Photograph by Dan Cole, Courtesy of the Center for Architecture

Presented by Untapped Cities’ partnership with Archotber

Start off your Halloween weekend at the Center for Architecture’s second annual Pumpkitecture competition! Twenty New York City-based firms will go gourd to gourd to compete for the Pritzkerpumpkin. Untapped Cities Insiders will get to witness architects live-carve extraordinary structures and vote for the People’s Pumpkin. Contestants will briefly defend their designs, after which jurors will deliberate and pick the winning pumpkin.

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? See for yourself at Pumpkitecture! Festive food and beverages included.

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.

REGISTRATION: Friday, October 12th at 12PM EST


If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 10/12 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live 10/12 at 12 PM EST.

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Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes placeEach booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

Photograph by Dan Cole, Courtesy of the Center for Architecture

Photograph by Sam Lahoz, Courtesy of the Center for Architecture

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