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December 15, 2016
by Kristen Richards Hon. ASLA Hon. AIA
Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA

After 13 years and almost 60 issues, I am stepping down as editor of Oculus. AIANY is bringing its publications program in-house, and now seems a good time to spread my wings and explore new horizons.

It has been an honor and a privilege (and fun!) to work with wonderful Chapter presidents and members, and Oculus Committee chairs and members. Special thanks to the oh-so-talented journalists who have graced the masthead and our pages these many years – meeting deadlines through heat waves, snowstorms, and hurricanes. And to art director Jessica Wyman and copy editor Elena Serocki for making us all look so sharp.

In this period of transition over the next two issues, colleague and friend Alan G. Brake will be serving as guest editor. I know the magazine will be in good hands. In the meantime, you haven’t seen the last of me – I plan on being an active supporter of Center for Architecture and AIANY programs and events for many years to come.

Thank you all for your many years of encouragement and support – and please know you will always have mine.

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