Architecture Criticism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Being Frank Gehry
Published in, September 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remembering the Royalton
Mourning Phiippe Starck's Miracle on 44th Street
Published in Interior Design, September 2007

Glass House, Great Performance
Merce Cunningham animates Philip Johnson's estate
Published in Interior Design, August 2007

Post-Renovation Depression
The contractors are gone. So why do I feel blue?
Published in The New York Times, February 22, 2007

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

UnSangDong Architects
2006 Design Vanguard
Published in Architectural Record, December 2006

Letting Kahn Be Kahn
Restoring the Yale University Art Gallery
Published in The New York Times, December 10, 2006

Sky-High Style
Master Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen used his signature vocabulary to create a unique rocky mountain retreat.
Published in Metropolitan Home, December 2006

A Makeover Too Far
The conspicuous consumption of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Published in Dwell, October 2006

For a Shortbus Star, a Small Apartment
Published in The New York Times, October 7, 2006

The Wright Stuff, in the Japanese Heartland
Visiting the Meiji Mura Museum
Published in The New York Times, April 2, 2006

Where New and Old Collide
Steven Holl's building for Pratt Institute in Brooklyn
Published in Metropolis, January 2006

Seaside at 25: Paradise, With Problems
Published in The New York Times, December 9, 2005

Family Ties
A topflight Manhattan designer expanded her father's house on Long Island and brought it forward from the 1970s.
Published in Metropolitan Home, December 2005

Second Nature
Contemplative architect George Suyama built a house for himself and his wife that is as hospitable to the landscape as it is to the couple's guests.
Published in Metropolitan Home, December 2005

NY State of Mind
Because hotels don't take dogs, this sophisticated family of six set up a Manhattan apartment for frequent extended visits to the big city—with their black Lab.
Published in Metropolitan Home, December 2005

Outside The Box
Boston-based architect Adolfo Perez turned a mid-century starter house into a home of substance for design-wise clients.
Published in Metropolitan Home, December 2005

Mies in Newark
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), November 2005

Paul Rudolph's Tracey Towers
The fate of Rudolph's apartment buildings in the Bronx
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), October 2005

A Long Time for a Little Grandeur
An addition to the Tilles Center soars
Published in The New York Times, January 5, 2005

Peter Eisenman in Verona
A review of the architect's 2004 installation
Published in Architectural Record, December 2004

Where Are All the 60's Buildings Going?
Baby boomers lead the charge to tear down 60's architecture
Published in The New York Times, October 31, 2004

A Cathedral to Science in Queens
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), October 2004

America Joins Architecture's Rem-formation
Published in Icon, October 2004

Bridge Apartments
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), September 2004

A Monument to Arriving in the Middle of Nowhere
A review of the Secaucus Transfer
Published in The New York Times, July 11, 2004

A Neglected Modernist Masterpiece
Nervis' bus station at the George Washington Bridge
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), November 2003

Pierwise, One Person's Wreck Is Another's Art
Saving two rusting piers in the Hudson River
Published in The New York Times, September 4, 2003

How much design do public spaces need?
Published in Architectural Record, August 2003

One campus, two faces
Princeton goes Gehry -- and Gothic -- at the same time
Published in The Princeton Alumni Weekly, January 2003

City Folk
A review of the new American Folk Art Museum, designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
Published in World Architecture, February 2002

Memorials fit for a city
Architects get busy after 9/11
Published in Blueprint, February 2002

When Modern Married Money
Blue blood meets white architecture in New England.
Published in The New York Times, February 3, 2002

Dust-Up In the Desert
Trouble at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
Published in The New York Times, January 31, 2002

Françoise Bollack at the Center
Published in Genre, January 2002

Drawing Closer to an Old Friend
Thoughts on the importance of the Empire State Building after September 11
Published in The New York Times, October 11, 2001

An Overlooked Modernist Masterpiece
Pier Luigi Nervi's bus terminal at the George Washington Bridge
Published in Blueprint, November 2000

"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