Fred A. Bernstein


Fred Bernstein has degrees in architecture (from Princeton University) and law (from NYU) and writes about both subjects. He lives in New York City and has two sons.

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The Undaunting Courage of Rio's Gay Crusader

The late David Miranda, in his prime

Published in Out, May 11, 2018test!

Glenn Greenwald: Life Beyond Borders

The controversial journalist and activist opens the (guarded) gate of his Rio de Janeiro home

Published in Out, April 18, 2011test!

Why Patti Smith and I Like the Smithsonian

Because of Hide/Seek, its brave and beautiful show on sexual identity

Published in Out, December 14, 2010test!

A Natural Spirit

In Central Washington State, Painter Leo Adams unveils his masterpiece: a house that gives new life to found objects

Published in Metropolitan Home, May 2003test!

Why Architecture Critics Must Ask About Embodied Energy

Because our lives depend on it!

Published Architect, October 31, 2019test!

Robert Irwin's 'Barcelona Pavilion for the 21st Century'

A thrilling installation at the Dia Center for the Arts explores tranlucency; it's like seeing snow for the first time.

Published in Blueprint, December 1998test!

Meet Chatham Towers, New York's Architects' Aerie

Published in Curbed, March 1, 2019test!

Taking a Holistic Approach to Embodied Carbon

A sobering look at how designing a building to meet Passive House standards affects its overall energy use.

Published in Architectural Record, October 10, 2022test!

Negative Energy and (Dis)embodied Carbon VIDEO

Ignoring embodied carbon lets architects, developers and even architecture schools call wasteful buildings "green"

Published in Speeches / talks, November 11, 2021test!

Negative Energy and (Dis)embodied Carbon WRITTEN VERSION

Ignoring embodied carbon lets architects, developers and even architecture schools call wasteful buildings "green"

Published in Speeches / talks, November 11, 2021test!

Taking credit for trees planted elsewhere is a whole lot of embodied chutzpah

Can a house alone on a mountainside in British Columbia possibly be “climate positive,” as its architects and developer claim?

Published Dezeen, June 18, 2021test!

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's feature-filled Zaryadye Park opens in Moscow

Architecturally ambitous, it's also a model of international cooperation

Published in Architectural Record, September 12, 2017test!

What Price Honor?

A temple to honor at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs damages perhaps the greatest modernist campus in the world. And it's by the campus's original architect, SOM

Published in Architectural Record, January 8, 2016test!

Altering the Definition of Green Could Weaken Efforts to Mitigate the Climate Crisis

Making buildings resilient does not slow climate change. Usually, the opposite is true.

 

Published ARCHDAILY, January 10, 2021test!

Sweet Sixteen Acres

My assessment of Ground Zero, in 2018

Published in Log, October 1, 2018test!

How Green Are Apple's Carbon-Sequestering Trees, Really?

Not as green as we might hope -- or as Apple might suggest

Published in The Architect's Newspaper, September 2007test!

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 13, 2017test!

An Arch Installation in Miami's Design District

For Daniel Toole, a major commission while still in architecture school

Published in Architectural Digest, January 8, 2018test!

Frank Gehry Turns a Former Bank Building Into a Home for the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles

The project marks the nonagenarian architect's latest pro bono gig 

Published in Architectural Digest, August 11, 2021test!

An Icon in Eclipse? Let the Empire State Building Continue to Shine

The Empire State Building risks being obscured by lesser towers

Published in The Huffington Post, November 28, 2014test!

American Architecture 1945-1970: From Post-War to Post-Modern

(all that in 2,500 words)

Published in A+U (Japan), November 6, 2017test!

A Harbor Cruise, Under a Rainbow

Aboard the fireboat John J. Harvey

Published in The New York Times, July 26, 2002test!

Forget the Hype. Is Harvard's HouseZero Sustainable?

A very expensive experiment in creating an energy-efficient dwelling overlooks the impact of embodied energy

Published in Architectural Record, July 1, 2021test!

40 Years on Montgomery Place

On the street where I lived . . .

Published in The New York Times, October 22, 2002test!

The Side of North Korea That Isn't Making Headlines

A country of candy-colored architecture. Who knew? (Oliver Wainwright did.)

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), July 28, 2018test!

Architects Remember the 1964-65 World's Fair

One after another, architects who grew up in New York in the sixties recall how the fair inspired them

Published in Architectural Record, May 30, 2014test!

The Innovative Brooklyn Architects Paving the Way for a New Generation

Fourteen years after founding their experimental practice, the architects of SO–IL hit their stride

Published in Architectural Digest, February 14, 2022test!

The Punctured Sky: New York's Architectural Heritage

A history of New York City architecture: the last 150 years in 4,500 words

Published in Books, April 16, 2008test!

Lighting Matches in Cuba on the 4th of July

The U.S. "ambassador" makes her presence known

Published in The New York Times, July 4, 2002test!

Gordon Matta-Clark's Indelible Influence on Architecture

His subtractive approach has countless applications

Published in Architectural Digest, November 25, 2017test!

How Diller Scofidio + Renfro Have Reshaped Manhattan's Contemporary Cultural Landscape

And What's Next for These Hometown Heroes?

Published in Architectural Digest, December 10, 2019test!

The Many Dimensions of Roberto Burle Marx

Should the great landscape architect be recognized for more than his astounding parks and gardens?

Published Architect, April 10, 2016test!

MASS Design Group's Lynching Memorial Is Powerful and Tragic

The saddest of American crimes evokes the best in American architetcture

Published in Architectural Digest, April 22, 2018test!

A Planned Expansion of the New Museum

OMA's design seems to hit all its marks

Published in Architectural Digest, June 27, 2019test!

Immigrant Architect: I.M. Pei (China)

Published in Architectural Digest, January 15, 2018test!

Immigrant Architect: Elizabeth Diller (Poland)

Published in Architectural Digest, February 16, 2018test!

Immigrant Architect: Denise Scott Brown (South Africa)

Published in Architectural Digest, January 12, 2018test!

Immigrant Architect: Vishaan Chakrabarti (India)

Published in Architectural Digest, May 7, 2018test!

Immigrant Architect: Toshiko Mori (Japan)

Published in Architectural Digest, March 18, 2018test!

My New App: Splainer

Uber and Tinder are just the app-etizers

Published in Metropolitan Home, May 31, 2016test!

Immigrant Architect: Kevin Roche (Ireland)

Published in Architectural Digest, March 22, 2018test!

Immigrant Architect: Sandro Marpillero (Italy)

Published in Architectural Digest, March 9, 2018test!

Immigrant Architect: Amale Andraos (Lebanon)

Published in Architectural Digest, February 1, 2018test!

Immigrant Architect: Kulapat Yantrasast (Thailand)

Published in Architectural Digest, January 25, 2018test!

Concrete Makes a Comeback

Following the lead of Tadao Ando, architects raise pouring concrete to an art form

Published in Interior Design, November 7, 2014test!

Immigrant Architect: Anda Andrei (Romania)

Published in Architectural Digest, April 10, 2018test!

A Congress for the Many, or the Few?

By performing "constituent services," senators and representatives short-circuit the democratic process, weakening separation of powers, equal protection, and other constitutional safeguards

Published in The New York Times, September 9, 2012test!

Glazing Over Manhattan

Too many glass buildings, and the city becomes just another banal office park

Published in Architectural Record, May 9, 2013test!

Critic Takes New Catholic Architecture to Task

Published in The New York Times, January 1, 2000test!

Immigrant Architect: Matthias Hollwich (Germany)

Published in Architectural Digest, March 16, 2018test!

Calatrava's New Saint Nicholas Church Opens at Ground Zero

A "national shrine" now hovers over the World Trade Center site

Published in Architectural Record, December 10, 2022test!

A Fellowship of Fabulists

The zany artistic duo of Kahn & Selesnick spin fantastical worlds that captivate collectors and critics alike

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), November 2021test!

Harry Bates obituary

Published in The New York Times, November 2, 2022test!

Apple versus Bloomberg

Only one of them can be "the greenest office building in the world"

Published in Architectural Digest, November 27, 2017test!

Ricardo Bofill obituary

Published in The New York Times, January 19, 2022test!

Paolo Soleri obituary

Published in The New York Times, January 10, 2013test!

Kali Is an Art World Sensation, 40 Years after She Hid Her Work Away

 
Published in Introspective (1stdibs), January 1, 2000test!

Robert Venturi obituary

Published in The New York Times, September 19, 2018test!

Leslie Robertson obituary

Published in The New York Times, February 11, 2021test!

Stanley Tigerman obituary

Published in The New York Times, June 4, 2019test!

John Johansen obituary

Published in The New York Times, October 26, 2012test!

Arakawa obituary

Published in The New York Times, May 20, 2010test!

Romaldo Giurgola obituary

Published in The New York Times, May 16, 2016test!

Gene Summers obituary

Published in The New York Times, December 20, 2011test!

Dan Rowen obituary

Published in The New York Times, November 23, 2009test!

Eero Saarinen's Better Half?

A new book gives Mrs. Saarinen too much credit, and its author, Eva Hagberg, too much space

Published in The Architect's Newspaper, September 12, 2022test!

James Polshek obituary

Published in Architectural Record, September 12, 2022test!

Frederic Schwartz obituary

Published in Architectural Record, April 29, 2004test!

Ed Feiner obituary

Published in Architectural Record, June 5, 2022test!

Kevin Lippert obituary

Published in Architectural Record, April 1, 2022test!

Christopher Alexander obituary

Published in Architectural Record, March 23, 2022test!

Gyo Obata obituary

Published in Architectural Record, March 11, 2022test!

Richard Rogers obituary

Published in Architectural Record, December 20, 2021test!

Kristen Richards obituary

Published in Architectural Record, July 2, 2021test!

Paulo Mendes de Rocha obituary

Published in Architectural Record, May 24, 2021test!

Terry Riley obituary

Published in Architectural Record, May 19, 2021test!

Art Gensler obituary

Published in Architectural Record, May 11, 2021test!

Helmut Jahn obituary

Published in Architectural Record, May 10, 2021test!

Hugh Newell Jacobson obituary

Published in Architectural Record, March 12, 2021test!

Will Alsop obituary

Published in Architectural Digest, May 14, 2018test!

David Marks obituary

Published in Architectural Digest, October 10, 2017test!

A Country of Micro-cribs and Mega-mansions

America's housing disparity grows worse

Published in The Huffington Post, December 2, 2011test!

In Zurich, a Building That Dances

Architect Manuel Herz taps into a long history of kinetic architecture

Published in T Magazine (The New York Times), August 14, 2018test!

Grace Farms, by SANAA

A Gossamer Serpent in New Canaan

Published in Blueprint, June 20, 2018test!

Letting the High Line Be the High Line

The gentle architecture of Phase Three

Published in Architectural Record, September 10, 2014test!

Architecture Firm Succession Plans

Can Frank Gehry's firm outlive its founder? Norman Foster's? Zaha Hadid's?

Published in Architectural Record, December 28, 2014test!

NYU Law School Commencement Speech

Published in Speeches / talks, May 9, 1994test!

Transparent's Creator

A few minutes with Jill Soloway

Published in Blackbook, August 16, 2014test!

Santiago Calatrava's Four Billion Dollar Mall

A review of the World Trade Center "Transit Hub"

Published in Blueprint, July 17, 2016test!

Commentary on Korach

Lessons on leadership from the Torah

Published in Synagogue, June 16, 2018test!

The Disruptors

Technologies that are changing how architects practice

Published in Architectural Record, May 31, 2018test!

How Giant Architecture Firms Encourage Design Excellence

Internal competition is one of several successul methods

Published in Interior Design, January 29, 2014test!

Saving L.A.'s Modernist Houses, One by One

This one's a gallery; that one's a publicly accessible private home

Published in Interior Design, May 1, 2014test!

The End of Sixties Architecture

Some buildings just couldn't be saved

Published in The New York Times, October 31, 2004test!

Starchitects on the Buildings That Influenced Them Most

Ando, Meier, Scott Brown, Decq, and others talk about their inspirations

Published in Architectural Record, April 13, 2016test!

Not All Couples Are Same-Sex or Opposite-Sex

Do you have to be male or female to be married?

Published in The Huffington Post, June 16, 2015test!

Bob Dylan's Mother

"He's a beautiful poet. But I don't think he was ever the greatest singer."

Published in The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame, November 23, 1990test!

Gene Simmons's Mother

The Holocaust survivor who birthed a rock star

Published in The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame, November 23, 1990test!

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 21, 1990test!

A Proposal for the Next New York World's Fair

It will be great for the city's economy, its infrastructure, and its reputation

Published in Design Observer, November 13, 2011test!

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 13, 2011test!

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, 2000test!

Vito Acconci

"I can't stand art. I never could," the former artist (now designer) claims

Published in Art Basel Magazine, November 2, 2012test!

A Carbon Fiber House by Ali Tayar

Published in The Architect's Newspaper, May 2, 2015test!

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Amazing Continuous Surface Building

Their new Columbia Medical School study center caps decades of experimentation

Published in Blueprint, November 9, 2016test!

Rauschenberg and Johns

Two great artists as lovers

Published in Out, February 16, 2010test!

Queen for a Day

Events of the summer of 1969

Published at fredbernstein.com, October 14, 2016test!

If I can make it there . . .

The importance of New York to architects' careers

Published in Interior Design, October 5, 2016test!

To Live or Die Inside: Introduction to Unatanneh Tokef

What does it mean to be "inscribed in the book of life?" My interpretation.

Published in Speeches / talks, October 4, 2016test!

The Ethereal Architecture of Sou Fujimoto

Perhaps Japan's most innovative architect, Fujimoto makes buildings that resemble clouds and forests.

Published in The Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2014test!

Building on Sacred Ground

Toshiko Mori's architectural dialogues with the masters

Published in The New York Times, May 8, 2005test!

Nara: The Town That Time Forgot

A quiet alternative to Kyoto

Published in The New York Times, November 13, 2006test!

Being Frank Gehry

With the triumphs have come many disappointments

Published at fredbernstein.com, September 2, 2015test!

D'var Torah on Behar

Let's give the land a rest

Published in Speeches / talks, May 13, 2014test!

It's the Architecture, Not The Architect, I'm Rooting For

Give Calatrava a chance!

Published in Architectural Record, December 10, 2013test!

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 13, 2012test!

Panama Highway, A Noose Around Casco Viejo's Neck?

An old city gets an unwelcome new neighbor

Published in Architectural Record, October 26, 2012test!

U.S. Flops at Shanghai Expo

Another embarrassing U.S. pavilion, courtesy of a shortsighted Congress

Published in Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2010test!

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 chapter of the American Institute of Architects), December 26, 2006test!

Stitching Together a New Life in Riverdale

Surviving the Holocaust with needle and thread

Published in The New York Times, August 8, 2008test!

Poll Watching (and Worrying) in Philadelphia

Published in FredBernstein.com, November 5, 2008test!

Pecha Kucha

Around the world in 20 slides

Published in Culture + Travel, September 5, 2008test!

How Green Is My Renovation?

A roundtable of experts on making existing houses greener

Published in Metropolitan Home, April 7, 2008test!

Turning Steel Into Lace

Living rent-free, Cal Lane makes her mark

Published in The New York Times, January 20, 2008test!

Rediscovering a Heroine of Chicago Architecture

Many of Frank Lloyd Wright's most evocative drawings were by Marion Mahony Griffin

Published in The New York Times, January 20, 2008test!

Glass House, Great Performance

Merce Cunningham animates Philip Johnson's estate

Published in Interior Design, August 25, 2007test!

Remembering the Royalton

Mourning Phiippe Starck's Miracle on 44th Street

Published in Interior Design, September 21, 2007test!

Greetings from Resisterville

A town where Vietnam draft avoiders have made a difference

Published in The New York Times, November 20, 2004test!

High Hopes and Worthless Land

My father's bad investment

Published in The New York Times, November 6, 2005test!

A Brief History of the Twin Piers: What Might Have Been

Published in FredBernstein.com, January 25, 2007test!

Post-Renovation Depression

The contractors are gone. So why do I feel blue?

Published in The New York Times, February 22, 2007test!

The Town the Boom Forgot

Tired of high real estate prices? Consider the alternative

Published in The New York Times, June 25, 2006test!

Billy Doesn't Live Here Anymore

The incredible saga of the bakery founder's loft

Published in The New York Times, January 27, 2007test!

Free Homes for Disabled Vets -- But Where's the Land?

To rebuild their lives, they need barrier-free houses

Published in The New York Times, December 4, 2005test!

Are McMansions (Finally) Going Out of Style?

There's evidence that the size of new homes in America has peaked

Published in The New York Times, October 1, 2005test!

Seaside at 25: Paradise, With Problems

The walkable community now has valet parking, and other concessions to the real world

Published in The New York Times, December 9, 2005test!

Where the Best Antiques Can't Be Bought

A day trip to Troy, N.Y.

Published in The New York Times, April 7, 2006test!

Visiting the Barnes -- While You Still Can

The museum-going experience of a lifetime

Published in The New York Times, June 23, 2006test!

Clerkship Politics

A dialogue with Judge Alex Kozinski, of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, about the clash between a liberal clerk (me) and a conservative judge (him).

Published in The Green Bag, October 21, 1998test!

Me and My Geiger Counter

Was I being practical, or paranoid?

Published in The New York Times, June 22, 2002test!

Not a Palace, But It's Home

The Ottoman emperor-in-waiting lives in a walk-up, rent-controlled apartment

Published in The New York Times, March 26, 2006test!

Unloading His Books, But Not His Conscience

Amazon is now the place to sell used books -- but with unexpected consequences

Published in The New York Times, April 11, 2002test!

Legacies Passed from Father to Son

Gustavo Bonevardi in the West Village

Published in The New York Times, December 3, 2006test!

A Loft in Boston's Chinatown

Sam Davol, the cellist for the Magnetic Fields, and his wife, Leslie, move north

Published in The New York Times, November 22, 2007test!

A Cathedral to Science in Queens

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), October 24, 2004test!

An Artful Retreat from the Art Scene

Building a modernist house in the Hamptons

Published in The New York Times, October 12, 2007test!

These Walls Could Talk . . .

In Salem, Witchcraft and Old Architecture

Published in The New York Times, October 12, 2007test!

Shining Moment

A Paul Rudolph apartment, untouched for nearly 40 years

Published in The New York Times, October 10, 2007test!

In Costa Rica, Built for Books and Breezes

A son designs a Costa Rica retreat for a literary dad

Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2007test!

A Firehouse Becomes a Home for Art and Music

Living with century-old bricks and massive wooden trusses 

Published in The New York Times, September 9, 2007test!

The World Is Going to Hear of This Boy

An interview with Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg's mother

Published in The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame, December 15, 1990test!

From Modest to Modernist

Jennifer Luce's triumph in La Jolla

Published in The New York Times, August 23, 2007test!

Oysters Seeking Home on Quiet Maine Island

Cultivation is legal, but it isn't scenic

Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2007test!

A House for a Korean-American Family

Life in multi-culti Brooklyn

Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2007test!

The B&B Option Is Put to the New York Test

Staying in other people's houses -- in my home city

Published in The New York Times, July 23, 2007test!

Don't Call it the Poconos

Northeastern Pennsylvania Gets Chic

Published in The New York Times, December 22, 2006test!

An Airy Retreat from a Jam-Packed Store

At home with the Ricky of Ricky's

Published in The New York Times, October 18, 2007test!

Betting the Ranch in South Florida

Syd Kitson's big deal

Published in The New York Times, July 29, 2006test!

Do Ask, Do Tell

David Mixner moves to Livingston Manor, New York

Published in The New York Times, July 17, 2007test!

In Provincetown, an Unlikely Gay Marriage

Rosie O'Donnell puts her stamp on Family Week

Published in The New York Times, July 23, 2007test!

Housing Plan Turns Disney Grumpy

Affordable housing, near the happiest place on earth

Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2007test!

Shaving My Wallet Better Than My Face

Falling for the Infinity Razor

Published in The New York Times, April 13, 2007test!

A Road Trip Back to the Future

Visiting Paul Rudolph's Buildings in New England

Published in The New York Times, March 25, 2007test!

Lessons Learned at the Academy for Anything

Cass Calder Smith comes to New York

Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2007test!

Up in the Attic, Millennium Style

Gorgeous interiors, up (under) the roof

Published in The New York Times, March 29, 2007test!

Not in My Front Yard

Controversy on West 15th Street

Published in The New York Times, June 22, 2007test!

Will the U.S. Be at the Shanghai Fair?

Published in Architectural Record, December 5, 2006test!

Art Above and Below, With Life in the Middle

At home with Ann Brashares and Jacob Collins

Published in The New York Times, January 4, 2007test!

Letting the Architecture Speak for Itself

Tom Killian and Francoise Bollack keep their interventions subtle

Published in The New York Times, April 24, 2007test!

Mass Market and Couture

Young designers mix it up in Greenpoint

Published in The New York Times, June 22, 2007test!

In Michigan, A Green Museum

Kulapat Yantrasast's Grand Rapids Art Museum has a light footprint

Published in The New York Times, March 29, 2007test!

Getting In at the Underground Floor

Lillian Schloss bought Chinese antiquities early

Published in The New York Times, February 25, 2007test!

The Central Park of Southern California

Rare public space for Orange County, California

Published in The New York Times, February 4, 2007test!

An Island Where Millions Aren't Enough

The high price of Bermuda real estate

Published in The New York Times, September 10, 2006test!

Letting Kahn Be Kahn

Restoring the Yale University Art Gallery

Published in The New York Times, December 10, 2006test!

Sky-High Style

Master Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen used his signature vocabulary to create a unique rocky mountain retreat.

Published in Metropolitan Home, December 4, 2006test!

Marc Newson

The high-flying designer lands in Miami

Published in Design Miami, December 1, 2006test!

Good Things in Small Packages

West Village resident Marianne Cusato designs Katrina Cottages

Published in The New York Times, November 5, 2006test!

With a Diocese as a Developer, Emotions Run High in Santa Fe

Especially if the church has already borrowed against the planned buildings

Published in The New York Times, October 29, 2006test!

In Marfa, a New Interior With an Old Soul

Why Barbara Hill is one of my favorite designers, ever

Published in The New York Times, October 12, 2006test!

A Makeover Too Far

The conspicuous consumption of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Published in Dwell, October 29, 2006test!

Modernism Comes to Frump's Island

A new house breaks with tradition

Published in The New York Times, July 9, 2006test!

Making a Neighborhood Safe for Kids

A brilliant way to privilege underprivileged children

Published in The New York Times, September 17, 2006test!

A Paparazzi-Proof Condo

The apartment every celebrity needs

Published in The New York Times, January 23, 2007test!

Getting the Glass House Ready for Its Close-Up

Marty Skrelunas polishes Philip Johnson's masterpiece

Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2006test!

Ice Hotel Quebec-Canada

A review of the cold accommodations

Published in The New York Times, December 17, 2006test!

A Battle Over Modernism Goes Casa a Casa in Santa Fe

Modernism arouses ire in the city's historic district

Published in The New York Times, July 13, 2006test!

A Former Studio, Still Filled With Art

Latin American art fills one of the city's most dramatic living rooms

Published in The New York Times, December 31, 2006test!

For an Artist, a Glass Box by Mies

And it's in Newark!

Published in The New York Times, June 16, 2006test!

Sprawl Outruns Arizona's Biosphere

Designed for isolation, it's now surrounded

Published in The New York Times, May 28, 2006test!

The Wright Stuff, in the Japanese Heartland

Visiting the Meiji Mura Museum

Published in The New York Times, April 2, 2006test!

A studio that refuses to think small

Extraordinary ingenuity makes a tiny apartment seem spacious 

Published in The New York Times, March 30, 2006test!

A New Orleans Hotel Bounces Back

A review of the W New Orleans

Published in The New York Times, March 12, 2006test!

In Princeton, Architects Get Lucky

Ron Witte and Sarah Whiting live in a modest, modernist masterpiece.

Published in The New York Times, February 26, 2006test!

Pretty Profits from Ugly Houses

How HomeVestors went national

Published in The New York Times, February 19, 2006test!

Spending Money Like Water

Two hotels in Miami Beach makes waves

Published in The New York Times, February 17, 2006test!

The Disappearing Las Vegas Condos

Related Las Vegas sold them, but never built them

Published in The New York Times, January 29, 2006test!

Tall Order

Nationally, ceiling heights rise

Published in The New York Times, January 22, 2006test!

Where New and Old Collide

Steven Holl's building for Pratt Institute in Brooklyn

Published in Metropolis, January 17, 2006test!

That Tear-Down Could Become a Haul-Away

Saving modernist houses

Published in The New York Times, January 5, 2006test!

A Poor County, Rich in Modern Architecture

Visting the Rural Studio's buildings in Alabama is one of the world's great architecture pilgrimages

Published in The New York Times, December 25, 2005test!

Frank Lloyd Wright on Staten Island

The Cretellas renovate

Published in The New York Times, December 18, 2005test!

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 4, 2005test!

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 4, 2005test!

A Home for Artists, and for Art

The avant garde, on Staten Island!

Published in The New York Times, November 27, 2005test!

Mies in Newark

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), November 14, 2005test!

More Twists Than a Mardi Gras Parade

Assessing the New Orleans real estate market after Katrina

Published in The New York Times, November 13, 2005test!

Smart Elevators

No more guessing which car to take

Published in The New York Times, November 2, 2005test!

Paul Rudolph's Tracey Towers

The fate of Rudolph's apartment buildings in the Bronx

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), October 13, 2005test!

Controlling Growth by Controlling Water

In Bolinas, a water meter sells for $310,000

Published in The New York Times, October 9, 2005test!

An On-Screen Alternative to Hands-On Dissection

Dealing with the yuck factor

Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2005test!

Alumnae House at Vassar

A great base for exploring the Hudson Valley

Published in The New York Times, September 30, 2005test!

El Tovar

A grand lodge near the Grand Canyon

Published in The New York Times, August 7, 2005test!

Private Lives

The difficulties of saving New Canaan's modernist architecture

Published in Metropolis, August 6, 2005test!

Healing Buildings in the Catskills

The Twelve Tribes in Oak Hill and Coxsackie

Published in The New York Times, July 24, 2005test!

Wynn Las Vegas

A review of the $2.7 billion hotel

Published in The New York Times, July 17, 2005test!

An oasis in a toxic world

A haven for "multiple chemical sensitivity" sufferers is threatened

Published in The New York Times, July 9, 2005test!

Daring Design in a Laid-Back City

Thanks to Rem Koolhaas, Porto, Portugal will never be the same

Published in The New York Times, June 19, 2005test!

Hotel on Rivington

A review of the long-awaited Lower East Side hotel

Published in The New York Times, June 12, 2005test!

Sleek in the Heart of Texas

Small houses buck the McMansion trend

Published in The New York Times, May 22, 2005test!

Move the United Nations to Ground Zero

The Freedom Tower could become a true symbol of freedom

Published in The New York Times, April 24, 2005test!

Southwest Florida's Red Tide Woes

Contaminated beaches -- and persistent respiratory problems -- hit a region that includes some of America's fast-growing cities

Published in The New York Times, April 23, 2005test!

Rate Your Landlord; Get Sued

But there's protection for tenants or former tenants

Published in The New York Times, April 10, 2005test!

Take That, Grandpa!

Smashing Mies

Published in The New York Times, April 3, 2005test!

A Loan That Keeps on Paying

The MFA Boston comes to the Las Vegas strip

Published in The New York Times, March 30, 2005test!

Washington's forgotten river

Reviving the shores of the Anacostia

Published in The New York Times, March 27, 2005test!

What next, the Grill Room?

The state of Philip Johnson's buildings

Published in The New York Times, March 27, 2005test!

In My Backyard, Please!

Infrastrucutre gets a new look

Published in The New York Times, February 27, 2005test!

Granny Flats for Cool Grannies

In Santa Cruz, accessory dwelling units are encouraged

Published in The New York Times, February 8, 2005test!

A Steakhouse with Rooms

Review of Browns Hotel, Miami Beach

Published in The New York Times, January 23, 2005test!

Securing the Iraq Museum

Protecting antiquities from war and looters

Published in The New York Times, January 23, 2005test!

Tony Goldman in Miami

An urban pioneer's new venture

Published in The New York Times, January 18, 2005test!

A Long Time for a Little Grandeur

An addition to the Tilles Center soars

Published in The New York Times, January 5, 2005test!

Get Ready for the High Line

How Robert Hammond and Joshua David Saved the Elevated Railway

Published in Surface, December 25, 2004test!

Danger Signs

Vornado's billboard boondoggle at 34th and 7th

Published in Metropolis, December 24, 2004test!

Mildred (Mickey) Friedman obituary

The great critic, curator and connector

Published in Architectural Record, September 5, 2014test!

Peter Eisenman in Verona

A review of the architect's 2004 Castelvecchio installation

Published in Architectural Record, December 6, 2004test!

Noguchi's Unknown Home

An apartment the world deserves to see

Published in Interior Design, December 1, 2004test!

Restoring Louis Kahn's "Undergraduate Project" at Yale

The Yale University Art Gallery gets an extensive, but faithful, renovation

Published in The New York Times, November 7, 2004test!

Design Diplomacy: U.S. Rejoins World's Fairs

With a little help from its sponsors . . .

Published in The New York Times, November 5, 2004test!

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, 2004test!

America Joins Architecture's Rem-formation

Published in Icon, October 20, 2004test!

Bridge Apartments

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), September 29, 2004test!

Frank Lloyd Wright Stays Busy in Buffalo

45 years after his death, three buildings by Wright are in the works

Published in The New York Times, September 6, 2004test!

The Death of Nest

A quirky magazine's farewell

Published in The New York Times, August 17, 2004test!

Will the U.S. Be at the Fair?

A world's fair pavilion costs less than an Apache helicopter -- and Shanghai 2010 is approaching

Published in Architecture, August 6, 2004test!

Whither the Tent of Tomorrow?

Finally, someone's paying attention the New York State Pavilion at the 1964-65 World's Fair

Published in The New York Times, July 17, 2004test!

A Monument to Arriving in the Middle of Nowhere

A review of the Secaucus Transfer

Published in The New York Times, July 11, 2004test!

Who Should Pay for Presidential Posterity?

Endowments for the presidential libraries are coming up short

Published in The New York Times, June 10, 2004test!

Clinton's Legacy: Just a Little Library from Little Rock

The Clinton library rises on the Arkansas River

Published in The New York Times, June 10, 2004test!

The Sculpture? It's Next to Home Depot

Can art save a strip shopping center from aesthetic irrelevance?

Published in The New York Times, May 15, 2004test!

On Campus, Rethinking Biology 101

Transgender students gain rights, and respect, in college

Published in The New York Times, March 7, 2004test!

eBay and Taliesin

The fight for photos of a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece

Published in The New York Times, February 14, 2004test!

Greece's Colossal New Guilt Trip

Bernard Tschumi's New Acropolis Museum was designed to settle a score

Published in The New York Times, January 18, 2004test!

Not Your Daddy's SOM

Roger Duffy remakes the mega-firm

Published in Metropolis, December 24, 2003test!

Married or Not, It's a Full House

The lives of Steven Lofton, Roger Croteau, and their foster children

Published in The New York Times, November 19, 2003test!

World on a String

A puppeteer copes with Parkinson's disease

Published in The New York Times, November 19, 2003test!

The Provincetown Outflow Settles in Truro

Cape Cod's first "gay suburb"

Published in The New York Times, November 14, 2003test!

Architecture's Quiet Soul

A profile of artist and memorial designer MAYA LIN

Published in Blueprint, November 4, 2003test!

Let's make New York un-gateful

A proposal for improving New York's streets.

Published in The New York Daily News, November 4, 2003test!

A Neglected Modernist Masterpiece

Pier Luigi Nervi's bus station at the George Washington Bridge deserves respect

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), November 2, 2003test!

Santiago Calatrava, from the Canary Islands to Manhattan Island

Santiago Calatrava's opera house at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands is dominated by a winglike canopy nearly 200 feet tall.

Published in The New York Times, October 26, 2003test!

Don't Dodge the Drafts

My philosophy of writing -- and rewriting.

Published in California Lawyer, October 21, 2003test!

Mama's Meatballs

Published in The New York Blade, October 10, 2003test!

From the Torch to the Toes, Digital Insurance

How the Statue of Liberty could be recreated, after a disaster

Published in The New York Times, September 11, 2003test!

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, 2003test!

How much design do public spaces need?

Published in Architectural Record, August 14, 2003test!

An Elite Contest for a Growing U.N.

Pritzker Prize-winners compete.

Published in The New York Times, August 5, 2003test!

Post Prada, A Design Star Slims Down

Rem Koolhaas's relationship with New York is on the rocks

Published in The New York Times, April 24, 2003test!

Now Pitching For Wahconah, Jim Bouton

The "Ball Four" author cries "Foul Ball" in the Berkshires

Published in The New York Times, April 10, 2003test!

This Store Sells Rice Pudding -- Nothing Else

Rice to riches? Or rice to ruin?

Published in The New York Times, March 27, 2003test!

Washington Irving Didn't Sleep Here

A developer recreates Sunnyside (or tries to)

Published in The New York Times, March 16, 2003test!

A New Opera House for Tenerife

Calatrava helps bring tourists to Santa Cruz

Published in Islands, February 5, 2003test!

One campus, two faces

Princeton goes Gehry -- and Gothic -- at the same time

Published in The Princeton Alumni Weekly, January 21, 2003test!

The Man With the List at Architecture's Party

Profile of Reed Kroloff, an advisor to architecture competitions.

Published in The New York Times, January 11, 2003test!

This Child Does Have Two Mothers... And a Sperm Donor with Visitation

Published in NYU Review of Law and Social Change, November 4, 1995test!

Irish Pride Meets Gay Pride

The gay backstory of New York's Irish Hunger Memorial

Published in The Advocate, October 6, 2002test!

A Store that Thinks Different

Tekserve lives the Apple slogan

Published in The New York Times, June 20, 2002test!

Daddy, Why Are You So Old?

How I became a middle aged father.

Published in The Advocate, May 28, 2002test!

White on White

Big Architecture in a Small Town

Published in Metropolitan Home, April 1, 2002test!

Prada Placement

A Review of Rem Koolhaas' new store in SoHo

Published in World Architecture, March 15, 2002test!

Memorials fit for a city

Architects get busy after 9/11

Published in Blueprint, February 22, 2002test!

City Folk

A review of the new American Folk Art Museum, designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

Published in World Architecture, February 22, 2002test!

Room With a View . . .

And not much else (a review of a new Ritz-Carlton)

Published in The Washington Post, February 10, 2002test!

When Modern Married Money

Blue blood meets white architecture in New England.

Published in The New York Times, February 3, 2002test!

Dust-Up In the Desert

Trouble at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Published in The New York Times, January 31, 2002test!

Franoise Bollack at the Center

Published in Genre, January 17, 2002test!

A Chicago Chop Shop Takes the Hayden's Guts

What happened to the planetarium's glamorous gizmo?

Published in The New Yorker, November 4, 2001test!

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, 2001test!

Architect Returns To a County He Helped Define

Edwad Larrabee Barnes Visits Westchester

Published in The New York Times, May 20, 2001test!

Architects' View: Nice Furniture, Not-So-Nice Buildings

Ikea's plans for Westchester draw ire

Published in The New York Times, January 21, 2001test!

Mission 66

An endangered species at the National Parks: modernist architecture

Published in Architecture, December 15, 2000test!

Being of Sound Mind, and a $55 Consultation

Can a website write me a new will?

Published in The New York Times, December 14, 2000test!

Take-Off

A review of The Full Monty on Broadway

Published in The Independent on Sunday (London), October 29, 2000test!

An Online Peek at Your Politics

Do my neighbors need to know which candidates I support?

Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2000test!

The House That Harry Potter Built

A magical new building in SoHo

Published in The Independent on Sunday (London), July 10, 2000test!

Is That Your Final Answer?

My life as a juror.

Published in California Lawyer, May 1, 2000test!

Users of Fake Stucco Find Problems Are Very Real

Beware of Dryvit. Artificial stucco, sometimes called EIFS, lets architects and builders add postmodern flourishes inexpensively, but at significant cost.

Published in The New York Times, July 1, 1999test!

Maya Lin in mid-career

A portrait of the memorial designer as architect and artist

Published in The New York Times, March 1, 1999test!

The Men from Bubbling Magma

Climbing a volcano in Bali.

Published in The Washington Post, June 14, 1998test!

Ball Games

My life as a sissy

Published in The Advocate, June 15, 1994test!

Behind the Gray Door: Williams, Secrecy, and the Federal Grand Jury

Published in NYU Law Review, January 1, 1994test!

Homeowners Aren't Smlling for These Cameras

Cities assess properties remotely

Published in The New York Times, August 20, 2006test!

A Facade Like No Other: Once Temporary, Now a Treasure

The badly damaged 1993 exterior of the Storefront for Art and Architecture in Lower Manhattan, by Steve Holl and Vito Acconci, will be restored

Published in The New York Times, June 19, 2008test!

A NIGHT OUT WITH Richard Chamberlain -- and (for the first time) Martin Rabbett

The veteran actor comes to dinner with the man who has spent decades hiding in plain sight

Published in The New York Times, July 13, 2003test!

For the New Barnes, Everything Old Is Old Again

Moving fabled galleries to a new building, while changing almost nothing

Published in The New York Times, March 14, 2012test!

Empty Nest Syndrome

For children of minimalists, only more is more

Published in T Magazine (The New York Times), November 7, 2009test!

Architect Alison Killing Uses the Latest Technology to Pinpoint Forced Labor Camps in China

The architect was awarded a Pulitzer Prize last month for her investigative work

Published in Architectural Record, June 28, 2021test!

Charles Correa

David Adjaye and Moshe Safdie remember the Indian architect, who died at the age of 84

Published in Architectural Record, June 17, 2015test!

Jon Jerde (1940–2015)

How Ray Bradbury inspired L.A.'s "Mister Mall"

Published in Artforum, March 18, 2015test!

Madeline Gins (1941–2014)

When her partner, Arakawa, predeceased her, she declared dying "immoral"

Published in Artforum, March 2014test!

The Story Behind This Modernist House Has as Many Twists and Turns as Its Architecture

Published in The Wall Street Journal, August 24, 2023test!

Why Architecture Critics Must Ask About Embodied Energy

Published Architect, October 31, 2019test!

Rethinking Ways to Divide Living Space

Matching the Housing We Need to the Housing That Gets Built
Published in The New York Times, November 10, 2011test!

Frank Gehry, Developer

The Architect Helps Revive a Chicago Landmark
Published in The New York Times, November 16, 2010test!

A Bold Move

Published in The New York Times, March 27, 2012test!

Easy Rewiring Would Make Taxi Riders Buckle Up

Published in The New York Times, March 22, 1998test!

Hey, Don't Touch the Wall!

Published in The New York Times, March 2, 2000test!

Miracle at the Getty: Angelenos on Buses

Published in The New York Times, December 25, 1997test!

Blame Canada: Bottling Gen X Style

Published in The New York Times, March 30, 2000test!

A Test Drive on the Green Road Ends in a Brownout

Published in The New York Times, February 10, 2000test!

Saving Fallingwater From a Fall

Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece is drooping
Published in The New York Times, March 11, 1999test!

Designers Say Knotty Is Nice

Published in The New York Times, September 13, 2001test!

Designer Quashes A Boston Bridge Party

Published in The New York Times, August 9, 2001test!

Within the Confines Of a Beloved Holiday

Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2001test!

Foggy by Design, With Built-In Dew

Diller + Scofidio unveils its Blur Building in Switzerland
Published in The New York Times, May 30, 2002test!

Dorm Style: Gothic Castle vs. Futuristic Sponge

Colleges go back to the future
Published in The New York Times, November 20, 2002test!

Islamic Cultural Center of New York: 14-Year Watch

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), December 2004test!

AXA Equitable Tower: 21-Year Watch

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), October 2007test!

Liberty Bell Pavilion: 30-Year Watch

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), April 2006test!

Ford Foundation HQ: 40-Year Watch

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), December 2007test!

New York Hall of Science: 40-Year Watch

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), September 2004test!

George Washington Bridge Bus Station: 40-Year Watch

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), March 2003test!

Bridge Apartments: 40-Year Watch

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), December 2003test!

Chatham Towers: 40-Year Watch

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), July 2004test!

United Nations Headquarters: 50-Year Watch

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), September 2003test!

Con Ed Waterside Generating Plant: 105-Year Watch

Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects), July 2006test!

National Pavilions at the 2004 Venice Architecture Bienniale

Published in Architectural Record, November 2004test!

A Beijing Hotel by Graft

The Emperor, a boutique hotel by Graft, sets out to rule Beijing

Published in Interior Design, June 2008test!

National Performing Arts Center of China

Paul Andreu's mammoth 'Egg' shelters three theaters under one domed roof

Published in Architectural Record, October 2001test!

Rave

A game of architecture for up to eight players.

Published in Blueprint, October 1999test!

Power House

A Memphis architect draws on decades of experience to build what, by one measure, is the world's first zero-energy, zero-carbon home. [Nofe: I wrote the article but I don't agree with that measure. In reality, there is no such thing as a zero-energy or zero-carbon home.]

Published in Dwell, November 2021test!

Trade Secret: New Orleans

A boutique hotel among the quaint and the conventional

Published in Metropolitan Home, October 2005test!

A River Runs Through It

Published at fredbernstein.com, March 2000test!

A Timely Lesson in the Life and Function of Forms

Published in Architectural Record, September 2005test!

A Well-Grounded Loft

Met Home of the Month

Published in Metropolitan Home, July 2007test!

Narrow Slope

An 11-foot-wide site didn't deter this designer/homeowner from creating fascination...and wonder

Published at fredbernstein.com, March 2014test!

Abigail Turin

Published in Metropolitan Home, September 2004test!

A Princeton Plan for the Olympic Games

Four seniors make a joint project of an idea proposed by Bill Bradley '65

Published at fredbernstein.com, May 23, 1977test!

Pardon His Progress

Daniel Biederman is bringing his Bryant Park expertise to other cities

Published in Landscape Architecture, December 22, 2015test!

A Hand Up, A Hand Down

Set-asides for women-owned firms are a paradox. Some can move you ahead. Others are just a headache.

Published in Landscape Architecture, February 17, 2005test!

TALK; House of Horrors

Published in The New York Times, November 7, 2010test!

Makeover at Grand Hyatt Sheds the Trump Glitter

Published in The New York Times, January 11, 2011test!

Let in the Light. Show Off the Tub. Who Needs Privacy?

Published in The New York Times, March 23, 2006test!

A Home for an Artist, and for Art

Published in The New York Times, November 27, 2005test!

A Stone's Throw Away From the Other House

Published in The New York Times, September 25, 2005test!

Hi, Gorgeous. Haven't I Seen You Somewhere?

Published in The New York Times, August 28, 2005test!

Bucking the Trend in the Land of the Large

Published in The New York Times, May 22, 2005test!

The Battle for Taliesin

Published in The New York Times, February 13, 2005test!

A 'Cooler' Edge to Tucson

Published in The New York Times, December 26, 2004test!

Let in the Light. Show Off the Tub. Who Needs Privacy?

Published in The New York Times, March 23, 2006test!

Rushing for Tax Breaks on Historic Houses

Published in The New York Times, December 12, 2004test!

The Quest to Preserve Sarasota's Modern Homes

Published in The New York Times, October 10, 2004test!

Buildings Easy on the Earth, and the Eyes

Published in The New York Times, September 18, 2009test!

Hotels Hit Pause on Pricey Renovations

Published in The New York Times, May 9, 2009test!

Why Jack Was So Long at the Fair

Published in The New York Times, May 15, 2009test!

Look, Kids! A Secret Room!

Published in The New York Times, April 17, 2009test!

Der Scutt, Modernist Architect, Dies at 75

Published in The New York Times, March 16, 2010test!

An Auction for the Upscale Beach Bum

Published in The New York Times, February 19, 2010test!

Structural Integrity and People, Too

Published in The New York Times, January 22, 2010test!

Welcome to Your Condo. Please Don’t Stay.

Published in The New York Times, February 2, 2010test!

The Four-Bedroom Kibbutz

Published in The New York Times, February 10, 2010test!

Soil and the City

Published in The New York Times, July 1, 2009test!

A Hotel’s Past vs. a City’s Future

Published in The New York Times, July 21, 2009test!

Dressing It Up Before Tearing It Down

Published in The New York Times, June 6, 2009test!

Far From the Gavel, Convenient to Trout

Published in The New York Times, June 12, 2009test!

Trump International Tower & Hotel: Chicago

Published in The New York Times, September 24, 2008test!

In the Penthouse, a True Garden Apartment

Published in The New York Times, September 24, 2008test!

A Home That Offered a Second Chance

Published in The New York Times, September 5, 2008test!

Ordering Out for More Space

Published in The New York Times, November 19, 2008test!

Bed-and-Breakfast, Doily-Free

Published in The New York Times, November 12, 2008test!

Sales From the Crypt (or Whatever Space He Can Manage to Rent)

Published in The New York Times, October 7, 2008test!

Timeless Art, Frozen in Time (for Now)

Published in The New York Times, June 23, 2006test!

Designing a House to Save a Tree

Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2006test!

An Artist/Architect's Trophy Address: A Glass Box by Mies

Published in The New York Times, May 7, 2006test!

Add 'Elevation' to 'Location, Location'

Published in The New York Times, May 14, 2006test!

Architects Get Physical At the Venice Biennale

Published in The New York Times, August 12, 2004test!

Brad Pitt’s Gifts to New Orleans

Published in The New York Times, November 25, 2009test!

Surrendering to the Landscape

Published in The New York Times, January 7, 2009test!

Catskill Home Prices: How Low Will They Go?

Published in The New York Times, December 31, 2008test!

A Silver Lining for a Hotel Developer

Published in The New York Times, March 14, 2009test!

Hotel Designs With Cinematic Flavor

Published in The New York Times, February 14, 2009test!

A Towering Landmark for Formula One Track

Published in The New York Times, November 15, 2012test!

Technology That Serves to Enhance, Not Distract

Published in The New York Times, March 20, 2013test!

An Addition Defines Its Own Style

Published in The New York Times, July 9, 2006test!

Pratt Institute Takes an Interest in Making a Neighborhood Nicer

Published in The New York Times, February 15, 2011test!

From Old Air Base to Residential Amenity

Published in The New York Times, February 4, 2007test!

Ranch House Made Over: From Modest to Modernist

Published in The New York Times, August 23, 2007test!

Royalton Shake-Up, From Top to Lobby

Published in The New York Times, November 11, 2007test!

Hungry Caterpillar in the Florida Keys

Published in The New York Times, December 13, 2007test!

In Hotel Design, He’s Mr. Prolific

Published in The New York Times, February 17, 2008test!

Bubble-Gum Pink to a Restful Beige

Published in The New York Times, January 27, 2008test!

Turning Minuses Into Pluses

Published in The New York Times, February 17, 2008test!

The natural world, up close and personal

Published in The New York Times, March 12, 2008test!

A Curator Who Even Considers the Office Chair

Published in The New York Times, March 12, 2008test!

Happiness Is a Tub Big Enough for Two

Published in The New York Times, April 6, 2008test!

Arriving in London: Hotels Made in China

Published in The New York Times, May 11, 2008test!

Calibrating a Hotel for the Luxury Market

Published in The New York Times, April 13, 2008test!

In Inner Mongolia, Pushing Architecture’s Outer Limits

Published in The New York Times, May 1, 2008test!

Sacrificing Space for Scenery

Published in The New York Times, June 1, 2008test!

Hidden Away in Frenetic Queens

Published in The New York Times, June 29, 2008test!

Country Inns, a World Apart

Published in The New York Times, April 22, 2010test!

For Baltimore, Arts District Offers Hope

Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2010test!

Leaving the Nest, Protégés Find Fame

Published in The New York Times, May 27, 2010test!

AIDS Agency Gets a New Home, and a Founder’s Ire

Published in The New York Times, July 13, 2010test!

Reviving a Modernist Development in the Hamptons

Published in The New York Times, July 16, 2010test!

Holiday Inn Reaches Back to Its Memphis Roots

Published in The New York Times, August 25, 2009test!

For Foreign Investors, Profit Isn’t Only Goal

Published in The New York Times, March 16, 2008test!

Will Americans Accept Greener Hotel Rooms?

Published in The New York Times, August 3, 2008test!

A Hotel in Theory, With an Image in Fact

Published in The New York Times, August 30, 2008test!

A House Not for Mere Mortals

Published in The New York Times, April 3, 2008test!

To Help Make Sure Your Home Is Healthy, an Ingredients List

Published in The New York Times, February 1, 2012test!

In Waikiki, Fears That Construction Will Spoil Beach

Published in The New York Times, November 2, 2010test!

Renovation Road

Published in The New York Times, January 23, 2009test!

The Sofa That Ate Brooklyn

Published in The New York Times, February 20, 2009test!

A Hotel Chain Turns Upscale in China

Published in The New York Times, November 21, 2008test!

A Bird’s-Eye View of Tomorrow

Published in The New York Times, November 28, 2008test!

A Corporate Campus Made to Mirror Facebook

Published in The New York Times, April 5, 2011test!

Not Only the Bride Is Beaming

Published in The New York Times, March 24, 2011test!

Restoring the Past to Improve the Future

Published in The New York Times, July 1, 2007test!

Restoring the Past to Improve the Future

Published in The New York Times, July 1, 2007test!

In the Right Place at the Right Time

Published in The New York Times, January 28, 2007test!

A Modernist Inn, Built From Scratch

Published in The New York Times, January 17, 2009test!

A View of Modernism Through a Vegas Lens

Published in The New York Times, December 31, 2009test!

Is a Solution Within Reach?

Published in The New York Times, December 30, 2009test!

Come to Park; Stay for the Architecture

Published in The New York Times, December 1, 2009test!

Saving Philip Johnson’s Brick House

Published in The New York Times, October 12, 2011test!

A Key West House Built by a Storm

Published in The New York Times, October 19, 2011test!

The Defense Department in Their Midst

Published in The New York Times, December 6, 2011test!

Reaching for the Clouds in Dubai

Published in The New York Times, August 8, 2008test!

Liu Bolin’s Disappearing Act

Published in T Magazine (The New York Times), May 17, 2011test!

Teach, Pray, Live

Published in The New York Times, April 15, 2011test!

Holding the Line on New Development

Published in The New York Times, March 11, 2007test!

Latex, Vinyl, 0r Soap?

Published in The New York Times, March 14, 2007test!

A Business Grows and a Family Follows, Under the Same Roof

Published in The New York Times, March 25, 2007test!

Sand Box

Published in The New York Times, April 1, 2007test!

36 Hours in Milan

Published in The New York Times, June 17, 2007test!

A Retreat in Ulster County, Shipped Partly From Bolivia

Published in The New York Times, June 14, 2007test!

Stay Put, or Move to a Modern Icon?

Published in The New York Times, October 7, 2007test!

Paradise, Jolted by the Financial Crisis

Published in The New York Times, December 20, 2008test!

Dean of the Decade

A portrait of Ricky Revesz

Published in NYU Law Alumni Magazine, January 2012test!

A Champion of the Quirky Writes Finis

Joseph Holtzman is putting his award-winning magazine, Nest, to rest

Published in The New York Times, August 19, 2004test!

Seaside on Celluloid

The Florida town so perfect, moviegoers think it's fake

Published in Blueprint, January 1, 2000test!

Get Off the Ground

Will Coop Himmelblau's "Open House" be realized?

Published in Metropolitan Home, January 1, 2000test!

Playing to Win

Bernard Tschumi shares his strategies for winning competitions

Published Architect, October 4, 2007test!

A Little Resort on a Big Lake

Visiting Saugatuck, Michigan

Published in The New York Times, August 25, 2006test!

The Home Where Charity Begins

How the contractor behind "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" works so fast

Published in The New York Times, August 27, 2006test!

Apartment Living, Home Schooling

A wonderful amenity in a poor neighborhood: after-school tutoring

Published in The New York Times, September 17, 2006test!

Living Small, but Living Well

A "new urbanist" architect's tiny quarters

Published in The New York Times, November 5, 2006test!

They Bought but Never Built

Published in The New York Times, December 17, 2006test!

Quick and Easy, for a Price

Published in The New York Times, December 21, 2006test!

NOW SHOWING; Some Museums Own Fine Art, Others Use the Fine Art of Borrowing

Published in The New York Times, March 31, 2004test!

Living the Wright Way

Published in The New York Times, September 14, 2004test!

ART/ARCHITECTURE; The Conceptual Prep School: Library as Light Show

Published in The New York Times, July 13, 2003test!

Audition for Architects: Please, No Red Brick

Published in The New York Times, May 4, 2003test!

When a Famous Architect Designed the House for Sale

Published in The New York Times, March 25, 1979test!

A Box of Fresh Air

Published in The New York Times, August 25, 2010test!

Yikes! It’s a Garage

Published in The New York Times, July 30, 2010test!

Stew Leonard’s Halts 14-Year Battle to Open Store in Connecticut Town

Published in The New York Times, August 3, 2010test!

Transparency Is Only the Beginning

Published in The New York Times, July 28, 2010test!

On a Mission to Save Cruise Ship Décor

Published in The New York Times, September 8, 2010test!

A Harvest of Temporary Shelters

Published in The New York Times, September 16, 2010test!

Sisters Acts

Published in T Magazine (The New York Times), September 13, 2010test!

Elite or Expansionist? Soho Clubs Want to Be Both

Published in The New York Times, September 7, 2010test!

A Rare John Marsh Davis House in California

The Oklahoma-born architect built some of the great California houses of the 20th Century

Published in The Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2023test!

An Insider's Look at Stanford White's Houses

His descendant, architect Samuel White, leads the tour

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), October 1, 2021test!

Jorn Utzon obituary

The unlucky architect of the Sydney Opera House

Published in The New York Times, November 30, 2008test!

Kulapat Yantrasast isn't opposed to ornament -- as long as it's someone else's

Not every gallery he designs is a plain white box

Published in Artforum, July 2014test!

Balkrishna Doshi obituary

Some called him India's greatest architect

Published in The New York Times, January 24, 2023test!

Ali Tayar obituary

The super-talented architect and designer died too soon.

Published in Interior Design, February 24, 2016test!

An Austin Architect Turns Builder to Get a House Done

When the recession dried up a Texas couple’s credit sources, their architect realized that he had to build their modernist house himself.

Published in The New York Times, October 14, 2010test!

Washington's Fresh Coat of Greasepaint

The architect Bing Thom has renovated the home of Arena Stage in southwest Washington, adding a third performance space to the complex.

Published in The New York Times, October 10, 2010test!

As Condos Fill, Retail Space Remains Vacant

The developers of some of the city’s most expensive condominiums would rather wait for the right tenant

Published in The New York Times, June 2, 2011test!

New Brokerage Donates Portion of Fees to Charity

Rubicon Property has raised $8,000 for a group called charity:water, which provides potable water to developing countries.

Published in The New York Times, May 19, 2011test!

Building Architecture Centers to Capture Public Attention

The Center for Architecture in Greenwich Village has expanded again.

Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2011test!

Engineered Floors are Getting Serious

The newest engineered wood floors, which do not warp over time, have top layers that are made of hardwood and are up to one-quarter-inch thick.

Published in The New York Times, September 28, 2011test!

Green Houses Grow on the National Mall

Next week, 19 groups of architecture students will serve meals at houses they built in Washington, part of the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.

Published in The New York Times, September 21, 2011test!

Buildings Once Institutional, Now Exclusive

The creation of a small number of high-end units from buildings that once housed multitudes

Published in The New York Times, January 19, 2012test!

Time to Sell the Gold

My mother’s jewelry isn’t bringing the prices Elizabeth Taylor’s did, but it pays to shop around.

Published in The New York Times, January 1, 2012test!

South Florida Poised for Birth of Casino Gambling

Real estate developers have begun gobbling up properties in South Florida.

Published in The New York Times, December 27, 2011test!

In Barclays Center’s Shadow, Awaiting What’s Next

With the Barclays Center set to open in September, property owners await big changes

Published in The New York Times, May 20, 2012test!

Who Wants to Donate to a Billionaire’s Museum?

Putting a wealthy donor’s name on a museum can discourage some givers, experts say, but could encourage others

Published in The New York Times, May 14, 2012test!

At Galleries, Cameras Find a Mixed Welcome

Photography policies vary widely among art museums, with the more restrictive ones citing the need to protect visitors’ experiences and the artist’s intellectual property, as well as the art itself.

Published in The New York Times, May 14, 2012test!

The Caregiver’s Bookshelf: Broken Promises

A history professor at Princeton University uncovers dark tales of caregiving in the decades before America’s social safety net.

Published in The New York Times, February 15, 2012test!

Robert Geddes obituary

Princeton's first architecture dean was also a very good architect

 

Published in The New York Times, February 13, 2023test!

Cabin Fever

Artist Rachel Whiteread leaves two ghost buildings in the California desert

 

Published in The Wall Street Journal, January 1, 2000test!

Bringing

But is it legal?

Published in The New York Times, February 6, 2002test!

Walking the Williamsburg

A new pedestrian and bike path across the East River

Published in The New York Times, June 11, 2000test!

Chess Set, Seasoned to Taste

What I made with salt and pepper shakers

Published in The New York Times, June 14, 2002test!

A Landlord's Lament

Why owning a rental property made me uncomfortable

Published in The New York Times, November 27, 1999test!

An Architect's Ingenious Sukkah

A booth for a Jewish festival

Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2001test!

Mama Shelter, Paris

Published in The New York Times, March 22, 2009test!

The big attraction in Tacoma is glass

Thank Dale Chihuly

Published in The New York Times, July 24, 2005test!

Flawed Snowfall Data Could Jeopardize Flawed Climate Change Research

How Not to Measure the White Stuff

Published in The New York Times, February 11, 2003test!

The Mailbox as Fortress

Molded plastic mailboxes are changing the look of suburbia

Published in The New York Times, February 25, 1992test!

Charleston: The Case of the Missing Neighbors

Owners of trophy houses leave parts of the city deserted

Published in The New York Times, October 22, 2004test!

A 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon

184 Markers for the Missing

Published in The New York Times, December 22, 2002test!

Bringing Deserted Bicycles Back to Life

Whose property are abandoned bikes, anyway?

Published in The New York Times, January 1, 2000test!

Bringing Deserted Bicycles Back to Life

Is it steeling, or just making the streets look better?

Published in The New York Times, June 2, 2002test!

Rem Koolhaas takes a look at the "junk space" of American malls

Published in The New York Times, February 28, 2002test!

Gay Unions Were Only Half the Battle

But there are impediments to gay divorce.

 

Published in The New York Times, April 6, 2003test!

Making Landscapes Pop: At Home with Martha Schwartz

Here home is in her office. She makes it work.

 

Published in The New York Times, December 21, 2000test!

O Spacious Skies, With Nary a Power Pole in Sight

Living off-the-grid appeared to be going mainstream

Published in The New York Times, February 23, 1999test!

Getting the Amazing

A wild ride that isn't over yet

Published in The New York Times, January 6, 2000test!

For African-Americans, a Chance to Draft History

Black architects are designing Black cultural institutions

Published in The New York Times, June 24, 2004test!

Making Images Other than his Own

Gil Garcetti is a serious photographer

Published in The New York Times, November 17, 2002test!

Booting Up Before "Taps"

Soldiers pursue degrees online

Published in The New York Times, August 15, 2002test!

Uninspired? A Blue-Chip Firm Looks Inward

With its new Journal, SOM critiques itself

Published in The New York Times, September 29, 2002test!

Entertaining Mr. X

My encounter with the author, aesthete and raconteur Douglas Coupland

 

 

Published in The Independent on Sunday (London), January 1, 2003test!

Ai WeiWei Designs a House for Art Collectors

The house is part of their collection

Published in The New York Times, April 1, 2007test!

A beautiful (but odiferous) resort

The best and worst of Bermuda

Published in The New York Times, October 8, 2006test!

Urban Bright: Philly Get a Paint Job

A neighborhood saved by a mural?

 

Published in The New York Times, May 21, 2012test!

The New School's Stairmaster

SOM's student-centered building on Fifth Avenue

Published in Architectural Record, March 2019test!

Rethinking the Chinese factory village

Diller Scofidio + Renfro takes a crack at elevating Chinese workers

Published in Architectural Record, January 1, 2000test!

An Architectural Tour of Switzerland

Zumthor, Nouvel and much more

Published in The New York Times, June 13, 2002test!

D'var Torah on Mikeitz

How good it is for brothers to sit peacefully together

Published in Speeches / talks, December 15, 2012test!

The Mouse That Roared

A look back at Michael Graves's career

Published in Architectural Record, November 14, 2014test!

For Taxes, the Web's the Limit

Technology could let the tax code get even more complicated.

Published in The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 1999test!

UnSangDong Architects

A Korean firm is part of Record's Design Vanguard

Published in Architectural Record, December 16, 2006test!

Modern and Sustainable, on the Mississippi

A house in Memphis cuts it carbon footprint (albeit with offsets)

Published in Dwell, October 2000test!

Arata Isozaki Obituary

A tribute to "the Emperor" of Japanese Architects

Published in Architectural Record, December 29, 2022test!

Pierre Jeanneret's Chandigarh furniture is exceedingly popuar right now. Many of the pieces are fakes.

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), October 6, 2021test!

36 Hours in Provincetown, Mass.

PARK yourself anywhere on Commercial Street, the bustling main artery of Provincetown, and you'll see celebrities, some real (John Waters, Norman Mailer), some fake (that wasn't Cher)

Published in The New York Times, August 11, 2006test!

Litchfield Looks Back at Its Past, And Its Architecture of the Future

Article on In Our Own Time: Modern Architecture in Litchfield, 1949-1970, show at Litchfield History Museum in Connecticut featuring more than dozen early modernist houses designed by Marcel Breuer, Richard Neutra, Edward Durrell Stone and others

Published in The New York Times, June 29, 2003test!

The View From the Catbird Seat

In real estate, the secret may be timing, timing, timing

Published in The New York Times, March 16, 2008test!

A Bird’s-Eye View of Tomorrow

Toni Griffin lives in a former office building that was converted into 317 rental apartments — the first new luxury building in Newark in more than 40 years

Published in The New York Times, November 28, 2008test!

Trump's plans for a golf empire meet resistance in Scotland

Published in The New York Times, July 7, 2008test!

A Vision of a Park on a Restored Los Angeles River

The Friends of the Los Angeles River want to transform a 130-acre rail yard into a park that would serve as a flood detention plain for a river restored to its natural state

Published in The New York Times, September 28, 2010test!

Buildings Once Institutional, Now Exclusive

The creation of a small number of high-end units from buildings that once housed multitudes may seem incongruous, but developers say the decision is driven by the market

Published in The New York Times, January 19, 2012test!

It Takes a City to Help Open a Hotel

The Terranea Resort, a $480 million hotel, opened last month in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., after the city agreed to a tax rebate plan

Published in The New York Times, July 4, 2009test!

Lifting a High Ranch to New Heights

A relatively small project turns into a major renovation

Published in The New York Times, November 4, 2007test!

Thoroughly Modern, Amid the Traditional

For Stan Allen and his wife, Polly Apfelbaum, finding a contemporary house in history-laden Princeton, N.J., was a process fraught with disappointment

Published in The New York Times, October 3, 2008test!

Burning Man's "town planner" has died, but his vision will live on

Rod Garrett, who laid out Burning Man, the annual festival of self-expression in Nevada, drew accolades for his approach

Published in The New York Times, August 28, 2011test!

Developers’ Effort to Warm a Lobby Leaves Some Cold

The developers of a condo in Chelsea designed by Jean Nouvel are altering the building’s lobby after real estate agents attributed slow sales to the lobby’s design

Published in The New York Times, October 26, 2010test!

The Price for Building a Home in This Town: $300,000 Water Meter

The small California town of Bolinas has kept out development for decades by restricting the number of water meters it issues

Published in The New York Times, April 13, 2010test!

New Gehry Tower Prepares for Renters

Undulating walls of stainless steel will ensure that few units at 8 Spruce Street, designed by Frank Gehry, will be identical

Published in The New York Times, October 5, 2010test!

A Village Home for a Man About Town

Sean Strub finally visited Milford, Pa., where he was smitten and found a Victorian in town for $360,000

Published in The New York Times, October 31, 2008test!

A Home as Quirky as Life Itself

A family lives and works in an eccentric space that overlooks the lighting fixture stores that dominate a section of the Bowery

Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2008test!

An Architect and an Interior Designer at Home

David Penick, an architect, and Mary Delaney Penick, an interior designer, live in an elegant brick-and-limestone building in Greenwich Village

Published in The New York Times, December 26, 2008test!

Trump’s Adventures in the Land of Golf

Donald Trump’s project for a golf resort on the northeast coast of Scotland, near Aberdeen, hangs in the balance as environmentalists say the rugged coastline should be left undisturbed

Published in The New York Times, July 6, 2008test!

Global Summit

An East-West collaboration upstate from Manhattan sheds light on a houseful of Chinese art

Published in T Magazine (The New York Times), November 7, 2008test!

Paul Rudolph’s Legacy Lives on Through His Buildings

The architect, who would have turned 100 this year, designed intricate brutalist structures that stand the test of time

Published in Galerie Magazine , October 15, 2018test!

Inside Tadao Ando’s Latest Art Space in Chicago

Wrightwood 659’s ambitious program includes a reinstallation of the U.S. exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Published in Galerie Magazine , December 21, 2018test!

Double Time

The last time Blake Trabulsi and Allison Orr had a party at their house in Austin, Texas, it lasted until 5 a.m. Observes Trabulsi: “People are so comfortable here, they never want to leave.”

Published in Dwell, January 15, 2009test!

Light Box

For Tad Beck, making a home out of a stolid, windowless warehouse meant opening it up from the inside out

Published in Dwell, January 15, 2009test!

Universal Appeal

Kirsten Axelsen and David Carmel, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a diving accident eight years ago, live in a Chelsea apartment that is easy on the eyes and easy for David to get around 

Published in Dwell, January 16, 2009test!

Stripped Ease

All of the money Barbara Hill poured into remodeling her 1960s condo in Houston was spent taking things out—and she couldn’t be happier
 

 

Published in Dwell, January 17, 2009test!

The Hill Bathroom

When designer Barbara Hill decided to renovate her 1960s condo in Houston, Texas, she stripped the bathroom down to its bare bones and saw beauty in the blemishes

Published in Dwell, October 10, 2009test!

Color 101: Hueless

Most modernists find color as attractive as traditional Tudors. Fred Bernstein, a resolute lover of neutrals, attempts to expand his horizon of hues

Published in Dwell, February 2, 2009test!

How Patrik Schumacher Will Keep Zaha Hadid’s Name On Top

The right hand of the late starchitect, who has an iconoclastic streak all his own, now faces the daunting task of leading the firm she built

 
Published in W Magazine, November 3, 2016test!

Anda Andrei, Ian Schrager’s Design Guru, Is Making Her Own Mark

Anda Andrei has a slew of new hotel projects–and a chic New York City apartment. Take a tour here

 
Published in W Magazine, July 8, 2016test!

Design Doyenne

At 27, she commissioned the Seagram Building. Now, a half-century later, Phyllis Lambert deconstructs its legacy in a new book

 
Published in W Magazine, May 1, 2013test!

Bates Masi + Architects and David Kleinberg Design Associates Create a Contemporary East Hampton Estate

Bates Masi + Architects and David Kleinberg Design Associates create a contemporary family estate to be passed down to future generations

Published in Interior Design, May 12, 2022test!

SelgasCano Pair Preservation With Innovation for Their Weekend Home in Spain

For their weekend home in Spain’s western countryside, the founders of SelgasCano pair preservation with innovation

Published in Interior Design, November 4, 2021test!

Parrish Art Museum Explores Architecture’s Relationship With Photography

Garry Winogrand, the renowned photographer of American life, once observed: “Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.” A new show at the Parrish explores that theis.

Published in Interior Design, April 26, 2018test!

Lessons from the Playa

Burning Man is many things -- including a model of smart city planning.

Published Architect, January 17, 2009test!

The Ongoing Battle to Preserve Midcentury Modernism

Published ARCHDAILY, December 22, 2013test!

A First Glimpse of Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial

It took a lot of years to get it built. But Gehry stayed the course, compromised when necessary, and rose above his critics

 

Published Architect, August 20, 2020test!

Shanghai Surprise

Fred A. Bernstein tours the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, surveys its architectural hits and misses, and even gets inside the much-maligned U.S. pavilion

Published Architect, July 8, 2010test!

How Green Is My Office?

Saving the environment begins at work

Published Architect, October 20, 2008test!

Doing It All (And Raking It In)

Architect Jonathan Segal prospers by serving as his own client, general contractor, and property manager

Published Architect, September 4, 2007test!

City on the Strip

The new Las Vegas CityCenter was designed by a Rat Pack of star architects. Can their high-modern megaproject raise Sin City’s design standards?

Published Architect, March 12, 2010test!

Sandy Hook Memorial Opens Ten Years After Shooting

The memorial design by landscape architects Dan Affleck and Ben Waldo offers a contemplative space in nature

Published in Architectural Record, November 17, 2022test!

Oslo’s New Central Library, Opened During the Pandemic, Does a Subtle Dance with Snøhetta’s Opera House

In a post-occupancy visit, Atelier Oslo and Lundhagem’s public library, which stayed open during Covid, is clearly a popular amenity

Published in Architectural Record, October 21, 2022test!

Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center by nARCHITECTS

A new beachside building on Long Island embraces environmental stewardship

Published in Architectural Record, March 1, 2022test!

How the Translucent Stone Façade Was Created on the Perelman Performing Arts Center

Architect Joshua Ramus discusses the recently-completed exterior of the theater in Lower Manhattan that opens in 2023

Published in Architectural Record, January 20, 2022test!

Taipei Music Center by Reiser+Umemoto

Reiser+Umemoto's Taipei Music Center is a brawny complex of cubic and crystalline forms

Published in Architectural Record, January 4, 2022test!

Mingei International Museum, by LUCE et Studio

In redesigning San Diego’s Mingei Museum, LUCE et Studio engages artists to further the institution’s mission

Published in Architectural Record, December 1, 2021test!

Babyn Yar Synagogue by Manuel Herz Architects

A wood temple on a sacred site opens and closes like a book

Published in Architectural Record, November 9, 2021test!

Exclusive Interview with Billionaire Charlie Munger on Controversial UCSB Dorm

The man behind the mega-dorm at the University of California, Santa Barbara, responds to criticism that it will create an unhealthy environment for students in rooms without windows

Published in Architectural Record, November 1, 2021test!

Santa Maria Goretti Church by Mario Cucinella Architects

Baroque influences shape this sinuous contemporary church in Southern Italy by Mario Cucinella Architects

Published in Architectural Record, October 7, 2021test!

Dubai’s World Expo, Lavish but Late

Still labeled Dubai 2020, the World Expo will open on October 1, complete with a centerpiece dome by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill

Published in Architectural Record, September 24, 2011test!

Innovative Housing Portfolio

Projects from around the country reflect an array of inventive affordable approaches

Published in Architectural Record, September 1, 2021test!

Commentary: No Man Is an Island

What if New York City treated Barry Diller's $120 million fantasy park as an experiment, but not a monument?

Published in Architectural Record, May 28, 2021test!

TWA Hotel at JFK Gives New Life to Saarinen’s Flight Center

Completed in 1962 and abandoned in 2001, Eero Saarinen’s bird-like building at JFK Airport in New York now serves as a spectacular lobby for the new hotel

Published in Architectural Record, May 15, 2019test!

Phoenix Central Library Receives AIA’s 25-Year Award

Since it opened in 1995, Bruder has been able to bring the building into the 21st century without compromising his architectural vision, of which flexibility was a key part

Published in Architectural Record, May 31, 2021test!

William Menking, 1947-2020

The founder of The Architect’s Newspaper died at age 72 on Saturday, April 11, 2020, in New York, after a long battle with lymphoma

Published in Architectural Record, April 13, 2020test!

Michael McKinnell, 1935-2020

The British-born designer of Boston City Hall died Friday, March 27, 2020, at age 84, after contracting COVID-19

Published in Architectural Record, March 31, 2020test!

Jaquelin Robertson, 1933-2020

The architect and urban designer died at the age of 88 at his home in East Hampton, New York

Published in Architectural Record, May 11, 2020test!

Controversial Design Unveiled for a New Supertall by SOM in New York

The 1,653-foot-high building will be part of a new Manhattan skyline that not everyone is happy about

Published in Architectural Record, February 8, 2021test!

Charles Renfro Discusses DS+R’s New Live/Work Campus in China

The architect talks to Record about the firm’s first, and biggest project, still incomplete, for Dissona

Published in Architectural Record, July 27, 2021test!

Renovated Industrial Building Gets New Life as Brant Foundation Art Study Center

Richard Gluckman reimagines a Con Edison substation for Peter M. Brant’s latest art venue in New York

Published in Architectural Record, March 28, 2019test!

Robert Silman, 1935-2018

Working on Fallingwater brought out the best in Robert Silman, the structural engineer who died this week at 83

Published in Architectural Record, August 2, 2018test!

Florence Knoll Bassett, 1917-2019

The architect and furniture designer, who reinvented the modern office, passed away at the age of 101 last week

Published in Architectural Record, January 28, 2019test!

Technologically Savvy Firms Expand the Definition of Practice

To lead the profession, firms must nimbly respond to and embrace technological changes

Published in Architectural Record, June 1, 2018test!

Bio Bio Regional Theater by Smiljan Radic

Smiljan Radic's beacon-like regional theater in Chile is a concrete structure wrapped as lightly as a tent

Published in Architectural Record, April 5, 2018test!

Columbia University’s Arts and Science Centers by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Two buildings open on a new campus in upper Manhattan, with a promise to enhance the community

Published in Architectural Record, May 1, 2017test!

Hugh Hardy, 1931-2017, Architect of Theaters and Theatrical Spaces

Architect Hugh Hardy died last week at 84

Published in Architectural Record, March 20, 2017test!

Treacherous Transparencies: Thoughts and Observations Triggered by a Visit to Farnsworth House

In 2014, after accepting the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron drove from Chicago to Plano, Illinois, to visit -- and criticize -- Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Farnsworth House 

Published in Architectural Record, November 1, 2016test!

Extension of the Swiss National Museum

The longtime home of the Swiss National Museum, or Landesmuseum, in Zurich, is a stolid 19th-century pile

Published in Architectural Record, November 1, 2016test!

John Belle obituary

John Belle, who died this week at 84, helped restore several of New York City’s most important buildings, including Grand Central Terminal and the soaring Enid Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden

Published in Architectural Record, September 14, 2016test!

2016 Venice Architecture Biennale Dispatch: Spotlight on Africa

Three of the most eloquent voices at the Venice Architecture Biennale addressed different aspects of the same question: Can architecture improve lives in Africa? 

Published in Architectural Record, June 2, 2016test!

Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design

If you’re prominent and reach the age of 80, The New York Times may have a writer (possibly this one) prepare your obituary for later use

Published in Architectural Record, June 1, 2016test!

Experimental Children’s Architectural Studio in Moscow

Two teachers have been bringing out the inner architects in Moscow children since the Soviet era

Published in Architectural Record, May 1, 2016test!

Spring Street Salt Shed by Dattner Architects and WXY

In Manhattan, a sleek rectilinear garage and sculptural salt shed brighten the city

Published in Architectural Record, March 1, 2016test!

Exhibition Review: New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America

Museum of Arts and Design curator Lowery Stokes Sims made many great discoveries during her trips to 14 Central and South American countries

Published in Architectural Record, December 22, 2014test!

Australian Pavilion

A dark and mysterious pavilion—the first new arrival in two decades—shakes up the Venice Biennale

Published in Architectural Record, July 16, 2015test!

Cooper Hewitt Goes from Dowdy to Digital

By running their fingers across new “super-high-definition smart tables," visitors make shapes that are then displayed as hats, lamps, tables, vases, chairs, or buildings

Published in Architectural Record, December 22, 2014test!

Expo 2015 Milan

This tightly packed world's fair of architectural hits and misses has no public transportation, a disaster for visitors who are elderly, disabled, or just tired.

Published in Architectural Record, June 16, 2015test!

Prada Foundation by OMA

At an old distillery complex, Rem Koolhaas's Prada Foundation mixes one part creative preservation with one part bold new architecture

Published in Architectural Record, July 16, 2015test!

First Look: Rick Joy's Princeton Train Station

Joy's 1,000-square-foot station is part of the redevelopment of the southwest corner of the Princeton University campus

Published in Architectural Record, February 11, 2015test!

Newsmaker: Barry Diller

The billionaire chats with RECORD about his Thomas Heatherwick-designed island, disagreeing with Frank Gehry, and why he hates Jean Nouvel's 100 Eleventh Avenue

Published in Architectural Record, May 26, 2015test!

Making it work

Joshua Prince-Ramus discusses the challenges and opportunities of working abroad

 

Published in Architectural Record, November 15, 2010test!

Museum of Arts and Design (Jerome and Simona Chazen Building) by Allied Works

Allied Works's Brad Cloepfil bravely tackles the redo for New York City's Museum of Arts and Design

Published in Architectural Record, February 1, 2009test!

First Look: Moshe Safdie's Crystal Bridges Museum

Weeks before its grand opening, Safdie gives a behind-the-scenes tour of Alice Walton’s museum of American art

Published in Architectural Record, October 17, 2011test!

They Unpaved Paradise and Took Out a Parking Lot

In the Bronx, new parks are opening and old parks are being revitalized at a pace not seen since Robert Moses’s heyday. 

Published in Architectural Record, September 16, 2011test!

Old Debates for a New Era at Postmodernism Conference

An aesthetic that mined the past gets a historical consideration of its own at a New York City symposium

Published in Architectural Record, November 14, 2011test!

Ever the Visionary, Lebbeus Woods Gets Real

A pavilion designed by Woods with Christoph A. Kumpusch is under construction in Chengdu, China. “I was never in love with drawing,” Woods says “I drew because I wanted to express ideas.”

Published in Architectural Record, March 26, 2012test!

Sink or Swim

Funding shortfalls could hinder ambitious waterfront schemes planned for several U.S. cities

Published in Architectural Record, May 25, 2012test!

Straying from Convention

Despite declining attendance and revenue, many cities are expanding convention centers or building new ones

Published in Architectural Record, May 2, 2012test!

Architecture Firm Websites: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Websites are a vital marketing tool. Unless you’re a superstar design firm, steer clear of archi-speak and tricky graphics. Users want a site that is clean and simple.

Published in Architectural Record, June 25, 2012test!

Rogers and Marvel Hitting Their Stride

When Jonathan Marvel and Rob Rogers founded Rogers Marvel Architects, they decided to forego the route taken by many of their peers—designing residential and commercial interiors—preferring, Marvel says, “to cut our teeth on New York City’s’ bricks and mortar.” And they have!

Published in Architectural Record, July 10, 2012test!

First Look: Herzog & de Meuron's Parrish Art Museum

It is as much of work of art as it is a museum of art.

 

Published in Architectural Record, December 3, 2013test!

Corruption Inquiries Curb Miami Projects

Two architecturally ambitious developments have stalled following accusations of municipal malfeasance. 

Published in Architectural Record, September 27, 2012test!

A Tale of Two Stations

Why is a Washington, D.C., rail revamp running on schedule while another in New York can’t even pull away from the platform? 

Published in Architectural Record, September 12, 2012test!

Universidade Agostinho Neto

Under African Skies: The first phase of an ambitious national university creates a community of buildings and outdoor spaces adapted to a hot, dry climate

 

Published in Architectural Record, August 16, 2012test!

Newsmaker: Santiago Calatrava

The renowned Spanish engineer and designer is the subject of an exhibition opening today at Russia's Hermitage Museum—the institution's first retrospective devoted to a contemporary architect. Calatrava speaks candidly with Architectural Record about the show, his work, and the criticism he often faces

Published in Architectural Record, June 27, 2012test!

First Look: SANAA's Louvre Lens

The new branch of the Louvre couldn't be more different from the museum's iconic Paris home

Published in Architectural Record, November 28, 2012test!

New York Public Library Unveils Foster + Partners' Renovation Designs

A new circulating library will be housed within the New York Public Library's main building on 42nd Street in Manhattan

Published in Architectural Record, December 19, 2012test!

Exhibition Review: 110 Years of Mexican Architecture

As it gathers material for its planned 2015 show of Latin American architecture from 1954 to 1980, Mexico alone warrants as much space as MoMA is likely to allot to the entire region

Published in Architectural Record, January 29, 2014test!

MoMA Defends Decision to Raze Folk Art Museum Building at Public Forum

Eight hundred people turned out for what was, in effect, a town hall meeting on the demolition of the Tod Williams Billie Tsien building

Published in Architectural Record, January 29, 2014test!

Parking and Recreation

A competition challenged four architecture firms to come up with new ideas for Long Island downtowns.

Published in Architectural Record, January 29, 2014test!

Farnsworth House Could Soon Get a Lift

Plans to protect Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House by placing it on a hydraulic lift to be deployed in case of flooding are proceeding at a rate that has surprised even the plans’ supporters

Published in Architectural Record, May 16, 2014test!

Le Corbusier and New York City: A Love-Hate Relationship

The relationship between Le Corbusier and New York City involved love and hatred, passion and resentment, and ultimately a quest by the architect for “revenge, recognition, and money, money, money,” according to Jean-Louis Cohen

Published in Architectural Record, June 12, 2013test!

Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Strategies in Architecture 1925-1970

When Less is More Earth-friendly

Published in Architectural Record, May 16, 2014test!

A Masterpiece, With Flaws

When Frank Lloyd Wright’s SC Johnson Research Tower in Racine, Wisconsin, opens for tours for the first time in 60 years, visitors will see firsthand its functional shortcomings along with its spectacular innovations. 

Published in Architectural Record, April 21, 2014test!

Brooklyn's Architectural Moment

Until five years ago, the stretch of Flatbush Avenue between the Manhattan Bridge and Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn was an architectural wasteland. Not anymore!

 

Published in Architectural Record, June 20, 2014test!

Goodbye, Prentice

It's still early in 2014, but already several important modernist buildings have fallen​​, inclduing Bertrand Goldberg's cloverleaf-shaped Prentice Women's Hospital

Published in Architectural Record, April 24, 2014test!

Modernism's Jewish Connection

The role of Jews in creating and popularizing post-war modernism is the subject of a new exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco. Think Eichler, Levitt, Guggenheim, and Fallingwater.

Published in Architectural Record, July 2, 2014test!

First Look: Governors Island

“I’m glad my landscape architect is Dutch,” Leslie Koch, president of the Trust for Governors Island, said after Superstorm Sandy struck

Published in Architectural Record, May 22, 2014test!

Exhibition Review: Toward an Architectural Archive at Japan's National Archives of Modern Architecture

Preservationists in most countries would envy Japan its National Archives of Modern Architecture, conceived by the late architectural historian Hiroyuki Suzuki and created by the government in 2012. 

Published in Architectural Record, August 18, 2014test!

Newsmaker: Scott Rothkopf

Museum curators tend to stay behind the scenes, especially when high-profile artists are involved. But the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, which runs through October 19, has been so lavishly praised that its curator, Scott Rothkopf, couldn’t stay out of the spotlight if he tried

Published in Architectural Record, July 18, 2014test!

Lawsuit Suggests New Liability for Architects

Architects have something new to worry about

Published in Architectural Record, August 20, 2014test!

Taliesin Troubles

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture can be as unconventional as its founder

Published in Architectural Record, August 21, 2014test!

The Van Alen's New Look

David van der Leer, the institute’s new director, arranged to swap its longtime quarters on the sixth floor of a Flatiron district building for a storefront space in the same building

Published in Architectural Record, December 22, 2014test!

Letter from London: Peter Wynne Rees's Skyscraper Legacy

When Peter Wynne Rees became the chief planner of the City of London in 1985, the famous “square mile” had only one hotel. Now two of the City’s most important Edwardian buildings are becoming luxury hotels.

Published in Architectural Record, June 22, 2013test!

Horace Gifford's Modernist Legacy

The great Fire Island architect gets the recognition he deserves

Published in Wallpaper*, July 2013test!

The Legacy of Mayor Mike

After 12 years of astonishing change in New York, Bloomberg earns mixed marks

Published in Architectural Record, October 16, 2013test!

Moving Madison Square Garden

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, H3 Hardy Collaboration, SHoP Architects, and SOM present plans to relocate the arena so Penn Station can be rebuilt. 

 

Published in Architectural Record, May 29, 2013test!

I. M. Pei's Protégé Perry Chin Makes His Own Mark on the National Gallery's East Building

A confidant of I. M. Pei, Perry Chin was asked to consult on plans to give Pei’s East Building of the National Gallery in Washington new heating, cooling, security, and fire safety systems

Published in Architectural Record, May 22, 2013test!

Campbell Sports Center

Game Changer: Columbia University's quirky but tough field house bridges the divide between its gritty surroundings and the athletic playing fields beyond

Published in Architectural Record, May 16, 2013test!

Claire T. Carney Library Renovation and Addition

Renewing an important campus by Paul Rudolph poses dangers and the chance to keep his work alive

Published in Architectural Record, February 15, 2013test!

Will Hudson Yards Be a Neighborhood?

A conversation with Bill Pedersen, whose firm Kohn Pedersen Fox is responsible for the development's master plan. 

Published in Architectural Record, May 3, 2013test!

Johannesburg Exhibition Takes on the Challenges of Informal Settlements

The exhibition "Informal Studio: Marlboro South" at Johannesburg's Goethe-Institut explores the need for legal housing for armies of squatters

Published in Architectural Record, March 21, 2013test!

History for Sale

What happens to architecturally important private homes when families who have protected them—sometimes for four decades or more—decide to sell

Published in Architectural Record, April 30, 2013test!

Palm Springs Art Museum Expands

Marmol Radziner has restored and adapted E. Stewart Williams' 1961 Santa Fe Federal Savings & Loan building for use by the museum.

Published in Architectural Record, November 18, 2014test!

Film Review: La Sapienza

“La Sapienza" is a rarity: a fictional film about real architecture

Published in Architectural Record, March 13, 2015test!

Radical Houses

A new book looks at more than 50 recently completed, architecturally ambitious Japanese dwellings

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), August 2015test!

Sean Leffers Has Won Fans with Houses He’s Designed for His Own Young Family

The California-based interiors wunderkind creates smart, soulful homes that feel like extensions of their occupants

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), January 10, 2021test!

At the Somerset House, a Former Menswear Designer Offers Vintage Furniture with Wit and Edge

Alan Eckstein, cofounder of the label Timo Weiland, turns his gaze from fashionable clothing to timeless objects

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), April 22, 2022test!

Haute Humble

Decades into a renowned career, the Seattle architect Tom Kundig continues using humble materials to create pared-down forms that exist in harmony with their often-spectacular settings

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), March 30, 2015test!

Dylan Farrell Crafts Bold, Dynamic Spaces in Australia and Beyond

The American designer has built his reputation on helping clients express their personalities through their homes

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), April 3, 2022test!

Meet a Modernist Architect Who Really Understands What His Clients Want

Working from his studios in Chicago and New York City, Dirk Denison designs residences that are uniquely tailored to the individuals who call them home

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), October 2018test!

Aidlin Darling Designs for the Senses

As much sculptors of space and curators of experience as they are architects, the partners of San Francisco's Aidlin Darling Design create emotionally evocative residences that appeal to more than just the eye

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), November 30, 2015test!

Diane Keaton Pinned Thousands of Images to Create Her Dream Home

The Academy Award–winning actress and design maven tells us how she turned to the image-collecting site for inspiration in planning her new house

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), October 29, 2017test!

Appreciating Zaha Hadid

The late starchitect had a penchant — and a gift — for designing instantly iconic objects, from cars to sofas to bracelets

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), May 16, 2016test!

Two MoMA Design Shows Explore Ways of Living

The exhibitions look at daily life in very different ways: via mid-century modernist interiors and through temporary homes for refugees

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), November 28, 2016test!

Barbara Bestor Designs Houses That Hover

The California architect has found herself in high demand, thanks to her floating foundations and walls that open to the world

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), January 1, 2000test!

Isay Weinfeld Is the Opposite of a Starchitect

Brazil’s leading design talent executes Bauhaus minimalism with near-magical moments of drama in a string of understated hotels and homes

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), April 25, 2016test!

Remembering David Marks

He designed the London Eye with his wife -- then mortgaged their house to get it built

Published in Architectural Digest, October 10, 2017test!

Brooklyn Revivalist

Equal parts preservationist and renovationist, California-born Brooklyn-based architect Elizabeth Roberts has cultivated a collection of discriminating clients who come to her for sensitive and smart redesigns of historic residences in her home borough

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), August 10, 2015test!

‘Marfa Modern’ Looks at Minimalist Living in an Art World Mecca

If everything is bigger in Texas, Marfa is the exception. A new book examines the homes in this art-focused desert city, where less is best

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), November 21, 2016test!

Madeline Stuart’s Houses Have a ‘Heartbeat’

The Southern California interior designer has won the trust of her high-flying clients by mixing materials, styles and eras to make rooms come alive

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), June 26, 2017test!

Wood Has Become a Bold 21st-Century Material

Architects and designers are using humble timber to create awe-inspiring structures and interiors around the globe

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), May 15, 2017test!

Relationship Builders

Fresh off a series of successes (including the new Philadelphia home of the Barnes Foundation) and one preservationist brouhaha (the imminent destruction of their beloved 2001 American Folk Art Museum), the husband-and-wife architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien are looking to the future, with projects from Mexico City to Mumbai

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), May 28, 2014test!

Inside a Brooklyn Home and Shop Where Mid-Century Magic Reigns

MDFG cofounders Jeffrey Graetsch and Ashley Booth Klein, who also happen to be a married couple, have filled their apartment and their gallery with works by mid-century design icons

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), October 7, 2018test!

How Noguchi Elevated Ashtrays to Objets d’Art

Smoking might have fallen out of fashion, but these ashtrays have enduring design appeal

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), March 8, 2020test!

François Catroux Reflects on a Career of Elite Interiors

Having created rarefied spaces for decades, the legendary French designer has finally agreed to document his impressive body of work in a new book

Published in Introspective (1stdibs), October 10, 2016test!

Designing for the Disabled: Karen Braitmayer

Published in Architectural Digest, December 3, 2021test!

Designing for the Disabled: Chris Downey

Published in Architectural Digest, December 3, 2021test!

Designing for the Disabled: Jeffrey Mansfield

Published in Architectural Digest, December 3, 2021test!

Designing for the Disabled: Joel Sanders

Published in Architectural Digest, December 3, 2021test!

Designing for the Disabled: Benjamin Gilmartin

Published in Architectural Digest, December 3, 2021test!

Designing for the Disabled: Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi

Published in Architectural Digest, December 3, 2021test!

Designing for the Disabled: Sasha Blair-Goldensohn

Published in Architectural Digest, December 3, 2021test!

SOAPBOX: Masking a Terminal's Triumph

A 35-foot-high billboard on the facade of the Port Authority Bus Terminal will obscure the strengths of the building's 1980's renovation

Published in The New York Times, December 20, 1998test!

Joseph Giovannini's Deconstructivist Apartments

In several apartments in Los Angeles, the architecture critic has created murals that fool the eye into connecting distinct surfaces

Published in The New York Times, January 12, 2011test!

The Quietest Neighbors

As Brooklyn’s residential building boom continues, more luxury buildings are going up alongside Green-Wood Cemetery

Published in The New York Times, April 8, 2007test!

Hotel Review: Hotel Veritas, in Cambridge, Mass.

If Harvard had a hotel school, its summa cum laude graduates would want to work at Veritas

Published in The New York Times, July 29, 2010test!

Hotel Review: Trump SoHo in New York City

The views are exceptional, but the entire building creaks -- loudly -- when it's windy

Published in The New York Times, May 27, 2010test!

ART/ARCHITECTURE: This Old Museum

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn., will open an $8-million building that artists can saw through, drill through, and generally mangle, just as they did at the museum's original home

Published in The New York Times, June 4, 2004test!

A Gallerist Turned Developer

Built in 1915 and used as a machinery warehouse until last year, the Grand Machinery Exchange is being converted to 14 condos by gallery owner Max Protetch

Published in The New York Times, March 18, 2007test!

Daniel Rowen, an Architect Who Favored Modernism, Dies at 56

Mr. Rowen was a highly regarded architect whose modernist designs attracted a number of promient clients

Published in The New York Times, November 23, 2009test!

Larger Units for a Richard Meier Condo

The developers of On Prospect Park, a Richard Meier building, have reworked the interiors to include more family-sized apartments

Published in The New York Times, May 28, 2010test!

200 Square Feet and Room to Swivel

A Bulgarian immigrant finds that thrift and ingenuity go a long way in a tiny apartment

Published in The New York Times, February 2, 2011test!

From Bubble-Gum to Beige

Bringing in an architect to reconcile her taste for bling and his taste for Bauhaus

Published in The New York Times, January 27, 2008test!

Barry Wine Moves Beyond the Kitchen

The owner and chef of the Quilted Giraffe in the 1970s and ’80s has a simple recipe for home design: Anything goes.

Published in The New York Times, June 5, 2008test!

A Redesign Brings a Congregation Closer Together

Philip Johnson's synagogue in Port Chester, New York, is now as practical as it is beautiful

Published in The New York Times, February 18, 2007test!

The Color of Comfort

The playwright John Patrick Shanley has had a lifelong fascination with color -- as seen in his latest apartment

Published in The New York Times, June 29, 2009test!

A New City Handbook Demystifies Zoning

A new 168-page supplement makes the city’s 1,500-page zoning resolution a little less daunting

Published in The New York Times, February 3, 2011test!

36 Hours in Tallahassee

The Florida capital as a weekend destination

Published in The New York Times, May 13, 2005test!

A Five-Parador Tour Through Northern Spain

Paradors were once essential stops for visitors to the Spanish provinces. They're becoming that again.

Published in The New York Times, July 23, 2006test!

Heating/Cooling Unit as ‘Elephant’ in the Room

A PTAC — package terminal air-conditioner — can be an ugly intrusion, and a great convenience

Published in The New York Times, January 14, 2011test!

VOWS: Andrea Monfried and Mike Harshman

For this couple, it's all about love -- and architecture

Published in The New York Times, May 9, 2004test!

Students See a Creek and Imagine a Bridge for VW

A group of Auburn University students are designing a bridge for Volkswagen’s planned factory in Tennessee

Published in The New York Times, January 26, 2010test!

Shining Moment

Paul Rudolph designed this glamorous apartment nearly four decades ago. It still dazzles today

Published in T Magazine (The New York Times), October 7, 2007test!

Restoring a Rare Glimpse of Those Fabled 1,000 Days

For Jacques Lowe's book marking the 40th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, photos destroyed in the World Trade Center attacks were digitally recreated

Published in The New York Times, January 15, 2004test!

After a Flood, Running a Homeless Museum

A university museum in Iowa, operating without a building, instead takes its collection on the road

Published in The New York Times, March 16, 2011test!

At the Ardsley, Art Deco the Way It Was

Scott Salvator has a lot of very funny things to say about a serious lobby restoration

Published in The New York Times, June 4, 2010test!

Comparing two storied Miami Beach hotels

The Standard and the Setai play to different strengths

Published in The New York Times, February 17, 2006test!

The Yale University Art Gallery gets another life

The three-year, $44 million restoration is a hit

 

Published in The New York Times, December 10, 2006test!

A Spare Stage for the Spectacle of Life

Carlos Brillembourg, an architect, and Karin Waisman, an artist, built a modern house in the Hamptons that is spacious, spare and stylish

Published in The New York Times, July 24, 2008test!

For Shortbus Star Jay Brannan, a Small Apartment

A modest income qualified this actor for affordable, convenient housing.

Published in The New York Times, October 7, 2006test!

The Blue Moon, on Orchard Street

A hotel I should have skipped

Published in The New York Times, June 16, 2006test!