Archtober, New York City’s Architecture and Design Month is finally here! Whether you are an architect or designer, or simply an enthusiast, from October 1st to the 31st, you can attend exciting tours, lectures, films, exhibitions and architecture-related activities in the NYC-area. Archtober is currently in its eighth year and is organized the Center of Architecture in collaboration with over 60 partners and sponsors. At OFH we compiled a list of interesting events that can help you make the most out of this year’s month-long celebration of architecture and design.
Toward a Livable City: New York and the Municipal Art Society (1893-Present)
October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
At the Center for Architecture, learn about the Municipal Art Society’s profound impact on NYC in this exhibition that follows the organization’s accomplishments since its founding in 1893.
Architecture & Design Film Festival
October 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018
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 world premiere of Basia and Leonard Myszynski’s film Leaning Out, a 59-minute documentary about Leslie E. Robertson, the lead structural engineer behind the original World Trade Center towers. See the complete schedule here.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden and Water Conservation Project
Oct 19, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
This autumn, pay a visit to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, to see the Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates for the Water Conservation Project.
The Future of Governor’s Island
October 19, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
At the Center for Architecture, join Michael Samuelian, President of the Trust for Governors Island, and Amy Plitt, Editor of Curbed New York, for a panel discussion/conversation about the future of Governor’s Island.
Concept in Construction: Designing Exhibitions in an Architectural Icon
October 20, 2018, 2:30 - 4:30 PM
In this lecture, the Guggenheim’s Exhibition Design team will be sharing their unique approach to creating exhibitions in relationship to Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark building.
IAP International Architectural Partitions Lunch + Learn, for HSW Credit
October 24, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
This Archtober, Office Furniture Heaven is hosting our second Lunch and Learn for AIA/CES HSW Credit. This presentation will feature a representative from IAP International Architectural Partitions who will discuss their extensive line of LEED/ADA-certified glass partition wall systems and the line’s commercial design possibilities. This event is RSVP-only for designers and architects.
Pumpkitecture! Architectural Pumpkin Carving Competition
October 26, 2018, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Show off your love of pumpkin-carving and architecture, this Halloween weekend, at the Center for Architecture’s third annual Pumpkitecture! Competition.
Brooklyn Navy Yard: Architecture & Infrastructure Bicycle Tour
October 27, 2018, 11:00 - 1:00 PM
Explore the rich architectural landscape and history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard on a guided bicycle tour. Learn about Civil War-era machine shops to innovative LEED-Certified structures, in addition to the new development projects currently underway (including Building 77, Admiral’s Row, and the Green Manufacturing Center).
Archtober Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
October 27, 2018, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Bard Graduate Center, Architexx, AIA’s Women in Architecture and Diversity and Inclusion Committees, and Wikimedia NYC, are hosting a Wiki Edit-a-thon to help foster inclusivity and diversity within the field of architecture. This edit-a-thon is free and open to the public, and will include beginner Wikipedia tutorials, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and refreshments.