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January 14, 2015
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: 08.14.1501.16.15: Call for Entries: 2015 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition

01.16.15: Call for Applications: Global Site Plans: Branding for Environmental Design Internships

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

01.28.15: Call for Presentations: ASLA 2014 Annual Meeting, 11.6-9.15

01.29.15: Call for Entries: Boston Living with Water Competition

01.30.15: Call for Entries: Architizer A+ Awards 2015

01.30.15: Call for Entries: American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter (ASL-NY) 2015 Annual Design Awards

01.30.15: Call for Applications: HPD and HDC Housing Fellows 2015-2017

01.30.15: Call for Entries: AIA SPP Small Project Design Competition: POP-UP 2015: A Safe Place

01.31.15: Call for Entries: James Beard Foundation Restaurant Design Awards

01.31.15: Call for Entries: The Stanley Hotel Hedge Maze Design Contest

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

02.06.15: Call for Entries: AIANY Design Awards 2015

02.14.15: Call for Entries: Illuminating Engineering Society’s New York City Section (IESNYC) 47th Annual Lumen Awards

02.16.15: Call for Entries: AIA New York State Excelsior Awards Program

02.17.15: Call for Applications: Director of Cultural Heritage for the US Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO)

02.20.15: Call for Entries: Azure magazine’s 2015 AZ Awards

02.23.15: Call for Entries: Storefront for Art and Architecture Street Architecture Competition: IDEAS CITY 2015

02.25.15: Call for Applications: Graham Foundations Grants to Organizations

02.28.15: Call for Entries: World Architecture News 21 for 21 Award 2015

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

03.03.15: Request for Qualifications: Interpretive and Physical Master Plan for Alamo Plaza and its Historic District in San Antonio

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

03.16.15: Call for Entries: Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence + Urban Open Space Award + Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards + Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Awards

03.23.15: Call for Entries: SMPS-NY 2015 Marketing Communications & Chapter Leadership Awards

03.30.15: Call for Entries: Urban Green Council’s 2015 EBie Awards

04.01.15: Call for Entries: AIA National 2015 Photography Competition

04.19.15: Call for Entries: Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2015

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

05.01.15: Call for Entries: Home Matters and AIA San Francisco RE:DEFINING HOME: A Design Challenge

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


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