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March 27, 2020

Mourning Michael Sorkin, architect and humanist, teacher and friend, who died yesterday of the coronavirus. This grievous loss presages the many brilliant minds that will be lost to the craven avarice of the Trump administration. If anyone could have come up with inventive buil...

March 17, 2020

March 3, 2020

“The awe that accompanies a new supertall is now tempered by the economic reality for many residents that they simply can no longer afford to live in their beloved city,” said Ms. Dupré, the architectural historian. And other insights via the New York Times into Manhattan's hig...

October 17, 2019

I’m delighted that Mario Botta: The Space Beyond will be screened on October 16, 17, 18 at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in NYC. The conversations Mario Botta and I had over the course of an amazing week in Lugano, Switzerland, were published in CHURCHES (HarperCollin...

August 28, 2019

Thinking, gratefully, about the wisdom of the late Richard Benson, photographer and printer, MacArthur Fellow, and former dean of the Yale School of Art, where I interviewed him in 2003 for my book, MONUMENTS (Random House, 2007).  As we spoke about a writer’s obligation to rea...

July 20, 2019

Skyscrapers: A History of the World’s Most Extraordinary Buildings is the first book to be published under a new agreement between the Department of Culture & Tourism-Abu Dhabi @dctabudhabi and Emaar Properties @emaardubai to support reading and increase literacy and cultural l...

March 17, 2018

New York Times Sunday Book Review | Nonfiction

Once, in a younger America, architects and engineers alike were simply called “builders”: people, mostly men, who had both design and construction skills. But after the American Institute of Architects was founded in 1857, the profe...

February 8, 2018

Yours truly receiving the 2018 Wise Woman Award from the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) in Providence, RI. Among many things, I speak about my grandmother’s cooking, supporting DACA, especially in light of the discrimination suffered by the southern Ita...

January 18, 2018

Many thanks to the National Organization of Italian American Women for honoring me, along with food editor/journalist Gail Chiampa and attorney Laura Pisaturo, as “Wise Women.” Each of the honorees spoke about our Italian roots and the importance of remembering those roots on b...

January 12, 2018

Colorful online story in USA Today features my picks from Bridges, selections that highlight bridges that are structurally significant, aesthetically pleasing or that provide unique solutions to issues arising from environmental, political and social conditions.  Ideally, all t...

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