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Fri 10.28.2016

Pumpkitecture! Architectural Pumpkin Carving Competition

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM FRIDAY, ARCHTOBER 28

Where: At The Center   

Start off your Halloween weekend at the Center for Architecture’s first annual Pumpkitecture competition! 20 New York City-based firms will go gourd to gourd to compete for the Pritzkerpumpkin.

Who will squash the competition? Who will summon the Brutal ghost of Marcel Booeuer or invoke the spirit of Frank-o-Lloyd Wright? Will the Crowned Curibita be a Pumpkinster Fuller Geodesic Gourd? See for yourself at Pumpkitecture!

Come witness architects live-carve extraordinary structures and vote for the People’s Pumpkin. Pumpkitecture! will take place on Friday, October 28 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The carving will commence at 6:15 and will run through 7:30. Contestants will briefly defend their designs, after which jurors will deliberate and pick the winning pumpkin.

Festive food and beverage will be provided.

Participating firms (in formation):
Bernheimer Architecture
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Büro Koray Duman
Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects
Marpillero Pollak Architects
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Rockwell Group
ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
SITU Studio
Studio Gang
STUDIOS Architecture
WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
WXY architecture + urban design

Avinash Rajagopal, Senior Editor, Metropolis Magazine
Robert Kirkbride, Dean, Parsons School of Constructed Environments; architect, Morbid Anatomy Museum
Phebe Pierson, Union Square Greenmarket
Michael McDonnell, Coney Island Brewing Company
Natasha Jen, Partner, Pentagram

Organized by: Center for Architecture

Food generously provided by

Beverages generously provided by


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Price: $10 for AIA members; $15 for non-members



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