April 3, 2007
by Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP

Oculus 2007 Editorial Calendar
If you have ideas, projects, opinions — or perhaps a burning desire to write about a topic below — we’d like to hear from you! Deadlines for submitting suggestions are indicated; projects/topics may be anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Send suggestions to Kristen Richards.
06.01.07 Fall 2007: Collaboration
09.07.07 Winter 2007-08: Power & Patronage

04.06.07 Call for Papers: Sixth International Conference on Courthouse Design
The AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice seeks contributions to a discussion among world leaders in the justice field regarding innovation in planning, design, technology, and research for courthouses. This year’s theme is Sustainable Excellence, and the conference, which will take place at the Marriot Brooklyn Bridge 09.26-28.07, will explore ideas surrounding sustainable communities, design excellence, green design, among others. For more information click the link; for inquiries, address all questions to Katherine Gupman, AIA project manager via e-mail or call 202-626-8051.

04.15.07 Registration: Re:Volt
Urban Revision seeks for plans to intelligently and sustainably power a city block. Think big ideas with a small environmental impact. Winning entries will receive $2,000 and put into action by Re:Volt. Submissions are due by 05.01.07.

04.16.07 Submission: New York Designs: Starts & Finishes
The Architectural League of New York created the New York Designs juried lecture series in 2003 to provide a forum for innovative and accomplished work built in NYC. This year’s program focuses on the evolution of a project, from start to finish aiming to illuminate the link between the conceptual and built realms. To be considered for presentation in the Architectural League’s New York Designs lecture series, individuals and firms are invited to submit one work that was recently built in NYC. There are no limitations in terms of project type, program, size, or budget.

04.19.07 Call for Recommendations: AIANY College of Fellows
The AIA New York Chapter Fellows Committee is now accepting recommendations for those who will be nominated to fellowship from our chapter. Advancement to the AIA College of Fellows is granted for significant achievement in design, preservation, education, literature and service. Architects who have been members for 10 or more years are eligible for consideration.

04.20.07 Call for Presentations: 2007 Design-Build Conference & Expo
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is now accepting submission of abstracts for its 2007 Design-Build Conference and Expo. While all submissions will be given equal consideration, DBIA specifically seeks presentations focused on the following areas: The “Fusion” of Innovations, Managing Risk in Design-Build, Effectively Integrating Specialty Contractors and Manufacturers/Suppliers on the Design-Build Team, and Managing the Design-Build Process.

05.01.07 Submission: USGBC Natural Talent 2007 Design Competition
Hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Emerging Green Builders NY (egbny), this competition provides applied learning for emerging designers in integrated design, sustainability, innovation, and social consciousness — all components of the LEED Green Building Rating System. The winner will compete for a national award at Greenbuild, the USGBC’s Annual Green Building Conference and Expo. Awards include Green Building Scholarships as well as registration to Greenbuild, where finalists’ entries will be displayed and final judging will occur. The competition is open to all university level students (of any discipline and level), and individuals with less than five years experience in the building industry.

05.11.07 Submission: Promosidia International Design Competition
This competition calls for indoor chair designs that are innovative, technically feasible, designed to be mass-produced, and mostly made of wood. Submissions must identify the use and function of the chair, giving due consideration to ergonomics and materials. Designs of seats such as chaises lounges, divans, stools, and pouffes are ineligible. Eligibility is limited to designers under 40 as of 09.08.07. Six designs will be displayed at the Promosedia International Chair Exhibition in Udine, Italy, and the winning entry will be developed into a prototype.

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