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December 3, 2014
by Camila Schaulson Frenz
02.06.15: Call for Entries: AIANY Design Awards 2015

2015 Oculus Editorial Calendar
The Oculus 2015 Editorial Calendar has been set. If you are an architect in practice or by training, or see yourself as an astute observer of New York’s architectural and planning scene, Oculus wants to hear from you! You may submit projects/topics from anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Please submit story ideas/projects by the deadlines indicated below to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA:

Summer 2015: AIANY 2015 Design Awards
Submission deadline: 02.06.15

Fall 2015: “Home” (In conjunction with the Housing Exhibition + Archtober)
Housing progress report/report card: whether market rate or affordable, is it living up to our expectations for design, community integration, environmental responsiveness? For affordable and low-income housing, is innovation helping us hit the number of units New York City needs? Continuing controversy about “inclusionary” housing (80/20 and such). Off-site/modular construction. BSA Housing Awards. (To include input from social scientists, urban anthropologists, psychologists, etc.)
Deadline for story ideas, projects: 05.22.15

Winter 2015: “Makers in a Digital World” or “Architecture & the Digital World”
How we present and build what we do: 21st-century visual representation, mapping, big data. Life-cycle of a building: an idea, draw it, digitize for CNC milling machines, construct, share via Instagram, etc. Cooper-Hewitt tech “pencils”; etc.
Deadline for story ideas, projects: 08.14.15

11.14.14: Call for Entries: Knight Cities Challenge: idea must focus on one or all of three key drivers of city success: attracting and retaining talent, expanding economic opportunity, and creating a culture of robust civic engagement

11.18.14: Call for Entries: eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition

11.30.14: Call for Entries: Architecture for Humanity Toronto/LifeCorps Food Share Hub Ideas Competition

12.03.14: Call for Entries: AIA COTE Top 10 for Students: 2014-2015 AIA COTE/ACSA Student Design Competition

12.08.14: Call for Nominations: Cooper Hewitt 2015 National Design Awards

12.09.14: Call for Entries: The Bruner Foundation’s Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA)

12.08.14: Call for Entries: Urban Land Institute Hines Competition for Student Teams

12.12.14: Call for Entries: Blank Space’s Fairy Tales 2015: Second Annual Architecture Storytelling Competition

12.12.14: Call for Entries: Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Shutze Awards

12.12.14: Request for Proposals: Empire State Development – For the Purchase and Redevelopment of Chateugay Correctional Facility

12.15.14: Call for Entries: US Department of Energy 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition

12.16.14: Call for Nominations: The Municipal Art Society’s (MAS) 2015 Brendan Gill Prize

12.19.14: Call for Submissions: Rice School of Architecture PLAT 4.5: Frequency

11.20.14: Call for Entries: Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design Network’s Fifth Annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design

12.05.14: Call for Entries: Winter Stations – Reimagine Toronto’s Winter Waterfront

12.20.14: Call for Entries: Livable Cities’ International Making Cities Livable Design Awards Competition: Designing for Green, Healthy Cities

12.22.14: Request for Proposals: Empire State Development – For the Purchase or Long-Term Lease and Redevelopment of Beacon Correctional Facility

12.31.14: Call for Entries: Villeroy & Boch and ArchDaily North American Designer Bathroom Challenge

01.09.15: Call for Entries: DOCOMOMO US Modernism in America 2015

01.09.15: Call for Nominations: City & State’s Above & Beyond – Honoring Women of Public and Civic Mind

01.12.15: Call for Entries: Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park’s Folly 2015

01.14.15: Call for Entries: HMMD International Architecture Competitions Bangkok IAM Fashion Hub

01.16.15: Call for Entries: 2015 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition

01.16.15: Call for Entries: Arquideas International Wildlife Center

01.20.15: Call for Entries: Coverings 2015 Installation & Design Awards

01.22.15: Call for Entries: UNESCO and the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture’s Basmiyan Culture Center Design Competition

01.26.15: Call for Entries: AIA COTE 2015 Top Ten / Top Ten+ Awards

01.29.15: Call for Entries: Boston Living with Water Competition

01.31.15: Call for Submissions: PennDesign’s SCENARIO 5 Extraction

02.06.15: Call for Entries: AIANY Design Awards 2015

03.01.15: Call for Entries: ARCHmedium’s Detroit Station for the Arts Architecture Competition

03.06.15: Call for Entries: Gowanus by Design Axis Civitas – Third International Design Competition

04.30.15: Call for Entries: 2015-16 World Habitat Awards

06.01.15: Call for Entries: 9th International Costentino Design Challenge


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