October 2016

1 Saturday

12:00pm

Samsung Photo_Garrett Rowland

Photo by Garrett Rowland

Located in the heart of the Meatpacking district in NYC, Samsung 837 combines art, fashion, technology, and sport in unprecedented ways. It’s not a store, but a new kind of place filled with ideas, experiences, and Samsung’s cutting edge devices. Samsung 837 is where anyone can try out virtual reality, take part in interactive art […]
Four Freedoms Park Conservancy

Louis Kahn & the Making of Public Space Today: Lecture and Tour

1:30-4:00pm

In 2012, FDR Four Freedoms Park was completed posthumously as one of the last great projects of the visionary architect Louis Kahn. William Whitaker, Curator of the Louis I. Kahn Collection at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss the challenges of creating public spaces today, giving the story of the Park’s design, the sudden death of its architect, the near-bankruptcy of the city, and the effort that brought it to fruition.

Architecture & Design Film Festival

Architecture & Design Film Festival

5:00-11:30pm

The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF), now in its 8th season, celebrates the creative spirit that drives architecture and design by showcasing new and engaging films from talented filmmakers around the world. ADFF is a unique opportunity to be entertained and engaged by those who are passionate about about architecture and design. Each season we screen over 30 films from around the world.

AIANY

Walking Tour: SoHo: New Architectural Interventions in a Historic District

10:30am-12:30pm

This tour explores new construction in the protected SoHo cast iron historic district. Featured buildings include Aldo Rossi's Scholastic Building, Jean Nouvel's 40 Mercer Street, and Gwathmey Siegel’s SoHo Mews, as well as Ernest Flagg’s Little Singer Building, the Haughwout Building, and the recently-restored Donald Judd home and studio.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Saturday Sketching

10:00am-4:00pm

For families with children of all ages. Get inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural shapes and spaces and record your perspective through drawing.

South Street Seaport Museum

Hidden History of the South Street Seaport’s Architecture

3:00-4:00pm

Several buildings in the Seaport District are considered to be some the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From rat pits to a warehouse built by one of the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the Seaport have a big story to tell. This is the story of the rise of New York. Take a walk with us and discover the origins of New York's greatness. Registration required.

AIA Queens

Queens County Farms Museum Tour

1:00-4:00pm

AIA Queens invites folks to tour a Queens institution that has become a Queens must-see destination - exploring seasonal crops, livestock, recycling and much more at this historic, working, sustainable farm.

Center for Architecture

Authenticity and Innovation Symposium

10:00am-12:30pm

Please join us for a symposium related to the exhibition Authenticity and Innovation. Through the symposium we aim to look at topics and concerns raised by the exhibition like the sustainability benefits of adaptive reuse, why older buildings appeal to new businesses, the relationship between preservation and gentrification, and stylistic concerns when adapting an old building, even if it isn’t landmarked.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

2 Sunday

10:00am

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The Lowline

The Lowline aims to be the world’s first underground park. By using innovative solar technology, we hope to transform a historic trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of New York City into a beautiful respite and a cultural attraction in one of the world’s most dense, exciting urban environments. Co-founders James Ramsey and Dan […]
AIANY

Walking Tour: New York’s Civic Center: History of Its Urban Development & Architecture

10:30am-12:30pm

Explore the rich history of NYC’s Civic Center area, highlighting its urban planning and development and its architecture. From City Hall Park to Foley Square, to Police Plaza and Chatham Green, this tour includes exterior visits to City Hall, Tweed Courthouse, Surrogate Court, Municipal Building, International Trade Court, Javits Federal Building, the Department of Health, Criminal Courts, State Building, New York Supreme Court and Annex, US Courthouse, and more.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Art in the Round Public Tours

2:00-3:00pm

Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. In celebration of Archtober, these tours will be focused on the architecture of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building.

South Street Seaport Museum

Hidden History of the South Street Seaport’s Architecture

3:00-4:00pm

Several buildings in the Seaport District are considered to be some the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From rat pits to a warehouse built by one of the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the Seaport have a big story to tell. This is the story of the rise of New York. Take a walk with us and discover the origins of New York's greatness. Registration required.

The Municipal Art Society of New York

Public Art of Lower Manhattan | An Outdoor Gallery Hiding in Plain View

2:00-4:00pm

This tour led by Patrick Waldo will focus on the museum quality artwork hiding in plain view on the streets of Lower Manhattan. From Manhattan's largest sculpture, Civic Fame, on top of the Municipal Building, which tells one of New York's most tragic stories, to a sculpture partially submerged in the East River that is seen differently at high or low tide, Downtown is filled with award winning public art that is too often overlooked or ignored.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Architecture & Design Film Festival

Architecture & Design Film Festival

5:00-11:30pm

The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF), now in its 8th season, celebrates the creative spirit that drives architecture and design by showcasing new and engaging films from talented filmmakers around the world. ADFF is a unique opportunity to be entertained and engaged by those who are passionate about about architecture and design. Each season we screen over 30 films from around the world.

3 Monday

3:00pm

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Paul Warchol

Built as part of New York City’s Design Excellence Program, the Ocean Breeze Indoor Athletic Facility sits within a new 110-acre park being developed as a part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, whose primary goal was to bring large-scale regional parks to every borough. Located on Staten Island’s Eastern Shore, the building overlooks the Verrazano-Narrows […]
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The Stories They Tell: Trees of Steel

12:00pm

Every Monday in October, 9/11 Memorial staff will present a short talk about the architectural history of the World Trade Center site as exemplified by the tridents, iconic forked beams that withstood the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. These talks will take place in the Museum Auditorium and are free with Museum admission.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

4 Tuesday

12:00pm

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Jason Schmidt. Courtesy of Selldorf Architects

This 30,000 square foot ground-up gallery for contemporary art is located in West Chelsea. The neighborhood’s industrial heritage inspired the design’s simple material palette and monumentality. The exposed concrete façade is gritty to resonate with surrounding structures, and elegant to reflect the refined identity of the client. A teak and glass storefront opens for large-scale art, […]
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

American Masters – Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey

1:00-5:00pm

Discover the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, a collaborator of Frank Lloyd Wright. Every Tuesday in October, hour-long screening at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm.

Central Park Conservancy

Architecture and Ornament in the Heart of Central Park

11:00am-12:30pm

On this limited-run tour, you’ll explore structural and landscape architectures that were fundamental guiding elements in the design and execution of Central Park. With stops at Strawberry Fields, Cherry Hill, Bow Bridge, the Lake’s Boat Landings, the Mall, and Bethesda Terrace, this tour highlights symbolic and artistic features that may be easily overlooked even by the daily Park goer.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

5 Wednesday

12:00pm

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Ty Cole

Turnstyle is a privately-funded retail development that transforms a heavily traversed public passageway in the Metropolitan Transit Authority subway system into a vibrant public space for shopping, eating, and gathering. Extending from West 57th to 58th Street below Eighth Avenue and above the train tunnel, the 365-foot-long mezzanine level concourse connects the Columbus Circle station […]
The City College of New York, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Spitzer School Graduate Info Session: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design

5:30-7:30pm

Info session on graduate studies at City College's Spitzer School of Architecture, NYC’s only public school of architecture: professional degree programs in architecture and landscape architecture, post-professional studies in these fields and urban design. Presentations by Dean Gordon Gebert and program directors Michael Sorkin (UD), Denise Hoffman Brandt (MLA), and Bradley Horn (M Arch).

Austrian Cultural Forum

SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION: COLONNADE PARK BY HEIDRUN HOLZFEIND

7:00-9:00pm

The Austrian Cultural Forum presents a special screening of Heidrun Holzfeind’s Colonnade Park. The film explores architect Mies van der Rohe’s high rise apartment buildings in Newark and the lives and stories of the people inhabiting it. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Austrian artist Heidrun Holzfeind, architecture historian Mariana Mogilevich and MoMA curator Barry Bergdoll. Reception after the talk.

Austrian Cultural Forum

Architecture Tour: Raimund Abraham

4:00pm

Architectural historian Kenneth Frampton called the Austrian Cultural Forum, designed by Austrian architect and theorist Raimund Abraham (1933–2010), the most spectacular modern structure built in New York since the Seagram Building and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum. The Austrian Cultural Forum provides visitors the opportunity to tour the architectural landmark building in midtown Manhattan. 11 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

6 Thursday

12:00pm

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Stephanie Bohn

The iconic New York State Pavilion is one of the structures remaining in Flushing Meadows Corona Park from the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Designed by architect Phillip Johnson, it consisted of the Tent of Tomorrow, the Theaterama, and the Astro-View Towers. Commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller, it was the tallest structure at the fair at […]
AIANY

Adaptive Reuse through the lens of Authenticity and Innovation

6:30-8:00pm

Continuing on the 2016 AIANY Presidential Theme and exhibition, Authenticity and Innovation, the AIANY Interiors Committee is delighted to host a panel on adaptive reuse in interior design. Three leading architects in the field will discuss how to find a balance between reimagined potential and thoughtful preservation, while presenting their completed projects as examples.

Freshkills Park

Parks of the Future in VR

7:00-8:00pm

Experience the parks of the future with IrisVR and the latest in virtual reality technology. Learn about the tools and take a virtual tour of several projects in process by leading landscape architecture firms alongside the Landscape in Motion exhibition of Freshkills Park’s complex history and ecology at Staten Island Arts’ Culture Lounge Gallery.

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

From Formality to Fantasty: Russell Page’s Private Gardens with Eric Haskell

6:30-8:00pm

In his talk, Dr. Eric T. Haskell will reference both private American gardens and explore three private gardens in Normandy designed by the famed English landscape architect, Russell Page, who lived in France from 1945 until 1962. The talk will demonstrate how these gardens mix formality with fantasy in often unexpected ways to achieve memorable effects.

Parsons School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design

A Photographic Search for the Unmeasurable in the Built

6:00-8:00pm

Scott Benedict will present on his photographs of iconic and vernacular buildings and elaborate on his exploration of the enigmatic relationship between photography and architecture. Benedict will propose that photographs can more accurately capture the spirit of architecture if they acknowledge the inherently open-endedness of the discipline and consider the viewer. Guest Speaker: Scott Benedict Hosted by: Kimberly Ackert

New York Interagency Engineering Council

The Future of Public Works: Turning Challenges into Action

8am - 5:30pm

The New York Interagency Engineering Council was established in 1979 by a group of professionals representing eight agencies and utility companies in the New York metropolitan region. Since then the council has grown to sixteen members. The mission of NYIEC is to bring the planners, designers, and builders of our region's built environment to exchange infromation concerning common issues. NYIEC sponsors a technical conference and annual meeting every year.

Gallery AWA

Light in Architecture Screening

6:00-8:00pm

AWA Lighting Designers presents a film series on 'Light in Architecture' at Gallery AWA. The 'Light in Architecture' film series focuses on short films and documentaries that revolve around architecture, society and how lighting helps define both. The film screenings will be held every Thursday of October 2016. October 6th 2016 film screenings will be: Bending the Light (Michael Apted 2014) Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers: (Neil Leifer 2009)

7 Friday

12:00pm

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© James Ewing/OTTO

1100 Architect’s renovation of Metro Pictures completely transformed the gallery’s exhibition spaces and visitor experience. By reformulating an earlier layout—and without adding to the building’s overall footprint—the design increased the total exhibition space by 16 percent. Whereas it was once arrayed as three sequential galleries, each similarly sized, 1100 Architect consolidated those earlier spaces into […]
AIANY / nycobaNOMA

J. Max Bond Jr. Annual Lecture: Conversations Detroit: Present Community + Future Urbanism

6:00-9:00pm

The New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (nycobaNOMA) and the AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee present “Conversations: Community Design” at the Center for Architecture. "Conversations: Community Design” is a design dialogue with Maurice Cox and Steven Lewis, FAIA, NOMA, both progressive leaders in architecture and leaders in the revitalization team for the City of Detroit Planning and Development.

New York School of Interior Design

Interior Design: The Essential Profession

8:30am-5:30pm

“Interior Design: The Essential Profession,” will be the New York School of Interior Design's first annual symposium celebrating the present and future, of interior design; a fast-paced, information-packed day of presentations, panels and roundtable discussions about the role of interior design in today’s global environment and its contributions to health, hospitality, and the urban environment.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Inside Industry Tour: Ferra Designs

9:30-11:00am

Experience the work of artisans, techies, and manufacturers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and learn why they, and hundreds of other companies, have chosen to make their products locally. This 90-minute guided tour, led by Turnstile Tours, goes behind the scenes at Ferra Designs, a cutting-edge design and fabrication firm, specializing in precision architectural fabrication. (1.5 LU AIA CES credits available)

Consulate General of Sweden

STHLMNYC

10:00am-12:00pm

STHLMNYC brings together leading urban planners, architects and policy makers from Stockholm and New York to discuss the future of our cities and urban architecture. This year's event will focus on innovative solutions to the contemporary housing crisis in a two-part program: Politics and City Planning, and Architecture and Technology.

NYC Department of Design and Construction

NYIEC Technical Conference

8:00am-5:30pm

The Future of Public Works: Turning Challenges into Action. Club 101, 101 Park Avenue (between East 40th & 41st Streets), New York, New York Continental Breakfast and Lunch Buffet Included. $125 for NYIEC Member Agencies / $150 for Non-Members / $1,750 for Tables of Ten.

The Municipal Art Society of New York

Tour34: Empire to Penn

12:30pm

The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

10:00am-12:45pm; 1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

8 Saturday

12:00pm

Weeksville Heritage Center

Nic Lehoux

Weeksville Heritage Center is a new museum building and urban design project in Brooklyn, based on the historic houses of a 19th-century African American freedman’s community. The building incorporates a modern architectural syntax of simple forms, strip windows, and glass passageways impacted by repeated African riffs. The riffs are embedded in construction, such as the […]
AIANY

Talking with Stone: The Noguchi Museum

11:00am-12:30pm

Join the AIA Cultural Facilities Committee on a tour of the Noguchi Museum, recently renovated by Sage and Coombe Architects, who will speak about the 15-year multi-phase project that included gallery renovations; a new bookstore and café; replacement of all building facades; creation of new program space; and building systems upgrades enabling the museum to remain open year-round.

AIANY

Walking Tour: West Side Story: The Evolution of Lincoln Center

1:30-3:00pm

Discover the evolution of this pioneering cultural complex of the mid-20th Century. Explore its origins as a Robert Moses urban renewal project announced in 1956, through its design and construction by some of our most iconic Modern architects in the turbulent 60s, to its reimagining by Diller, Scofidio and Renfro in this past decade for the New York of the 21st Century.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Sustainable Architecture and Industry Bike Tour

11:00am-1:00pm

Explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s transition from one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. On this tour, you will learn about many of the yard’s green initiatives, including adaptive reuse of historic structures and materials, alternative energy projects, green infrastructure for managing storm water runoff, and sustainable practices in manufacturing.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Saturday Sketching

10:00am-4:00pm

For families with children of all ages. Get inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural shapes and spaces and record your perspective through drawing.

South Street Seaport Museum

Sailing and Discovering Lower Manhattan Architecture

1:00-3:00pm

Sail with us aboard our 1885 National Register Historic Place schooner Pioneer as we unveil details of Lower Manhattan's unique architecture, piers, and urban transformations. This two hour sail will take you through portions of the East River, the Hudson River, and upper New York Harbor as we discover "Where New York Begins." Registration required.

AIA Queens

Kaufman Studios Tour

1:00-4:00pm

Long regarded as a Queens gem, Kaufman Astoria Studios is one of the largest production centers on the East Coast, which includes shows like Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie and Sesame Street to name a few. With over 500,000 square feet of sound stages, it plans to expand by adding two more. Join AIA Queens for a tour of KAS as we dive into some local film & TV history at this one of a kind studio.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Manhattan Bridge & Infrastructure Boat Tour

9:45am-12:30pm

Step aboard the luxurious yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II for a full round-Manhattan cruise that takes an in depth look at the engineering marvels of New York City's fantastic, historic and wildly different bridges, tunnels, infrastructure and mass transit feats! Tour includes content on city planning, Robert Moses, housing and architecture as well!

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

9 Sunday

12:00pm

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STUDIO V Architecture

The adaptive re-use and renovation of the Bronx Post Office by STUDIO V Architecture emphasizes access to the surrounding community through a new mixed-use program that opens the building to a once-isolated streetscape. The preservation and re-use efforts include the renovation of WPA-era murals in the lobby and the addition of an open marketplace concept […]
AIANY

Walking Tour: Lower West Side Rebirth—New and Re-used Architecture in the Former Washington Market Area and Southern TriBeCa

10:30am-1:00pm

The historic “Lower West Side” of Manhattan is reborn as a residential neighborhood with contemporary architecture interspersed among its industrial warehouse fabric. Learn about the Washington Street Urban Renewal Plan of the 1960s that helped transform the former Washington Market area into apartment and commercial towers. Discover new construction in and around the four TriBeCa historic districts.

AIANY

Walking Tour: Lower West Side Rebirth—New Architecture in the Former Printing District and Northern TriBeCa

2:00-4:30pm

The historic Lower West Side of Manhattan includes the western section of the former Printing District, dubbed the “Glass Box District” of Hudson Square. Continuing below Canal Street, the tour enters TriBeCa and highlights contemporary construction both within and outside the jagged borders of the neighborhood’s disconnected historic districts.

AIANY / Classic Harbor Line / Freshkills Park

Confluence: Industrial Waterfronts and Freshkills Park Boat Tour

1:30-4:45pm

The AIANY & Freshkills Park planners host this special Classic Harbor Line tour; the only public water tour into the Freshkills waterway. Officially closed in 2001, Freshkills Park is the largest landfill to park transformation project in the world and when complete will be one of the largest parks in NYC. Its rolling grasslands, wetlands and waterways are already home to an abundance of birds, fish, and wildlife.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Second Sunday Family Tours

10:30am-12:00pm

Join us on the second Sunday of Archtober for a family-friendly tour of the museum that will include conversation and creative hands-on gallery activities. In celebration of Archtober, this tour is focused on the architecture of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Art in the Round Public Tours

2:00-3:00pm

Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. In celebration of Archtober, these tours will be focused on the architecture of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building.

The Municipal Art Society of New York

The Italian South Village

2:00pm

While many portions of its better known neighbors, Greenwich Village and SoHo, have been protected for decades, the South Village -- which is likewise rich in historic, architectural and cultural resources -- has until recently had no official protection at all, and a significant portion still does not. This tour, led by Laurence Frommer, will include a special look at the influence of the Italian-American immigrant community here.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

10 Monday

12:00pm

Shot on assignment for the South Street Seaport Museum on Monday May 23, 2016.

Gabriel Ellison-Scowcroft

Completed in 1812, Schermerhorn Row is one of the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. This complex of Federal-style buildings originally served as counting-houses for the merchants of the seaport district, when in the early 19th century South Street was New York’s primary port of entry. Over the next two centuries Schermerhorn Row hosted various businesses […]
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The Stories They Tell: Trees of Steel

12:00pm

Every Monday in October, 9/11 Memorial staff will present a short talk about the architectural history of the World Trade Center site as exemplified by the tridents, iconic forked beams that withstood the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. These talks will take place in the Museum Auditorium and are free with Museum admission.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

10:00am-12:45pm; 1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

11 Tuesday

3:00pm; 3:30pm

DSNY-Parking Garage and Salt Shead: New York NY, Architect: Dattner Architects with WXY Architects

© Albert Vecerka/Esto

The Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage, at the corner of Spring Street and West Street, houses three district garages for the NYC Department of Sanitation, accommodating over 150 sanitation vehicles, separate vehicle wash and personnel facilities for each district, and centralized fueling and repair facilities. The double-skin façade wraps the curtainwall with custom, perforated, metal fins […]
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

American Masters – Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey

1:00-5:00pm

Discover the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, a collaborator of Frank Lloyd Wright. Every Tuesday in October, hour-long screening at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm.

WATG and Wimberly Interiors

Great Architectural Bake-Off New York

3:00-6:00pm

Award-winning design firm, WATG and Wimberly Interiors, is taking the Great Architectural Bake-Off to New York City for the first time in celebration of Archtober. Local design and architectural firms are being challenged to construct iconic buildings out of cake. The creations that rises to the occasion will be crowned the winner by a group of judges on the lookout for entries with the most realistic representation, most creative use of materials and tastiest building. Event is invite only.

Pratt Institute

Spaces for Art: Annabelle Selldorf and Cathleen McGuigan in Dialogue

6:30-7:30pm

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Pratt Institute is proud to participate in Archtober, the sixth annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October by presenting a dialogue between architect Annabelle Selldorf and Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-chief of Architectural Record.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

12 Wednesday

12:00pm

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Magda Biernat

As the fastest growing, privately owned Media Company in the country, Horizon Media’s growth is reflected in the on-going development of their workplace. A+I first designed two floors at 75 Varick for Horizon Media, with the goal of fostering connectivity between the newly co-located staff. After the recent completion of the fourth phase—the build-out on […]
Goethe-Institut

Is Design Political?

7:00-8:30pm

“Design becomes political when we see more in it than the shaping of our environment’s surfaces. Friedrich von Borries, architect and professor of Design Theory at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK), talks about his concept of design as an emancipatory praxis that intervenes in the world in order to change and improve it. He is in conversation with Juliet Kinchin, Curator at MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design.

Regional Plan Association

Walking Tour of Hudson Yards & Manhattan’s Far West Side

4:00-5:00pm

Join RPA and Related Companies for an inside look at Manhattan’s new Far West Side. Focused on Hudson Yards, the largest development in NYC since Rockefeller Center, this tour will look at the history of the Far West Side and plans for the future. Led by members of the RPA and Related teams, participants will walk along Hudson Yards, along the northern section of the High Line, and up into one of the first (nearly) completed buildings. Those interested should email Tess at RPA, tess@rpa.org

World Monuments Fund

Watching Modernism

6:30-8:00pm

This presentation will offer an overview of the modern sites featured on the Watch since 1996, ranging from the iconic, including Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library and Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion, to the less widely known, including Hilario Candela’s Miami Marine Stadium and Vann Molyvann’s National Sports Complex. Examples of successes, challenges, and irreplaceable losses will be shared. This event is sold out.

Scandinavia House

Film: Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

7:00-9:00pm

"Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future" examines the life of a mid-20th century architectural giant whose iconic style and powerful design legacies are all around us: the Gateway Arch in St. Louis; the TWA Terminal at JFK; the Chapel at MIT; CBS Black Rock in Manhattan; and the famous and ubiquitous Saarinen furniture designs. Director Peter Rosen and film subject Eric Saarinen will be present for a post-screening Q&A.

Judd Foundation

Guided Visit of 101 Spring Street

5:00-6:30pm

In 1968, Donald Judd purchased 101 Spring Street, a five-story cast-iron building designed by Nicholas Whyte and constructed in 1870. Serving as his New York home and studio, 101 Spring Street is the place of origin for Judd’s ideas on permanent installation and is the only surviving single-use cast-iron building of its era in the SoHo Cast-Iron Historic District. 101 Spring Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Architect-led Tour of the Guggenheim

12:00-1:00pm

Join Ashley Mendelsohn, Curatorial Assistant for Architecture & Digital Initiatives, on a focused tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building. Tours meet at the Information desk. Free with museum admission. No RSVP required.

Austrian Cultural Forum

Architecture Tour: Raimund Abraham

4:00pm

Architectural historian Kenneth Frampton called the Austrian Cultural Forum, designed by Austrian architect and theorist Raimund Abraham (1933–2010), the most spectacular modern structure built in New York since the Seagram Building and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum. The Austrian Cultural Forum provides visitors the opportunity to tour the architectural landmark building in midtown Manhattan. 11 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

13 Thursday

2:00pm

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TEN Arquitectos

Embedded within a neighborhood dense with high-end retail, luxury residences, and blue-chip institutions and offices, this 30,000 square foot branch library fulfills a much-needed role as a public space and a touchstone for the local community and visiting tourists. TEN Arquitectos’ design transforms the dark, subterranean space into an inviting, open and light-filled civic landscape […]
AIANY

Concrete | Amorphous Morphology

6:30-8:30pm

Impacting the silhouette of cities as well as interior spaces around the world, no other architectural element can claim a wider range of expression and use as concrete. As ‘batter for the architect’, the plasticity, strength and sensual qualities of this element are virtually endless. We will explore uses of concrete as structure, cladding, pavement, interior surface and all around shape-shifter.

New York School of Interior Design

Dialogues on Design: Nina Campbell and Rita Konig

5:00-6:30pm

New York School of Interior Design is pleased to present Dialogues on Design, a series of six conversations with noted designers moderated by Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group and NYSID Trustee. In each session two prominent designers will address issues in design and talk about their approach to their work.

Parsons School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design

Architecture, Art & Politics at the UN

6:00-8:00pm

The United Nations Capital Master Plan (UNCMP), substantially completed over a year ago, has been the subject of very little public discussion. There have been very few comprehensive presentations of the project, its goals, evolution and outcomes. This talk will present the issues, rationales and methods that led to the final results. Guest Speaker: Anthony Cohn Hosted by: Robert Kirkbride; Dean, SCE

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The Architecture of Remembrance

7:00pm

As part of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month in New York City, the principal architects of the 9/11 Memorial, the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa. and the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., reflect on the relationship between architecture and remembrance, and the significance of place and public memory. Speakers: Michael Arad AIA, LEED AP, partner, Handel Architects LLP Paul Murdoch, AIA, LEED, AP, president, Paul Murdoch Architects Julie Beckman, partner, KBAS

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Gallery AWA

Light in Architecture Screening

6:00-8:00pm

AWA Lighting Designers presents a film series on 'Light in Architecture' at Gallery AWA. The 'Light in Architecture' film series focuses on short films and documentaries that revolve around architecture, society and how lighting helps define both. The film screenings will be held every Thursday of October 2016.  October 13th 2016 film screening will be: The City Dark: (Ian Cheney 2011)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

By the People: Housing for All

6:30-8:00pm

National Design Award winner Rosanne Haggerty, the president of Community Solutions, and San Francisco–based architect David Baker discuss the future of affordable housing in the United States and the importance of elegant, economical, and “human-centric” design principles.

14 Friday

1:00pm

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Daniel Sundberg/ESTO

On a prominent DUMBO corner along the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront, St. Ann’s Warehouse built its new home in the historic 1860 Tobacco Warehouse. Situated on the edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park the theatre has breathtaking views of the Brooklyn Bridge and adds a cultural destination to the Park’s outdoor amenities. The design within this […]
AIANY

Demystifying Energy Modeling: Workshop #1

3:00-6:00pm

Participants will learn to identify a range of building performance models and how they are used to make sustainable design decisions. Participants will recognize the benefits of using modeling analysis to optimize sustainable design performance and meet a project's sustainability goals and learn how models can be used to win contracts by demonstrating a firm's commitment to performance-based sustainable design.

Cultural Landscape Foundation / ASLA NY

What’s Out There Cultural Landscapes Guide in New York City Launch Party

6:00-8:00pm

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the NPS are partnering to document nationally significant landscapes and their designers in several East Coast cities. The guides complement the NPS Urban Agenda initiative, which seeks to engage a diverse, 21st-century American public. Join TCLF, NPS, and ASLA NY for the launch of this new online resource.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

10:00am-12:45pm; 1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

15 Saturday

All day

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Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York City’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build and preserve it. From historic to contemporary, more than 250 sites across all five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, and more. Through […]
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Saturday Sketching

10:00am-4:00pm

For families with children of all ages. Get inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural shapes and spaces and record your perspective through drawing.

South Street Seaport Museum

Schermerhorn Row and the Counting House Life

4:00pm

Come discover the treasures hidden inside Schermerhorn Row, one of the oldest warehouses of New York City, and home of the Seaport Museum. You will walk up three floors, usually closed to the public, view selected artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection, and walk through the hidden hotels and saloon rooms made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell’s story “Up in the Old Hotel.” Registration required.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

A week-long celebration of design held in conjunction with the National Design Awards.

Center for Architecture

Family Day @theCenter: Build a City

Drop in between 11:00am-3:00pm

Families will explore architecture, design and construction as you work together to create a building to add to our model city inspired by New York City!

The Municipal Art Society of New York

Preserving Brooklyn’s Waterfront

11:00am

This tour with architecture historian Matt Postal focuses on Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO, and the Fulton Ferry Historic District. Learn about the area's mercantile past and vibrant present. We'll visit the waterfront park's new north section, which features a modest salt marsh, while considering how various 19th century warehouses like the Eagle Warehouse and Empire Stores have found new uses as apartments and commercial space.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

8:00-11:45am; 1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

16 Sunday

All day

Save_The_Date_Logo_Only

Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York City’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build and preserve it. From historic to contemporary, more than 250 sites across all five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, and more. Through […]
New Museum

New Museum Architecture Tour

3:00-3:45pm


Free architecture tours are led by New Museum docents and will focus on the Museum’s building, designed by the architectural firm SANAA. Due to limited capacity, preregistration by email to tours@newmuseum.org is required. The tour is free with museum admission.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Art in the Round Public Tours

2:00-3:00pm

Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. In celebration of Archtober, these tours will be focused on the architecture of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building.

South Street Seaport Museum

Schermerhorn Row and the Counting House Life

4:00pm

Come discover the treasures hidden inside Schermerhorn Row, one of the oldest warehouses of New York City, and home of the Seaport Museum. You will walk up three floors, usually closed to the public, view selected artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection, and walk through the hidden hotels and saloon rooms made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell’s story “Up in the Old Hotel.” Registration required.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

10:00am-12:45pm; 1:45-4:30pm; 1:30-4:15pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

A week-long celebration of design held in conjunction with the National Design Awards.

17 Monday

12:00pm

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Robert Garneau

Pivot is a pre-war studio revamped into a modern adaptable space containing a secret bedroom. The project emphasizes open space while overlaying multi-functionality, transforming in response to different needs. Extensive custom cabinetry creates various spatial experiences depending on use ranging from serene white walls to lush wood interiors. A pivoting wall cabinet divides the apartment […]
AIANY

2016 Rosenblatt Lecture: David Chipperfield, RIBA

6:00-8:00pm

David Chipperfield Architects has developed a diverse international body of work including some of the world’s foremost museums and galleries, ranging from private collections such as the Museo Jumex in Mexico City to public institutions such as the revitalized Neues Museum in Berlin. With practices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai, the firm has won more than 100 international awards and citations for design excellence. Chipperfield will provide an overview of his practice’s museum projects

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Drop In on Design Family Programs

4:00-6:00pm

A series of free afterschool programs, where families with kids ages 7 to 12 explore design through fun hands-on activities.

New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden 18th Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series

6:30-7:30pm

Now in its 18th year, the Garden's popular evening lecture series in Manhattan invites outstanding landscape architects from around the world to discuss their signature projects, working methods, and design philosophies. The Archtober speaker is world-renowned architectural theorist and land artist Charles Jencks.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The Stories They Tell

12:00pm

Every Monday in October, 9/11 Memorial staff will present a short talk about the architectural history of the World Trade Center site as exemplified by the tridents, iconic forked beams that withstood the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. These talks will take place in the Museum Auditorium and are free with Museum admission.

AIANY

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

10:00am-12:45pm; 1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

A week-long celebration of design held in conjunction with the National Design Awards.

18 Tuesday

12:00pm

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WORKac/ESY

Edible Schoolyard NY is an innovative program that combines gardening and cooking organic vegetables with the elementary school curriculum in public schools across New York City. Originally started by chef and food activist Alice Waters in Berkley California, WORKac has been working with Edible Schoolyard NY on translating the concept to one large demonstration project […]
AIANY

Walk the Talk: An Example of Successful Social Science and Design Integration

6:00-8:00pm

In 2015, The Bloc, a healthwellness creative agency,relocated to new headquarters in the Financial District designed by Fauzia Khanani of Foz Design. This special event will include a tour of this award winning workspace and a discussion with experts in social science for design, exploring ways to create exceptional spaces through research and engagement.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Teen Design Fair

4:00-6:00pm

New York City teens learn about design careers and educational opportunities from National Design Award winners, jurors, and guest designers.

AIA Queens

Steinway Piano Factory Tour

11:00am

Join AIA Queens as we explore the factory of one of the most famous piano makers in the world, located in Astoria, Queens. Steinway & Sons, founded in 1853, has called Queens home for decades, a place where Steinway pianos are built by hand and its place in local history is worth finding out about.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Awards | Winners’ Salon

7:33-8:30pm

As part of National Design Week, the 2016 National Design Award winners will lead concurrent sessions in this design salon, offering a unique opportunity to discover new ideas, forge valuable connections with the brightest minds in the design world, and network with fellow attendees.

Columbia University GSAPP and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Experimental Preservation Round Table

6:30-7:30pm

This event expands on the emergence of experimental preservation within architecture, historic preservation and art, and casts light on the number of projects and practitioners of this burgeoning movement. The round table takes two recently published books as its point of departure: "Experimental Preservation" and "Tabula Plena: Forms of Urban Preservation" (Lars Müller Publisher).

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

American Masters – Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey

1:00-5:00pm

Discover the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, a collaborator of Frank Lloyd Wright. Every Tuesday in October, hour-long screening at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Center for Architecture / Dwell

Beyond Boundaries: Examining Pathways for Diversity and Inclusion in Design

No discipline more powerfully represents the integration of creative innovation, aesthetic sensibility, and practical problem solving than that of design. Design is the art and science of implementing a creative vision that connects communities and expresses universal aspirations in surprising and inspired ways. This panel will focus on the issue of diversity in design, both in terms of current challenges and prospective drivers of change and progress.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

A week-long celebration of design held in conjunction with the National Design Awards.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Drop In on Design Family Programs

4:00-6:00pm

A series of free afterschool programs, where families with kids ages 7 to 12 explore design through fun hands-on activities.

19 Wednesday

11:00am

Exterior facade - STI John Baer

John Baer

MBB led a phased project to fully restore the Cathedral Complex, which included exterior stone conservation, interior stone, wood, and plaster restoration, and stained glass stabilization and conservation. All mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were replaced and the complex is heated and cooled with a new, nine-well geothermal plant. The expansion of the Parish House […]
Museum of the City of New York

My City Book Club | A History of Housing in New York City

6:30-8:30pm

Richard Plunz’s landmark study, A History of Housing in New York City, traces the development of housing in New York from 1850 to the present day. First published in 1992, Plunz’s lively account investigates the housing of all classes, from the single-family house to tenements and high-rise apartment buildings, and places the story of housing within the context of the New York’s broader political and cultural development.

AIANY

Construction Realities – Cornell Tech

6:00-8:00pm

Meeting the Passive House energy performance standard is not just the result of a more rigorous design effort, it is just as dependent upon critical aspects of the means and methods managed on the construction site. The project team for Cornell Tech, currently the world’s tallest Passive House project, will share their experiences to-date with the audience.

New York School of Interior Design

Michael I. and Patricia M. Sovern Lecture on Design: Deborah Berke

6:00-7:00pm

Deborah Berke is the founder of the New York-based architecture and design firm Deborah Berke Partners. Work designed by the firm includes several award-winning projects for 21c Museum Hotels, the Yale School of Art’s Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Hall, and 48 Bond Street, a residential building in Manhattan. The firm recently completed the Bard College Conservatory of Music and is currently working on several large-scale projects.

The Architect's Newspaper

AN Design Showroom Cocktail Crawl

6:30-9:30pm

We invite you to participate in our bi-annual Design Showroom Cocktail Crawl. AN will partner with AIA New York and design showrooms in the Flatiron District putting together a night full including signature cocktails for each showroom

Surface Media / 92Y

David Adjaye in Conversation with Surface editor-in-chief Spencer Bailey

7:30-8:30pm

Tanzanian-born architect David Adjaye, whose Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., opens this fall, discusses his new project and other recent work with Surface magazine editor-in-chief Spencer Bailey. Co-presented with Surface magazine.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Architect-led Tour of the Guggenheim

12:00-1:00pm

Join Ashley Mendelsohn, Curatorial Assistant for Architecture & Digital Initiatives, on a focused tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building. Tours meet at the Information desk. Free with museum admission. No RSVP required.

Austrian Cultural Forum

Architecture Tour: Raimund Abraham

4:00pm

Architectural historian Kenneth Frampton called the Austrian Cultural Forum, designed by Austrian architect and theorist Raimund Abraham (1933–2010), the most spectacular modern structure built in New York since the Seagram Building and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum. The Austrian Cultural Forum provides visitors the opportunity to tour the architectural landmark building in midtown Manhattan. 11 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022.

Urban Green Council

HQ2050: The Sustainable Office

12:00-5:00pm

At 70% of emissions output, buildings are the biggest slice of New York City’s energy pie. But in the commercial sector, energy use is just a tenth of the operating cost for most buildings. The other 90% ? Most of it goes to employee salaries and benefits. Our 2016 conference will examine strategies for building owners, tenants and municipalities to make improvements that lower energy use and have bottom-line impact.

BASF

The Future of Urban Coastal Resilience: Red Hook and Beyond

8:30–10:00am

More than 600 million people call coastal cities home, but those areas are facing dramatic change from rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions. How can we rethink resilient design — for Red Hook and beyond — to strengthen sustainability, habitat and community? And what will it take to transition from a reactive state to one of true preparedness? AIA CES: 2.0 LU, 2.0 HSW

The Nordic Consulates/Van Alen Institute

Nordic Approaches to Creating Livable and Sustainable Urban Environments

2:30-8:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of fruitful discussions and talks on how Nordic architecture and design approaches are setting new standards for creating livable and sustainable built environments. Come and meet notable speakers from the Nordic region and NYC, and engage in the discussion. Historically unprecedented urbanization characterizes the 21st century. The ongoing Nordic Built Cities Challenge sets out a common Nordic framework with 10 principles aiming at increasing cooperation.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

3:00-5:45pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

A week-long celebration of design held in conjunction with the National Design Awards.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Drop In on Design Family Programs

4:00-6:00pm

A series of free afterschool programs, where families with kids ages 7 to 12 explore design through fun hands-on activities.

20 Thursday

2:15pm

CRS Studio_01

Photo by GION

The brief for the CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing) studio called for a space that can be used for yoga, meditation, various events, or as a photography studio. The space should accommodate the core mission of CRS: to be a community center for artists and individuals who want to share their creativity. In looking […]
AIANY

Oculus Book Talk: The Creative Architect

6:00-8:00pm

Join us at the Center for Architecture to hear Pierluigi Serraino discuss his newest book, The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Awards Gala

A gala benefit dinner and awards ceremony celebrating excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement in American design. Tickets/tables are available for purchase.

RAB Lighting

RAB Lighting Oktoberfest

6:00-9:00pm

Join RAB Lighting for our first annual Oktoberfest on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6pm-9pm. Enjoy a night of networking with colleagues and friends while feasting on delicious German food and beer on the RAB Lighting Rooftop Biergarten.

Freshkills Park

Landscape in Motion: A Conversation on Photography

7:00-8:00pm

Presented by the Staten Island Arts’ Culture Lounge Gallery, Freshkills Park: Landscape in Motion is the capstone to a landscape photography competition organized by Freshkills Park with the Staten Island Advance. The exhibit features winning competition entries in professional, amateur, and student categories, and will juxtapose virtual reality experiences of the future park and historic photographs from the Staten Island Institute archives with the contemporary work.

IrisVR

Communicating the Unbuilt: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Projects in Virtual Reality

6:30-8:30pm

Communicating the Unbuilt is a series of Archtober events that explores how virtual reality is being used at several architecture offices. Pei Cobb Freed & Partners will present unbuilt projects and how they leverage virtual reality technology to improve communication and delivery of ideas. Afterwards, attendees are invited to explore the projects in virtual reality. Cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. The event is limited to 50 attendees. Registration is required.

The City College of New York, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Sciame Fall Lecture Series- Luis Rojo: Continuities and Singularities

6:30-8:30pm

Begoña Fernández-Shaw and Luis Rojo de Castro established their architectural practice in Madrid, Spain, in 1994, co-founding ROJO/FERNÁNDEZ-SHAW architecture. The firm oriented its practice ever since towards the design and construction of public works, architectural competitions and academic research. They have obtained the first prize in several national and international competitions.

Central Park Conservancy

Architecture and Ornament in the Heart of Central Park

11:00am-12:30pm

On this limited-run tour, you’ll explore structural and landscape architectures that were fundamental guiding elements in the design and execution of Central Park. With stops at Strawberry Fields, Cherry Hill, Bow Bridge, the Lake’s Boat Landings, the Mall, and Bethesda Terrace, this tour highlights symbolic and artistic features that may be easily overlooked even by the daily Park goer.

Parsons School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design

Behind the Slice

6:00-8:00pm

What goes into making a single slice of pizza, on an industrial level? Share a slice with a panel of pizza industry experts as they discuss their work as it relates to materials and manufacturing, history, design, environmental impact, as well as current and future pizza culture. Guest Speakers: Mike Brockman, Mike Madan, Scott Wiener, & Jennifer Wright-Laracy. Hosted by: Stephanie Mantis. Location: The Glass Corner, E206, 25 E 13th Street

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Gallery AWA

Light in Architecture Screening

6:00-8:00pm

AWA Lighting Designers presents a film series on 'Light in Architecture' at Gallery AWA. The 'Light in Architecture' film series focuses on short films and documentaries that revolve around architecture, society and how lighting helps define both. The film screenings will be held every Thursday of October 2016.  October 20th 2016 film screenings will be: Tadao Ando/ Koshino House: (Rax Rinnekangas 2009) and Tadao Ando: From Emptiness to Infinity: (Mathias Frick 2014)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

A week-long celebration of design held in conjunction with the National Design Awards.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Drop In on Design Family Programs

4:00-6:00pm

A series of free afterschool programs, where families with kids ages 7 to 12 explore design through fun hands-on activities.

21 Friday

1:00pm

MCNY Exterior - Filip Wolak

Filip Wolak

Five years in the making, New York at Its Core presents the compelling story of New York’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” a preeminent global city now facing the future in a changing world. More than 400 objects, many from the Museum’s rich collection, will be complemented by […]
AIANY

Demystifying Energy Modeling: Workshop #2

3:00-6:00pm

Participants will learn how assumptions and inputs must be updated and refined as a design progresses. Participants will learn to use parametric analysis to evaluate Energy Conservation Measures and understand how to review detailed energy modeling software reports.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

10:00am-12:45pm; 1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

AIANY

An Evening with Thomas Phifer, FAIA

6:00-8:00pm

Please join us for a presentation by 2016 Heritage Ball honoree Thomas Phifer, FAIA. Phifer will present recent projects and talk about his career in architecture.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

A week-long celebration of design held in conjunction with the National Design Awards.

22 Saturday

12:00pm

Shot11_v04

A microcosm of NYC with one distinction: we’re creating an innovation ecosystem that embraces the disruption created by advancing technologies. Our economic spectrum spans verticals, from manufacturing to design, art to architecture, biotech to clean-tech, media to film production, and fashion to food. We collaborate with over 400 companies in six million square feet of […]
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Drawing the Guggenheim

10:00am-1:00pm

This workshop uses drawing to study Frank Lloyd Wright’s design, focusing on developing a deeper understanding of the museum’s architecture. After a slideshow presentation and tour, participants draw from various perspectives as a way of seeing the Guggenheim more deeply, and then reflect on their discoveries together. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. $20 to participate, materials will be provided.

AIANY

Walking Tour: Battery Park City: Creating a New Neighborhood

1:45-4:30pm

After more than four decades of planning and construction, Battery Park City has been built out. Learn about its planning and discover its distinctive residential neighborhoods, distinguished parks and plazas, public art works, and signature commercial center.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Saturday Sketching

10:00am-4:00pm

For families with children of all ages. Get inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural shapes and spaces and record your perspective through drawing.

South Street Seaport Museum

Typography and Job Printing in the 19th century Seaport

3:00-4:00pm

Most printers in early 19th century New York were located where the action was: near the city’s main port of entry at South Street. Walk with us to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, timetables, and posters, and learn about the typography of the remaining signage on these historic buildings. Registration required.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Target Design Kids Family Programs

11:00am-12:30pm

A series of free workshops where families with kids ages 5 to 12 become designers and make fun projects all day.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Target Design Kids Family Programs

1:30-3:00pm

A series of free workshops where families with kids ages 5 to 12 become designers and make fun projects all day.

Freshkills Park

Meditation Walk with Tattfoo Tan

10:30am-12:00pm

Join us on this meditative nature walk through Freshkills Park North Park with Venerable Thupten Phuntsok and artist Tattfoo Tan. Meditation is the practice of calming one’s mind and focusing on one point. In a walking meditation, the walk is the focus. This walk suggests closer connections with our land within a greater urban environment. Venerable Phuntsok has taught meditation and other subjects for the past twelve years.

AIA Queens

Gantry State Park and Surrounding Area

1:00-4:00pm

We will explore the rich historic architecture of Gantry Plaza State Park which is a 12-acre riverside oasis that boasts spectacular views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building and the United Nations. Along the way take a moment to admire the rugged beauty of the park’s centerpieces – restored gantries.

Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training, and Environmental Research (CLUSTER)

Creative Place Making: Art, Politics and Cities in Transition

1:00-5:00pm

The symposium will explore the role of art and creative industries in urban regeneration, with international and local case studies that address questions of gentrification, securitization and real estate development. This symposium builds on a dialogue begun in Cairo by CLUSTER through the Creative Cities: Reframing Downtown conference.

Center for Architecture/AIANY

Girls Build! Architecture Workshop

2:00-4:00pm

Girls ages 11 to 16 partner with architects from the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee to learn about architecture and create their own designs.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

9:30am-12:15pm; 1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

A week-long celebration of design held in conjunction with the National Design Awards.

23 Sunday

12:00pm

Lever House

©Florian Holzherr

Midtown Manhattan’s Lever House marked a watershed in U.S. architecture when completed in 1952. Located on the west side of Park Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets, the corporate headquarters, with its facade made of blue-green glass and stainless steel mullions, was one of the first glass-walled International Style office buildings in the country. The […]
AIANY

Walking Tour: Between the Clocks: The Architecture of Park Avenue South

11:00am-1:30pm

Between the exuberant clock on the façade of Grand Central Terminal to the modern interpretation of time on the façade at the terminus of Park Avenue South at 14th Street lies an encyclopedia of the architecture of New York City. James Renwick Jr. and Stanford White prominently represent the 19th Century while projects by Cass Gilbert, Ely Jaques Kahn, and Harvey Wiley Corbett ushered in the first forty years of the 20th Century.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Urban Ecology Tour

11:00am-1:00pm

Discover the natural world in the midst a thriving urban industrial park on this 2-hour tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where we will explore New York City’s waterways, terrestrial ecosystems and urban farms. Highlights of this tour include the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, an oyster restoration project led by the New York Harbor School and the newly opened Naval Cemetery Landscape.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Art in the Round Public Tours

2:00-3:00pm

Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. In celebration of Archtober, these tours will be focused on the architecture of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building.

South Street Seaport Museum

Typography and Job Printing in the 19th century Seaport

3:00-4:00pm

Most printers in early 19th century New York were located where the action was: near the city’s main port of entry at South Street. Walk with us to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, timetables, and posters, and learn about the typography of the remaining signage on these historic buildings. Registration required.

AIA Queens

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: King Manor Museum

4:00-6:00pm

King Manor was the home of Rufus King (1755-1827) a framer of the United States Constitution, diplomat, senator, and outspoken opponent of slavery. Typically only eight rooms of the house are open to visitors, but on this tour we will visit the entire house, from basement to attic, from formal rooms to servants quarters. Tickets are $25. For those enrolled in King Manor's Friendship program, tickets are $20.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

10:00am-12:45pm; 1:45-4:30pm; 1:30-4:15pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District

Atlantic Ave Archtober Walking Tour with Joe Svehlak

11:00am-1:00pm

A commercial thoroughfare for more than 100 years, Atlantic Avenue is a diverse retail and dining destination connecting the historic neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. Joe Svehlak leads this walking tour between 4th Ave & Hicks Street, discussing Atlantic Ave’s architecture, social and commercial history, as well as areas that have been more recently redeveloped. Rain or shine. $11.50 registration (strongly encouraged) at http://bit.ly/archtoberatlantic1.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

A week-long celebration of design held in conjunction with the National Design Awards.

24 Monday

12:00pm

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Hayes Davidson

520 West 28th will introduce an iconic new landmark to New York City. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and developed by Related, one of the nation’s preeminent developers of luxury residential properties, this boutique condominium building will offer 39 exclusive two- to five-bedroom residences by the renowned Iraqi-British architect and artist. Hadid, whose […]
AIANY

Global Migration, Refugees, and a Role for Design

6:00-8:00pm

Following the conversations held at the UN General Assembly’s Summit for Refugees and the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development’s Habitat III, panelists will discuss the design community’s responsibilities and obligations to this global refugee crisis, and will share global case studies, best practices and solutions for how to integrate these migrant and refugee populations within existing urban contexts.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The Stories They Tell

12:00pm

Every Monday in October, 9/11 Memorial staff will present a short talk about the architectural history of the World Trade Center site as exemplified by the tridents, iconic forked beams that withstood the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. These talks will take place in the Museum Auditorium and are free with Museum admission.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

10:00am-12:45pm; 1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

25 Tuesday

12:00pm

Met Breuer, Location: New York NY, Architect: Marcel Breuer

Peter Aaron/OTTO

Marcel Breuer was at the height of his career when he designed the Whitney Museum in 1966 and was the recognized master of using what he called “close to Earth materials,” particularly stone and concrete. The integrity, beauty, and honesty of the building’s design, materials, and execution defines it as one of the most distinguished […]
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

American Masters – Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey

1:00-5:00pm

Discover the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, a collaborator of Frank Lloyd Wright. Every Tuesday in October, hour-long screening at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm.

Center for Architecture

Authenticity and Innovation: The Inherent Value of Older Buildings

6:00-8:00pm

This panel will look at the many reasons that older buildings are preserved and features speakers that will approach the topic from a variety of points of view. The discussion will touch on the sustainability, cultural, and economic benefits of adaptive reuse.

American Architecture Prize

American Architecture Prize’s Winners Announcement

6:00-8:00pm

Join in an evening of celebration and brilliant architectural minds at American Architecture Prize’s Winners Gala on October 25 at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Celebrate the year’s best in Architectural Design, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture and help us honor the top three winners who will take home the AAP Trophy.

Central Park Conservancy

Architecture and Ornament in the Heart of Central Park

11:00am-12:30pm

On this limited-run tour, you’ll explore structural and landscape architectures that were fundamental guiding elements in the design and execution of Central Park. With stops at Strawberry Fields, Cherry Hill, Bow Bridge, the Lake’s Boat Landings, the Mall, and Bethesda Terrace, this tour highlights symbolic and artistic features that may be easily overlooked even by the daily Park goer.

The Architectural League of New York / The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union / Columbia University GSAAP

Current Work: Giancarlo Mazzanti

7:00pm

Each year The Architectural League’s Current Work series features the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. Giancarlo Mazzanti will present his firm’s work in a public lecture.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

The Municipal Art Society of New York

Urbanist Insider: Zoning and Innovative Design

6:30-9:00pm

Join us for this edition of Urbanist Insider, hosted by ODA New York, as we explore the relationship between zoning and innovation in design. This intimate conversation will examine how the zoning code can enhance or inhibit design in New York City and will seek to answer the question: how can designers use zoning proactively? In the centennial year of the New York City zoning code, this conversation will foster a forward-thinking analysis of zoning in the 21st-century context.

CNU NYC

Streets for People

7:00-9:30pm

We've all grown up in the age of the automobile. For Archtober 2016, CNU NYC Chair John Massengale, co-author of Street Design, The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, will lead a discussion on how to make New York City streets better for pedestrians and cyclists. Not just safer, but actually places where we want to get out of our cars and enjoy city life.

26 Wednesday

12:00pm

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Octavio Gomez, Campus Planning, BCC

The Gould Memorial Library and Hall of Fame are Beaux Arts Landmarks designed by the great Stanford White in 1899 and 1901. At the time, these structures were part of the uptown campus for New York University, which is now Bronx Community College. The library and Hall of Fame were designated City Landmarks in 1966, […]
Institute for Public Architecture

Fall Fête

6:30-11:00pm

Annual Fall Fete event at the Cooper Hewitt. The IPA will be honoring Katie Swenson and Carl Weisbrod.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Counter Culture: Inside Industry Tour with IceStone

9:30-11:00am

Transforming waste glass into beautiful surface materials has made IceStone a rock star in the green building world, and now you can walk through their manufacturing facility to see how its done. Explore the company's sustainable operations, from the "Supersacks" of recycled glass to the water recycling system, and learn about IceStone's innovative social and environmental practices.

Rubin Museum of Art

Monumental Lhasa Tour

6:00-6:45pm

Discover Lhasa’s unique monuments and the stories behind them in a special tour of “Monumental Lhasa” with exhibition curator Natasha Kimmet. This tour will highlight the myriad forces that shaped the Tibetan capital’s historical architectural landscape.

Rubin Museum of Art

Photography and Tibet

7:00-8:30pm

Dr. Clare Harris introduces her new book Photography and Tibet, which offers remarkable new insights into the attempts of foreign and Tibetan photographers to document the country. Throughout this period Tibet has presented a tantalizing but troublesome subject for photography and it remains embroiled in debates about Tibet’s past, present, and future. Harris will present some of the content from her research for the book.

IrisVR

Communicating the Unbuilt: Ennead and Virtual Reality

6:30-8:30pm

"The Real Unreal Ennead Architects probes the translucent boundary between the real and the unreal. Unburdened by physical constraints, the unreal is where we investigate, manipulate and visualize aspects of human experience previously beyond our perceptual reach. Ennead examines the unreal aspects of current projects to better understand their real, built counterparts. October 26th, 6:30 – 8:30pm at Ennead Architects, 2 Gansevoort Street, 1st FL. Sponsored by IrisVR & The Architect’s Newspaper

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Architect-led Tour of the Guggenheim

12:00-1:00pm

Join Ashley Mendelsohn, Curatorial Assistant for Architecture & Digital Initiatives, on a focused tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building. Tours meet at the Information desk. Free with museum admission. No RSVP required.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Center for Architecture / Dwell

Small Is Big: Reasons Why and Ways to Live with Less

6:00-8:00pm

Tiny homes have become a lifestyle, not just for students and city-dwellers, but for anyone who wants less housework, fewer things, and smaller bills. Designer and entrepreneur Graham Hill and architect Robert Garneau will discuss the emotional, environmental, and financial benefits of downsizing and will share advice for making the home more space-efficient.

27 Thursday

12:00pm

Columbia University Medical Teaching Facility, Location: New York NY, Architect: Mitchell Giurgolla Architects, James Braddock Design Partner

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The Teaching and Learning Center is a classroom facility shared by the School of Nursing, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, and School of Dental and Oral Surgery. In order to create new space, the renovation of an area previously occupied by library stacks was required. Consolidation of the library collection […]
The City College of New York, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Sciame Fall Lecture Series- Ana Paula Koury

6:30-8:30pm

Architect and Urban Planner from the School of Engineering of São Carlos (1991). Master of Technology of the Building Environment (1999). PhD in Urban Environmental Structures from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism University of São Paulo (2005).

Bard Graduate Center

The Modern Interior: A View from Bard Graduate Center

6:30-8:00pm

What factors contribute to the interiors we inhabit? And what do they say about societal concerns and aspirations? Join Bard Graduate Center faculty, curators, and alumni for a lively presentation that explores the modern interior as a reflection of aesthetic, social, political, and technological factors.

Center for Architecture/AIANY

Heritage Ball

6:00-9:00pm

On October 27, 2016, architects and industry professionals will come together for the Heritage Ball, the annual black tie event to support the Center for Architecture. Heritage Ball began in the 1980s and has grown from a small party to an over 1,100 person gala.

Center for Architecture/AIANY

Party@theCenter

9:00pm-2:00am

Party@theCenter is the official Heritage Ball after-party that packs the Center for Architecture until late into the night. All Heritage Ball attendees are given complimentary admission. Advance and at-door ticketing is available for those attending the after-party only.

Parsons School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design

Wood You Rather: Timber as a Solution to the Issue of Climate Change and Increasing Urban Populations

6:00-8:00pm

In his lecture, “Wood You Rather: Timber as a solution to the issue of climate change and increasing urban populations” Andrew Waugh, Principal, Waugh Thistleton Architects, London, presents current work on innovative wood construction.

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union

Alternativas / Alternatives Exhibition Opening

6:30-8:30pm

The Thirteenth Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (XIII BEAU), entitled Alternativas / Alternatives, features 22 jury selected projects completed between January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015 by contemporary Spanish architects. The exhibition, which also includes an additional 20 shortlisted works, features large-scale image displays and audiovisual commentary about the winning projects, as well as drawing reproductions and architectural models.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Gallery AWA

Light in Architecture Screening

6:00-8:00pm

AWA Lighting Designers presents a film series on 'Light in Architecture' at Gallery AWA. The 'Light in Architecture' film series focuses on short films and documentaries that revolve around architecture, society and how lighting helps define both. The film screenings will be held every Thursday of October 2016.  October 27th 2016 film screening will be: Neon: (Lawrence Johnston 2015)

28 Friday

12:00pm

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Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the nation’s history. The site itself will include 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space; more than 100 shops and restaurants, including New York City’s first Neiman Marcus and signature restaurants by Chefs Thomas Keller, José Andrés and Costas Spiliadis; approximately 4,000 residences; […]
AIANY

Demystifying Energy Modeling: Optional Lab A

3:00-6:00pm

Participants will receive hands-on training to gain familiarity with the same whole building energy modeling tools used by consultants, to become more informed designers and sustainability managers. Participants will learn to set up building geometry and constructions, set location and climate, build thermal zones, and visualize the wide array of modeling results including peak loads and annual energy use. Through the experience, partic

AIANY

Demystifying Energy Modeling: Optional Lab B

3:00-6:00pm

Participants will receive hands-on training to gain familiarity with the same whole building energy modeling tools used by consultants, to become more informed designers and sustainability managers. Participants will learn to set up building geometry and constructions, set location and climate, build thermal zones, and visualize the wide array of modeling results including peak loads and annual energy use.

Center for Architecture

Pumpkitecture! Pumpkin Carving Contest

6:00-8:00pm

It's pumpkin time! Start off your Halloween weekend at the Center for Architecture’s first annual Pumpkitecture competition! 20 New York City-based firms will go gourd to gourd to compete for the Pritzker Pumpkin. Come witness architects carve extraordinary structures and vote for the People’s Pumpkin. The carving will start at 6:15 and will run through 7:30. Contestants will defend their designs, after which jurors will deliberate and pick the winning pumpkin.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

10:00am-12:45pm; 1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

29 Saturday

12:00pm

Japan Society banners in June 2008. Photo © Christine Knorr.

© Japan Society

Designed by architects Junzo Yoshimura and George G. Shimamoto, Japan Society was the first building by a leading Japanese architect in New York City. The Japan Society was founded in 1907 and the building opened to the public in 1971. It became a New York City landmark in 2011. The building combines sleek, modern forms with […]
AIANY

Walking Tour: Roosevelt Island: 1970s “New Town In Town” to FDR Four Freedoms Park

11:00am-1:30pm

View a sampling of buildings from four centuries on the island formerly known as Blackwell’s Island, later Welfare Island and since 1973 Roosevelt Island—planned by Philip Johnson & John Burgee—culminating in the recently completed FDR Four Freedoms Park designed by Louis Kahn in 1973. Other highlights include the restored Blackwell farmhouse and Good Shepherd Chapel, James Renwick’s Smallpox Hospital ruins, 1970s UDC housing by Johansen & Bhavnani and Sert, Jackson & Associates, and recent hous

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Saturday Sketching

10:00am-4:00pm

For families with children of all ages. Get inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural shapes and spaces and record your perspective through drawing.

South Street Seaport Museum

Hidden History of the South Street Seaport’s Architecture

3:00-4:00pm

Several buildings in the Seaport District are considered to be some the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From rat pits to a warehouse built by one of the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the Seaport have a big story to tell. This is the story of the rise of New York. Take a walk with us and discover the origins of New York's greatness. Registration required.

Freshkills Park

Choreographed Walking Tour

2:00-4:00pm

Cross-disciplinary artist Catalina Jordan will orchestrate an interpretive walk with a scientist, whose scholarship will be overlaid on the landscape of Freshkills Park. Made possible, in part, through funding from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.

AIA Queens

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Tour

1:00-4:00pm

We will explore the rich historic architecture of one of the World’s Fairs. Many of the structures still exist and have been renovated. The layout provides a loop around the Flushing Meadows Corona Park with some breath-taking views of the historic structures and buildings. We will see the Unisphere, the NYS Pavilion, the Queens Museum, the Queens Theater and the newly renovated USTA Tennis Center.

Van Alen Institute

Open Poll: Redesigning the Voter Experience Flash Competition

4:00-5:00pm

Participants from different fields will address such questions as: How can poll centers be more visible and welcoming in cities and neighborhoods, and incentivize voter turnout? How can the design experience of a poll center increase access for people of varying abilities? How can polling centers be repositioned as mobile or engaged with the outdoor streetscape? How can technology enhance transparency in the voting process?

Center for Architecture

The Reports of My Death have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Libraries for the Future

1:00-5:00pm

In the early 1990s, the rapid rise of digital technologies led many to predict the demise of the library as we knew it. Not only were books going to disappear as the support for knowledge and literature, but digitization, combined with the internet, would negate the need for the public gathering to read and consult research indices in libraries. Yet libraries have flourished at all scales, even as we recognize that there are great challenges to their function and to their public place.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Manhattan Bridge & Infrastructure Boat Tour

2:00-4:45pm

Step aboard the luxurious yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II for a full round-Manhattan cruise that takes an in depth look at the engineering marvels of New York City's fantastic, historic and wildly different bridges, tunnels, infrastructure and mass transit feats! Tour includes content on city planning, Robert Moses, housing and architecture as well!

The Municipal Art Society of New York

Walk the QueensWay

11:00am

Join guides from The Trust for Public Land and Friends of the QueensWay for a 2.5 mile walk alongside the northern section of this proposed "cultural greenway" that will transform a long abandoned rail line running from Forest Hills/Rego Park south to Ozone Park. If built, the QueensWay could highlight the many cultures of Queens (one of the most diverse urban areas in America) and provide pedestrian and bike linkages.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Consequence of Design: Ralph Caplan, Milton Glaser, and Beverly Willis in Conversation

6:00-8:00pm

Jessica Helfand, artist, designer, educator, and author of Design: The Invention of Desire, moderates a conversation between design critic Ralph Caplan, graphic designer Milton Glaser, and architect Beverly Willis on the heritage of the design profession and its eventual legacy within the ecological, social, and service spheres.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

10:00am-12:45pm; 1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District

Atlantic Avenue Historic Architecture Activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival

11:00am-2:00pm

"Come celebrate the fall season with the Atlantic Avenue BID, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Brooklyn Bridge Park at our (completely free) seventh annual Harvest Festival! A historic architecture expert, Catherine Fischer, will guide children through fun educational historic preservation activities including Spot the Differences, Connect the Dots, and Design the (historic) Building! No registration required but costumes are encouraged!"

30 Sunday

12:00pm

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The Battery Conservancy

After 22 years, the redesign of The Battery, one of the city’s most historic and dramatic public spaces, is more than 90% complete. Quennell Rothschild & Partners was part of the team leading The Battery’s transformation from an asphalt-intensive Moses-era park into a verdant oasis worthy of its history and role as global destination. The […]
AIANY

Walking Tour: 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center – Architecture, Urban Planning and the History of the New and Original World Trade Center

10:00-11:30pm

This architectural walking tour offers participants an opportunity to experience the 9/11 Memorial and to see the current state of construction at the World Trade Center site. We discuss the highly publicized competitions for the site’s master plan and memorial. Delve into the design and development of each of the main structures, including the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, office towers, and transportation hub.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Art in the Round Public Tours

2:00-3:00pm

Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. In celebration of Archtober, these tours will be focused on the architecture of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building.

South Street Seaport Museum

Hidden History of the South Street Seaport’s Architecture

3:00-4:00pm

Several buildings in the Seaport District are considered to be some the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From rat pits to a warehouse built by one of the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the Seaport have a big story to tell. This is the story of the rise of New York. Take a walk with us and discover the origins of New York's greatness. Registration required.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

10:00am-12:45pm; 1:45-4:30pm; 1:30-4:15pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District

Archtober Atlantic Avenue Walking Tour with Norman Oder

11:00am-1:00pm

Join a tour of one of Brooklyn’s most dynamic commercial streets for over 100 years. This diverse avenue connects Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights & Cobble Hill. Mr. Oder will guide us from 4th Ave to Hicks St, discussing architecture, social history, & recent redevelopment. The variety of architecture combining the new with the old are a testament to the vitality of Atlantic Ave. We'll also view a former brewery, several religious sites, & 2 murals featuring the work of emerging Brooklyn artists.

Freshkills Park Alliance

Freshkills Park Bus Tour

10:00am-12:00pm

Learn about the past, present and future of Freshkills Park development during a guided bus ride through the park. Stops at the top of the park’s hills offer beautiful panoramic views of Staten Island.

31 Monday

12:00pm

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SHoP Architects

The first residential building to open at Pacific Park, 461 Dean Street contains 363 residential units as well as ground-level retail. Half of the units will house affordable to low-, moderate-, and middle-income New Yorkers. At 32 stories, it will be the tallest modular building in the world. To address the requirements of the Design […]
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The Stories They Tell

12:00pm

Every Monday in October, 9/11 Memorial staff will present a short talk about the architectural history of the World Trade Center site as exemplified by the tridents, iconic forked beams that withstood the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. These talks will take place in the Museum Auditorium and are free with Museum admission.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30pm

The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.