Archtober 2013: Architecture and Design Month in NY

The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture have announced new and expanded programs for the third annual edition of Archtober, the official City Architecture and Design Month. 

More than 50 participating groups, from the Guggenheim to the Museum of Modern Art have curated more than 150 programs, including exhibits, movies, talks, and walking tours. As Rick Bell, Executive Director of the AIA New York said today during the press preview: “There is something for everyone“.

More information, including some highlights for the festival after the break.

Archtober / Architecture and Design Month

Architecture has taken over the month of October (or, should we say Archtober) in New York as the city’s Architecture and Design Month provides scores of activities, programs and exhibitions throughout the month.  The program, which runs out of The , seeks to raise awareness about the important role of design in our daily lives, and to celebrate New York’s richness of such a built environment.  This week on ’s calendar of events, we are looking forward to the beginning of the Architecture & Design Film Festival at Tribeca Cinema (featuring 31 varied films!) and Architecture for Humanity’s Design Like You Give a Damn lecture later in the week. National Design week starts up on Sunday and there’s an interesting lecture about the history of urban waterfronts next Thursday.  Plus, be sure to check out a walking tour of the September 11 and Irish Hunger Memorials on Sunday, the 30, and to round out the month, how about a Halloween parade at the Center for Architecture.  In addition to the events, every day of the month has an associated “Building of the Day”.   We spotted some ArchDaily favorites on the list that you may want to tour such as 41 Cooper Square (October 20); The Highline (October 22); New Amsterdam Pavilion (October 23); Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center (October 25); and The Standard Hotel (October 28).

So, if you are finding yourself with a craving for architecture – whether it be films, lectures, or built structures – be sure to take full advantage of the varied offerings of Archtober.