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 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, 2016

Why Architecture Critics Must Ask About Embodied Energy

Published Architect, October 31, 2019

Playing to Win

Bernard Tschumi shares his strategies for winning competitions

Published Architect, October 4, 2007

Lessons from the Playa

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


Published Architect, January 17, 2009

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, 2020

Shanghai Surprise

Hundreds of thousands of daily visitors, about 200 buildings, $4.2 billion spent: Shanghai’s lavish world expo, which opened on May 1 and runs through the end of October, is a chance for China’s largest city to announce itself as a cultural and economic powerhouse. It’s also a stage where the nations of the world can show off—to visitors and each other—through architecture. Fred A. Bernstein tours the Expo, surveys its architectural hits and misses, and even gets inside the much-maligned U.S. pavilion

Published Architect, July 8, 2010

How Green Is My Office?

Saving the environment begins at work

Published Architect, October 20, 2008

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, 2007

City on the Strip

The new Las Vegas CityCenter was designed by a Rat pack of star architects. Can their high-modern megaproject move sin city’s design standards beyond the ersatz?

Published Architect, March 12, 2010