council Events spacer
The Design Trust Council is the intellectual and financial leadership circle of the Design Trust for Public Space. Specially designed social and educational events showcase cutting-edge projects with insight provided by visionaries whose work impacts our public built environment.

Past events include:
"New York After Bloomberg: Bjarke Ingels and Julie Iovine in Conversation"
March 9, 2011

"Urban Fabric: Creation in the City"
March 18, 2010

"Public Space / Private Money"
March 12, 2009

"Quasi-Public: Paul Goldberger and Danny Meyer in Conversation"
February 26, 2008

"Gothamitis: Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik in Conversation"
May 2, 2007

Save the Date for the 2013 Art+Design Benefit Auction

Mark your calendars! The 2013 Design Trust Art+Design Benefit Auction will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7th. This year's event will be chaired by the fabulous Cindy Allen and will once again be generously hosted by Ralph Pucci at his stunning penthouse design showroom.

Did you miss last year's benefit? Check out the party photos here.

Public Presentations

Made in Midtown: Urban Creative Districts
Panel discussion
June 15, 2010

Made in Midtown: The Garment District Today & Tomorrow
Panel discussion
June 6, 2010

Park Design for the 21st Century
Public symposium
April 2008

The Green Apple: New Designs for the Sustainable City
January 2006

Designing the Taxi:
How Do We Get There

Public presentation
June 2005

Playing in the City:
Creating Public Play Space for Children in New York City

Panel Discussion
October 2002

Shaping a Public Agenda
March 2003

Designing for Security
Panel Discussion
April 2002

Designing the High Line
Panel Discussion
February 2002

The Future of the High Line
Panel Discussion
June 2001

Marked Landscapes:
Eib's Pond Park

June 2001

The Future of the Physical City: Q&A with Candidates for Mayor of New York
Conversation Series
Summer 2001

The New Guggenheim and the Changing Shape of the City
November 2000

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Photo Urbanism 5: Same Time Every Day
Photographs by Kramer O'Neill
November 2010-November 2011

Made in Midtown
Pop-up storefront exhbition
June 2010

Intersections: Grand Concourse at 100 -- Future
Public exhibition
Nov. 1, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010

Intersections: Grand Concourse Beyond 100
Public exhibition
Nov. 5 - 28, 2009

Photo Urbanism 4:
Out My Window

Photographs by Gail Albert Halaban
February 2009 Exhibition

Reinventing Grand Army Plaza
Public exhibition
Sept. - Oct. 2008

Photo Urbanism 3:
Portrait of Jamaica Bay

Photographs by Travis Roozée
April 2007

Taxi 07 Exhibit
April 2007

Long Island City: Connecting the Arts Book Release Party
Book Celebration
May 2006

Designing the Taxi:
Rethinking New York City's Moveable Public Space

November 2005

Photo Urbanism 2:
The Bridge Project

March 2005

Long Island City:
Arts & Industry Tours

Factory Tours
June 2004

Photo Urbanism 1:
The Edge of New York

June 2003

Richard Meier at the Perry Street Apartments
Tour by the architect
December 2002

Raimund Abraham at the Austrian Cultural Forum
Tour by the architect
May 2002

Lynden Miller at the Central Park Conservatory Garden
Tour by the designer
October 2001

Frank Gehry at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Tour by the architect
August 2001

Idlewild: An Atlas of the Periphery of Kennedy Airport
October 2000

Workshops & Forums

Making Midtown Workshop December 17, 2011

Five Borough Farm Workshop: The Future of Farming in NYC
December 2010

Designing the Taxi:
What Do We Want

May 2005

Times Square Workshop
June 2003

Hell's Kitchen South:
Developing Strategies

June 1999

Public Space Potlucks

Brooklyn Bridge Park
August 2, 2012

Dutch Kills Green
(view photos on Flickr)
May 23, 2012

West Harlem Piers Park
July 20, 2011

Gulick Park | Lower East Side
June 2, 2011

IBM atrium | Midtown East
April 7, 2011

BYO BQE | Brooklyn
September 17, 2010

Living Pavilion | Governor's Island
August 14, 2010

Brooklyn Bridge Park | Brooklyn
July 29, 2010

Hudson River Park | Manhattan
June 24, 2010

Greeley Square | Manhattan
April 28, 2010

Moving Platform | Atlantic/Pacific. Subway Station, Brooklyn
March 22, 2010

Holiday Ping-Pong Potluck | Design Trust offices, Manhattan
December 2, 2009

Conflux Festival | Manhattan
September 17, 2009

Gantry Plaza State Park | Queens
August 18, 2009

Roosevelt Island
July 9, 2009

Grand Concourse | Bronx
June 16, 2009

Wintergarden | Manhattan
March 18, 2009

Staten Island Ferry | Manhattan and Staten Island
December 3, 2008

Grand Army Plaza | Brooklyn
September 24, 2008

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