January 27, 2009
by Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP

2009 Oculus Editorial Calendar
If you are an architect by training or see yourself as an astute observer of New York’s architectural and planning scene, note that OCULUS editors want to hear from you! Projects/topics may be anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. The themes:

Spring Issue: Elevating Architecture / Design Literacy for All. Closed.

Summer Issue: AIANY 2009 Design Awards and AIANY/BSA Biennial Design Type Awards. Closed.

Fall Issue: Carbon Neutral Now. The new green frontier, carbon neutrality, researched, explored, planned, and designed at all scales by New York architects.
06.01.09: Suggestion Deadline

Winter Issue: Health & Architecture. Architecture designed to promote fitness, health, and wellness will be profiled. Projects selected from within this growing field will demonstrate sensitivity to generational and demographic issues, sustainability, and technology.
08.01.09: Suggestion Deadline

If you have suggestions, please contact OCULUS editor-in-chief Kristen Richards.

02.20.09 Call for Presentations: ASLA 2009 Annual Meeting and EXPO
The 2009 ASLA Annual Meeting theme will be Beyond Sustainability: Regenerating Places and People. Proposals for consideration are now being accepted online. The meeting and EXPO will be held 09.18-21.09 in Chicago. Speakers selected to present at the meeting will receive a complimentary full registration ($450 value) and one-night hotel stay ($250 value; ASLA retains the right to assign the hotel).

03.06.09 Call for Entries: International Public Competition for an Architectural Project for Exploratory Science Museum in Brazil
State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil announces a two-phase competition open to any registered architect. The exploratory science museum will be approximately 5,200 square meters situated on a 28,000-square-meter site, prominently located at the edge of campus. The estimated budget for the is around $5 million.

03.23.09 Call for Entries: Temporary Outdoor Gallery Space (TOGS) 2
Art Alliance Austin announces its second installment of the ideas competition TOGS 2. Through a continued partnership with AIA Austin and Austin Foundation for Architecture, Art Alliance Austin is now also partnering with AIANY. The competition will generate proposals for temporary space for the exhibit of fine art, which ultimately will enhance Art Alliance Austin’s annual outdoor art festival “Art City Austin” by providing gallery space for selected artists. A Grand Prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winning design. Second- and third-prize winners will be awarded $500 and $250 respectively.

03.27.09 Call for Entries: Designing in Teheran
This international competition, open to designers and architects, calls for the design of two multi-story buildings set in Teheran, Iran. The goal is to collect ideas and identify solutions that will provide the best and most coherent integration of the structures in the local urban and commercial setting while maintaining a clear identity. The spaces will be used for commercial premises and offices. The total prize money is Euro 30,000.00.

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