Archtober! What’s on Tap for New York’s Architecture and Design Month

Archtober! What’s on tap for the city’s architecture and design month

October generally brings to mind pumpkins, Halloween, and other autumnal decorations. It is also, however, the month of “Archtober”—the city’s official Architecture and Design Month, filled with a number of programs, talks, and exhibitions devoted to architecture and design.

“When we started thinking about creating a festival that stood for design, we were in dark days of recession. With all the unemployment of architects and designers, not business as usual, we wanted to strike a positive note,” Cynthia Kracauer, AIA’s managing director explained of the festival’s start five years ago.

The AIA and Center for Architecture held a preview for Archtober’s events at the Center for Architecture’s new exhibit space in the South Street Seaport Culture District.

“We tend to minimize [the Seaport District] and think of it as an old-fashioned, or picturesque place,” AIA’s James Sanders said, “if you know anything about it, you know it’s anything besides old-fashioned and picturesque. This is where New York became New York, the great capital that it is today.”

Inspired by the location in the Seaport District, the exhibit featured a panorama, “Sea Level: The Five Boroughs at Water’s Edge,” by photographer Elizabeth Felicella, and annotated with historical and geographical notes about each location by author Robert Sullivan. []

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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