2010 Oculus Editorial Calendar
If you are an architect by training or see yourself as an astute observer of New York’s architectural and planning scene, OCULUS editors want to hear from you! Projects/topics may be anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Please submit story ideas by the deadlines indicated below to Kristen Richards: Kristen@ArchNewsNow.com.

Spring: Architect as Leader: (CLOSED).

Summer: AIANY Design Awards 2010: Recognition of outstanding architectural design by New York City architects and for work completed in New York City. There are four categories of Design Awards: Architecture, Interiors, Urban Design, and Un-built Work. Click here for details.
Register/Submit entries by 02.05.09

Fall: Thinking Back / Thinking Forward and Understanding the Shift: The recession has given us the opportunity to reflect on the last decades of design and building — and what might be ahead. We will investigate trends in design, building, and marketing that are coming into play. What are the next steps in social media, BIM, sustainability, technology, competitions, stalled projects, adaptive re-use, design for flexibility, mergers and firm acquisitions?
Submit story ideas by 05.21.09

Winter: Practice without Borders: The world is growing smaller. New York is an international city, and it is easier than ever for overseas firms to work here and for New York City firms to work abroad. We will look into reciprocity, licensure, removal of boundaries to practice, and international competitions as ways to build renown.
Submit story ideas by 08.13.09

01.15.10 Call for Entries: 2010 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects Awards

01.15.10 Call for Applications: National Endowment for the Arts: Design Director

01.22.10 Call for Proposals: NYSCA Independent Project Grants

01.22.10 Call for Applications: Landscape Architecture Magazine Editor-in-Chief

01.26.10 Call for Submissions: Abu Alanda Housing Competition

01.27.10 Call for Proposals: ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO

01.29.10 Call for Entries: Greater Camden Partnership Urban Policy Fellowship

01.30.10 Call for Entries: Richard Kelly Grant

01.31.10 Call for Entries: 2010 North American Copper in Architecture Awards

02.05.10 Call for Recommendations: AIANY College of Fellows

02.12.10 Call for Submissions: 2010 IES Illumination Awards/NYC Lumen Awards

02.15.10 Call for Submissions: Minds in the Gutter

02.19.10 Call for Proposals: AIANY Curtain Wall Installation Design: Integrate: Innovate

02.22.10 Call for Nominations: EPA Environmental Quality Awards

Center for Architecture Gallery Hours and Location
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm, Sunday: CLOSED
536 LaGuardia Place, Between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets in Greenwich Village, NYC, 212-683-0023


ContextContrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts, 1967-2009


On view October 6, 2009 — January 30, 2010.

Building Connections 2009


On view September 17, 2009 — January 16, 2010.

Helfand Spotlight Series: urbanSHED


On view December 18 — January 30, 2010.

Through 01.16.10
Lincoln Center: Celebrating 50 Years


Courtesy of Pentagram

Seven themes in connection with Lincoln Center’s history explore origins and urban renewal; architecture; iconic personalities; landmark performances; innovative technologies; media and commerce; and educational initiatives. On view are a collection of 400 historic and contemporary objects including photographs, ephemera, correspondence, costumes, set pieces, props, and video recordings.
The Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC

Through 01.19.10


Rest Area, Lofoten, Norway

Snøhetta AS

On view are the results of a global design competition organized by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, which challenged designers to propose alternatives to traditional tourist-route architecture. Through images, models, and films, selections are showcased from the more than 200 structures that have been built since the competition’s inception. Highlighted are projects by emerging architectural firms as well as prominent architects such as Peter Zumthor and Snøhetta.

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Through 01.25.10
Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity


Untitled (Woman [Lis Beyer or Ise Gropius] in B3 club chair by Marcel Breuer wearing a mask by Oskar Schlemmer and a dress in fabric designed by Beyer). c. 1926

Erich Consemüller

This is MoMA’s first major exhibition on the Bauhaus since 1938 and gathers more than 400 works that reflect the broad range of the school’s productions, including industrial design, furniture, architecture, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, theater design, painting, and sculpture. While visiting, also check out the exhibition In Situ, which closes 01.18.10.

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street, NYC

Through 01.31.10
Collages: A Series of Works by Charles A. Platt


“An Instrument of War/Chanel Guernica” by Charles A. Platt

Charles A. Platt

Artist and architect Charles A. Platt, FAIA, “builds” his collages, which take on a three-dimensional effect. “I take apart clothes and find and re-work used objects — shoes and shirts, phonograph records, summer skirts, measuring tapes and rifle targets, tennis nets, wallets and so forth — and work them into compositions that depend on formal artistic expression and meaning. The nature of the object itself, the material, its color, texture, shape, construction, and the associations it evokes play a central role, as do the possibilities of its history.”

Garrison Art Center
23 Depot Square on Garrison’s Landing, Garrison, NY


Urs Fischer, Marguerite de Ponty, 2006-08. Cast aluminum and steel.

Courtesy the artist; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Fischer uses the museum’s galleries to create a series of environments featuring towering aluminum sculptures, objects that appear to melt, and a labyrinth of silk-screened chrome steel boxes.

New Museum
235 Bowery, NYC

Interview: Andrey Bokov, President of the Union of Architects of Russia

Event: New Architecture in Moscow
Location: Center for Architecture, 01.04.10
Speakers: Andrey V. Bokov, Ph.D. — President, Union of Architects of Russia, & General Director of the State Unitary Enterprise, Moscow Scientific Research and Design Institute for Culture, Leisure, Sports and Health Care Buildings (“Mosproject-4”);
Introductions: George Miller, FAIA — President, AIA National; Vladimir Belogolovsky — Architect, Tatlin correspondent, & curator
Moderator: Rick Bell, FAIA — AIANY Executive Director
Sponsors: Center for Architecture


Andrey Bokov.

Emily Nemens


e-Oculus reporter Bill Millard interviews distinguished Russian architect Andrey Bokov before his presentation at the Center for Architecture.

Related Links:
Bokov Brings Russian Architecture to Light ,” by Bill Millard, e-Oculus, 01.12.10.