One Month of Design

AN rounds up all the must-see events happening this Archtober

Archtober is back for another year. (Courtesy AIA NY)

Archtober is just days away and AN is here to get you ready by rounding up all the must-see events beginning October 1. Organized by the Center for Architecture, the month-long design celebration is now in its ninth year and there’s so much to see and do. 

Ample new building projects have popped up throughout New York since last October, which means this is your chance to tour some of the most talked-about spaces in town. Not only that, but there will be plenty of after-work lectures, panels, workshops, films, conferences, and special events you can attend every day. Sales go fast, so purchase tickets to Archtober events today.

Here’s our breakdown of 2019’s can’t-miss activities: 

Buildings of the Day tours

A glassy tower against a park

(Courtesy KPF)

One Vanderbilt
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
October 3

Building 77
Contemporary Renovations by Marvel Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle
October 8 

Solar Carve
Architect: Studio Gang
October 10 

Hunters Point Library
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
October 11 

Moxy East Village
Architects: Rockwell Group and Stonehill Taylor
October 16

Photo of a multistory copper torch foregrounded against the Statue of Liberty

(Jonathan Hilburg/AN)

Statue of Liberty Museum
Architect: FXCollaborative
October 23 

Bronx Music Hall
Architect: WXY Architecture + Urban Design
October 24 

MoMA Renovation and Expansion
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler
October 25

121 East 22nd Street
Architect: OMA New York
October 29  

Lectures + Panels:

Building Better Cities with Crowdfunding
Organized by: Syracuse Architecture
October 1

Cocktails & Conversation: Marlon Blackwell & Billie Tsien
Organized by:
AIA New York
October 4

Shohei Shigematsu & Atelier Bow-Wow on the Past & Future of Tokyo Architecture
Organized by:
Japan Society
October 11 

Daniel Libeskind: Edge of Order
Organized by:
Pratt Institute
October 15

NOMA ’19 Conference
Organized by:
nycobaNOMA
October 16-20

Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women
Organized by:
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union; Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation; Phaidon
October 18 

A History of New York in 27 Buildings with Sam Roberts & Alexandra Lange
Organized by:
Museum of the City of New York
October 21

Walkway to Steven Holl-designed library

Archtober is more than just Building of the Day tours. (Courtesy Steven Holl Architects)

Extra Tours:

Architecture and the Lights of Gotham: Nighttime Boat Tour
Organized by: AIA New York; Classic Harbor Line
Multiple Dates 

Behind-the-Scenes Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital
Organized by:
Untapped New York
October 19 

VIP Tour of the Woolworth Building
Organized by:
Untapped New York
October 5 

Special Events:

Opening of Fringe Cities: Legacies of Renewal in the Small American City
Organized by:
Center for Architecture
October 2

Architecture of Nature / Nature of Architecture
Organized by: The Architectural League of New York
October 3

World Cities Day
Organized by: UN-Habitat
October 31

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