In this issue:
• Archtober, Fall Exhibition Openings & Heritage Ball
Archtober, Fall Exhibition Openings & Heritage Ball
October is Archtober (ärk’tōbər) – Architecture and Design Month in New York City! October 2012 marks the second annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions. Archtober presents special tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions that focus on the importance of architecture and design in every-day life. The many participating organizations aim to raise awareness of the important role of design in our city, and to build lasting civic and international recognition of the richness of New York’s built environment. View the Archtober calendar and participants here, and visit the Archtober Lounge, which opens Archtober 1 at the Center for Architecture. Digital Media Sponsors Archinect | Bustler and World Architecture News’ World Architecture Day, along with Presenting Media Sponsors Dwell and New York Magazine, are supporting the effort.
Three exhibitions are also opening this October. “The Edgeless School: Design for Education”, the Center for Architecture’s fall exhibition, is on view 10.01.12-01.19.13. “The Edgeless School” is presented in conjunction with the opening of “The Best School in the World: Seven Finnish Examples from the 21st Century.”
Opening on Archtober 10 is AIANY’s annual “Subway Show 2012: Design by New York.” “Station domination” is this show’s thrust: for almost a month, AIANY members’ work will cover the passageways at the West 4th Street subway station at West 3rd Street and 6th Avenue. This highly visible exhibition will offer a snapshot of current practice and celebrate the diversity of the Chapter’s membership.
Finally, on 10.25.12, the AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation will honor Cesar Pelli, FAIA, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Robert E. Selsam, Boston Properties, Iris Weinshall, City University of New York, and Joshua David and Robert Hammond, Friends of the High Line, at this year’s Heritage Ball. Individual tickets are now available. Please contact Emma Haberman, Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 358-6108 for more information.
eCalendar includes an interactive listing of architectural events around NYC. Click the link to go to to eCalendar on the Web.