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 Foundation at 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, LEED AP
Marc E. Clemenceau Bailly, AIA
Miguel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA
Rick Bell, FAIA
Gerard (Guy) F.X. Geier, II, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP (chair)
Maxinne Leighton, Assoc. AIA
Jill N. Lerner, FAIA
Gabriel Smith, AIA
Barbara E. Spandorf, AIA
Kim Yao, AIA
James S. Russell, FAIA
View the 2014 Editorial Calendar
Oculus 2014 Media Kit
Starting with the Winter 2010/11 issue, Oculus is available online! Click below to read recent issues.
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.
2014 Book Talk Series
Monday, January 13, 2014: Alexandros Washburn, The Nature of Urban Design
Wednesday, February 5, 2014: Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre, How to Study Public Life
Tuesday, March 11, 2014: Jean-Louis Cohen, Architecture in Uniform
Monday, April 7, 2014: Charles Montgomery, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Monday, May 12, 2014: Francoise Bollack and Kenneth Frampton, Old Buildings, New Forms
Monday, June 9, 2014: Hillary Brown, Next Generation Infrastructure
Tuesday, July 1, 2014: Mark Wigley and Michael Bell, Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering
Monday, August 11, 2014: John Massengale, Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns
Wednesday, September 3, 2014: Susan Szenasy and John Hockenberry, Szenasy, Design Advocate
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