September 25, 2013
by: Camila Schaulson Frenz

Archtober, our annual Architecture and Design Festival, is right around the corner. Sadly, Festival Director and daily Building of the Day blogger Cynthia Kracauer, AIA, LEED AP, is marching into Archtober with something of a handicap. Due to untimely foot surgery, Cynthia has relinquished one of her personal perks as Festival Director – her daily deadline.

While we will miss her consistent insights, we Archtoberites are not so easily thwarted. We thought this would be a great chance to get fresh voices to share their perspectives on some of New York City’s most celebrated buildings. After all, Archtober is all about spreading awareness of the important role of architecture and design in our city.

Blog posts are 250-300 words long and are due by 4:00pm on the day of the tour. We invite all interested reporters to submit writing samples to me, at Although blogging is unpaid, it is bylined, and could lead to paid assignments writing for our e-Oculus. This is a great opportunity to learn about the city’s built environment and contribute to the growing architecture festival!

Correction: In the Fall 2013 issue of Oculus, “Affordable Housing 2013,” the caption for the Nehemiah Spring Creek development on pg. 29 should have included DeLaCour & Ferrara Architects as architect-of-record.


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