The winners of the 2012 Architectural Lighting Light & Architecture Design Awards include the National September 11 Memorial by Michael Arad, AIA, PWP Landscape Architecture, and Fisher Marantz Stone (Outstanding Achievement, Exterior Lighting Project); The Tenley-Friendship Library by The Freelon Group, R. McGhee & Associates, and Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design (Commendable Achievement, Whole Building Project); Milstein Hall by Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Tillotson Design Associates (Commendable Achievement, Whole Building Project); Frick Chemistry Laboratory by Hopkins Architects in collaboration with Payette and Arup (Commendable Achievement, Whole Building Project); The Sidwell Friends School Meeting House and Arts Center by KieranTimberlake and Arup (Best Use of Daylighting); and Midway Crossings, the University of Chicago, by James Carpenter Design Associates, Bauer Latoza Studio, Schuler Shook, and Square One Precision Lighting (Special Citation for Light as an Urban Connector)…

Eric Gartner, AIA, of SPG Architects, was named one of nine winners in Marvin Windows & Doors Architect’s Challenge…

The 16 winners of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2012 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund competition include Parsons The New School for Design and the Public Policy Lab in partnership with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development; each of which will receive a two-year grant of up to $250,000 [view the full list of winners here].

George H. Miller, FAIA, Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, AIANYS member, and 2010 President of AIA National, was recently appointed to the AIA New York State Board for Architecture…

The National Building Museum presents its 14th Vincent Scully Prize to Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger, Hon. AIA, who is also the recipient of the 2012 Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award… The Hundred Year Association will give Dominick Servedio, the Executive Chairman of STV, its annual Richard A. Cook Gold Medal Award in November…

Deborah Berke, FAIA, was selected as the first recipient of the University of California, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design (CED) inaugural 2012 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize…The first-ever recipient of the 2012 AIANYS ARE Scholarship is Karen Kubey, Assoc. AIA…

Parsons The New School for Design has announced the appointments of new deans, including Anne Gaines as the dean of the School of Art, Media and Technology, and Alison Mears, partner of Stefano Paci + Alison Mears Architects, as the dean of the School of Design Strategies; Bill Morrish is stepping down as dean of the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons, and will rotate into a full-time teaching and research position, while David J. Lewis, AIA, a longtime Parsons faculty member and principal of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects (LTL Architects), will serve as interim dean…

Julie V. Iovine has stepped down as the Executive Editor of The Architect’s Newspaper; former Managing Editor Alan Brake has succeeded her in the position…

Perkins+Will announced that it are joining forces with the São Paulo–based architecture firm Rocco,Vidal + arquitetos; the practice will be known as RoccoVidal P+W and will serve as the base for operations in South America…

David Katz, AIA, has launched a new branch of his company, Katz Consulting, to provide services to guide management companies and co-op and condo boards through building, design, and maintenance projects…

Meredith Lovejoy has joined HLW International’s New York office as the Director of Communications…

Karen Bookatz has recently joined FXFOWLE as Public Relations Manager….

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.

The 2013 Oculus editorial calendar will be posted shortly, so keep an eye out!


09.16.12 Call for Submissions: The APA Awards 2012 Annual Photo Competition

09.17.12 Call for Submissions: EyeTime2012: Photo Competition

09.21.12 Call for Applications: NYC Best for Business Infographic Competition 2012

09.24.12 Call for Applications: IDP Firm Awards

9.30.12 (Early Bird Registration) Call for Entries: The Battery Conservancy: Draw up a Chair Americas Design Competition – Portable Outdoor Seating for the Battery

09.30.12 Call for Entries: 2012 Zeftron Nylon Sustainable Practices Award

10.01.12 Call for Entries: Architecture at Zero: AIA San Francisco / PG&E / UC Merced

10.01.12 Call for Applications: Preservation League of NYS Grant Program

10.05.12 Call for Nominations: AIA Collaborative and Professional Achievement Awards

10.05.12 Call for Nominations: AIA Honorary Membership

10.08.12 Call for Entries: 3rd Annual ENYA Merit Award

10.09.12 Request for Proposals: Tompkins County/Ithaca: Development of New “Climate Showcase” Neighborhood

10.14.12 Call for Entries: Enlightening Libraries: Student Design Competition—AIAS/Kawneer

10.15.12 Call for Submissions: 2012 Chicago Prize Competition: FUTURE PRENTICE

10.19.12 Call for Nominations: AIA Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship

10.19.12 Call for Nominations: AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education

10.19.12 Call for Entries: Gowanus by Design WATER_WORKS

10.26.12 Call for Entries: 60th Annual P/A Awards—Architect Magazine

10.31.12 Call for Entries: The Battery Conservancy: Draw up a Chair Americas Design Competition – Portable Outdoor Seating for the Battery

10.31.12 Call for Entries: Architectural Record One Millionth CEU Test-Taker Sweepstakes

10.31.12 Call for Entries: Generation Kingspan Student Architectural Design Competition

11.01.12 Call for Applications: 2013 Rome Prize Fellowships—American Academy in Rome

11.01.12 Call for Entries: Building Trust International Open Photography Competition: “Developing World – Digital World”

11.01.12 Call for Papers: 50th IMCL Conference on Reshaping Suburbia into Complete Healthy Communities, Portland, OR, 06.23.13 – 06.27.13

11.16.12 Request for Applications: 2013 Sustainable Design
Assessment Team Program (SDAT)

11.30.12 Call for Entries: Sherwin-Williams Emerald Paint Design Contest

12.07.12 Call for Entries: USITT 2013 “Ideal Theatre” Student Design Competition for Architecture and Theatre Students

12.15.12 Call for Entries: 2012 Western Red Cedar Architectural Design Awards

[Ongoing] Call for Applications: TH!NK:Art+Architecture Design-build Camp, Abetenim Arts Village, Ghana

09.10-09.11.12: The World Trade Center, eleven years after 9/11. Photography by Frank Ritter, www.RitterPhoto.com.

Frank Ritter

Frank Ritter

1 WTC from Ridgewood, Queens.

Frank Ritter

Frank Ritter

Frank Ritter

09.10.12: An Oculus Book Talk and launch was held for Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space, edited by Ron Shiffman, FAICP, Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, ACSA, Rick Bell, FAIA, and Lynne Elizabeth with Anastassia Fisyak and Anusha Venkataraman (foreword by Michael Kimmelman).

(l-r) Anusha Venkataraman; Anastassia Fisyak; Lynne Elizabeth; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, ACSA; Ron Shiffman, FAICP; Rick Bell, FAIA

Laura Trimble

An exhibition on the book opened in the Helfand Gallery on 09.10.12.

Daniel Fox

Daniel Fox

09.13.12: The New York Architects Regatta Challenge, a fundraiser for City Kids, held its annual Regatta on the Hudson River.

Mary Burke, FAIA

Mary Burke, FAIA

The AIANY boat in the thick of the race.

Mary Burke, FAIA

(l-r) The AIANY crew: Mark Ginsberg, FAIA; Guy Geier, FAIA; Gwenaëlle de Kerret; Wids DeLaCour, AIA; Rick Bell, FAIA

Mary Burke, FAIA

A retrospective of 50 years of the work of Philip Johnson is on view in the south lobby of the Lipstick Building (885 Third Avenue). The exhibition, curated by Johnson scholar Hilary Lewis and designed by Dan Shannon of Moed de Armas & Shannon, will be open until next fall with rotating content on a four-month cycle.

Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects

“Hava Nagila: A Song for the People,” an exhibition designed by Situ Studio and MTWTF, recently opened at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan. It will remain on display through May 2013.

Keith Sirchio