Cutting-edge design innovations offer possible solutions to New York City’s housing challenges in the 21st century.
Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers showcases innovative design solutions to better accommodate New York City’s changing, and sometimes surprising, demographics, including a rising number of single people, and will feature a full-sized, flexibly furnished micro-studio apartment of just 325 square feet – a size prohibited in most areas of the city. Visitors to the exhibition will see models and drawings of housing designs by architectural teams commissioned in 2011 by Citizens Housing & Planning Council, in partnership with the Architectural League of New York. The exhibition also presents winning designs from the Bloomberg administration’s recently launched pilot competition to test new housing models, as well as examples set by other cities in the United States and around the world, including Seattle, Providence, Montreal, San Diego, and Tokyo.
Making Room is a co-presentation of the Museum of the City of New York and the Citizens Housing & Planning Council
Honorary Exhibition Chairs
Director, New York City Department of City Planning and Chair, City Planning Commission
Mathew M. Wambua
Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Chairman, Phipps Houses