Temporary Place of Assembly

Kohn Architecture NYC provides Temporary Place of Assembly (TPA) permits. A TPA permit is required when at least 75 people gather indoors or at least 200 people gather outdoors, and is issued for events lasting less than 30 days. This could be for religious, recreational, educational, political or social purposes, or to consume food or drink. TPA Certificates of Operation are issued by the Department of Buildings and are approved on a case-by-case basis.

In all cases, written requests for a TPA Certificate of Operation must be made within 10 days before the event to avoid additional fees. The receipt date of the written request will be counted as one of the ten business days. Additionally, the FDNY will come to inspect the event to ensure that is is in compliance with the filed TPA. This inspection is subject to hourly fees by the FDNY. After the inspection is complete, they will issue you an invoice.


Popsugar Playground

Popsugar Playground is an annual immersive and interactive woman’s festival extravaganza. Popsugar features keynote discussions with A-list celebrities and pop-culture luminaries. In addition, it includes fitness and wellness activities, art installations, a shopping bazaar, a beauty carnival, food hall, product exhibits and much more. Kohn Architecture provided the TPA plans to this event that was located on Pier 94 by the Hudson River in NYC. The plans included Temporary Structure Permits for stages and the PLAYGROUND experience – a giant ball pit with slides. Over 14,000 people attended the event over a 2 day period. Kohn Architecture also coordinated with the FDNY to ensure maximum safety and compliance.


Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum is New York City’s largest cultural institution designed especially for children and families. The museum facility has multiple event spaces including a large rooftop garden pavilion enclosed by a spectacular steel and Kevlar canopy structure.

Kohn Architecture has worked with the museum on multiple occasions to create Temporary Place of Assembly plans for different events. These events range in capacity of 150 to 1200 people for weddings, parties, bar mitzvahs, cultural events and art exhibits. Kohn Architecture provided TPA permits on its acclaimed rooftop pavilion and inside the facilities.


Lungevity Breathe Deep NYC

Breathe Deep NYC is Sponsored by the LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s largest network of local events for lung cancer fundraising and awareness. The event hosts thousands of people living with lung cancer who are joined by family, friends and advocates. In order to raise money and awareness, the participants walk, run, and volunteer. Breathe Deep NYC was located at the Pier 63 lawn bowl in Hudson River Park overlooking the Hudson River. The event capacity was over 750 people and included music, speakers, stages, exhibit booths, and start and finish line gates. KOHN Architecture designed and obtained the Temporary Place of Assembly permit for the entire outdoor event.


El Museo del Barrio

El Museo Del Barrio is the largest cultural institution devoted to Puerto Rican and Latin culture in the United States. It is located on New York City’s famed 5th Avenue Museum Mile. Since 2004, Kohn Architecture has worked with El Museo del Barrio on numerous projects. For example, Kohn Architecture has provided Place of Assembly permits for the landmarked Heckscher Theatre, the administrative offices, the exterior courtyard, and numerous other projects. KOHN Architecture has also provided TPA plans and permits for El Museo’s special exhibitions and gala events. This includes events such as Super Sabado, Museum Mile Day, Dia de los Muertos, art openings and movie premieres.



Google is the most visited website in the world and the most valuable brand in 2017. It specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google’s New York City offices are situated at 111 Eighth Avenue, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The building occupies 2.9 million square feet and is the city’s 4th largest building in terms of floor area. Kohn Architecture provided TPA plans and permits for Google’s internal employee unconscious bias awareness training. This includes design and layout of non-combustible plywood panels that held the main texts and images of the exhibition.


Spring Studio, Urban Art Fair

Spring Studios in one of New York City’s premiere event spaces. It is also a creative agency and production house. It hosts everything from fashion presentations, art exhibits, film and photo shoots, cultural events, parties and dinners. The 120,000 square foot facility is located in an old industrial building that preserved its original features. However, it still incorporates textures and materials with modern aspects such as wood flooring, hot rolled steel, and concrete. Kohn Architecture provided the Temporary Place of Assembly (TPA) plans and permit for the Urban Art Fair exhibition. The exhibition is one of New York City’s largest street art fundraising shows featuring more than 120 exhibitors, art demos, and global food stalls. Kohn Architecture was able to provide plans to accommodate up to 2,500 guests throughout the space.