From Uptown to Downtown, West Village to East Side and everywhere in between, Manhattan will be our playground for 3 glorious days when WAD13 takes over the borough this October. Take a look at our map of what’s happening where and remember, this really is your final chance to save money as our early bird offer flies the nest for good tomorrow.



Remember tomorrow is the last day to save with the 15% Early Bird discount.


WAD 15% Early Bird Discount – Closes Soon


Since the launch of World Architecture Day 2013 earlier this year, we’ve had a phenomenal response from all four corners of the globe. From designers and developers to architects and artists, our event is attracting some of the biggest names in the business.

With under 10 weeks to go the Early Bird is back this July with a substantial 15% saving off your World Architecture Day 2013 registration. With these great savings there is no better time to join the prestigious list of global delegates. But hurry, as these rates won’t be around forever.

Contact with your WAD13 enquiries or to find out about any of our additional savings and discounts. We can’t wait to see you there!


Towards 8 billion


Thursday 11th July marked the official World Population Day, as declared by the United Nations.  With this year’s WAD theme centred upon housing the next generation as the population is forecast to reach a colossal eight billion by 2025, there is no better time to take a look at some of the statistics that are fuelling this year’s WAD discussions:

Stats on the 11/07/2013

  • One birth every 8 seconds
  • One death every 12 seconds
  • Net population gain of one person every 13 seconds
  • Total population on this day 7.2 billion

Join world leading architects, developers and engineers on 06.07.08 October to discuss the ever imminent issue of how to house the world’s growing population and to debate sustainable and innovative solutions. View Programme


National Geographic – On World Population Day, Unpacking 9.6 Billion by 2050

Winners, Workshops, Building Tours and Bike Rides


This year’s WAN Residential Award is celebrating ground-breaking designs for high-density, multi-occupancy dwellings. So it’s only fitting that the winners and shortlist of this prestigious accolade will be announced at World Architecture Day 2013, where the focus of our discussions will be centred on developing innovative solutions to sustainably accommodate the rising global population.

Residential Awards


We are thrilled to announce that pioneers of silicone-based technology, Dow Corning will be sponsoring one of our workshops on Tuesday 08 October. Hosted by visionary architectural firm SOM, this event will explore high-performance facades and interactive surfaces, offering a fascinating glimpse into the future of intelligent design through advances in cutting-edge technology.

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We’re delighted to offer our attendees the opportunity to visit the Morgan Library & Museum ‒ a major exhibition space for fine art, literature and music housed in one of New York’s finest, most historic buildings. Beyer Blinder Belle worked with Renzo Piano on its 2006 extension and were responsible for the dazzling interior restoration that returned the building to its former glory.

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Chair of New London Architecture, Peter Murray and members of the architectural community have been cycling across the United States assessing transportation facilities and infrastructure in a number of key cities. This particularly resonates with WAD13 as the team hope to bring about growth and change through the provision of new infrastructure for cycling in London. Peter will be joining us at our main conference to discuss his experiences, but in the meantime, see why he thinks active transportation can create more liveable cities in this.

‘I look forward to coming back to New York once we’ve published our findings’ Peter Murray on WAD 2013.

Exclusive podcast


Linking in with our theme for World Architecture Day 2013, WAN News Editor, Sian Disson looks at the rapidly increasing global population and subsequent pressure placed upon the design industry to find affordable, sustainable housing solutions. Will Alsop, Christoph Ingenhoven and John Bushell offer their ideas on how the architectural community can respond to this challenge.

Find out what they think




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New ideas for new challenges



We are thrilled to announce a rare and exclusive treat for our delegates this year. Enjoy unprecedented access to the inner sanctum of the New York Times Building. Hosted by Thornton Tomasetti, you’ll be privy to a behind-the-scenes glimpse of this prestigious newspaper and catch a sneaky peak of the newsroom in full journalistic flow. Numbers are strictly limited and spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis. Book now


We are delighted to be working again with our colleagues at BAU, who have come on board as Feature Sponsor of World Architecture Day 2013.

“We are absolutely delighted to be supporting World Architecture Day once more, in particular because it addresses important issues facing architects today, which will also be a subject of BAU 2015 World’s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems. For example, how we meet the enormous housing demand with sustainable designs, materials and products. This is a vital issue and it ultimately affects everyone on the planet.” Mirko Arend, Exhibition Group Director Sponsorship opportunities


We’re also overjoyed to welcome another big player from the architecture and development arena. One of the world’s most visionary global real estate companies, Related have just agreed to deliver a keynote address at the main conference on 07 October.

“Related and Oxford’s development of the Hudson Yards is setting the stage for the next chapter of architecture and design in New York City. Like all cities around the world, New York has had to rethink how it can provide state-of-the -art housing and commercial office space for future generations, and the theme for this year’s event, towards 8 Billion, housing the next generation, provides a great forum to address these important issues.” Jay Cross, President at Related Companies Latest speakers


This week’s final headline – joining us for WAD 2013 is visionary firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

“We’re very excited for KPF to be a part of the WAD13 programme. We’ve been in contact with WAN for the last 7 years with over 52 projects & stories published on their news channel. And as AIANY President, it is great that WAD is coming to New York for 2013.” – Jill Lerner of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) Workshops


Our Super Early Bird Offer is flying high at the moment, but it won’t be around for long. Book today and you’ll get a massive 25% off your registration fee. Spaces are numbered and they’re going fast. We’ve also got a number of delectable discounts for clients of WAN and AIA NY members. For further information about World Architecture Day 2013, and any accommodation enquiries, contact Zoe Craven on or call +44 (0)20 7332 0050.



Day One: New Building Tour

We are thrilled to announce a rare and exclusive treat for our delegates this year. Enjoy unprecedented access to the inner sanctum of the New York Times building.

Hosted by international engineering firm, Thornton Tomasetti, you’ll be privy to a behind-the-scenes glimpse of this prestigious newspaper and catch a sneaky peak of the newsroom in full journalistic flow.

Numbers are strictly limited and spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis. So you’d better hurry if you want to be one of the lucky few to tour this iconic building.

Register Now

Book today and you’ll get a massive 25% off your registration fee. Spaces are numbered and they’re going fast. We’ve also got a number of delectable discounts for clients of WAN and AIA NY members.

For further details about all our building tours, or WAD ticket enquiries contact Zoe Craven on

WAD 2013 launches with 25% discount

Following the London launch of World Architecture Day in 2012, we’re back. And it’s going to be bigger, bolder and better than ever.But this year, we’re swapping the grey skies of the Big Smoke for the high rises of the Big Apple. That’s right. From 06-08 October 2013, we’ll be taking over Manhattan for 3 whole days. Venue

Working in partnership with the American Institute of Architects: New York Chapter (AIANY), there’ll be exciting tours of architectural gems, inspirational workshops spread across the city and the centrepiece to our summit: a fascinating day of speeches, forums and discussions from award-winning architects, developers and engineers.

Over the 3 days, we’ve also organised a number of tailored breakout sessions and networking events built around specific themes. These will give you the opportunity to meet key decision-makers and market-shapers, where you can pitch ideas, secure vital contacts for your firm and discuss future business ventures.

25% Super Early Bird Discount

So, if you would like to take your place alongside global design leaders and debate crucial boundary-pushing initiatives from around the world, register today. Secure your place by 3rd July 2013 and you can take advantage the  massive 25% Super Early Bird discount – plus, there’s even greater savings for AIA members and Friends of WAN.

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For further information about World Architecture Day 2013, contact Zoe Craven on  or call +44 (0)20 7332 0050.
We look forward to you joining us in the city that never sleeps for excitement that never stops.

Early Bird Has Flown the Nest

10% Offer Ends Today

 So, as the days get longer and we get closer to the October, things are taking shape here at WAD! With just over a month to go, it’s all hands on deck as we put the final touches to WAD 2013! We’ve already seen an incredible response to this year’s summit and tickets are selling like hot cakes!

However we’ve now come to the end or our Early Registration offer of 10%. But, never fear, there are still chances to get your hands on some incredible offers, such as our AIA members 50% off! And, as of today, we’re offering AIAS Students the chance to get in on the action by attending a workshop of their choice for just $25!!!  But hurry, with places limited to 2 students per workshop, get in touch today to ensure you don’t miss out!!!

Super Savings for this year’s WAD

Welcoming WAN Residential Awards Entrants With 70% Off!!

With the clock ticking down to our three day architecture summit in the Big Apple, WAD are excited to offer all entrants to this year’s WAN Residential Awards a huge 70% discount on registration.

 Not only will you get to be present as the winner of these awards is announced, but you’ll also get the chance to tour some of New York’s most exclusive buildings, attend inspirational workshops, and listen to talks given by the most influential movers and shakers of the architectural world.

 With only six weeks to go, places are limited and time is fast running out. So book now to secure your place at WAD 2013 NY!

WAD13 Evening Celebrations


Leading manufacturer and international award-winning supplier, Duravit will be collaborating with us on the party of all parties at the close of the WAD13 main conference (Monday 07 October). The evening celebration, filled with cocktails and canapés, will be held at the company’s state-of-the-art showroom on Madison Avenue. This will be your chance to pitch ideas, secure contacts, close deals and celebrate the day with international delegates from across the globe.

“Duravit is a proud supporter of the AIA and New York’s Center for Architecture, so we’re very pleased to now become a sponsor of World Architecture Day. We look forward to engaging with some of the world’s greatest minds in architecture as they celebrate their profession and explore some of the bigger topics for the future.” Tim Schroeder, president of Duravit USA.



If you missed out on the Early Bird Discounts you can still book and save with the 10% pre-registration discount available until 03 September. We also have a range of discounts available for AIA Members and friends of WAN so get in touch. Book now
For all bookings, discounts and enquiries, contact Zoe Craven on

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