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Archtober (ärk'tōbər) is New York City's Architecture and Design Month, the third 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, led by the architect. 2013 "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 Camila Schaulsohn for press information.
212.358.6114 or

Visitor Information

NYC & Company’s Design Collection group of hotels will serve this year for the first time as the official hotels of Archtober. The following 18 boutique hotels located around New York City, along with the Official NYC & Company’s Information Centers, will be distributors of the Archtober calendar guide as well as special promotions:

6 Columbus–a Thompson Hotel
6 Columbus Circle (8 Av/58 St)

60 Thompson
60 Thompson Street (Thompson/Broome)

Chambers Hotel
15 West 56th Street (at Fifth Ave.)

Dream Downtown
355 West 16th Street (at Ninth Ave.)

Dream New York
210 West 55th Street (55/Bway)

Eventi, A Kimpton Hotel
851 Sixth Avenue (at W. 30th St.)

Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC
18 Ninth Avenue (9 Av/13 St)

Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC
420 Park Avenue South (Park Ave So/29 St)

Gild Hall–a Thompson Hotel
15 Gold Street (Gold/Platt)

Hudson New York
356 West 58th Street (58 St/9 Av)

The James New York
27 Grand Street (Grand St/6 Av)

Le Parker Meridien New York
119 West 56th Street (56 St/6 Av)

The Muse Hotel
130 West 46th Street (46 St/6 Av)

Smyth Tribeca–a Thompson Hotel
85 West Broadway (W Broadway/Chambers)

W New York
541 Lexington Avenue (Lexington/49)

W New York – Downtown
123 Washington Street (Washington St/Albany St)

W New York - Times Square
1567 Broadway (Bway/47)

W New York - Union Square
201 Park Avenue South (Park Av So/17)

Visit for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I pick up an Archtober guide?

The Center for Architecture will be home again in 2013 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 ticketing, and visit the cultureNOW website for daily building features and podcasts.

How can I get involved?

Contact 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.