Letting the High Line Be the High Line
The gentle architecture of Phase Three
Published in Architectural Record, September 2014

America's Housing Disparity
Micro-cribs and mega-mansions grow further apart
Published in Huffington Post, April 1, 2019

Architecture Firm Succession Plans
Can Frank Gehry's firm outlive its founder? Norman Foster's? Zaha Hadid's?
Published in Architectural Record, December 2014

NYU Law School Commencement Speech
Published in Speeches / talks, May 1994

Architects Remember the 1964-65 World's Fair
Published in Architectural Record, May 2014

Transparent's Creator
A few minutes with Jill Soloway
Published in Blackbook, August 2014

The Side of North Korea That Isn't Making Headlines
Published in Introspective (1stdibs), July 28, 2018

A Harbor Cruise, Under a Rainbow
Aboard the fireboat John J. Harvey
Published in The New York Times, July 26, 2002

Santiago Calatrava's Four Billion Dollar Mall
A review of the World Trade Center "Transit Hub"
Published in Blueprint, July 2016

Commentary on Korach
Published in Synagogue, June 16, 2018

A Park Grows in Moscow
Diller Scofidio + Renfro leads an international team of designers, working in the shadow of the Kremlin
Published in Blueprint, October 2017

The Disruptors
Technologies that are changing how architects practice
Published in Architectural Record, May 2018

My New App: Splainer
Published in Metropolitan Home, May 2016

How Giant Architecture Firms Encourage Design Excellence
Published in Interior Design, January 2014

Saving L.A.'s Modernist Houses, Several Different Ways
Keeping them safe, as galleries, showrooms, and even semi-private homes
Published in Interior Design, May 2014

The End of Sixties Architecture
Published in The New York Times, October 31, 2004

Starchitects on the Buildings That Influenced Them Most
Ando, Meier, Scott Brown, Decq, and others talk about their inspirations
Published in Architectural Record, April 2016

The Many Dimensions of Roberto Burle Marx
Should the great landscape architect be recognized for more than his astounding parks and gardens?

Published in Architecture, April 2016

An Icon in Eclipse?
The Empire State Building risks being obscured by lesser towers
Published in The Huffington Post, November 28, 2014

Not All Couples Are Same-Sex or Opposite-Sex
Published in The Huffington Post, June 16, 2015

Apple versus Bloomberg
Which is "the greenest office building in the world"
Published in Architectural Digest, November 2017

Bob Dylan's Mother
"Heís a beautiful poet. But I donít think he was ever the greatest singer."
Published in The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame, November 1990

Gene Simmons's Mother
The Holocaust survivor who birthed a rock star
Published in The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame, November 1990

Harvey Fierstein's mother
"Is Harvey gay? I don't know. I don't sleep with him."
Published in The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame, November 1990

The Punctured Sky
A history of New York City architecture
Published in Books, April 2008

A Proposal for the Next World's Fair
Published in Design Observer, November 2011

Why The City Needs to Save a House in the East Village
Without the old brick house, it's glass-on-glass
Published in Design Observer, October 2011

Frederic Schwartz
A tribute
Published in Architectural Record, April 2014

"We Have a Family Welder"
Arthur Cotton Moore designs a curvy metal house to test his theories
Published in The New York Times, September 24, 2000

American Architecture: 1945-1970
(all that in 2,500 words)
Published in A+U (Japan), November 2017

Concrete Makes a Comeback
Published in Interior Design, November 2014

Vito Acconci
"I canít stand art. I never could," the former artist (now designer) claims
Published in Art Basel Magazine, November 2012

A Carbon Fiber House by Ali Tayar
Published in The Architect's Newspaper, May 2015

Dilller Scofidio + Renfro's Triumph
Their new building for Columbia Medical School caps decades of experimentation
Published in Blueprint, November 2016

Rauschenberg and Johns
Two great artists as lovers
Published in Out, February 2010

Queen for a Day
Events of the summer of 1969
Published in fredbernstein.com, October 2016

If I can make it there . . .
The importance of New York to architects' careers
Published in Interior Design, October 2016

Introduction to Unatanneh Tokef
Remarks on Rosh HaShanah 2016 (5777)
Published in fredbernstein.com, October 2016

The Ethereal Architecture of Sou Fujimoto
Published in The Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2014

Building on Sacred Ground
Toshiko Mori's architectural dialogues with the masters
Published in The New York Times, May 8, 2005

What Price Honor?
A temple to honor at the United States Air Force Academy damages a modernist icon
Published in Architectural Record, January 2016

Nara: The Town That Time Forgot
Published in The New York Times, November 13, 2006

D'var Torah on Mikheitz
How good it is for brothers to sit peacefully together
Published in Speeches / talks, December 2012

Being Frank Gehry
Published in fredbernstein.com, September 2015

D'var Torah on Behar
Let's give the land a rest
Published in Speeches / talks, May 2014

Entertaining Mr. X
A look at Douglas Coupland and his novel Miss Wyoming
Published in The Independent on Sunday (London), February 14, 2003

It's the Architecture, Not The Architect, I'm Rooting For
Give Calatrava a chance!
Published in Architectural Record, December 2013

Glazing Over Manhattan
Published in Architectural Record, May 2013

The Parenting of Low Expectations
Foreword to "52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom: Effective Strategies for Raising Respectful, Happy Kids" by Meg Akabas
Published in 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom, December 2012

A Doll House in a Doll House
Barbra Streisand's "barn" in Malibu
Published in FredBernstein.com, November 13, 2012

A Congress for the Many, or the Few?
Published in The New York Times, September 9, 2012

Panama Highway, A Noose Around Casco Viejo's Neck?
Published in Architectural Record, October 2012

U.S. Flops at Shanghai Expo
Published in Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2010

A School by Edward Durell Stone
While fighting over his Columbus Circle building, preservationists overlooked another Stone structure just a few blocks away
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), December 2006

Stitching Together a New Life in Riverdale
Surviving the Holocaust with needle and thread
Published in The New York Times, August 8, 2008

Poll Watching (and Worrying) in Philadelphia
Published in FredBernstein.com, November 5, 2008

Pecha Kucha
Around the world in 20 slides
Published in Culture + Travel, September 2008

How Green Is My Renovation?
A roundtable of experts on making existing houses greener
Published in Metropolitan Home, April 2008

Turning Steel Into Lace
Living rent-free, Cal Lane makes her mark
Published in The New York Times, January 20, 2008

Rediscovering a Heroine of Chicago Architecture
Published in The New York Times, January 20, 2008