archtober, NYC's architecture and design month, returns for 2019
 

archtober, NYC's architecture and design month, returns for 2019

the ninth-annual archtober, new york city’s month-long celebration of architecture and design, is set to take place october 1-31, 2019. organized by the center for architecture in collaboration with more than 80 partners, the 2019 installment of the festival includes events ranging from daily building tours and lectures by design experts, to architecture-themed competitions and parties.

 

as a media partner of archtober, designboom previews NYC’s architecture and design month, and the events and activities you can get involved with, below.

archtober new york
10 jay by ODA new york | see designboom’s coverage of the project here
image by pavel bendov (also main image)

 

 

continuing the success of last year’s edition, archtober’s ‘building of the day’ series of architect-led walking tours continues. the line-up of 29 contemporary and historic buildings includes solar carve by studio gang, hunters point library by steven holl architects, and one vanderbilt by KPF.

 

the workplace wednesdays series also returns, with deborah berke partners, practice for architecture and urbanism, ennead architects, diller scofidio + renfro, and thomas phifer and partners. each week, one of these firms will invite the public for a behind-the-scenes look into their offices.

archtober new york
church of the transfiguration by jonas mulokas
image by christopher d. brazee, courtesy of queens modern

 

 

this year, archtober 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. also new this year are the festival’s weekend getaway partners, which offer audiences opportunities to explore architecture just a short car ride or train trip away. this year’s partners include the glass house, grace farms, and art omi.

archtober new york
brooklyn children’s museum
image © chuck choi, courtesy of rafael viñoly architects

 

 

archtober also encompasses ‘national design week,’ put on by cooper hewitt, and the architecture and design film festival. meanwhile, the municipal art society will host the ‘2019 summit for new york city,’ focusing on the economic, environmental, social, and public health impacts of light and air. from october 16-20, brooklyn welcomes the national organization of minority architects’ annual conference, ‘NOMA ’19: believe the hype’, while ‘responding to wright: architects design for the guggenheim’ will feature talks by several architects who have designed exhibitions within the iconic museum.

archtober new york
fort wadsworth in staten island
image by jason wickersty

 

 

archtober invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the impact of design. this year, the festival features an expanded offering of family programming — including the cooper hewitt’s teen design fair, a family program at the museum at eldridge street, and the queens foundation for architecture’s architecture for kids event. the center for architecture has also grown their family offerings for the month, which will include a build a LEGO city family day and a build and wear halloween costume workshop.

archtober, NYC's architecture and design month, returns for 2019
121E 22nd by OMA | see designboom’s coverage of the project here
image by laurian ghinitoiu

 

 

if that isn’t enough, the open house new york weekend — taking place october 19-20, 2019 — will provide unparalleled access to sites across the city. find out more, and see the full program of events, on archtober’s official website here.

archtober, NYC's architecture and design month, returns for 2019
hunters point library by steven holl architects | see designboom’s coverage of the project here
image by paul warchol, courtesy steven holl architects

archtober, NYC's architecture and design month, returns for 2019
solar carve (40 tenth ave) by studio gang | see designboom’s coverage of the project here
image © nic lehoux

archtober, NYC's architecture and design month, returns for 2019
one vanderbilt by KPF | see designboom’s coverage of the project here
image © SL green

archtober, NYC's architecture and design month, returns for 2019
MoMA renovation and expansion by DS+R and gensler | see designboom’s coverage of the project here
image © DS+R

archtober, NYC's architecture and design month, returns for 2019
NYPL – stephen a. schwarzman building | see designboom’s coverage of the project here
image courtesy new york public library/ jonathan blanc

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