See NYC architects compete in annual pumpkin carving contest Pumpkitecture

October 27, 2022

Image courtesy of Sam Lahoz

The annual competition that pits New York City-based architectural firms against each other to carve the best pumpkin is returning on Friday, just in time for Halloween. Known as Pumpkitecture, the event will give onlookers the opportunity to see architects hone their skills in real-time and compete for the big prize, the Pritzkerpumpkin. Pumpkitecture will take place at the Center for Architecture at 536 LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village on October 28 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Carving will begin at 6:15 p.m. and run through 7:30 p.m. After their complete, contestants will defend their designs and await the jurors as they deliberate and pick the winning pumpkin.

The following firms are participating in this year’s Pumpkitecture:

AIANY TORCH Mentorship Program
Andrew Franz Architect
Architecture in Formation
Architecture Research Office
DLR Group
HLB Lighting Design
ikon.5 architects
Jen Lewin Studio
Laura Heim Architect
MdeAS Architects
Mitchell Giurgola
Quennell Rothschild & Partners
Raad Studio
Rafael Viñoly Architects
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Thornton Tomasetti

There will be festive food and beverage options available for guests. Get a ticket here.

Pumpkitecture is part of Archtober, the Center for Architecture’s month-long festival that celebrates architecture and design, offering tours, talks, exhibitions, and programs related to New York City’s iconic buildings, institutions, and public spaces.

See the line-up of remaining Archtober events can be found here.


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