The Center for Architecture is launching the seventh year of Archtober on October 1, 2017. NYC’s monthlong festival of architecture and design is bigger than ever, with over 70 partner organizations planning events across the five boroughs. From weekend walking tours to lectures and symposia, children’s programs and exhibitions, Archtober has something for everyone!
There are more than 100 programs to choose from, but don’t fret! Here are some of our favorites:
• Archtober’s Building of the Day series invites you to explore a different NYC structure every day of the month. This year will highlight historic icons like Saint John the Divine, as well as new favorites like the landfill-turned-greenspace Freshkills Park.
• High-calorie high rises? The Great Architectural Bake Off, organized by WATG in collaboration with the Center for Architecture, invites architecture firms to whip up replicas of iconic buildings, using cake as their primary building material.
• Never Built New York has taken over the Queens Museum’s NYC Panorama with forty unrealized projects installed in their intended locations.
• The Van Alen Institute hosts a book club-style discussion of Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives, by Sarah Williams Goldhagen.
• At Archtober Trivia Night, industry experts stump quizmasters with questions about architecture, design, and NYC’s built environment.
• Architects go gourd-to-gourd to compete for the Pritzkerpumpkin at Pumpkitecture on October 27.
Start planning now! Visit the Archtober website for a full line-up of events.
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