2011 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, note that 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.

2011 Themes:
Spring (President’s Theme): Design for a Change: Buildings, People, Energy

Summer: AIANY Design Awards 2011

Fall: Interior Activity

Winter: Up, Down, and Sideways: Density and Transportation
Density enabled by transportation: mass transit, cycling; Moynihan Station; Regional connections; Housing Authority: former purposeful disconnect, now reintegrating back into neighborhoods; How a century of New York skyscrapers has/is/will affect the architecture, planning, and culture of the city and the world.
Submit story ideas by 08.19.11

For further information, contact OCULUS Editor Kristen Richards: kristen@ArchNewsNow.com.

06.15.11 Call for Entries: Design for the Real World Redux

06.17.11 Call for Nominations: AIANYS Officers and Associate Director

06.20.11 Call for Entries: Faith & Form/IFRAA International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture

06.26.11 Call for Submissions: ArtBridge — Works in Progress

07.04.11 Call for Entries: BOFFO Building Fashion Design Challenge

07.05.11 Call for Entries: Pylon Design Competition

07.06.11 Call for Submissions: Design for an Active City — State of Design Festival Project

07.14.11 Call for Proposals: Empire State Challenge

07.14.11 Call for Entries: South Harbour / Kirjava Satama Open International Ideas Competition for Helsinki’s South Harbour

07.29.11 Call for Entries: Treehouses In Paradise Competition 2011

08.26.11 Call for Submissions: AIA 2012 Honor Awards

05.25.11: Alexander Remizov, Director of the Sustainable Council of the Union of Architects of Russia, visited the Center for Architecture to discuss sharing of information about sustainability efforts between AIA New York and the Union of Architects of Russia.

Rick Bell, FAIA, with Remizov.

Emily Nemens

Burble Bup, the result of the FIGMENT/ENYA/SEAoNY City of Dreams Pavilion, designed by Bittertang, opened on Governors Island Memorial Day weekend.

Brynnemarie Lanciotti

05.11.11: The Center for Architecture hosted a program about Japanese architecture and the March 11 earthquake.

Panelists (L-R): Rafael Viñoly, FAIA, JIA, SCA, Int. FRIBA; Leslie Robertson, Hon. AIANY; Clifford Pearson, deputy editor of Architectural Record; Paul Katz, FAIA, HKIA, managing partner at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Joji Kurumado, JIA, general manager of the Takenaka Corporation; and Mutsuro Sasaki, JIA, founder of Sasaki Structural Consultants.

Arik Wilson, AIA

05.26.11: The program PlaNYC Update: Next Steps to a Green, Greater New York offered a detailed description of both the status of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC and its goals. It will be followed with a series of workshops to examine green growth and transportation/infrastructure strategies.

David Bragdon, Director, Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.

Jeremy Chance

06.02.11: The exhibition “Eye on Architecture, Photographs from the Archive of Norman McGrath” opened at the Center for Architecture. It features architectural photographs, some dating back to the 1960s, including black-and-white silver prints from the film era, as well as McGrath’s more recent digital-based color work.

Stan Reis, exhibition curator; photographer Norman McGrath, and Rick Bell, FAIA.

Emily Nemens

05.18.11: openhousenewyork (OHNY) held its annual benefit at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, designed by H3 Hardy Collaboration.

(L-R) Honoree, Hugh Hardy, FAIA, with developer Matt Blesso. Artist Red Grooms and Leslie Koch, president of The Trust for Governors Island, were also honored at the event.

David Wharton

05.20-21.11: Open House Tel-Aviv coincided with the first conference of all Open House organizations worldwide.

(L-R): Renee Schacht, executive director of OHNY; Alon Bin-Nun, co-founder of Open House Tel-Aviv and Open House Jerusalem; Bill Menking, editor-in-chief, The Architect’s Newspaper, and OHNY development consultant; and AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, on the roof of the Heseg House, one of Tel-Aviv’s International Style buildings.

Courtesy of openhousenewyork

05.12-14.11: Hanley-Wood and REED Construction Data co-hosted a party at the AIA National Convention in New Orleans. The fete was held at Generations Hall.

(L-R): Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director; Frank Anton, CEO of Hanley Wood; and Iain Melville, CEO of REED Construction Data.

PhotCourtesy REED Construction Data

05.24.11: The groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Whitney Museum’s new building at Washington and Gansevoort Streets, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The 200,000-square-foot space will open to the public in 2015.

Renzo Piano and Mayor Michael Bloomberg break ground with other officials and project team members.

Matt Carasella