The Open House concept started in London in 1992 with the aim of fostering a better understanding of architecture outside the profession. The core of this idea lays in the direct experience of the buildings themselves, accessible for free to all, with opportunities to learn, discuss and debate with experts and citizens alike. Open House New York is the second city, following London, of what has become a worldwide movement to open up cities and engage citizens in conversations about how to shape the future of where they live.
In 2019, almost 1 million people participated in Open House events with nearly 2 million visits to buildings enabled by more than 18,000 volunteers. Taken together, Open House Worldwide is the largest celebration of the urban landscape in the world. In 2024, thanks to the American Institute of Architects and the Miami Center for Architecture and Design, Open House comes to Miami, March 1-2.
Go to https://www.openhousemia.org/ for more information and updates on this years event.