Watch New York City-based firms create amazing pumpkin structures at the Center for Architecture’s second annual Pumpkitecture competition! Guests will get to witness architects live-carve extraordinary structures and vote for the People’s Pumpkin while enjoying festive food and beverages. After the live carving and construction, contestants will defend their designs to a panel of jurors who will then deliberate and grant the winners the Pritzkerpumpkin prize. This exciting event is part of Archtober, New York City’s month-long celebration of design and architecture. Thanks to Untapped Cities’ partnership with Archtober, if you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can attend this event for free! Not an Insider yet?  Become a member today and access free behind-the-scenes tours and events in New York City all year long!

DATE: Friday, October 26, 6:00PM–8:30PM, The carving will commence at 6:15 and will run through 7:30.

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($15 general public)

CAPACITY: 10 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
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Who will squash the competition? Who will summon the Brutal ghost of Marcel Booeuer and invoke the spirit of Michael Gravesyard? Will the Crowned Curibita be inspired by Frank-o-Lloyd Wright’s Guggengourd? Find out for yourself!

Participating Firms:

  • Architecture Research Office (ARO)
  • Ennead Architects
  • HWKN
  • Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)
  • REX
  • ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
  • SITU
  • SOFTlab
  • TEN Arquitectos
  • WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape Urbanism

Photograph by Dan Cole, Courtesy of the Center for Architecture

Photograph by Sam Lahoz, Courtesy of the Center for Architecture

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