Fred A. Bernstein

Featured Articles (aka Fred’s Favorites)

40 Years on Montgomery Place

On the street where I lived . . .

The New York Times / October 22, 2002

A Battle Over Modernism Goes Casa a Casa in Santa Fe

Modernism arouses ire in the city's historic district

The New York Times / July 13, 2006

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

FredBernstein.com / January 25, 2007

A Carbon Fiber House by Ali Tayar

The Architect's Newspaper / May 2, 2015

A Cathedral to Science in Queens

Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects) / October 24, 2004

A Chicago Chop Shop Takes the Hayden's Guts

What happened to the planetarium's glamorous gizmo?

The New Yorker / November 4, 2001

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

The New York Times / September 9, 2012

A Country of Micro-cribs and Mega-mansions

America's housing disparity grows worse

The Huffington Post / December 2, 2011

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

The New York Times / June 19, 2008

A Fellowship of Fabulists

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

Introspective (1stdibs) / November 2021

A Firehouse Becomes a Home for Art and Music

Living with century-old bricks and massive wooden trusses 

The New York Times / September 9, 2007

A Former Studio, Still Filled With Art

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

The New York Times / December 31, 2006

A Harbor Cruise, Under a Rainbow

Aboard the fireboat John J. Harvey

The New York Times / July 26, 2002

A Home for Artists, and for Art

The avant garde, on Staten Island!

The New York Times / November 27, 2005

A House for a Korean-American Family

Life in multi-culti Brooklyn

The New York Times / August 13, 2007

A Loan That Keeps on Paying

The MFA Boston comes to the Las Vegas strip

The New York Times / March 30, 2005

A Loft in Boston's Chinatown

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

The New York Times / November 22, 2007

A Long Time for a Little Grandeur

An addition to the Tilles Center soars

The New York Times / January 5, 2005

A Makeover Too Far

The conspicuous consumption of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Dwell / October 29, 2006

A Monument to Arriving in the Middle of Nowhere

A review of the Secaucus Transfer

The New York Times / July 11, 2004

A Natural Spirit

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

Metropolitan Home / May 2003

A Neglected Modernist Masterpiece

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

Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects) / November 2, 2003

A New Opera House for Tenerife

Calatrava helps bring tourists to Santa Cruz

Islands / February 5, 2003

A New Orleans Hotel Bounces Back

A review of the W New Orleans

The New York Times / March 12, 2006

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

The New York Times / July 13, 2003

A Paparazzi-Proof Condo

The apartment every celebrity needs

The New York Times / January 23, 2007

A Park Grows in Moscow

Diller Scofidio + Renfro leads an international team of designers, working in the shadow of the Kremlin

Blueprint / October 13, 2017

A Planned Expansion of the New Museum

OMA's design seems to hit all its marks

Architectural Digest / June 27, 2019

A Poor County, Rich in Modern Architecture

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

The New York Times / December 25, 2005

A Proposal for the Next New York World's Fair

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

Design Observer / November 13, 2011

A Road Trip Back to the Future

Visiting Paul Rudolph's Buildings in New England

The New York Times / March 25, 2007

A School by Edward Durell Stone

While fighting over his Columbus Circle building, preservationists overlooked another Stone structure just a few blocks away

Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects) / December 26, 2006

A Steakhouse with Rooms

Review of Browns Hotel, Miami Beach

The New York Times / January 23, 2005

A Store that Thinks Different

Tekserve lives the Apple slogan

The New York Times / June 20, 2002

A studio that refuses to think small

Extraordinary ingenuity makes a tiny apartment seem spacious 

The New York Times / March 30, 2006

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.

 

ARCHDAILY / January 10, 2021

Alumnae House at Vassar

A great base for exploring the Hudson Valley

The New York Times / September 30, 2005

America Joins Architecture's Rem-formation

Icon / October 20, 2004

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

(all that in 2,500 words)

A+U (Japan) / November 6, 2017

An Airy Retreat from a Jam-Packed Store

At home with the Ricky of Ricky's

The New York Times / October 18, 2007

An Arch Installation in Miami's Design District

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

Architectural Digest / January 8, 2018

An Artful Retreat from the Art Scene

Building a modernist house in the Hamptons

The New York Times / October 12, 2007

An Elite Contest for a Growing U.N.

Pritzker Prize-winners compete.

The New York Times / August 5, 2003

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

The Empire State Building risks being obscured by lesser towers

The Huffington Post / November 28, 2014

An Island Where Millions Aren't Enough

The high price of Bermuda real estate

The New York Times / September 10, 2006

An oasis in a toxic world

A haven for "multiple chemical sensitivity" sufferers is threatened

The New York Times / July 9, 2005

An On-Screen Alternative to Hands-On Dissection

Dealing with the yuck factor

The New York Times / October 4, 2005

An Online Peek at Your Politics

Do my neighbors need to know which candidates I support?

The New York Times / October 4, 2000

Apple versus Bloomberg

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

Architectural Digest / November 27, 2017

Arakawa obituary

The New York Times / May 20, 2010

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

Architectural Record / June 28, 2021

Architect Returns To a County He Helped Define

Edwad Larrabee Barnes Visits Westchester

The New York Times / May 20, 2001

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

Architectural Record / May 30, 2014

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

Ikea's plans for Westchester draw ire

The New York Times / January 21, 2001

Architecture Firm Succession Plans

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

Architectural Record / December 28, 2014

Architecture's Quiet Soul

A profile of artist and memorial designer MAYA LIN

Blueprint / November 4, 2003

Are McMansions (Finally) Going Out of Style?

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

The New York Times / October 1, 2005

Art Above and Below, With Life in the Middle

At home with Ann Brashares and Jacob Collins

The New York Times / January 4, 2007

Art Gensler obituary

Architectural Record / May 11, 2021

Ball Games

My life as a sissy

The Advocate / June 15, 1994

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

NYU Law Review / January 1, 1994

Being Frank Gehry

With the triumphs have come many disappointments

fredbernstein.com / September 2, 2015

Being of Sound Mind, and a $55 Consultation

Can a website write me a new will?

The New York Times / December 14, 2000

Betting the Ranch in South Florida

Syd Kitson's big deal

The New York Times / July 29, 2006

Billy Doesn't Live Here Anymore

The incredible saga of the bakery founder's loft

The New York Times / January 27, 2007

Bob Dylan's Mother

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

The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame / November 23, 1990

Bridge Apartments

Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects) / September 29, 2004

Building on Sacred Ground

Toshiko Mori's architectural dialogues with the masters

The New York Times / May 8, 2005

Calatrava's New Saint Nicholas Church Opens at Ground Zero

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

Architectural Record / December 10, 2022

Charles Correa

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

Architectural Record / June 17, 2015

Christopher Alexander obituary

Architectural Record / March 23, 2022

City Folk

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

World Architecture / February 22, 2002

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).

The Green Bag / October 21, 1998

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

The Clinton library rises on the Arkansas River

The New York Times / June 10, 2004

Commentary on Korach

Lessons on leadership from the Torah

Synagogue / June 16, 2018

Concrete Makes a Comeback

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

Interior Design / November 7, 2014

Controlling Growth by Controlling Water

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

The New York Times / October 9, 2005

Critic Takes New Catholic Architecture to Task

The New York Times / January 1, 2000

D'var Torah on Behar

Let's give the land a rest

Speeches / talks / May 13, 2014

Daddy, Why Are You So Old?

How I became a middle aged father.

The Advocate / May 28, 2002

Dan Rowen obituary

The New York Times / November 23, 2009

Danger Signs

Vornado's billboard boondoggle at 34th and 7th

Metropolis / December 24, 2004

Daring Design in a Laid-Back City

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

The New York Times / June 19, 2005

David Marks obituary

Architectural Digest / October 10, 2017

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

With a little help from its sponsors . . .

The New York Times / November 5, 2004

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Amazing Continuous Surface Building

Their new Columbia Medical School study center caps decades of experimentation

Blueprint / November 9, 2016

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

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

Architectural Record / September 12, 2017

Do Ask, Do Tell

David Mixner moves to Livingston Manor, New York

The New York Times / July 17, 2007

Don't Call it the Poconos

Northeastern Pennsylvania Gets Chic

The New York Times / December 22, 2006

Don't Dodge the Drafts

My philosophy of writing -- and rewriting.

California Lawyer / October 21, 2003

Drawing Closer to an Old Friend

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

The New York Times / October 11, 2001

Dust-Up In the Desert

Trouble at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

The New York Times / January 31, 2002

eBay and Taliesin

The fight for photos of a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece

The New York Times / February 14, 2004

Ed Feiner obituary

Architectural Record / June 5, 2022

Eero Saarinen's Better Half?

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

The Architect's Newspaper / September 12, 2022

El Tovar

A grand lodge near the Grand Canyon

The New York Times / August 7, 2005

Empty Nest Syndrome

For children of minimalists, only more is more

T Magazine (The New York Times) / November 7, 2009

For an Artist, a Glass Box by Mies

And it's in Newark!

The New York Times / June 16, 2006

For the New Barnes, Everything Old Is Old Again

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

The New York Times / March 14, 2012

Forget the Hype. Is Harvard's HouseZero Sustainable?

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

Architectural Record / July 1, 2021

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 

Architectural Digest / August 11, 2021

Frank Lloyd Wright on Staten Island

The Cretellas renovate

The New York Times / December 18, 2005

Frank Lloyd Wright Stays Busy in Buffalo

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

The New York Times / September 6, 2004

Franoise Bollack at the Center

Genre / January 17, 2002

Frederic Schwartz obituary

Architectural Record / April 29, 2004

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

To rebuild their lives, they need barrier-free houses

The New York Times / December 4, 2005

From Modest to Modernist

Jennifer Luce's triumph in La Jolla

The New York Times / August 23, 2007

From the Torch to the Toes, Digital Insurance

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

The New York Times / September 11, 2003

Gene Simmons's Mother

The Holocaust survivor who birthed a rock star

The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame / November 23, 1990

Gene Summers obituary

The New York Times / December 20, 2011

Get Ready for the High Line

How Robert Hammond and Joshua David Saved the Elevated Railway

Surface / December 25, 2004

Getting In at the Underground Floor

Lillian Schloss bought Chinese antiquities early

The New York Times / February 25, 2007

Getting the Glass House Ready for Its Close-Up

Marty Skrelunas polishes Philip Johnson's masterpiece

The New York Times / August 13, 2006

Glass House, Great Performance

Merce Cunningham animates Philip Johnson's estate

Interior Design / August 25, 2007

Glazing Over Manhattan

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

Architectural Record / May 9, 2013

Glenn Greenwald: Life Beyond Borders

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

Out / April 18, 2011

Good Things in Small Packages

West Village resident Marianne Cusato designs Katrina Cottages

The New York Times / November 5, 2006

Gordon Matta-Clark's Indelible Influence on Architecture

His subtractive approach has countless applications

Architectural Digest / November 25, 2017

Grace Farms, by SANAA

A Gossamer Serpent in New Canaan

Blueprint / June 20, 2018

Granny Flats for Cool Grannies

In Santa Cruz, accessory dwelling units are encouraged

The New York Times / February 8, 2005

Greece's Colossal New Guilt Trip

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

The New York Times / January 18, 2004

Greetings from Resisterville

A town where Vietnam draft avoiders have made a difference

The New York Times / November 20, 2004

Gyo Obata obituary

Architectural Record / March 11, 2022

Harry Bates obituary

The New York Times / November 2, 2022

Harvey Fierstein's mother

"Is Harvey gay? I don't know. I don't sleep with him."

The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame / November 21, 1990

Healing Buildings in the Catskills

The Twelve Tribes in Oak Hill and Coxsackie

The New York Times / July 24, 2005

Helmut Jahn obituary

Architectural Record / May 10, 2021

High Hopes and Worthless Land

My father's bad investment

The New York Times / November 6, 2005

Homeowners Aren't Smlling for These Cameras

Cities assess properties remotely

The New York Times / August 20, 2006

Hotel on Rivington

A review of the long-awaited Lower East Side hotel

The New York Times / June 12, 2005

Housing Plan Turns Disney Grumpy

Affordable housing, near the happiest place on earth

The New York Times / May 18, 2007

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

And What's Next for These Hometown Heroes?

Architectural Digest / December 10, 2019

How Giant Architecture Firms Encourage Design Excellence

Internal competition is one of several successul methods

Interior Design / January 29, 2014

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

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

The Architect's Newspaper / September 2007

How Green Is My Renovation?

A roundtable of experts on making existing houses greener

Metropolitan Home / April 7, 2008

How much design do public spaces need?

Architectural Record / August 14, 2003

Hugh Newell Jacobson obituary

Architectural Record / March 12, 2021

Ice Hotel Quebec-Canada

A review of the cold accommodations

The New York Times / December 17, 2006

If I can make it there . . .

The importance of New York to architects' careers

Interior Design / October 5, 2016

Immigrant Architect: Amale Andraos (Lebanon)

Architectural Digest / February 1, 2018

Immigrant Architect: Anda Andrei (Romania)

Architectural Digest / April 10, 2018

Immigrant Architect: Denise Scott Brown (South Africa)

Architectural Digest / January 12, 2018

Immigrant Architect: Elizabeth Diller (Poland)

Architectural Digest / February 16, 2018

Immigrant Architect: I.M. Pei (China)

Architectural Digest / January 15, 2018

Immigrant Architect: Kevin Roche (Ireland)

Architectural Digest / March 22, 2018

Immigrant Architect: Kulapat Yantrasast (Thailand)

Architectural Digest / January 25, 2018

Immigrant Architect: Matthias Hollwich (Germany)

Architectural Digest / March 16, 2018

Immigrant Architect: Sandro Marpillero (Italy)

Architectural Digest / March 9, 2018

Immigrant Architect: Toshiko Mori (Japan)

Architectural Digest / March 18, 2018

Immigrant Architect: Vishaan Chakrabarti (India)

Architectural Digest / May 7, 2018

In Costa Rica, Built for Books and Breezes

A son designs a Costa Rica retreat for a literary dad

The New York Times / October 4, 2007

In Marfa, a New Interior With an Old Soul

Why Barbara Hill is one of my favorite designers, ever

The New York Times / October 12, 2006

In Michigan, A Green Museum

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

The New York Times / March 29, 2007

In My Backyard, Please!

Infrastrucutre gets a new look

The New York Times / February 27, 2005

In Princeton, Architects Get Lucky

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

The New York Times / February 26, 2006

In Provincetown, an Unlikely Gay Marriage

Rosie O'Donnell puts her stamp on Family Week

The New York Times / July 23, 2007

In Zurich, a Building That Dances

Architect Manuel Herz taps into a long history of kinetic architecture

T Magazine (The New York Times) / August 14, 2018

Intellectual Property

Gallerist Max Protetch and Museum Director Irene Hofmann fill their Santa Fe home with art

Departures / October 2018

Irish Pride Meets Gay Pride

The gay backstory of New York's Irish Hunger Memorial

The Advocate / October 6, 2002

Is That Your Final Answer?

My life as a juror.

California Lawyer / May 1, 2000

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

Give Calatrava a chance!

Architectural Record / December 10, 2013

James Polshek obituary

Architectural Record / September 12, 2022

John Johansen obituary

The New York Times / October 26, 2012

Jon Jerde (1940–2015)

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

Artforum / March 18, 2015

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

 
Introspective (1stdibs) / January 1, 2000

Kevin Lippert obituary

Architectural Record / April 1, 2022

Kristen Richards obituary

Architectural Record / July 2, 2021

Legacies Passed from Father to Son

Gustavo Bonevardi in the West Village

The New York Times / December 3, 2006

Leslie Robertson obituary

The New York Times / February 11, 2021

Lessons Learned at the Academy for Anything

Cass Calder Smith comes to New York

The New York Times / May 18, 2007

Let's make New York un-gateful

A proposal for improving New York's streets.

The New York Daily News / November 4, 2003

Letting Kahn Be Kahn

Restoring the Yale University Art Gallery

The New York Times / December 10, 2006

Letting the Architecture Speak for Itself

Tom Killian and Francoise Bollack keep their interventions subtle

The New York Times / April 24, 2007

Letting the High Line Be the High Line

The gentle architecture of Phase Three

Architectural Record / September 10, 2014

Lighting Matches in Cuba on the 4th of July

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

The New York Times / July 4, 2002

Madeline Gins (1941–2014)

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

Artforum / March 2014

Making a Neighborhood Safe for Kids

A brilliant way to privilege underprivileged children

The New York Times / September 17, 2006

Mama's Meatballs

The New York Blade / October 10, 2003

Marc Newson

The high-flying designer lands in Miami

Design Miami / December 1, 2006

Married or Not, It's a Full House

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

The New York Times / November 19, 2003

MASS Design Group's Lynching Memorial Is Powerful and Tragic

The saddest of American crimes evokes the best in American architetcture

Architectural Digest / April 22, 2018

Mass Market and Couture

Young designers mix it up in Greenpoint

The New York Times / June 22, 2007

Maya Lin in mid-career

A portrait of the memorial designer as architect and artist

The New York Times / March 1, 1999

Me and My Geiger Counter

Was I being practical, or paranoid?

The New York Times / June 22, 2002

Meet Chatham Towers, New York's Architects' Aerie

Curbed / March 1, 2019

Memorials fit for a city

Architects get busy after 9/11

Blueprint / February 22, 2002

Mies in Newark

Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects) / November 14, 2005

Mildred (Mickey) Friedman obituary

The great critic, curator and connector

Architectural Record / September 5, 2014

Mission 66

An endangered species at the National Parks: modernist architecture

Architecture / December 15, 2000

Modernism Comes to Frump's Island

A new house breaks with tradition

The New York Times / July 9, 2006

More Twists Than a Mardi Gras Parade

Assessing the New Orleans real estate market after Katrina

The New York Times / November 13, 2005

Move the United Nations to Ground Zero

The Freedom Tower could become a true symbol of freedom

The New York Times / April 24, 2005

My New App: Splainer

Uber and Tinder are just the app-etizers

Metropolitan Home / May 31, 2016

Nara: The Town That Time Forgot

A quiet alternative to Kyoto

The New York Times / November 13, 2006

Negative Energy and (Dis)embodied Carbon VIDEO

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

Speeches / talks / November 11, 2021

Negative Energy and (Dis)embodied Carbon WRITTEN VERSION

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

Speeches / talks / November 11, 2021

Noguchi's Unknown Home

An apartment the world deserves to see

Interior Design / December 1, 2004

Not a Palace, But It's Home

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

The New York Times / March 26, 2006

Not All Couples Are Same-Sex or Opposite-Sex

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

The Huffington Post / June 16, 2015

Not in My Front Yard

Controversy on West 15th Street

The New York Times / June 22, 2007

Not Your Daddy's SOM

Roger Duffy remakes the mega-firm

Metropolis / December 24, 2003

Now Pitching For Wahconah, Jim Bouton

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

The New York Times / April 10, 2003

NYU Law School Commencement Speech

Speeches / talks / May 9, 1994

On Campus, Rethinking Biology 101

Transgender students gain rights, and respect, in college

The New York Times / March 7, 2004

One campus, two faces

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

The Princeton Alumni Weekly / January 21, 2003

Outside The Box

Boston-based architect Adolfo Perez turned a mid-century starter house into a home of substance for design-wise clients.

Metropolitan Home / December 4, 2005

Oysters Seeking Home on Quiet Maine Island

Cultivation is legal, but it isn't scenic

The New York Times / August 13, 2007

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

An old city gets an unwelcome new neighbor

Architectural Record / October 26, 2012

Paolo Soleri obituary

The New York Times / January 10, 2013

Paul Rudolph's Tracey Towers

The fate of Rudolph's apartment buildings in the Bronx

Oculus (Journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects) / October 13, 2005

Paulo Mendes de Rocha obituary

Architectural Record / May 24, 2021

Pecha Kucha

Around the world in 20 slides

Culture + Travel / September 5, 2008

Peter Eisenman in Verona

A review of the architect's 2004 Castelvecchio installation

Architectural Record / December 6, 2004

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

Saving two rusting piers in the Hudson River

The New York Times / September 4, 2003

Poll Watching (and Worrying) in Philadelphia

FredBernstein.com / November 5, 2008

Post Prada, A Design Star Slims Down

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

The New York Times / April 24, 2003

Post-Renovation Depression

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

The New York Times / February 22, 2007

Prada Placement

A Review of Rem Koolhaas' new store in SoHo

World Architecture / March 15, 2002

Pretty Profits from Ugly Houses

How HomeVestors went national

The New York Times / February 19, 2006

Private Lives

The difficulties of saving New Canaan's modernist architecture

Metropolis / August 6, 2005

Queen for a Day

Events of the summer of 1969

fredbernstein.com / October 14, 2016

Rate Your Landlord; Get Sued

But there's protection for tenants or former tenants

The New York Times / April 10, 2005

Rauschenberg and Johns

Two great artists as lovers

Out / February 16, 2010

Rediscovering a Heroine of Chicago Architecture

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

The New York Times / January 20, 2008

Remembering the Royalton

Mourning Phiippe Starck's Miracle on 44th Street

Interior Design / September 21, 2007

Restoring Louis Kahn's "Undergraduate Project" at Yale

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

The New York Times / November 7, 2004

Ricardo Bofill obituary

The New York Times / January 19, 2022

Richard Rogers obituary

Architectural Record / December 20, 2021

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.

Blueprint / December 1998

Robert Venturi obituary

The New York Times / September 19, 2018

Romaldo Giurgola obituary

The New York Times / May 16, 2016

Room With a View . . .

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

The Washington Post / February 10, 2002

Santiago Calatrava's Four Billion Dollar Mall

A review of the World Trade Center "Transit Hub"

Blueprint / July 17, 2016

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.

The New York Times / October 26, 2003

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

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

Interior Design / May 1, 2014

Seaside at 25: Paradise, With Problems

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

The New York Times / December 9, 2005

Second Nature

Contemplative architect George Suyama built a house for himself and his wife that is as hospitable to the landscape as it is to the couple's guests.

Metropolitan Home / December 4, 2005

Securing the Iraq Museum

Protecting antiquities from war and looters

The New York Times / January 23, 2005

Shaving My Wallet Better Than My Face

Falling for the Infinity Razor

The New York Times / April 13, 2007

Shining Moment

A Paul Rudolph apartment, untouched for nearly 40 years

The New York Times / October 10, 2007

Sky-High Style

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

Metropolitan Home / December 4, 2006

Sleek in the Heart of Texas

Small houses buck the McMansion trend

The New York Times / May 22, 2005

Smart Elevators

No more guessing which car to take

The New York Times / November 2, 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

The New York Times / April 23, 2005

Spending Money Like Water

Two hotels in Miami Beach makes waves

The New York Times / February 17, 2006

Sprawl Outruns Arizona's Biosphere

Designed for isolation, it's now surrounded

The New York Times / May 28, 2006

Stanley Tigerman obituary

The New York Times / June 4, 2019

Starchitects on the Buildings That Influenced Them Most

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

Architectural Record / April 13, 2016

Stitching Together a New Life in Riverdale

Surviving the Holocaust with needle and thread

The New York Times / August 8, 2008

Sweet Sixteen Acres

My assessment of Ground Zero, in 2018

Log / October 1, 2018

Take That, Grandpa!

Smashing Mies

The New York Times / April 3, 2005

Take-Off

A review of The Full Monty on Broadway

The Independent on Sunday (London) / October 29, 2000

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.

Architectural Record / October 10, 2022

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?

Dezeen / June 18, 2021

Tall Order

Nationally, ceiling heights rise

The New York Times / January 22, 2006

Terry Riley obituary

Architectural Record / May 19, 2021

That Tear-Down Could Become a Haul-Away

Saving modernist houses

The New York Times / January 5, 2006

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

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

The New York Times / July 23, 2007

The Central Park of Southern California

Rare public space for Orange County, California

The New York Times / February 4, 2007

The Death of Nest

A quirky magazine's farewell

The New York Times / August 17, 2004

The Disappearing Las Vegas Condos

Related Las Vegas sold them, but never built them

The New York Times / January 29, 2006

The Disruptors

Technologies that are changing how architects practice

Architectural Record / May 31, 2018

The End of Sixties Architecture

Some buildings just couldn't be saved

The New York Times / October 31, 2004

The Ethereal Architecture of Sou Fujimoto

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

The Wall Street Journal / October 18, 2014

The House That Harry Potter Built

A magical new building in SoHo

The Independent on Sunday (London) / July 10, 2000

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

Architectural Digest / February 14, 2022

The Man With the List at Architecture's Party

Profile of Reed Kroloff, an advisor to architecture competitions.

The New York Times / January 11, 2003

The Many Dimensions of Roberto Burle Marx

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

Architect / April 10, 2016

The Men from Bubbling Magma

Climbing a volcano in Bali.

The Washington Post / June 14, 1998

The Parenting of Low Expectations

Foreword to "52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom: Effective Strategies for Raising Respectful, Happy Kids" by Meg Akabas

52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom / December 13, 2012

The Provincetown Outflow Settles in Truro

Cape Cod's first "gay suburb"

The New York Times / November 14, 2003

The Punctured Sky: New York's Architectural Heritage

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

Books / April 16, 2008

The Sculpture? It's Next to Home Depot

Can art save a strip shopping center from aesthetic irrelevance?

The New York Times / May 15, 2004

The Side of North Korea That Isn't Making Headlines

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

Introspective (1stdibs) / July 28, 2018

The Town the Boom Forgot

Tired of high real estate prices? Consider the alternative

The New York Times / June 25, 2006

The Undaunting Courage of Rio's Gay Crusader

The late David Miranda, in his prime

Out / May 11, 2018

The World Is Going to Hear of This Boy

An interview with Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg's mother

The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame / December 15, 1990

The Wright Stuff, in the Japanese Heartland

Visiting the Meiji Mura Museum

The New York Times / April 2, 2006

These Walls Could Talk . . .

In Salem, Witchcraft and Old Architecture

The New York Times / October 12, 2007

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

NYU Review of Law and Social Change / November 4, 1995

This Store Sells Rice Pudding -- Nothing Else

Rice to riches? Or rice to ruin?

The New York Times / March 27, 2003

To Live or Die Inside: Introduction to Unatanneh Tokef

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

Speeches / talks / October 4, 2016

Tony Goldman in Miami

An urban pioneer's new venture

The New York Times / January 18, 2005

Transparent's Creator

A few minutes with Jill Soloway

Blackbook / August 16, 2014

Turning Steel Into Lace

Living rent-free, Cal Lane makes her mark

The New York Times / January 20, 2008

U.S. Flops at Shanghai Expo

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

Los Angeles Times / August 5, 2010

Unloading His Books, But Not His Conscience

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

The New York Times / April 11, 2002

Up in the Attic, Millennium Style

Gorgeous interiors, up (under) the roof

The New York Times / March 29, 2007

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.

The New York Times / July 1, 1999

Visiting the Barnes -- While You Still Can

The museum-going experience of a lifetime

The New York Times / June 23, 2006

Vito Acconci

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

Art Basel Magazine / November 2, 2012

Washington Irving Didn't Sleep Here

A developer recreates Sunnyside (or tries to)

The New York Times / March 16, 2003

Washington's forgotten river

Reviving the shores of the Anacostia

The New York Times / March 27, 2005

We Have a Family Welder

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

The New York Times / September 24, 2000

What next, the Grill Room?

The state of Philip Johnson's buildings

The New York Times / March 27, 2005

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

Architectural Record / January 8, 2016

When Modern Married Money

Blue blood meets white architecture in New England.

The New York Times / February 3, 2002

Where Are All the 60's Buildings Going?

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

The New York Times / October 31, 2004

Where New and Old Collide

Steven Holl's building for Pratt Institute in Brooklyn

Metropolis / January 17, 2006

Where the Best Antiques Can't Be Bought

A day trip to Troy, N.Y.

The New York Times / April 7, 2006

White on White

Big Architecture in a Small Town

Metropolitan Home / April 1, 2002

Whither the Tent of Tomorrow?

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

The New York Times / July 17, 2004

Who Should Pay for Presidential Posterity?

Endowments for the presidential libraries are coming up short

The New York Times / June 10, 2004

Why Architecture Critics Must Ask About Embodied Energy

Because our lives depend on it!

Architect / October 31, 2019

Why Patti Smith and I Like the Smithsonian

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

Out / December 14, 2010

Why The City Needs to Save a House in the East Village

Without the old brick house, it's glass-on-glass

Design Observer / October 13, 2011

Will Alsop obituary

Architectural Digest / May 14, 2018

Will the U.S. Be at the Fair?

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

Architecture / August 6, 2004

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

Architectural Record / December 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

The New York Times / October 29, 2006

World on a String

A puppeteer copes with Parkinson's disease

The New York Times / November 19, 2003

Wynn Las Vegas

A review of the $2.7 billion hotel

The New York Times / July 17, 2005