Happy Archtober!

Archtober 2014 is finally here! The AIA New York Chapter and 48 partner organizations have been hard at work to bring you a jam-packed month of architecture and design activities. From weekend walking tours, to summits and conferences, children’s programs, and exhibitions, there is something for everyone in Archtober.

Tonight, we kick off the festival with the opening of “New Practices New York 2014,” an exhibition that presents the work of six young NYC-based architecture and design firms. If you couldn’t make it, be sure to stop by the Center for Architecture and check out their site-specific installations in our double height storefront and learn about their unique approaches to the field. While you’re here, don’t forget to head to the Pentagram-designed Archtober lounge to pick up your favorite Building of the Day postcards.

If you don’t know where to start, follow Archtober on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn about what’s coming up. We hope to see you celebrating New York City’s architecture and design!

Editor’s Note

Friday 05.09.14 marks the beginning of NYCxDESIGN 2014, a citywide event showcasing all disciplines of design, from graphics and fashion, to architecture and urban planning. It offers a platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging practices, and increases awareness of and appreciation for design. The Center for Architecture will kick off the design celebration with the opening of “ENCOUNTERS,” an exhibition featuring the work of the Spanish practice luis vidal + architects. For a full list of NYCxDESIGN events, which run through 05.20.14, click here.

Additionally, don’t miss out on your chance to participate in Archtober 2014 as the architect of a Building of the Day! The deadline for submissions has been extended to 05.08.14. Submit one photo with credit and a brief (225 word) description of your built project to archtober@aiany.org. We are looking for buildings located in all five boroughs.

New Deadlines

2014 OCULUS Editorial Calendar

The Oculus 2014 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 below to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA: kristen@ArchNewsNow.com.

Fall 2014
Submit story ideas by April 30, 2014

Winter 2014
Emerging Skyline / Evolving Street
Submit story ideas by July 14, 2014 Continue reading “New Deadlines”