Oculus Magazine

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 under the editorial supervision of Kristen Richards, Hon. ASLA, 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 cohort of complimentary subscribers such as libraries and universities, and to paying subscribers. Current circulation is about 8,000.

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. The editor coordinates a staff of freelance writers to develop the articles. 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

Emily Abruzzo, AIA
Miguel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA
Elie J. Gamburg, AIA
Cynthia Phifer Kracauer, AIA, LEED AP
Maxinne Leighton, Assoc. AIA
John Massengale, AIA
Andrea Monfried
Philip Nobel
Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA
Tomas J. Rossant, AIA
Barbara E. Spandorf, AIA LEED AP (chair)
Stephen Yablon, AIA

Editorial Advisor
James S. Russell, FAIA

View the 2016 Editorial Calendar

View the 2016 Print Media Kit
View the 2016 Online Media Kit

Oculus Back-issues

Starting with the Winter 2010/11 issue, Oculus is available online! Click below to read recent issues.
Spring 2016
Winter 2015
Fall 2015
Summer 2015

Spring 2015
Winter 2014
Fall 2014

Summer 2014
Spring 2014
Winter 2013

Fall 2013
Summer 2013

Spring 2013
Winter 2012
Fall 2012
Summer 2012
Spring 2012

Winter 2011/2012
Fall 2011
Summer 2011
Spring 2011
Winter 2010/11

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.

2016 Book Talk Series
Monday, January 11: Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Criticlal Analysis of Built Form
Monday, February 8: Sam Schwartz, PE, Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars
Monday, March 28: Nina Rappaport, Vertical Urban Factory

Check out our latest "Oculus Quick Take" podcasts on Soundcloud.

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