Archtober is Coming!

Archtober 2017 is coming! The Center for Architecture and 71 partner organizations will be bringing you a jam-packed month of architecture and design activities. From weekend walking tours to lectures and symposia, children’s programs, and exhibitions, Archtober has something for everyone!

During the month of October, a host of events will take place throughout the city’s five boroughs. This year, Archtober’s popular Building of the Day series will highlight historic icons like the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine and Paul Rudolph’s Modulightor Building, as well as new favorites like New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Columbia University’s Renzo Piano-designed Lenfest Center for the Arts. Continue reading “Archtober is Coming!”

Announcing the 2017 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipient

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. This year, the Scholarship Committee granted the award to OBL/QUE, A Journal on Critical Conversation, published by the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Continue reading “Announcing the 2017 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipient”

Field Condition Names Winners in Debut #ArchtoberSelects Instagram Challenge

This year, Archtober partnered with the Four Freedoms Park Alliance to host a special Archtober Summer Kickoff event on 07.12.17. FDR Four Freedoms Park in Roosevelt Island, a four-acre memorial to FDR that celebrates the Four Freedoms he articulated in his 1941 State of the Union, offers a stunning view of Manhattanhenge, the day when the sun sets perfectly in line with the city’s street grid. This year, a dramatic sky substituted for the sun to make the event a great success, drawing 1,000 guests despite the threat of thunder and rain. Continue reading “Field Condition Names Winners in Debut #ArchtoberSelects Instagram Challenge”

Call for Archtober Buildings of the Day

This Archtober, share your firm’s New York City-based works with architecture enthusiasts! Archtober is accepting nominations for projects to be included in New York City’s month-long festival of architecture and design. Each day in October 2017, we will spotlight a Building of the Day as a noon-time, architect-led tour. In addition to publication in the Archtober print guide and website, the tour will be featured on the Archtober blog. Continue reading “Call for Archtober Buildings of the Day”

The Most Gourdgeous of the Gourds: Pumpkitecture!

The Center for Architecture kicked off Halloween weekend with its first annual Pumpkitecture! competition. Twenty New York City-based firms went gourd-to-gourd to compete for the Pritzkerpumpkin.

Awakening the spooky specters of architects past, the participating firms channeled their creative spirits to demonstrate their eeriest eye for design. Beyond the standard pumpkin-carving tool set, supplied by the Center, firms were encouraged to bring their own tools and materials, resulting in a range of additional supplies, from jagged saws to electric drills and even cement. The world was their pumpkin. Continue reading “The Most Gourdgeous of the Gourds: Pumpkitecture!”

Archtober Itinerary

AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director, Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, discusses his picks for Archtober 2016. See more Archtober itineraries by NYC design voices here.

We’re already half way through the month, but there’s still so much more Archtober to experience! This weekend, Archtober partner Open House New York invites New Yorkers into sites around the five boroughs, many of which are often inaccessible. On Saturday, the Center for Architecture will host a drop-in Family Day, where families will build a model city together. I look forward to visiting Lite Brite Neon in the Old American Can Factory, a project on view in our exhibition, Authenticity and Innovation. I also recommend checking out the New York Botanical Garden and the Andrew Freedman Home in The Bronx. This is also a great opportunity to stop by Arthur Avenue and pick up some authentic Italian cannoli. Continue reading “Archtober Itinerary”

High-Calorie High Rises: The Great Architectural Bake-Off

On 10.11.16, WATG and Wimberly Interiors hosted seven architecture and design firms at Gallery 151 for the first annual Great Architectural Bake-Off New York, presented as part of Archtober. Firms showcased their design and baking abilities to create delectable replicas of renowned international architecture, using cake as their primary building material. Continue reading “High-Calorie High Rises: The Great Architectural Bake-Off”

Archtober Fast Approaches

Archtober 2016 is almost here! The Center for Architecture and 66 partner organizations will be bringing you a jam-packed month of architecture and design activities. From weekend walking tours to lectures and symposia, children’s programs, and exhibitions, Archtober has something for everyone!

We invite you all to help us kick off the festival tomorrow with the opening of “Authenticity and Innovation,” an exhibition that explores preservation and adaptive reuse in New York City. While you’re here, don’t forget to head to the Archtober lounge, this year designed by Pentagram and SOFTlab, to pick up your favorite Building of the Day postcards. Continue reading “Archtober Fast Approaches”

Archtober Itinerary: David Rockwell, FAIA

David Rockwell, FAIA, Founder and President of the Rockwell Group, takes us around the city during Archtober. See more itineraries by NYC design voices here.

There’s a wealth of inspiration during Archtober, from tours of the Noguchi Museum and Louis Kahn’s Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, to a walk between the warehouses of the South Street Seaport and a boat ride under of all of Manhattan’s 18 bridges. I’m excited about artist Spencer Finch’s miniature live Redwood forest, which will grow in Brooklyn between October and next spring.  Continue reading “Archtober Itinerary: David Rockwell, FAIA”