Saturday, February 11, 2012
Starting at 11:00am – evening (5:00-6:30pm)

Join OHNY and Docomomo US for a scavenger hunt across Manhattan and beyond. Spend a day exploring the city and taking photographs in front of examples of modern architecture and design for a chance to win great prizes! Hunt alone or as a team and learn about the historical buildings, spaces, as well find out about the architects and designers that made major contributions to the cityscape. The hunt starting point and event opening will take place at Room & Board in SoHo at 11:00am. The hunt will conclude at the Spring Natural Kitchen, a new restaurant on the Upper West Side, where hunters can rest and enjoy a complimentary drink and munchies from 5:00-6:30pm.

Starting Location: Room & Board, 105 Wooster Street, SoHo
Ending Location: Spring Natural Kitchen, 474 Columbus Ave (between 82nd and 83rd Sts)

Registration: This event is sold out.

Please click here if you would like to be added to the wait list. If you have registered for the event and need a copy of the rules, please email

Rules and Prizes
Objective: Decipher and find as many clues as possible from 11am until the closing reception (5:00-6:30pm) on Saturday, February 11th. Follow the rules below and take photos of each answer to receive points. The top three teams with the most points will win one of the prizes below. The top team will be able to choose their prize, and on down to the third place team.

Prizes (see details at the bottom):
(1) Beck Chair donated by Room & Board
A behind-the-scenes tour of the United Nations
AIA Guide(s) to New York City

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 15.



Beck Chair (Danby) – retail value: $899

The Danish-inspired design of Beck features a tailored seat that sits in a solid walnut frame.
Thoughtful details make the design ultra-comfortable, including sculpted wood arms and a precise angle to the comfortable seat.


Behind-the-scenes tour of the U.N. – retail value: priceless

The tour will showcase the architecture of the U.N. and its current renovation.
Winners will get a special look at the iconic building and access to areas that are normally closed off to the general public.


AIA Guide to New York City – retail value: $44.99

First published in 1968, the AIA Guide to New York City has long been the definitive guide to the city’s architecture. The Fifth Edition continues to include places of historical importance and includes the building boom that has given rise to an unprecedented number of new buildings by such architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano.





1 Comment to Modern Architecture & Design Scavenger Hunt

  1. Mary Bandziukas's Gravatar Mary Bandziukas
    January 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    this sounds like fun. my son has an interest in architecture, and it sounds like something he and i can do together (he’s 12). We don’t know the names of many architects and don’t have alot of professional-level knowledge in general about NYC architecture. Will the clues be something that the general public can decipher, such as your example “a photo of the Ford Foundation Bldg?” Will the clues lead you to places in a logical progression of geography, such that people can walk or take mass transit between sites?

    thanks in advance for your reply,

    Mary Bandziukas

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