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Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center / Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image courtesy of Archtober.

Archtober (pronounced like the “arch” in architecture) is New York City’s annual Architecture and Design month in October that celebrates the city’s interesting infrastructure and its civic and international impact. Through various exhibitions, tours, activities and programs, this month-long event organized by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), it seeks to educate the public about architecture and design in everyday life.

It is put together through the collaborative efforts of some of New York City’s leading cultural institutions and professional organizations. Here are 11 exciting events not to miss during the month-long event.

Tuesday, October 3: Great Architectural Bake-Off

Last year’s winning cake: Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan. Photo by Griffon Lipson/BFA.com via AIA NY 

After a successful bake-off last year at the AIA New York Chapter, this Archtober returns for a second year, bringing together New York’s top design firms to recreate the world’s most iconic buildings out of cake. Organized by WATG, Wimberly Interiors, and the Center, participating firms include SH NYC, Dattner Architects, and Grade New York, among others.

This event is free and starts at 4 pm. For more information on other participating firms how to register, click here.

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