Pumpkitecture! Architectural Pumpkin Carving Competition

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General Public$10.00 USD

Event Details

Start off your Halloween weekend at the Center for Architecture’s fifth annual Pumpkitecture! competition! New York City-based firms will go gourd to gourd to once again compete for the Pritzkerpumpkin.

Who will squash the competition? What firm will succeed in summoning the Brutal ghost of Marcel Booeuer or invoking the spirit of Michael Gravesyard? Will the Crowned Curibita be inspired by Frank-o-Lloyd Wright’s Guggengourd? See for yourself at Pumpkitecture!

Come witness architects live-carve extraordinary structures and vote for the People’s Pumpkin! Pumpkitecture! will take place on Friday, October 28 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. The carving will commence at 6:15 and will run through 7:30. Contestants will briefly defend their designs, after which jurors will deliberate and pick the winning pumpkin.

Are you part of an architecture or design firm that would like to participate in this year's competition? Register your firm via this link.

Participating Firms (list in formation)
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

Dreaded Jury
Andrew Bernheimer, FAIA, Principal, Bernheimer Architecture
Maisie Broome, Founder, MYFAWNWY
Molly Heintz, Chair, MA Design Research, School of Visual Arts; Editor in Chief, Oculus Magazine
Dungjai Pungauthaikan, Partner, Once–Future Office

Festive food and beverages included.

This event is offered in person; COVID-19 vaccinations and face masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.