August 7, 2019
by Vicky Su

The Center for Architecture is excited to announce that Archtober 2019 is live! Visit to check out the amazing selection of lectures, tours, and exhibitions happening during the month of October. Whether you are a casual design enthusiast or an architect who has forgotten why you’re in this profession, there’s an Archtober event for you! We’re excited to celebrate the vibrant spirit of architecture and design through the captivating stories of diverse professionals at film screenings, studio visits, and more.

This year, Archtober is excited to announce two new partnerships. The festival will be joined by NYC’s three public library systems—Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library—to highlight their work as active community centers and reach even broader audiences across the five boroughs. Archtober will also feature Weekend Getaway partners that are located just outside the five boroughs. Join a talk with design curator Murray Moss and RISD president Rosanne Somerson at Philip Johnson’s Glass House, take a special architectural tour of SANAA’s Grace Farms, or enjoy the fall foliage with new installations at Art Omi’s Sculpture & Architecture Park.

Experience NYC’s architecture during Open House New York Weekend. OHNY will provide unparalleled access to sites across the city with tours of under-construction projects and studio visits. Don’t miss additional tours throughout the month by the Historic House Trust of NYC, the South Street Seaport Museum, the Museum at Eldridge Street, Classic Harbor Line, and more!

In addition to tours, Archtober will feature a full program of panels, lectures, and film screenings. “National Design Week,” hosted by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, returns once again, along with the celebrated Architecture and Design Film Festival. The Municipal Art Society will host its the “2019 Summit for New York City,” which will focus on the economic, environmental, social, and public health impacts of light and air.

Archtober welcomes audiences of all ages with an expanded program of K-12 and family events, from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s Teen Design Fair, a family program at the Museum at Eldridge Street, and the Queens Foundation for Architecture’s “Architecture for Kids” event at the Queens Historical Society.

Archtober’s Building of the Day program will go live at the beginning of September so stay tuned for the exciting lineup this year!

Visit our website,, to see peruse all events and don’t forget to register!