Oculus Quick Take: Marvin Mass’ “The Invisible Architect”

On 03.11.13, Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, interviewed Marvin Mass, PE, about his latest book “The Invisible Architect,” [reviewed in the last issue of e-Oculus] published by Piloti Press for Cosentini Associates, a TetraTech Company (2012). Listen to the interview, which took place just before the Oculus Book Talk. Continue reading “Oculus Quick Take: Marvin Mass’ “The Invisible Architect””

Susannah Drake, AIA, ASLA, and Yutaka Sho Win the 2013 Arnold W. Brunner Grant

The Center for Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Arnold W. Brunner Grant: Susannah Drake, AIA, ASLA, and Yutaka Sho. The two recipients were selected based on the timeliness of their projects, which use the tools of architecture in developing significant solutions to economic and ecologic challenges on both local and global scales. The Arnold W. Brunner grant is given to an advanced study in any area of architectural investigation that will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching, or practice of the art and science of architecture. Continue reading “Susannah Drake, AIA, ASLA, and Yutaka Sho Win the 2013 Arnold W. Brunner Grant”

In the News

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In this issue:

– A Living Memorial That’s Open to the City – New York City AIDS Memorial
– Weiss/Manfredi’s Lofty Design Wins – College of Architecture and Environmental Design
– Saving Grace for a Synagogue – Congregation Mezritch Synagogue
– Empowering a Streetscape and Reactivating a Corridor – The Urban League Empowerment Center
– Bard Makes More Beautiful Music – The László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building
– A Bridge to Somewhere – New Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park Continue reading “In the News”

Names in the News

Jill Lerner, FAIA, 2013 AIANY President, was selected to serve on the AIA NYS Regional Director Nominating Committee…

The winners of the first annual Architizer A+ Awards include: Residential: Daeyang Gallery and House, and Sliced Porosity Block – CapitaLand Raffles City by Steven Holl Architects (an AIANY 2013 Design Awards Winner); Via Verde – The Green Way by Dattner Architects and Grimshaw; skyhouse by David Hotson Architect; Commercial: Camper House of Shoes by Shigeru Ban Architects + Dean Maltz Architect; Marc Jacobs Tokyo Flagship by Jaklitsch/Gardner ArchitectsContinue reading “Names in the News”

On View: At the Center for Architecture & About Town

At the Center for Architecture

Broadway: 1000 Steps
Through 04.10.13

American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter Design Awards
Through 04.20.13 (opening reception 04.11.13)

The Edgeless School: Design for Learning
Through 05.25.13

Building Connections 2012
Through 06.15.13

Upcoming Exhibitions

About Town

Through 04.18.13: The Winter Garden in Brookfield Place (World Financial Center) is hosting an exhibition of two large-scale artworks for the Season of Cambodia Festival. Sopheap Pich’s “Compound” is an enormous installation comprised of eighty-three bamboo and rattan grids and cylindrical modules.

New Deadlines

The Oculus 2013 Editorial Calendar has been set. If you are an architect by training, or see yourself as an astute observer of New York’s architectural and planning scene, Oculus wants to hear from you! Projects/topics may be anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Please submit story ideas by the deadlines indicated in the calendar to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA: kristen@ArchNewsNow.com. Read the latest issue of Oculus, Spring 2013, which is now available online!

05.01.13 Call for Proposals: 2013-14 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition Continue reading “New Deadlines”


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03.22.13: The Post-Sandy Regional Working Group has its inaugural meeting at the 2013 AIA Grassroots Conference in Washington, DC. Representatives from New York, New Jersey, and New England came together to share knowledge and initiate a cooperative exchange for the region. Regional Directors of Young Architects Forum, AIA State and Chapter presidents, policy coordinators, AIA National staff, and regional Chapter executive directors contributed to the meeting. Continue reading “Sighted”