October in New York is a time of celebration for lovers of architecture and design, thanks to the biggest annual citywide design festival in the United States. Archtober (ärk’tôbər), New York City’s annual Architecture and Design Month, is is celebrating its sixth year! As always, the festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions will take place from October 1-31.
AIA New York Chapter is working with 50-plus participating organizations to arrange scores of activities, talks, tours, walks, shows, films, installations and exhibitions throughout New York City’s five boroughs.
Headquarters for Archtober will be located at the Center for Architecture, on LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village. The Archtober Lounge — this year featuring a cave-like installation of polyhedral walls and ceilings — will welcome visitors throughout October with guides, program information, and a
dramatic meet-up spot for festival-goers.
And as always, Archtober will feature 31 “Building of the Day” tours — the festival’s most popular event series — one each day of the month at a different awe-inspiring, “only in New York” location.
A major draw for archi-tourists and locals alike, Archtober is a celebration of the impact of design, in a city celebrated the world over for its architecture.
For the curious, a partial list of participant organizations follows. Get ready for Archtober 2016!
Partial List of Archtober 2016 Participating Organizations:
AIA New York Chapter/Center for Architecture
Architecture & Design Film Festival
Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92
Central Park Conservancy
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum
Institute for Public Architecture
Municipal Art Society of New York
The Museum of Modern Art
Open House NY
South Street Seaport
Urban Green Council
World Monuments Fund