October in New York is a time of celebration for lovers of architecture and design, thanks to the biggest annual citywide design festival in the United States.

Planning for the sixth annual Archtober Architecture and Design Month is well underway. AIA New York Chapter is working with 50-plus participating organizations to arrange scores of activities, talks, tours, walks, shows, films, installations and exhibitions throughout New York City's five boroughs.

As always, headquarters for Archtober will be located at the Center for Architecture, on LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village. The Archtober Lounge—this year featuring a cave-like installation of polyhedral walls and ceilings—will welcome visitors throughout October with guides, program information and a dramatic meet-up spot for festival-goers. 

And as always, Archtober will feature 31 "Building of the Day" tours—the festival's most popular event series—one each day of the month at a different awe-inspiring, "only in New York" location. 

A major draw for archi-tourists and locals alike, Archtober is a celebration of the impact of design, in a city celebrated the world over for its architecture.

For more info or to sponsor Archtober (www.archtober.org), contact Camila Schaulsohn at cschaulsohn@aiany.org.

Partial List of Archtober 2016 Participating Organizations:

  • AIA New York Chapter/Center for Architecture
  • Architecture & Design Film Festival
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92
  • Central Park Conservancy
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum
  • Institute for Public Architecture
  • Municipal Art Society of New York
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • Open House NY
  • Pratt Institute
  • South Street Seaport
  • Urban Green Council
  • World Monuments Fund