All things architecture

Founded in 2011, Archtober has grown into a year-round resource for all things architecture, celebrating the craft and the individuals behind the global built environment. Archtober works with partners like museums, cultural organizations, consulates, advocacy groups, parks, and more.









Our mission is to celebrate architecture and design, deepening our relationships with the places we inhabit.

Building of the Day: The TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport.
Original Architect: Eero Saarinen; Renovation Architects: Beyer Blinder Belle and Lubrano Ciavarra Architects
Building of the Day: 4 World Trade Center.
Architect: Fumihiko Maki
Building of the Day: Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Architect: Polshek Partnership / Ennead Architects

Who we are

Archtober is a NYC-based platform that promotes the discovery of architecture and design through experiences and content, culminating in a month-long festival every October. Through collaborations with hundreds of partners, Archtober presents tours, lectures, workshops, panels, exhibitions, and more that are accessible to all.

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Archtober throughout the years

Since 2011, the Center for Architecture has worked with some of the most talented graphic design firms in New York City to craft an identity for the Archtober festival that year. With Pentagram's original design for the Archtober logo, every year is a new adventure!

Our history

In 2003, the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) opened the Center for Architecture and Open House New York (OHNY) was founded, laying the foundations for Archtober. For the next seven years, AIANY hosted Architecture Week, which took place in the second week of October, and concluded with OHNY Weekend. In 2010, the Architecture & Design Film Festival hosted its first New York event immediately following OHNY Weekend.

Architecture Week grew into a month-long celebration, Archtober, in 2011, bringing together a growing collective of local and national architecture and design organizations to further celebrate the importance of architecture and design in New York City and beyond. Since 2011, the Center for Architecture has hosted Building of the Day tours of notable contemporary and history buildings led by architects.

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