Archtober 2014

Architecture and Design Month
New York City
October 2014


Archtober (ärk'tôbər), New York City's annual Architecture and Design Month, is now in its fourth year! The festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions will take place from October 1-31, 2014.

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 2014. The diversity of these organizations captures the unique spirit of New York’s design world.

Participating Organizations include:
AIA New York Chapter; AIA Brooklyn Chapter; American Council of Engineering Companies of New York; American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter; Aperture Foundation; Architecture and Design Film Festival; Architecture for Humanity New York; Associates of the Art Commission; Austrian Cultural Forum; BLDG 92 (Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. non-profit); Center for Architecture Foundation; Cityvision; Consulate General of Denmark in New York; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Cooper Union; CultureNOW; Docomomo; Four Freedoms Park Conservancy; Goethe-Institut; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Innovation Conference; Institute of Classical Architecture and Art; The Municipal Art Society of New York; Museum of the City of New York; Museum of Modern Art; Neue Galerie; New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (nycobaNOMA); New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design; Pratt Institute; Royal Norwegian Consulate General; Sheila C. Johnson Design Center; Socrates Sculpture Park; South Street Seaport Museum; WantedDesign; World Monuments Fund.

"There may be no greater example of the 2014 Presidential theme Civic Spirit : Civic Vision than Archtober," says Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 AIANY President.  "A full month of celebrating our 5-borough metropolis through the cooperation of numerous organizations collaborating to access, explore, and appreciate the best of the environment we have built."

The popular "Building of the Day" series is reprised for 2014. Architects and other design professionals will lead the noontime tours, which will include contemporary buildings and historic sites.

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 participating in Archtober, and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Zoë Seibel at, or 212-358-6126.



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