02.02.12: I am pleased to announce that Benedict Clouette will take over as the new editor-in-chief of e-Oculus with the 02.15.12 issue. Benedict is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Domus, Volume Magazine, and DAMn. It has been great working on e-Oculus for the last six years. I am looking forward to continuing to contribute to the publication, but as an occasional contributing writer, rather than editor. As a send-off, I hope you will read my final Editor’s Soapbox, “Looking Back at the Last Six Years.” Thank you for reading!

– Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Note from Guy Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP: As Chair of the Oculus Committee, I am happy, on the one hand, to welcome e-Oculus Editor-In-Chief Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, to the AIA New York Chapter Board of Directors. On the other, it saddens me to say that this is her last issue leading the charge of the bi-weekly communications treat that has been her “e-O” for the last six years. Under her guidance, tutelage, and control, e-Oculus has grown to be more than just the timely and topical missive of the Chapter. Through her insight, editorial balance, and passionate soapbox columns, Jessica has taken our electronic broadsheet to new levels of coverage and advocacy. Luckily, she is not going far and will continue as contributor and Board leader in helping to determine a revised format, focus, and frequency.