AIA Convention 2016 Registration Is Now Open!

Registration for AIA Convention 2016, the architecture and design event of the year, is now open! Join us in Philadelphia from 05.19-21.16 for more than 500 workshops, seminars, tours, and events led by industry leaders and rising stars. Don’t miss Neri Oxman, head of MIT’s Mediated Matter research group, as the keynote speaker for Day 2.

Claim your early bird rates through 03.23.16

Oculus Book Review: A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form by Kenneth Frampton

On 01.11.16, the New York City architectural community converged at the Center for Architecture to celebrate the newest tome by beloved critic, writer, and educator Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA. The first Oculus Book Talk of the year had a particularly jovial air, as Frampton’s new book, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form, is the result of 40 years of teaching, and it seemed everyone in the audience had taken his classes at Princeton or Columbia. Continue reading “Oculus Book Review: A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form by Kenneth Frampton”


The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce a new after-school program for elementary school-aged children interested in architecture. Beginning this March, the Center’s Education Department will offer a 10-week class for 3rd to 5th graders on Wednesday afternoons at the Center. The program, Exploring Architecture, will be led by the Center’s Education Assistant Hadley Beacham. Continue reading “AfterSchool@theCenter”

A Call for Fellows

Do you know an AIA architect who has significant and measurable achievements in design, preservation, education, literature, or service?

Election to AIA fellowship recognizes those achievements, and honors before the public and the profession the architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society at a national level.

Please make a recommendation of who the AIA New York Chapter should nominate to fellowship for the 2016/2017 cycle by 02.19.16.

Eligibility and procedures for recommendations are outlined in the 2016 Call for Fellows Recommendations.  Click here for more information.

Names in the News

Projects by NYC-based firms recognized with AIA 2016 Institute Honor Awards include: the Smithsonian Master Plan for the South Campus Mall by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group; the Asia Society Hong Kong Center by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects; PivotApartment by Architecture Workshop; St. Patrick’s Cathedral Conservation, Renovation & Systems Upgrade by Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects; and Henderson-Hopkins School by Rogers Partners. Continue reading “Names in the News”

New Deadlines

2016 Oculus Editorial Calendar
The Oculus 2016 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: 2016 AIANY Design Awards
Deadline: 02.05.16; click here for submission details

Fall: Tech in the City
Why cutting-edge industry loves older buildings. How technology businesses transform neighborhoods and the city at large. Adaptive Reuse & Interiors.
Deadline for story ideas: 05.16.16

Winter: Preservation & Reinvention / Rethinking Preservation / Preservation & Urbanism / Preservation Today
Projects with a unique take on history and how to reconcile it with contemporary needs. Focus on daylight and natural ventilation as city becomes more dense; historic preservation as zoning tool; quality vs. scale. Is city preserving too much in historic districts?
Deadline for story ideas: 08.19.16 Continue reading “New Deadlines”