New York City's Archtober is now in full swing! From October 1-31, the citywide festival celebrates the significance of architecture and design in everyday life.
For the seventh year in a row, Archinect & Bustler are proud to present Archtober's jam-packed roster of exhibitions, lectures, conferences, films, and tours across the five boroughs. From Archtober's lengthy calendar of events, we'll be picking out exciting weekly highlights. Plan ahead with our recommendations for Archtober Week 2, October 9-15.
As part of The Architectural League's Current Work series, Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake of KieranTimberlake will present their firm’s work in a public lecture.
Cognitive neuroscience and psychology meet architecture and cities in Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives, critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen’s latest publication. Join Van Alen Book Club for a discussion on why a wide audience—not only design specialists—should care about architecture, and how we all experience and actively shape environments.
Join Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Gonzalo Bustamante, a studio leader at Rockwell Group, for a special tour of the garden’s iconic Palm House, a 1917 glass-walled pavilion designed by McKim, Mead & White. Rockwell Group, which this year restored and reimagined the building, drew from the history of the century-old Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s history to update the space in a modern and fresh way.
Come to SHoP for a tour of its Woolworth Building studios and a brief presentation by founding partner Corie Sharples, see the models produced in the firm’s in-house fab-lab, and find out why all the conference rooms are named after airplanes.
To celebrate the month of Archtober, join Bespoke Careers and Archinect for our annual drinks party, taking place at the impressive Steelcase showroom in central New York.
Do you fancy yourself a New York City history buff? Are you well versed in the minutiae of architectural history? Can you just not get enough of the NYC subway system? Then join fellow quizmasters at the Center for Architecture for the first annual Archtober Trivia Night! A group of experts will stump competitors as they contend for the ultimate bragging rights. Food and beverage included.
Cooper Hewitt's annual week-long celebration of design begins with a day of free museum admission and hands-on activities led by National Design Award Winners. Children, teens, and adults are invited to play designer and tackle dynamic challenges in workshops throughout the museum.
Enjoy a screening of the film "Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum," followed by an engaging discussion and tour of the building led by architectural historian Neil Levine. Free with museum admission.
Don't forget to check back for week 3 recommendations! For the complete list of events from October 1-31, head over to the Archtober online calendar, like the Facebook page, or follow Archtober on Twitter, Instagram, and their blog.
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