Archtober 2016

Architecture and Design Month
New York City
October 2016


Archtober (ärk'tôbər), New York City's annual Architecture and Design Month, is now in its sixth year! The festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions will take place from October 1-31, 2016.

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 2016. The diversity of these organizations captures the unique spirit of New York’s design world.

2016 Partner Organizations include:

American Institute of Architects New York Chapter / Center for Architecture; American Architecture Prize; American Institute of Architects Queens Chapter; American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter; Architectural League of New York; Architecture & Design Film Festival @ Cinépolis Chelsea; The Associates of the Art Commission; Austrian Cultural Forum; Bard Graduate Center; The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at City College of New York; Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation; Bronx Community College; Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92; Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training, and Environmental Research (CLUSTER); Central Park Conservancy; Classic Harbor Line; Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; CNU NYC; Consulate General of Denmark in New York; Consulate General of Norway in New York; Consulate General of Sweden in New York; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Cultural Landscape Foundation; cultureNOW; Danish Cleantech Hub; DOCOMOMO New York / Tri-State; DOM Interiors; Four Freedoms Park Conservancy; Freshkills Park Alliance; Goethe-Institut New York; Illuminating Engineering Society New York City; Institute for Public Architecture; Institute of Classical Architecture & Art; IrisVR; The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union; The Japan Society; Judd Foundation; The Municipal Art Society of New York; Museum of the City of New York; Museum of Modern Art; National September 11 Memorial & Museum; The New York Botanical Garden; New York City Department of Design and Construction; New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects; The New Museum; New York School of Interior Design; Open House New York; Parsons School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design; Pratt Institute; Public Art Fund; RAB Lighting; Regional Plan Association; The Rubin Museum; Scandinavia House; Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons School of Design; Soho Design District; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; South Street Seaport Museum; Urban Design Forum; Urban Future Lab; Urban Green Council; Van Alen Institute; Waterfront Alliance; World Monuments Fund

The popular "Building of the Day" series is reprised for 2016. Architects and other design professionals will lead the noontime tours of contemporary buildings and historic sites.  Please visit the Archtober Building of the Day page for more information and to register.

Visit the Archtober website for more information!

Archtober 2016 was made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

For more information on Archtober, please contact 


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