Archtober (ärk’tōbər) is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the sixth annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October.


Archtober presents special tours, lectures, films and exhibitions that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. Organized by the Center for Architecture in collaboration with partnering organizations across the city, the festival raises awareness of the important role of design in our city and the richness of New York’s built environment.

Participating Organizations

Email archtober@aiany.org for more information regarding Archtober participation.

Building of the Day

The Archtober “Building of the Day” series celebrates contemporary as well as iconic architecture in New York City with daily architect-led tours. This year’s “Building of the Day” sites are now available online.

Support Archtober

Contact Jesse Lazar to learn the benefits of Archtober sponsorship. 212.358.6108 or jlazar@aiany.org

Media Inquiries

Contact Camila Schaulsohn for press information. 212.358.6114 or cschaulsohn@aiany.org

Visitor Information

NYC & Company’s Design Collection group of hotels will serve this year as the official hotels of Archtober. These boutique hotels located around New York City, along with the Official NYC & Company’s Information Centers, will be distributors of the Archtober calendar guide. For more information, visit www.nycgo.com/designcollection.

Visit our Archtober Lounge at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I pick up an Archtober guide?

For guides and program information, visit the Archtober Lounge at the Center for Architecture. Archtober guides will also be distributed at all participating organizations and preferred hotels.


Does every “Building of the Day” have a daily tour?

Check the AIANY calendar or the Building of the Day tab for tour details and ticketing. Visit the cultureNOW website for daily building features and podcasts.


How can I list my program on the Archtober calendar?

Contact archtober@aiany.org for information about becoming a participating organization.


How much does it cost to attend Archtober programs and exhibitions?

Entrance to the Center for Architecture’s Archtober Lounge and exhibitions are free and open to the public. Other program and exhibition entrance costs vary. Check the websites of participating organizations for ticket information. All events are listed in our Calendar tab.


Is there a pass for special entrance to Archtober activities?

There is currently no pass for Archtober admission to multiple events.