New Deadlines

2015 Oculus Editorial Calendar
The Oculus 2015 Editorial Calendar has been set. If you are an architect in practice or by training, or see yourself as an astute observer of New York’s architectural and planning scene, Oculus wants to hear from you! You may submit projects/topics from anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Please submit story ideas/projects by the deadlines indicated below to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA:

Summer 2015: AIANY 2015 Design Awards
Submission deadline: 02.06.15

Fall 2015: “Home” (In conjunction with the Housing Exhibition + Archtober)
Housing progress report/report card: whether market rate or affordable, is it living up to our expectations for design, community integration, environmental responsiveness? For affordable and low-income housing, is innovation helping us hit the number of units New York City needs? Continuing controversy about “inclusionary” housing (80/20 and such). Off-site/modular construction. BSA Housing Awards. (To include input from social scientists, urban anthropologists, psychologists, etc.)
Deadline for story ideas, projects: 05.22.15

Winter 2015: “Makers in a Digital World” or “Architecture & the Digital World”
How we present and build what we do: 21st-century visual representation, mapping, big data. Life-cycle of a building: an idea, draw it, digitize for CNC milling machines, construct, share via Instagram, etc. Cooper-Hewitt tech “pencils”; etc.
Deadline for story ideas, projects: 08.14.15 Continue reading “New Deadlines”


10.27.14: Organizers and speakers at the annual J. Max Bond Jr. Memorial Lecture, “Conversations | Equity Agendas,” discussed how the agendas of affordability, housing, and community fit into the de Blasio administration: Karen Kubey, Executive Director, Institute for Public Architecture (IPA); Miriam Peterson and Nathan Rich, Founders and Principals, Peterson Rich Office; Sagi Golan, Urban Designer, NYC Department of Planning; Mark Gardner, AIA, Co-chair, AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee; Nadine Maleh, Director, Inspiring Places for Community Solutions; Quilian Riano, Principal, DSGNAGNC, and Director, Strategy & Research at NYDesigns; Marc Norman, 2014-15 Loeb Fellow at Harvard GSD; Kaja Kühl of Columbia University GSAPP’s 5 Borough Studio; Mindy Fullilove, AIA, Public Director and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University; and Venesa Alicea, AIA, Co-chair, AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Continue reading “Sighted”