by Benjamin Prosky
“What an exciting time to be a New Yorker!” exclaimed Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Commissioner Finkelpearl joined the Center for Architecture, along with our partners and journalists, for a beautiful Classic Harbor Line sunset cruise to celebrate Archtober.
It is, indeed, an exciting time in the development of our city’s built environment. This Archtober reflects that, with more activities around NYC for the architecture enthusiast than at any other time of the year!
We are thrilled to launch the seventh year of Archtober this October 1. NYC’s annual festival of architecture is bigger than ever, with over 70 partner organizations planning lectures, tours, exhibitions, and more throughout the five boroughs.
Here are some of my highlights:
- October 2: Scaffolding exhibition opening at the Center for Architecture, curated by Greg Barton and designed by OMA New York with MTWTF
- October 3: The Great Architectural Bake Off, organized in partnership with WATG and Wimberly Interiors
- October 10: Stephen Kieran & James Timberlake current work lecture organized by The Cooper Union and The Architectural League of New York
- October 12: Archtober Trivia Night
- October 14-15: Open House New York Weekend
- October 14-22: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Week
- October 22: Building of the Day Tour of Freshkills Park
- October 19: Architectural Record Innovation Conference
- October 27: Pumpkitecture! Architectural Pumpkin Carving Competition
I encourage you all to visit www.archtober.org to experience our redesigned and rebranded website. There you will find everything you need to plan your autumnal architectural wanderlust.