Archtober 2013

Architecture and Design Month
New York City
October 2013


Archtober (ärk'tôbər), New York City's annual Architecture and Design Month, is now in its third year!  The festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions will take place from October 1-31, 2013.

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.

One of the festival’s distinctive features is the breadth of its collaborating organizations, and many are returning for 2013. They range from established institutions like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Museum of Arts and Design, to start-ups like the Institute for Public Architecture and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. This diversity captures the unique spirit of New York’s design world. 

Participating Organizations include:
AIA New York Chapter; American Society of Interior Designers New York Metro; American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter; Architecture & Design Film Festival; Architecture for Humanity New York; Associates of the Art Commission; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York; Brooklyn Bridge Park; Brooklyn Historical Society; Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92; Center for Architecture Foundation; City Modern; CNU New York; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union; cultureNOW; The Decorators Club; Fordham University; Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park; The Glass House; Guggenheim Museum; Hudson Square Connection; Institute for Public Architecture; Institute of Classical Architecture & Art; The Municipal Art Society of New York; The Museum of Arts and Design; National Academy Museum & School; New Museum; New York Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects; New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (nycobaNOMA); New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design; New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation; New York University; Public Art Fund; Queens Museum of Art; Regional Plan Association; Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design; SEGD; Socrates Sculpture Park; Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY); WantedDesign; Whitney Museum of Art; World Architecture Day; World Monuments Fund.

“New York City is a world design capital,” says Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, 2013 AIANY President. “As in its first two years, Archtober will shine a spotlight on what makes New York great: its unparalleled architecture, outstanding design professionals, and cutting-edge cultural institutions.”

Media Sponsors Dwell and New York Magazine are also returning this year. World Architecture News will bring World Architecture Day to New York City this year—mark your calendars for Archtober 7, 2013, at the Center for Architecture.

Pentagram has designed Archtober’s branding and visual identity again this year, which includes the printed guide, website, and Archtober Lounge.

The popular "Building of the Day" series is reprised for 2013. Architects and other design professionals will lead the noontime tours, which will include contemporary buildings and historic sites. Special tours this year will feature synergies of food and architecture, global firms in New York, and building anniversaries.

The month’s full program and tour schedule is available at and will be continuously updated as new programs are announced.

For more information on partcipating in Archtober, and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Julie Trébault at, or 212-358-6126. 


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