Archtober (ärk'tōbər) is New York City's Architecture and Design Month, the second annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October.


Archtober presents special tours, lectures, films and exhibitions that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The many participating organizations aim to raise awareness of the important role of design in our city and to build a lasting civic and international recognition of the richness of New York's built environment.

Participating Organizations

Contact Laura Trimble Elbogen for more information regarding Archtober participation.
212.358.6111 or

Building of the Day

The Archtober "Building of the Day" celebrates contemporary as well as iconic architecture in New York City with daily on site tours, free and open to the public, led by the architect. 2012 "Building of the Day" sites to be announced.

Support Archtober

Contact Emma Haberman to learn the benefits of Archtober sponsorship.
212.358.6108 or

Media Inquiries

Contact Dan Fox for press information.
212.358.6114 or

Visitor Information

Visitors to New York during the month of October should consider staying at one of the following Preferred Archtober hotels. Archtober printed guides will available at each concierge. 

60 Thompson
60 Thompson, New York, NY 10012 
*Contact Kim Manning, Director of Sales and Marketing, regarding Archtober rates

Cosmopolitan Hotel
95 West Broadway, New York, NY 10007

Eventi, A Kimpton Hotel
851 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Hotel Giraffe
365 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

Ritz Carlton, Battery Park
 Two West Street, New York, NY 10004

Smyth Tribeca
85 West Broadway, New York, NY 10007

Soho Grand
310 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
*10% Archtober discount - contact John Munson, Corporate Sales Manager  

Standard East Village
25 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003
*10% Archtober discount - contact Megan Peri, Sales Manager

Tribeca Grand
2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013
*10% Archtober discount - contact John Munson, Corporate Sales Manager 
Washington Square Hotel
103 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10011

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I pick up an Archtober guide?

The Center for Architecture will be home again in 2012 to an Archtober visitor lounge where guides and program information will be available. Archtober guides will be distributed at all participating organizations and preferred hotels.

Does every "Building of the Day" have a daily tour?

Check the AIANY calendar for tour details, and visit the cultureNOW website for daily building features and podcasts.

How can I get involved?

Contact Geoff Montes ( if you are interested in volunteering.

How can I list my program on the Archtober calendar?

Contact Laura Trimble Elbogen (212.358.6111 or for information about becoming a participating organization.

How much does it cost to attend Archtober programs and exhibitions?

Entrance to the Center for Architecture Archtober visitor lounge and exhibitions is free and open to the public. Other program and exhibition entrance costs vary. Check the websites of participating organizations for ticket information.

Is there a pass for special entrance to Archtober activities?

There is currently no pass for Archtober admission to multiple events.