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:

Spring 2015: President’s Theme: “Dialogues from the Edge of Practice” A look at how innovative practices are boldly enlarging the purview of the architect, expanding beyond the traditional scope of practice with new services and revenue models, new modes of collaboration with other disciplines, designing new computational tools to better create design, etc.
Deadline for story ideas, projects: 11.07.14

Summer 2015: AIANY 2015 Design Awards
Submission deadline: 02.06.14

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

09.19.14: Call for Entries: AIA Long Island Chapter’s 50th Annual Archi Awards

09.20.14: Call for Entries: City of Dreams Pavilion 2015

09.21.14: Call for Submissions: Lumion Visualization Competition for the Next Generation of Architects

09.29.14: Call for Entries: Van Alen Insititute’s Future Ground, an Interdisciplinary Design & Policy Competition to Develop Long-Term Strategies for Land Reuse in New Orleans

09.30.14: Call for Entries: WooodWorks 2015 US Wood Design Awards

10.01.14: Call for Submissions: The Architects’ Newspaper / Institute for Rational Urban Mobility (IRUM) /Vision42 Vision42Design Competition – Reimagine 42nd Street Without Cars

10.06.14: Call for Submissions: Metropolis Magazine’s Workplace of the Future 2.0 Design Competition – How will we work in 2020?

10.06.14: Call for Nominations: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and’s 2014 People’s Design Award Contest

10.08.14: Call for Entries: “Remembrance and Future” Foundation’s “Those Saved – To Their Rescuers” Competition – Memorial to all Poles who rescued Jews in German-occupied Poland

10.10.14: Request for Proposals: NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development Seeks Proposals for New Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income Development with 200 Affordable Apartments in Flushing, Queens

10.10.14: Request for Information: The General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service Requests Information on the Optimization of the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts

10.15.15: Call for Submissions: Richard Levy Gallery’s NEST – Visionary Birdhouses by Architects and Designers in Support of the National Audobon Society

10.15.14: Call for Applications: The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation’s Samuel H. Kress Mid-Career Fellowship and James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship

10.17.14: Call for Expressions of Interest: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Culture and Education Quarter

10.24.14: Call for Entries: International Association of Lighting Designers 32nd Annual IALD International Lightin Design Awards

10.27.14: Call for Entries: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s 2014 Stanford White Awards for Excellence in Classical and Traditional Design

10.28.14: Call for Submissions: The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) 13th Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design

10.30.14: Request for Qualifications: Van Alen Institute’s National Parks Now: Designing the 21st Century National Park Experience

10.31.14: Call for Nominations: The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s Built by Women NYC (BxW NYC)

10.31.14: Call for Submissions: Architect’s 62nd Annual Progressive Architecture Awards

10.31.14: Call for Papers: 52nd International Making Cities Livable Conference on Achieving Green Healthy Cities, June 29-July 3, Bristol, UK

10.31.14: Call for Entries: ArchMedium’s Lisbon Open Room Competition

11.01.14: Call for Entries: Dead Prize – To recognize the bad, honor the failures, and hopefully do something to rectify designs against humanity in engineering, architecture, and design that have had a negative impact on the planet

11.03.14: Call for Applications: The Center for Architecture’s Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant

11.03.14: Call for Entries: The Architect’s Newspaper 2nd Annual Best Of Design Awards

11.10.14: Call for Entries: 2014 AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE) Awards

11.18.14: Call for Entries: eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition