The Design Commission reviews permanent structures, both public and private, as well as works of art that are proposed on or over City-owned property, including property that is leased by the City to another entity. Structures include, but are not limited to, buildings, such as museums and libraries; bridges and other infrastructure projects; parks and playgrounds; and lighting and other streetscape elements, including distinctive sidewalks, bollards, and newsstands. Each design proposal-whether art, architecture and bridges, or landscape architecture-has general and specific submission requirements. Additional information may be requested. All projects must be listed on the appropriate agency transmittal, and all submission materials must be submitted by the deadline for projects to be calendared.
See the Calendar of Meetings
All materials must be delivered no later than 12:00 PM on the submission due date to the north entrance of 1 Centre Street and dropped off in the mail room for screening.
All packages must be addressed to the Design Commission.
For delivery of models or large and/or delicate samples, please call the Design Commission at (212) 788-3071 to make arrangements.
Submission Guidelines by Project Type
Works of Art: Installation
Works of Art: Relocation and Conservation
Architecture and Bridges
Streetscapes: Including Distinctive Sidewalks, Distinctive Light Fixtures and Newsstands
Signage: Including Historic Markers
Architecture and Bridges, Landscape Architecture and Streetscapes (PDF)
Requests for Extension of Approval
Works of Art, Architecture and Bridges, Landscape Architecture and Streetscapes