2023 Fall Independent Projects Residency

The Block House

New York, NY 10003


Jul 07, 2023


Jun 20, 2023

The Institute for Public Architecture (IPA) welcomes applications for the Independent Projects Residency based at the historic Block House on Governors Island.

Emerging and mid-career architects, urbanists, landscape architects, designers, and those committed to the public realm in all disciplines are invited to apply. Applicants will bring their own interests and projects to the program and will receive opportunities to present their work to the public over the course of the Residency. Fellows receive invaluable project support through access to subject matter experts and resources relevant to their project.

IPA Fellows are among the first civilian residents to live on the Island since the Coast Guard’s exit in 1996. Fellows will enjoy unparalleled historic, natural, and urban resources with direct access to downtown Manhattan and waterfront Brooklyn neighborhoods via ferry. The IPA is one of more than twenty arts, cultural, educational, and environmental nonprofit organizations-in-residence on the Island, forming a unique community that connects with a diverse and growing audience of nearly one million annual visitors.


The Residency Program Fee is $4,500 per Fellow for the 9-week period, which includes registration, accommodations, and other program expenses. Fellows are encouraged to seek partial or full financial support from their institutions or other funding sources to offset the program fee. The fee can be paid in a lump sum or in two installments. If paid in installments, the first 50% is due prior to the start of the program on October 1, with the remaining balance of 50% due on November 1.

Application Instructions

Apply via the application portal.




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