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August 12, 2019

Get Previews of Archtober 2019 and Open House Weekend 2019

Each October, New York experiences two exciting events that focus on the questions of how we conceive, design and build the spaces where we live, work and play. Archtober and Open Space Weekend explore new design, old architectural gems, and philosophical questions about the effect of design on us as individuals and a society.

Both events open up spaces to the public and present rich discussions on the role of architecture and design. Make sure you don’t miss the wonderful offerings that Archtober and Open House weekend will bring us in just over a month’s time.

Be sure to get on board early, because reservations to the events go quickly.


Archtober is an annual month-long architecture and design festival of tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions that provides a full calendar of events focus on the importance of architecture and design.

If you are an architect, interior designer of just a denizen of New York interested in the spaces where we spend out time, you’ll find something to intrigue you. Archtober is offering over 100 compelling events during the course of the month, ranging from lectures, workshops, and film screenings to studio visits and weekend getaways. Some notable events include;

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour
A History of New York in 27 Buildings with Sam Roberts & Alexandra Lange
Cocktails & Conversation: Marlon Blackwell & Billie Tsien
Design Career Fair at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
Architecture & Design Film Festival
Studio Visit at Diller Scofidio + Renfro

There are so many opportunities to be a part of this exciting month-long celebration. Visit the Archtober website for a full list of events, and make sure you secure your reservations before tickets begin to sell out.

Organized by the Center for Architecture, in collaboration with almost 80 partner organizations across the city, the festival raises awareness of the important role of design and the richness of New York’s built environment. Now in its ninth year, Archtober offers something for everyone in its 100+ event roster.

Open House Weekend

On October 19th and 20th, architects, interior designers and just everyday architecture enthusiasts who love New York will come to celebrate its architecture, urban design, and infrastructure with a weekend of access to typically off-limits sites.  If you love architecture and urban design from historic to contemporary, you’ll have already been looking forward to this year’s Open House Weekend.

Last year’s events were typical of the diversity of projects and sites presented as well as the appeal the event has to professionals and laypeople alike:

A celebration of the contributions that women are making to shape the contemporary city, highlighting a range of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design projects.

Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 77, where a top-to-bottom rehabilitation by Beyer Blinder Belle and Marvel Architects transformed into a 21st-century commercial and light industrial hub.

3 World Trade Center, a 1,079-foot tall skyscraper designed by Pritzker-prize-winning Richard Rogers.

Nevelson Chapel, a sculptural environment by celebrated artist Louise Nevelson, tucked away in the modernist icon Saint Peter’s Church at the Citicorp Center.

Thanks to partnerships with over 400 arts and cultural organizations, city agencies, architecture firms and others, OHNY Weekend. now in its 17th year, will again open more than 250 buildings and projects across the five boroughs for tours and talks with architects, urban planners, historians, preservationists, and civic leaders. Open House will be announcing this year’s schedule soon.

You can sign up here to get an early look at the exciting offerings of Open House Weekend 2019 and book the events you want to attend before they fill up.