World Architecture Day and 'Archtober'

Good morning folks! Welcome to the first day of October, also known as ‘World Architecture Day’ (also homemade cookie day if that is more your interest).

Archtober is a month long celebration of architecture, and to celebrate we will be featuring images that have shaped and influenced us as architects and designers, as well as project images.

We’ll be sharing some additional background here in the blog, as well as the images on social media.

We hope that you’ll follow along and learn a little about some of our influences and favorite projects.

To kick off the month, we are featuring some images from our hometown of Tuckahoe, NY. A small village 12 miles north of New York City, Tuckahoe was at one time known for its marble quarries. It also had some great spaces and buildings - a mix of styles and materials, and plenty of houses. Looking back, we absorbed lessons of creating street edges, mixing styles and building character, and how to respect and celebrate architecture.

Featured today is the original Village Hall and Police Station, later the Public Library, and anchor of the Depot Square where commuters took the train to and from NYC. Also pictured is one of the village commercial buildings, with a corner entry feature; one of the local churches, the ‘new’ Village Hall (previously a school), and our public high school. As you can see, the village featured a variety of architectural styles, and all were technically within walking distance. It was a great place to grow up, and one that still echoes in us as designers.