This year’s AIA Conference on Architecture will be held in one of the design capitals of the world: New York City. With dozens of iconic buildings and many industry heavyweight firms, the city is a natural locale to celebrate architecture. Every weekday in June, ARCHITECT editors will be counting down the days until we see you in New York with suggestions of places to go and things to see.
1. The Conference Keynote Lineup
Ed ReeveThe conference consistently draws an impressive lineup of speakers to the keynote stage—remember Michelle Obama last year?—and this year is no exception. The keynote sessions are more condensed this year, spanning two days rather than three: David Adjaye, Hon. FAIA, founder of London– and New York–based firm Adjaye Associates, and Sheela Maini Søgaard, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) partner and CEO, are the headliners this year, and they will be joined by many more professionals in the field. —Sara Johnson
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