2012 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, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA: kristen@ArchNewsNow.com.

Fall: Learning Curve
Pedagogical shifts affecting architecture for education. —How architects/architecture reinforce new ways of teaching. —How architects/architecture can change the pedagogy. —How big institutional expansion plans are changing the city. —Case studies.
Submit story ideas by 06.01.12

Winter: In Sickness and In Health / Health & Well-being
Why and how the healthcare industry (providers, pharma, etc.) is investing in architecture.—What are the trends? —Issues: generational; demographic; sustainability; technology. —Case studies
Submit story ideas by 07.27.12

MoMA Design Store is inviting NYC designers to showcase their creative innovation for an upcoming 2013 product collection. Learn more about the submission process here.

05.14.12 Call for Entries: AIA New York State Design Awards

05.18.12 Request for Qualifications: Paris, France Residential Facility (U.S. Department of State, Office of Logistics Management)

05.26.12 Call for Applications: 72 Hour Urban Action Stuttgart 2012

05.31.12 Call for Entries: Arquideas — Landscape, Architecture & Wine Academic Competition

05.31.12 Call for Applications: 2012 Ron Garikes Student Scholarship – SMPS Foundation

06.01.12 Call for Entries: Elizabeth and Robert Jeffe Preservation Fund for New York City

06.01.12 Call for Entries: Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards

06.15.12 Call for Entries: Generative Space Award

06.20.12 Call for Submissions: Building Malaria Prevention: A Global Design Competition – ARCHIVE

06.25.12 Call for Submissions: IDP Design Competition

06.30.12 Call for Entries: New Economy Class Layout (Boeing 787)

06.30.12 Call for Entries/Call for Papers: A National Conversation on the Future of Our Cities – Smart Growth Network

07.01.12 Call for Submissions: Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition

07.31.12 Call for Nominations: 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

04.26.12: AIANY 2012 President Joseph Aliotta, AIA, and AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, were live on the air with NBC NY Nonstop news anchor Roseanne Colletti to discuss the Center for Architecture’s Middle East exhibitions.

(l-r) Roseanne Colletti, Joseph Aliotta, AIA, Rick Bell, FAIA.

Nicole Friedman

04.30.12: AIANY Historic Buildings Committee organized a tour of the historic Park Avenue Armory.

The AIANY Historic Buildings Committee, led by co-chairs John S. Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA, and Caterina Roiatti, AIA, organized a sold-out tour of the historic Park Avenue Armory. The guides included Kirsten Reoch, Senior Project Director at the Armory, Lissa Frenkel, Project Director of Design and Planning at the Armory, Sara Jacinto, a Project Designer at Herzog & de Meuron US, Brigitte Cook, AIA, LEED AP, a Project Architect at Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, and Eytan Solomon, a Senior Engineer at Robert Silman Associates.

John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA

05.01.12: Dr. Ghada Al-Slik, Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, University of Baghdad, presented a lecture on Baghdad’s architectural history. A panel discussion followed, featuring Iraqi architect Hisham Munir, and Janon Kadhim, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, Associate Professor of Architecture and Architectural History and Heritage, formerly of the University of Baghdad.

(l-r) Zaydoon Munir, Hisham Munir, Janon A.W. Kadhim, Dr. Ghada Musa Rzouki Al-Slik.

Nicole Friedman

05.02.12: Laura Marlow, LEED AP, Program Director of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at Reed Construction Data, Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director, and Mary Burke, FAIA, AIANYS Board Member, caught up at the Center for Architecture after BuildingsNY.

Daniel Fox

05.04.12: Frieze Art Fair NYC VIP Tour at the Center for Architecture.

AIANY and the Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF) organized a special exhibition tour of “City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952-1982” and “CHANGE: Architecture & Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present” for VIP guests of the first Frieze Art Fair NYC. CFAF Lead Design Educator Tim Hayduk (center) led the informative, engaging private tour for Frieze guests from around the world, including participants pictured here from the United Kingdom and Japan.

Nicole Friedman

EarthCam has released a time-lapse movie documenting the construction of One World Trade Center, just in time for the tower to takeover the title of tallest building in New York City. The movie compresses seven and a half years worth of footage into a less than two minute video. To watch, click here.