01.21.16: New Practices New York committee co-chairs and jurors convened at the Center for Architecture to select the winners of the competition for 2016. (l-r) Christopher Leong, Assoc. AIA, Co-Chair, AIANY New Practices Committee; Julian Rose, Principal, Formlessfinder; William Menking, Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper; Ada Tolla, Partner, LOT-EK; Jane Smith, AIA, IIDA, ASID, Partner, Spacesmith; Martino Stierli, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA; and Philipp von Dalwig, Assoc. AIA, Co-Chair, AIANY New Practices Committee. Continue reading “Sighted”

Announcing the Winner of the 2015 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant

The Center for Architecture and AIANY are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. The Scholarship Committee selected Jiuen Yang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and her research project “Unknown Territories: Imagining Post-Ruin Siberia and Rust Belt.” The purpose of the LeBrun Grant is to further the personal and professional development of an early- or mid-career architect through travel. Continue reading “Announcing the Winner of the 2015 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant”

Oculus Book Review: Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry by Paul Golberger

The Center for Architecture ended its 2015 Oculus Book Talk series with the eminent Paul Goldberger, Hon. AIA, on hand to discuss his latest triumph, Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry. The 12.14.15 conversation with James Russell, FAIA, director of Design Strategic Initiatives at the NYC Department of Design and Construction and longtime architecture critic, was an affable and insightful discussion. Continue reading “Oculus Book Review: Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry by Paul Golberger”

Oculus Quick Take: Under the Elevated with Susan Chin, FAIA, and Neil Gagliardi

On 10.29.15, Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, interviewed Design Trust for Public Space Executive Director Susan Chin, FAIA, Hon. ASLA, and NYC Department of Transportation Director of Urban Design Neil Gagliardi about the Design Trust’s recently published Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities. Listen to the interview here.

New Deadlines

2016 Oculus Editorial Calendar
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! Submit projects/topics from anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Please submit story ideas/projects to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA:

Summer: 2016 AIANY Design Awards
Deadline: 01.29.16; 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”

On View

At the Center for Architecture

Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now
Through 01.16.16

Building Connections 2015
Through 01.21.16

 Un/Fair Use
Through 01.25.16

New York New Design
Opening 02.11.16

Annual Rings: A New Generation of Wood Architecture in Finland
Opening 02.16.16

Arch Schools 2015
Through 03.19.15 Continue reading “On View”