Archtober 2019: A Month of Architecture

As the season begins to shift, we’re heralded into Archtober: New York City’s exciting month of architecture. From October 1st through the 31st, you can catch fascinating architecture shows and exhibitions, take tours of famous architectural landmarks, and perhaps discover something new.

Archtober 2019 is the 9th annual celebration of architecture and design, organized by the Center for Architecture. Working in collaboration with over 80 partners and institutions, Archtober’s mission is to highlight accomplishments in architecture and design, and to bring design communities together. From daily building tours and lectures by design experts to architectural competitions and parties, it’s up to you to decide how you want to spend this month at Archtober.

At OFH, we compiled some of our favorite events to go to this month. Feel free to see Archtober’s complete list of events here.

Fringe Cities: Legacies of Renewal in the Small American City Opening
October 2, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

The Center for Architecture’s opening night explores fringe cities in the United States that were affected by urban renewal initiatives between 1949 and 1974. Curated by MASS Design group, this exhibition seeks to offer insight into how organizations are working today to address the legacies of this era.

Cocktails & Conversation: Marlon Blackwell & Billie Tsien
October 4, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

At the Center of Architecture, Cocktails and Conversation is a series of dialogues about design. This program highlights the architects Marlon Blackwell and Billie Tsien and will include a custom-crafted cocktail uniquely inspired by the architect’s work.

Architecture & Design Film Festival
October 16, 2019 - October 21, 2019

Film buffs and architectural enthusiasts alike can pay a visit to Cinépolis Chelsea or the SVA Theatre to see the Architecture & Design Film Festival. Opening night will feature the New Bauhaus, with a Q+A session with Director Alysa Nahmias.

Wood & Wellbeing Happy Hour AIA Presentation
October 10, 2019

Open to design industry trade members, Havwoods is hosting an immersive AIA cocktail-hour presentation on Wood and Wellbeing in their New York Showroom. Attendees will receive 1 AIA credit.

Digital Urbanisms Conference
October 11, 2019, 9:30 AM

Digital Urbanisms is a one-day symposium that seeks to bring together urban researchers and practitioners – planners, architects, geographers, organizers, and entrepreneurs to examine digital processes and products shaping cities, and discuss alternative approaches.

Transforming Brooklyn’s Libraries through Design
October 17, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Learn and discuss how architecture is improving the work of the Brooklyn Public Library.

The Shock of the Old: Some Reflections on the Bauhaus at 100
October 17, 2019, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Paul Betts, a lecturer of Modern European History at the University of Oxford, will be a keynote speaker for the Symposium Re-Forming Modernism: Craft, Design, and Architecture at the Bauhaus.

A History of New York in 27 Buildings with Sam Roberts & Alexandra Lange
October 21, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Former New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts and Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange will sit down for a conversation about some of New York City’s most emblematic buildings.

Design Showroom Cocktail Crawl
October 23, 2019

For Design industry trade members, numerous design showrooms will be staying open in Flatiron and Nomad to host cocktail hour showroom visits. Don’t miss out!

Liverpool: Multiple Deprivation and Multiple Celebration
October 23, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Richard Hill a lecturer at NYU London will be discussing the contradictory features of Britain’s most interesting city.

Pumpkitecture! Architectural Pumpkin Carving Competition
October 25, 2019

Show off your love of pumpkin-carving and architecture, this Halloween weekend, at the Center for Architecture’s third annual Pumpkitecture! Competition.

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