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 New York Times

A Harbor Cruise, Under a Rainbow

Aboard the fireboat John J. Harvey

Published in The New York Times, July 26, 2002

40 Years on Montgomery Place

On the street where I lived . . .

Published in The New York Times, October 22, 2002

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, 2002

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, 2012

Critic Takes New Catholic Architecture to Task

Published in The New York Times, January 1, 2000

Harry Bates obituary

Published in The New York Times, November 2, 2022

Ricardo Bofill obituary

Published in The New York Times, January 19, 2022

Paolo Soleri obituary

Published in The New York Times, January 10, 2013

Robert Venturi obituary

Published in The New York Times, September 19, 2018

Leslie Robertson obituary

Published in The New York Times, February 11, 2021

Stanley Tigerman obituary

Published in The New York Times, June 4, 2019

John Johansen obituary

Published in The New York Times, October 26, 2012

Arakawa obituary

Published in The New York Times, May 20, 2010

Romaldo Giurgola obituary

Published in The New York Times, May 16, 2016

Gene Summers obituary

Published in The New York Times, December 20, 2011

Dan Rowen obituary

Published in The New York Times, November 23, 2009

The End of Sixties Architecture

Some buildings just couldn't be saved

Published in The New York Times, October 31, 2004

We Have a Family Welder

Arthur Cotton Moore designs a curvy metal house to test his theories

Published in The New York Times, September 24, 2000

Building on Sacred Ground

Toshiko Mori's architectural dialogues with the masters

Published in The New York Times, May 8, 2005

Nara: The Town That Time Forgot

A quiet alternative to Kyoto

Published in The New York Times, November 13, 2006

Stitching Together a New Life in Riverdale

Surviving the Holocaust with needle and thread

Published in The New York Times, August 8, 2008

Turning Steel Into Lace

Living rent-free, Cal Lane makes her mark

Published in The New York Times, January 20, 2008

Rediscovering a Heroine of Chicago Architecture

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

Published in The New York Times, January 20, 2008

Greetings from Resisterville

A town where Vietnam draft avoiders have made a difference

Published in The New York Times, November 20, 2004

High Hopes and Worthless Land

My father's bad investment

Published in The New York Times, November 6, 2005

Post-Renovation Depression

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

Published in The New York Times, February 22, 2007

The Town the Boom Forgot

Tired of high real estate prices? Consider the alternative

Published in The New York Times, June 25, 2006

Billy Doesn't Live Here Anymore

The incredible saga of the bakery founder's loft

Published in The New York Times, January 27, 2007

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, 2005

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, 2005

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, 2005

Where the Best Antiques Can't Be Bought

A day trip to Troy, N.Y.

Published in The New York Times, April 7, 2006

Visiting the Barnes -- While You Still Can

The museum-going experience of a lifetime

Published in The New York Times, June 23, 2006

Me and My Geiger Counter

Was I being practical, or paranoid?

Published in The New York Times, June 22, 2002

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, 2006

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, 2002

Legacies Passed from Father to Son

Gustavo Bonevardi in the West Village

Published in The New York Times, December 3, 2006

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, 2007

An Artful Retreat from the Art Scene

Building a modernist house in the Hamptons

Published in The New York Times, October 12, 2007

These Walls Could Talk . . .

In Salem, Witchcraft and Old Architecture

Published in The New York Times, October 12, 2007

Shining Moment

A Paul Rudolph apartment, untouched for nearly 40 years

Published in The New York Times, October 10, 2007

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, 2007

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, 2007

From Modest to Modernist

Jennifer Luce's triumph in La Jolla

Published in The New York Times, August 23, 2007

Oysters Seeking Home on Quiet Maine Island

Cultivation is legal, but it isn't scenic

Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2007

A House for a Korean-American Family

Life in multi-culti Brooklyn

Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2007

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, 2007

Don't Call it the Poconos

Northeastern Pennsylvania Gets Chic

Published in The New York Times, December 22, 2006

An Airy Retreat from a Jam-Packed Store

At home with the Ricky of Ricky's

Published in The New York Times, October 18, 2007

Betting the Ranch in South Florida

Syd Kitson's big deal

Published in The New York Times, July 29, 2006

Do Ask, Do Tell

David Mixner moves to Livingston Manor, New York

Published in The New York Times, July 17, 2007

In Provincetown, an Unlikely Gay Marriage

Rosie O'Donnell puts her stamp on Family Week

Published in The New York Times, July 23, 2007

Housing Plan Turns Disney Grumpy

Affordable housing, near the happiest place on earth

Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2007

Shaving My Wallet Better Than My Face

Falling for the Infinity Razor

Published in The New York Times, April 13, 2007

A Road Trip Back to the Future

Visiting Paul Rudolph's Buildings in New England

Published in The New York Times, March 25, 2007

Lessons Learned at the Academy for Anything

Cass Calder Smith comes to New York

Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2007

Up in the Attic, Millennium Style

Gorgeous interiors, up (under) the roof

Published in The New York Times, March 29, 2007

Not in My Front Yard

Controversy on West 15th Street

Published in The New York Times, June 22, 2007

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, 2007

Letting the Architecture Speak for Itself

Tom Killian and Francoise Bollack keep their interventions subtle

Published in The New York Times, April 24, 2007

Mass Market and Couture

Young designers mix it up in Greenpoint

Published in The New York Times, June 22, 2007

In Michigan, A Green Museum

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

Published in The New York Times, March 29, 2007

Getting In at the Underground Floor

Lillian Schloss bought Chinese antiquities early

Published in The New York Times, February 25, 2007

The Central Park of Southern California

Rare public space for Orange County, California

Published in The New York Times, February 4, 2007

An Island Where Millions Aren't Enough

The high price of Bermuda real estate

Published in The New York Times, September 10, 2006

Letting Kahn Be Kahn

Restoring the Yale University Art Gallery

Published in The New York Times, December 10, 2006

Good Things in Small Packages

West Village resident Marianne Cusato designs Katrina Cottages

Published in The New York Times, November 5, 2006

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, 2006

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, 2006

Modernism Comes to Frump's Island

A new house breaks with tradition

Published in The New York Times, July 9, 2006

Making a Neighborhood Safe for Kids

A brilliant way to privilege underprivileged children

Published in The New York Times, September 17, 2006

A Paparazzi-Proof Condo

The apartment every celebrity needs

Published in The New York Times, January 23, 2007

Getting the Glass House Ready for Its Close-Up

Marty Skrelunas polishes Philip Johnson's masterpiece

Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2006

Ice Hotel Quebec-Canada

A review of the cold accommodations

Published in The New York Times, December 17, 2006

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, 2006

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, 2006

For an Artist, a Glass Box by Mies

And it's in Newark!

Published in The New York Times, June 16, 2006

Sprawl Outruns Arizona's Biosphere

Designed for isolation, it's now surrounded

Published in The New York Times, May 28, 2006

The Wright Stuff, in the Japanese Heartland

Visiting the Meiji Mura Museum

Published in The New York Times, April 2, 2006

A studio that refuses to think small

Extraordinary ingenuity makes a tiny apartment seem spacious 

Published in The New York Times, March 30, 2006

A New Orleans Hotel Bounces Back

A review of the W New Orleans

Published in The New York Times, March 12, 2006

In Princeton, Architects Get Lucky

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

Published in The New York Times, February 26, 2006

Pretty Profits from Ugly Houses

How HomeVestors went national

Published in The New York Times, February 19, 2006

Spending Money Like Water

Two hotels in Miami Beach makes waves

Published in The New York Times, February 17, 2006

The Disappearing Las Vegas Condos

Related Las Vegas sold them, but never built them

Published in The New York Times, January 29, 2006

Tall Order

Nationally, ceiling heights rise

Published in The New York Times, January 22, 2006

That Tear-Down Could Become a Haul-Away

Saving modernist houses

Published in The New York Times, January 5, 2006

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, 2005

Frank Lloyd Wright on Staten Island

The Cretellas renovate

Published in The New York Times, December 18, 2005

A Home for Artists, and for Art

The avant garde, on Staten Island!

Published in The New York Times, November 27, 2005

More Twists Than a Mardi Gras Parade

Assessing the New Orleans real estate market after Katrina

Published in The New York Times, November 13, 2005

Smart Elevators

No more guessing which car to take

Published in The New York Times, November 2, 2005

Controlling Growth by Controlling Water

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

Published in The New York Times, October 9, 2005

An On-Screen Alternative to Hands-On Dissection

Dealing with the yuck factor

Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2005

Alumnae House at Vassar

A great base for exploring the Hudson Valley

Published in The New York Times, September 30, 2005

El Tovar

A grand lodge near the Grand Canyon

Published in The New York Times, August 7, 2005

Healing Buildings in the Catskills

The Twelve Tribes in Oak Hill and Coxsackie

Published in The New York Times, July 24, 2005

Wynn Las Vegas

A review of the $2.7 billion hotel

Published in The New York Times, July 17, 2005

An oasis in a toxic world

A haven for "multiple chemical sensitivity" sufferers is threatened

Published in The New York Times, July 9, 2005

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, 2005

Hotel on Rivington

A review of the long-awaited Lower East Side hotel

Published in The New York Times, June 12, 2005

Sleek in the Heart of Texas

Small houses buck the McMansion trend

Published in The New York Times, May 22, 2005

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, 2005

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, 2005

Rate Your Landlord; Get Sued

But there's protection for tenants or former tenants

Published in The New York Times, April 10, 2005

Take That, Grandpa!

Smashing Mies

Published in The New York Times, April 3, 2005

A Loan That Keeps on Paying

The MFA Boston comes to the Las Vegas strip

Published in The New York Times, March 30, 2005

Washington's forgotten river

Reviving the shores of the Anacostia

Published in The New York Times, March 27, 2005

What next, the Grill Room?

The state of Philip Johnson's buildings

Published in The New York Times, March 27, 2005

In My Backyard, Please!

Infrastrucutre gets a new look

Published in The New York Times, February 27, 2005

Granny Flats for Cool Grannies

In Santa Cruz, accessory dwelling units are encouraged

Published in The New York Times, February 8, 2005

A Steakhouse with Rooms

Review of Browns Hotel, Miami Beach

Published in The New York Times, January 23, 2005

Securing the Iraq Museum

Protecting antiquities from war and looters

Published in The New York Times, January 23, 2005

Tony Goldman in Miami

An urban pioneer's new venture

Published in The New York Times, January 18, 2005

A Long Time for a Little Grandeur

An addition to the Tilles Center soars

Published in The New York Times, January 5, 2005

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, 2004

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

With a little help from its sponsors . . .

Published in The New York Times, November 5, 2004

Where Are All the 60's Buildings Going?

Baby boomers lead the charge to tear down 60's architecture

Published in The New York Times, October 31, 2004

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, 2004

The Death of Nest

A quirky magazine's farewell

Published in The New York Times, August 17, 2004

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, 2004

A Monument to Arriving in the Middle of Nowhere

A review of the Secaucus Transfer

Published in The New York Times, July 11, 2004

Who Should Pay for Presidential Posterity?

Endowments for the presidential libraries are coming up short

Published in The New York Times, June 10, 2004

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, 2004

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, 2004

On Campus, Rethinking Biology 101

Transgender students gain rights, and respect, in college

Published in The New York Times, March 7, 2004

eBay and Taliesin

The fight for photos of a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece

Published in The New York Times, February 14, 2004

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, 2004

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, 2003

World on a String

A puppeteer copes with Parkinson's disease

Published in The New York Times, November 19, 2003

The Provincetown Outflow Settles in Truro

Cape Cod's first "gay suburb"

Published in The New York Times, November 14, 2003

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, 2003

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, 2003

Pierwise, One Person's Wreck Is Another's Art

Saving two rusting piers in the Hudson River

Published in The New York Times, September 4, 2003

An Elite Contest for a Growing U.N.

Pritzker Prize-winners compete.

Published in The New York Times, August 5, 2003

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, 2003

Now Pitching For Wahconah, Jim Bouton

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

Published in The New York Times, April 10, 2003

This Store Sells Rice Pudding -- Nothing Else

Rice to riches? Or rice to ruin?

Published in The New York Times, March 27, 2003

Washington Irving Didn't Sleep Here

A developer recreates Sunnyside (or tries to)

Published in The New York Times, March 16, 2003

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, 2003

A Store that Thinks Different

Tekserve lives the Apple slogan

Published in The New York Times, June 20, 2002

When Modern Married Money

Blue blood meets white architecture in New England.

Published in The New York Times, February 3, 2002

Dust-Up In the Desert

Trouble at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Published in The New York Times, January 31, 2002

Drawing Closer to an Old Friend

Thoughts on the importance of the Empire State Building after September 11

Published in The New York Times, October 11, 2001

Architect Returns To a County He Helped Define

Edwad Larrabee Barnes Visits Westchester

Published in The New York Times, May 20, 2001

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

Ikea's plans for Westchester draw ire

Published in The New York Times, January 21, 2001

Being of Sound Mind, and a $55 Consultation

Can a website write me a new will?

Published in The New York Times, December 14, 2000

An Online Peek at Your Politics

Do my neighbors need to know which candidates I support?

Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2000

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, 1999

Maya Lin in mid-career

A portrait of the memorial designer as architect and artist

Published in The New York Times, March 1, 1999

Homeowners Aren't Smlling for These Cameras

Cities assess properties remotely

Published in The New York Times, August 20, 2006

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, 2008

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, 2003

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, 2012

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, 2011

Frank Gehry, Developer

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

A Bold Move

Published in The New York Times, March 27, 2012

Easy Rewiring Would Make Taxi Riders Buckle Up

Published in The New York Times, March 22, 1998

Hey, Don't Touch the Wall!

Published in The New York Times, March 2, 2000

Miracle at the Getty: Angelenos on Buses

Published in The New York Times, December 25, 1997

Blame Canada: Bottling Gen X Style

Published in The New York Times, March 30, 2000

A Test Drive on the Green Road Ends in a Brownout

Published in The New York Times, February 10, 2000

Saving Fallingwater From a Fall

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

Designers Say Knotty Is Nice

Published in The New York Times, September 13, 2001

Designer Quashes A Boston Bridge Party

Published in The New York Times, August 9, 2001

Within the Confines Of a Beloved Holiday

Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2001

Foggy by Design, With Built-In Dew

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

Dorm Style: Gothic Castle vs. Futuristic Sponge

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

TALK; House of Horrors

Published in The New York Times, November 7, 2010

Makeover at Grand Hyatt Sheds the Trump Glitter

Published in The New York Times, January 11, 2011

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

Published in The New York Times, March 23, 2006

A Home for an Artist, and for Art

Published in The New York Times, November 27, 2005

A Stone's Throw Away From the Other House

Published in The New York Times, September 25, 2005

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

Published in The New York Times, August 28, 2005

Bucking the Trend in the Land of the Large

Published in The New York Times, May 22, 2005

The Battle for Taliesin

Published in The New York Times, February 13, 2005

A 'Cooler' Edge to Tucson

Published in The New York Times, December 26, 2004

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

Published in The New York Times, March 23, 2006

Rushing for Tax Breaks on Historic Houses

Published in The New York Times, December 12, 2004

The Quest to Preserve Sarasota's Modern Homes

Published in The New York Times, October 10, 2004

Buildings Easy on the Earth, and the Eyes

Published in The New York Times, September 18, 2009

Hotels Hit Pause on Pricey Renovations

Published in The New York Times, May 9, 2009

Why Jack Was So Long at the Fair

Published in The New York Times, May 15, 2009

Look, Kids! A Secret Room!

Published in The New York Times, April 17, 2009

Der Scutt, Modernist Architect, Dies at 75

Published in The New York Times, March 16, 2010

An Auction for the Upscale Beach Bum

Published in The New York Times, February 19, 2010

Structural Integrity and People, Too

Published in The New York Times, January 22, 2010

Welcome to Your Condo. Please Don’t Stay.

Published in The New York Times, February 2, 2010

The Four-Bedroom Kibbutz

Published in The New York Times, February 10, 2010

Soil and the City

Published in The New York Times, July 1, 2009

A Hotel’s Past vs. a City’s Future

Published in The New York Times, July 21, 2009

Dressing It Up Before Tearing It Down

Published in The New York Times, June 6, 2009

Far From the Gavel, Convenient to Trout

Published in The New York Times, June 12, 2009

Trump International Tower & Hotel: Chicago

Published in The New York Times, September 24, 2008

In the Penthouse, a True Garden Apartment

Published in The New York Times, September 24, 2008

A Home That Offered a Second Chance

Published in The New York Times, September 5, 2008

Ordering Out for More Space

Published in The New York Times, November 19, 2008

Bed-and-Breakfast, Doily-Free

Published in The New York Times, November 12, 2008

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

Published in The New York Times, October 7, 2008

Timeless Art, Frozen in Time (for Now)

Published in The New York Times, June 23, 2006

Designing a House to Save a Tree

Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2006

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

Published in The New York Times, May 7, 2006

Add 'Elevation' to 'Location, Location'

Published in The New York Times, May 14, 2006

Architects Get Physical At the Venice Biennale

Published in The New York Times, August 12, 2004

Brad Pitt’s Gifts to New Orleans

Published in The New York Times, November 25, 2009

Surrendering to the Landscape

Published in The New York Times, January 7, 2009

Catskill Home Prices: How Low Will They Go?

Published in The New York Times, December 31, 2008

A Silver Lining for a Hotel Developer

Published in The New York Times, March 14, 2009

Hotel Designs With Cinematic Flavor

Published in The New York Times, February 14, 2009

A Towering Landmark for Formula One Track

Published in The New York Times, November 15, 2012

Technology That Serves to Enhance, Not Distract

Published in The New York Times, March 20, 2013

An Addition Defines Its Own Style

Published in The New York Times, July 9, 2006

Pratt Institute Takes an Interest in Making a Neighborhood Nicer

Published in The New York Times, February 15, 2011

From Old Air Base to Residential Amenity

Published in The New York Times, February 4, 2007

Ranch House Made Over: From Modest to Modernist

Published in The New York Times, August 23, 2007

Royalton Shake-Up, From Top to Lobby

Published in The New York Times, November 11, 2007

Hungry Caterpillar in the Florida Keys

Published in The New York Times, December 13, 2007

In Hotel Design, He’s Mr. Prolific

Published in The New York Times, February 17, 2008

Bubble-Gum Pink to a Restful Beige

Published in The New York Times, January 27, 2008

Turning Minuses Into Pluses

Published in The New York Times, February 17, 2008

The natural world, up close and personal

Published in The New York Times, March 12, 2008

A Curator Who Even Considers the Office Chair

Published in The New York Times, March 12, 2008

Happiness Is a Tub Big Enough for Two

Published in The New York Times, April 6, 2008

Arriving in London: Hotels Made in China

Published in The New York Times, May 11, 2008

Calibrating a Hotel for the Luxury Market

Published in The New York Times, April 13, 2008

In Inner Mongolia, Pushing Architecture’s Outer Limits

Published in The New York Times, May 1, 2008

Sacrificing Space for Scenery

Published in The New York Times, June 1, 2008

Hidden Away in Frenetic Queens

Published in The New York Times, June 29, 2008

Country Inns, a World Apart

Published in The New York Times, April 22, 2010

For Baltimore, Arts District Offers Hope

Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2010

Leaving the Nest, Protégés Find Fame

Published in The New York Times, May 27, 2010

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

Published in The New York Times, July 13, 2010

Reviving a Modernist Development in the Hamptons

Published in The New York Times, July 16, 2010

Holiday Inn Reaches Back to Its Memphis Roots

Published in The New York Times, August 25, 2009

For Foreign Investors, Profit Isn’t Only Goal

Published in The New York Times, March 16, 2008

Will Americans Accept Greener Hotel Rooms?

Published in The New York Times, August 3, 2008

A Hotel in Theory, With an Image in Fact

Published in The New York Times, August 30, 2008

A House Not for Mere Mortals

Published in The New York Times, April 3, 2008

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

Published in The New York Times, February 1, 2012

In Waikiki, Fears That Construction Will Spoil Beach

Published in The New York Times, November 2, 2010

Renovation Road

Published in The New York Times, January 23, 2009

The Sofa That Ate Brooklyn

Published in The New York Times, February 20, 2009

A Hotel Chain Turns Upscale in China

Published in The New York Times, November 21, 2008

A Bird’s-Eye View of Tomorrow

Published in The New York Times, November 28, 2008

A Corporate Campus Made to Mirror Facebook

Published in The New York Times, April 5, 2011

Not Only the Bride Is Beaming

Published in The New York Times, March 24, 2011

Restoring the Past to Improve the Future

Published in The New York Times, July 1, 2007

Restoring the Past to Improve the Future

Published in The New York Times, July 1, 2007

In the Right Place at the Right Time

Published in The New York Times, January 28, 2007

A Modernist Inn, Built From Scratch

Published in The New York Times, January 17, 2009

A View of Modernism Through a Vegas Lens

Published in The New York Times, December 31, 2009

Is a Solution Within Reach?

Published in The New York Times, December 30, 2009

Come to Park; Stay for the Architecture

Published in The New York Times, December 1, 2009

Saving Philip Johnson’s Brick House

Published in The New York Times, October 12, 2011

A Key West House Built by a Storm

Published in The New York Times, October 19, 2011

The Defense Department in Their Midst

Published in The New York Times, December 6, 2011

Reaching for the Clouds in Dubai

Published in The New York Times, August 8, 2008

Teach, Pray, Live

Published in The New York Times, April 15, 2011

Holding the Line on New Development

Published in The New York Times, March 11, 2007

Latex, Vinyl, 0r Soap?

Published in The New York Times, March 14, 2007

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

Published in The New York Times, March 25, 2007

Sand Box

Published in The New York Times, April 1, 2007

36 Hours in Milan

Published in The New York Times, June 17, 2007

A Retreat in Ulster County, Shipped Partly From Bolivia

Published in The New York Times, June 14, 2007

Stay Put, or Move to a Modern Icon?

Published in The New York Times, October 7, 2007

Paradise, Jolted by the Financial Crisis

Published in The New York Times, December 20, 2008

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, 2004

A Little Resort on a Big Lake

Visiting Saugatuck, Michigan

Published in The New York Times, August 25, 2006

The Home Where Charity Begins

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

Published in The New York Times, August 27, 2006

Apartment Living, Home Schooling

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

Published in The New York Times, September 17, 2006

Living Small, but Living Well

A "new urbanist" architect's tiny quarters

Published in The New York Times, November 5, 2006

They Bought but Never Built

Published in The New York Times, December 17, 2006

Quick and Easy, for a Price

Published in The New York Times, December 21, 2006

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

Published in The New York Times, March 31, 2004

Living the Wright Way

Published in The New York Times, September 14, 2004

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

Published in The New York Times, July 13, 2003

Audition for Architects: Please, No Red Brick

Published in The New York Times, May 4, 2003

When a Famous Architect Designed the House for Sale

Published in The New York Times, March 25, 1979

A Box of Fresh Air

Published in The New York Times, August 25, 2010

Yikes! It’s a Garage

Published in The New York Times, July 30, 2010

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

Published in The New York Times, August 3, 2010

Transparency Is Only the Beginning

Published in The New York Times, July 28, 2010

On a Mission to Save Cruise Ship Décor

Published in The New York Times, September 8, 2010

A Harvest of Temporary Shelters

Published in The New York Times, September 16, 2010

Elite or Expansionist? Soho Clubs Want to Be Both

Published in The New York Times, September 7, 2010

Jorn Utzon obituary

The unlucky architect of the Sydney Opera House

Published in The New York Times, November 30, 2008

Balkrishna Doshi obituary

Some called him India's greatest architect

Published in The New York Times, January 24, 2023

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, 2010

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, 2010

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, 2011

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, 2011

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, 2011

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, 2011

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, 2011

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, 2012

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, 2012

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, 2011

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, 2012

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, 2012

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, 2012

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, 2012

Robert Geddes obituary

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

 

Published in The New York Times, February 13, 2023

Bringing

But is it legal?

Published in The New York Times, February 6, 2002

Walking the Williamsburg

A new pedestrian and bike path across the East River

Published in The New York Times, June 11, 2000

Chess Set, Seasoned to Taste

What I made with salt and pepper shakers

Published in The New York Times, June 14, 2002

A Landlord's Lament

Why owning a rental property made me uncomfortable

Published in The New York Times, November 27, 1999

An Architect's Ingenious Sukkah

A booth for a Jewish festival

Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2001

Mama Shelter, Paris

Published in The New York Times, March 22, 2009

The big attraction in Tacoma is glass

Thank Dale Chihuly

Published in The New York Times, July 24, 2005

Flawed Snowfall Data Could Jeopardize Flawed Climate Change Research

How Not to Measure the White Stuff

Published in The New York Times, February 11, 2003

The Mailbox as Fortress

Molded plastic mailboxes are changing the look of suburbia

Published in The New York Times, February 25, 1992

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, 2004

A 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon

184 Markers for the Missing

Published in The New York Times, December 22, 2002

Bringing Deserted Bicycles Back to Life

Whose property are abandoned bikes, anyway?

Published in The New York Times, January 1, 2000

Bringing Deserted Bicycles Back to Life

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

Published in The New York Times, June 2, 2002

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

Published in The New York Times, February 28, 2002

Gay Unions Were Only Half the Battle

But there are impediments to gay divorce.

 

Published in The New York Times, April 6, 2003

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, 2000

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, 1999

Getting the Amazing

A wild ride that isn't over yet

Published in The New York Times, January 6, 2000

For African-Americans, a Chance to Draft History

Black architects are designing Black cultural institutions

Published in The New York Times, June 24, 2004

Making Images Other than his Own

Gil Garcetti is a serious photographer

Published in The New York Times, November 17, 2002

Booting Up Before "Taps"

Soldiers pursue degrees online

Published in The New York Times, August 15, 2002

Uninspired? A Blue-Chip Firm Looks Inward

With its new Journal, SOM critiques itself

Published in The New York Times, September 29, 2002

Ai WeiWei Designs a House for Art Collectors

The house is part of their collection

Published in The New York Times, April 1, 2007

A beautiful (but odiferous) resort

The best and worst of Bermuda

Published in The New York Times, October 8, 2006

Urban Bright: Philly Get a Paint Job

A neighborhood saved by a mural?

 

Published in The New York Times, May 21, 2012

An Architectural Tour of Switzerland

Zumthor, Nouvel and much more

Published in The New York Times, June 13, 2002

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, 2006

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, 2003

The View From the Catbird Seat

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

Published in The New York Times, March 16, 2008

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, 2008

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

Published in The New York Times, July 7, 2008

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, 2010

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, 2012

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, 2009

Lifting a High Ranch to New Heights

A relatively small project turns into a major renovation

Published in The New York Times, November 4, 2007

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, 2008

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, 2011

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, 2010

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, 2010

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, 2010

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, 2008

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, 2008

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, 2008

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, 2008

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, 1998

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, 2011

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, 2007

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, 2010

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, 2010

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, 2004

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, 2007

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, 2009

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, 2010

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, 2011

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, 2008

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, 2008

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, 2007

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, 2009

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, 2011

36 Hours in Tallahassee

The Florida capital as a weekend destination

Published in The New York Times, May 13, 2005

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, 2006

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, 2011

VOWS: Andrea Monfried and Mike Harshman

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

Published in The New York Times, May 9, 2004

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, 2010

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, 2004

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, 2011

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, 2010

Comparing two storied Miami Beach hotels

The Standard and the Setai play to different strengths

Published in The New York Times, February 17, 2006

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, 2006

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, 2008

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, 2006

The Blue Moon, on Orchard Street

A hotel I should have skipped

Published in The New York Times, June 16, 2006