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Winter 2016: Make It Work: New Business, New Models

Explore the Winter 2016 issue of Oculus magazine, AIA New York’s quarterly print publication. Cover: The entry to “PlayAchomo” at the Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemala City, designed and built by the 2016 FUNdaMENTAL summer internship program at Taller KEN. Photo Credit: Marcelo Gutierrez.

Table of Contents
Articles & News
First Words
Letters from Two Presidents
To Inspire and Uplift
by Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP
Architects: Assembly Required
by David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP
Letter from the Editor
Taking Care of Business
by Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA
Center for Architecture
Center Highlights
One Block Over
Eye on the Oculus: Awe-chitecture in the shape of a bird
by Claire Wilson
60-Year Watch
Pei’s Unlikely Launch
by John Morris Dixon, FAIA
Last Words
Words to Practice By
by Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA
In Print
What Makes a Great City
by Alexander Garvin
Palazzos of Power: Central Stations of the Philadelphia Electric Company 1900–1930
by Aaron V. Wunsch and Joseph E.B. Elliott
You Are Here: NYC, Mapping the Soul of the City
by Katherine Harmon
Understanding Architecture
by Robert McCarter and Juhani Pallasmaa
Industries of Architecture
Edited by Katie Lloyd Thomas, Tilo Amhoff, and Nick Beech
Reviews by Stanley Stark, FAIA
Features
Opener
Follow that Trail of Bread Crumbs
by Richard Staub
Weathering the Storm
How to keep your firm resilient, whatever the economic forecast
by Nancy Kleppel, Assoc. AIA, and Kacey Clagett, LEED AP BD+C
The Drama of the Commons: Engaging the Public
By tapping citizens’ local knowledge through formal structures or ad hoc partnerships, firms are producing civic projects that avoid contention and serve communities’ interests
by Bill Millard
Found in Translation
How small architecture firms are setting sail with projects on the global stage
by Paul Keskeys
Defining Moments
Love ’em or hate ’em, design competitions often open doors for young architects and firms
by Janet Adams Strong
2016 New Practices New York: New York State of Mind
Floating offices, “projects within projects,” multi-scalar collaboration, and other aspirations of young architects just getting started
by Julia van den Hout
2006 New Practices New York: Jumpstart on Creative Careers
Ten years later, a look at the winners of the first NPNY competition
by Claire Wilson

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