Archtober (ärk’tôbər), New York City’s annual Architecture and Design Month, is now in its fifth year! The festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions will take place from October 1-31, 2015.
This year’s festival theme is “5 Years, 5 Boroughs.” A celebration of the impact of design, Archtober is a major draw for archi-tourists and city dwellers alike.
As always, Archtober will be headquartered at the Center for Architecture on LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village, where the Archtober Lounge awaits festival-goers with guides and program information, and a calendar designed by Pentagram. Archtober’s curated calendar will feature more than 150 architecture and design lectures, conferences, programs, and exhibitions happening at the Center for Architecture and collaborating institutions across the city.
In addition, this year Archtober will offer a satellite lounge location in Lower Manhattan.
Highlights of Archtober 2015 include the ever-popular “Building of the Day” lunchtime tours, one for each day of the month, often guided by the architects themselves.
One of the festival’s distinctive features is the breadth of its collaborating organizations, and many are returning for 2015. The diversity of these organizations captures the unique spirit of New York’s design world. A partial list follows:
Architecture for Humanity New York
AIA New York
Bard Graduate Center
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
City College of NY
Consulate General of Denmark in NY
Consulate General of Finland
Consulate General of Sweden in NY
Dwell on Design
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Finnish Cultural Institute in NY
Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Enterprise Multifamily Resiliency
Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA)
The Municipal Art Society of NY
Museum of Jewish Heritage
New York School of Interior Design
Public Art Fund
Socrates Sculpture Park
Staten Island Museum
World Monuments Fund