Archtober is New York’s Architecture and Design Month, a festival of architectural design activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October.
New York City’s Architecture Week was founded in 2003 when the AIA New York Chapter (AIANY) opened the doors of the Center for Architecture and openhousenewyork (OHNY) opened our city to architecture aficionados, the general public and visitors from around the world. For the past eight years, Architecture Week took place in the second week of October and has included an opening of the Center for Architecture’s fall exhibition, an AIANY Member’s Show displayed in the West 4th Street subway station, and AIANY’s Heritage Ball and Party@theCenter. The Week concluded with OHNY’s Weekend Launch Party and the Annual OHNY Weekend, which welcomes 200,000 visitors to 350 talks, tours, site-specific performances and family programs each year. In 2010, the Architecture & Design Film Festival hosted its first New York event the following week. These events inspired Architecture Week to grow into a month-long celebration, Archtober, and now includes a larger collective of local architecture and design organizations to further emphasize and promote the importance of architecture and design in New York City.
Archtober’s participating organizations in this first year include AIA New York Chapter; American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter; Architecture & Design Film Festival; Architecture for Humanity; The Architectural League of New York; BMW Guggenheim Lab; The Bronx Museum of the Arts; Brooklyn Bridge Park; Center for Architecture Foundation; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution; CultureNOW; Design Trust for Public Space; Docomomo; The Drawing Center; Forum for Urban Design; Historic Districts Council; IIDA New York Chapter; Institute for Urban Design; The Municipal Arts Society; The Museum of Arts and Design; The Museum of Modern Art; Museum of the City of New York; openhousenewyork; The Noguchi Museum; The Skyscraper Museum; Storefront for Art and Architecture; The Transit Museum; Van Alen Books; The Waterfront Center.
Download the Archtober Guide.