Oculus is an independent publication exploring issues relevant to architectural discourse and practice in the New York region.
Oculus is a quarterly magazine published by the AIA New York chapter, with guidance and support from the Chapter Oculus Committee. It is mailed to all members of AIA New York, AIA New York State, to a number of complimentary subscribers such as libraries and universities, and to paying subscribers. Current circulation is approximately 9,000.
Oculus is an important means of asserting the identity and advocacy of architects in New York, and a vehicle for publicizing the work of the Chapter and the Center for Architecture. Each issue carries an overarching theme, with the spring issue devoted primarily to the AIA New York “Presidential Theme” and the summer issue featuring the winning projects of the annual AIANY Design Awards.
Oculus Committee/Advisory Board
Barbara Spandorf, AIA, Chair
Alan Brake, Editor
Miguel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA
Christopher Barley, Assoc. AIA
Julie Engh, Assoc. AIA
Iva Kravitz, Assoc. AIA
Christopher Leong, Assoc. AIA
Suzanne Mecs, Hon. AIA
Chee L. Pearlman
James Petty, AIA
David Piscuskas, FAIA
Ben Prosky, Assoc. AIA
Jieun Yang, AIA
View the 2016 Editorial Calendar
View the 2017 Print Media Kit
View the 2017 Online Media Kit
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Oculus Book Talks
Each month, the AIANY Oculus Committee presents a Book Talk at the Center for Architecture. Each Oculus Book Talk highlights a recent publication on architecture, design, or the built environment—presented by the author. The Book Talks are a forum for dialogue and discussion, and copies of the publications are available for sale and signing.