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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Why Architecture Critics Must Ask About Embodied Energy

Because our lives depend on it!

Published Architect, October 31, 2019

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

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, 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 raise Sin City’s design standards?

Published Architect, March 12, 2010