Archtober (ärk’tōbər) is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the fourth 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 Julia Cohen for more information regarding Archtober participation.

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. This year’s “Building of the Day” sites will be announced daily throughout the month of August. The first tour, taking place on October 1st, will be The Public Theater at Astor Place, which was also the location of the Archtober Kickoff with Coolhaus on August 1st.

Support Archtober

Contact Jesse Lazar 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 as the official hotels of Archtober. These boutique hotels located around New York City, along with the Official NYC & Company’s Information Centers, will be distributors of the Archtober calendar guide.

Visit for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I pick up an Archtober guide?

The Center for Architecture will be home again in 2014 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 list my program on the Archtober calendar?

Contact Julia Cohen ( 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.