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About The Architect's Newspaper

The Architect's Newspaper serves up news and inside reports to a niche community of architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, developers, contractors, and other parties interested in the built urban environment. The Architect’s Newspaper delivers quality news and cultural reporting through print, web, blog, newsletter, or twitter—all the news you want, in all the ways you want to get it.

Readers tell us constantly that The Architect’s Newspaper is “essential,” “relevant,” “timely,” and “the only thing I read.” They want a source that understands their interests and practices—and gives them what they need to know in brief and with a point of view. No rah-rah. Just useful information and insightful, readable criticism. Diverse voices. Open dialogue.

Combining timeliness with authority, The Architect's Newspaper is the most comprehensive source of information on the latest projects and commissions, unfolding politics and debate, and cultural developments related to architecture, with national coverage by way of three broadly regional editions—East, West, and Midwest.

Our news pages are rounded out by a mix of topical essays, opinionated columns, project analyses, firm profiles, interviews, new products, reviews of exhibitions and books, plus an updated calendar of important events and competitions. We also have a deeply in-the-know gossip column, a favorite with readers.

If you care about architecture and design, join our community and get in the know.

Who We Are
  • Diana Darling, Founder and Publisher

    Diana Darling is responsible for finance, sales, marketing, production, and the general media operations of all editions of the newspaper. In 2006 she organized and helped develop the New Practices round tables, lectures, competition, and exhibition with the AIA New York chapter. New Practices seeks to engage young architecture firms in a discussion of subjects like business development necessary to become a successful small practice. She helped formulate a competition that selected six firms to become examples of a successful practice in an exhibition at the Center for Architecture in New York City.

    Darling has over twenty years of graphic arts, print, and multi-title catalog and marketing, production, circulation, and distribution experience for companies such as Bloomingdales, The Limited, and Neiman Marcus. Before founding The Architect's Newspaper, Darling established the European marketing office for the Gap, based in London. She was a member of the launch team for the Banana Republic catalog in 1999. She is currently a board member of Open House New York and CultureNOW.

  • William Menking, Founder and Editor-in-Chief

    William Menking is an architectural historian, writer, critic, and curator of architecture and urbanism. He is professor of architecture, urbanism, and city planning at Pratt Institute and has lectured and taught at schools in the United States and Europe. He has been published in numerous architectural publications, anthologies, and museum catalogues. He has curated and organized international exhibitions on the visionary British architects Archigram, the Italian radical architects Superstudio, and contemporary English design, and he served as Commissioner of the U.S. pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale. He has participated in various juries including the 2006 and 2008 New York City AIA New Practices, 2007 and 2008 San Francisco AIA Honor Awards, and the 2007 Lumen awards for lighting.

  • Alan G. Brake, Executive Editor

    Alan G. Brake has written about architecture, design, and urbanism for Architecture, Architectural Record, Azure, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Metropolis, The New York Times and other publications. He studied architectural history and urbanism at Vassar College and Yale University, where he earned a Masters in Environmental Design. He is the recipient of a research grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

    Follow Alan on Twitter @AlanGBrake.

  • Aaron Seward, Managing Editor

    Aaron Seward is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience in architectural publishing, first as a monograph editor at Edizioni Press and later as an associate editor at The Architect's Newspaper. He has contributed numerous articles about design, engineering, construction, and technology to Architect, Architectural Lighting, Eco-Structure, Popular Science, and other publications.

  • Dustin Koda, Art Director

    Dustin Koda joined the design team at The Architect’s Newspaper in 2005 after receiving a BFA in graphic design from the University of Hawaii. In his current role as art director, Dustin leads the visual development and production of the publication, managing the creative flow of images and text into the final product and conceptualizing custom graphics for special issues and events.

  • Sam Lubell, West Coast Editor

    Sam Lubell was news editor at Architectural Record, where he remains a contributor, and he recently completed books on architectural photography titled Julius Schulman Los Angeles and new Paris architecture, called Paris 2000+ (Monacelli Press, 2007). His writing has appeared in Architectural Record, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, New York, Travel + Leisure, and many other publications. He is working on a second book, London 2000+.

  • Chris Bentley, Associate Midwest Editor

    Chris Bentley is a Chicago-based writer, photographer, and filmmaker with a masters degree in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University, where he was a 2010-11 Comer Scholar for climate change reporting, and a 2011-12 ISEN Cluster Fellow studying sustainability and energy. He has a BS in Natural Resources with Distinction in Research from Cornell University. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times' Green blog, Next American City, New Scientist, Time Out Chicago and Chicagoist.

    Follow Chris on Twitter @Cementley.

Editorial Advisory Board
East
  • Paola Antonelli, Design curator, MOMA
  • M. Christine Boyer, Professor of architecture, Princeton University
  • Peter Cook, Architect
  • Whitney Cox, Architectural photographer
  • Odile Decq, Architect
  • Melissa Feldman, Design writer
  • Tom Hanrahan, Dean of Architecture, Pratt Institute
  • Craig Konyk, Architect
  • Jayne Merkel, Architecture critic
  • Signe Nielson, Landscape architect
  • Joan Ockman, Historian and critic
  • Kyong Park, Architect
  • Anne Rieselbach, Program director, The Architectural League
  • Terence Riley, Architect
  • Ken Saylor, Designer
  • Darius Somers, Architectural designer
  • Michael Sorkin, Architect
  • Mark E. Strauss, Architect
Midwest
  • Aaron Betsky, Director, Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Robert Bruegmann, Architectural historian
  • Sarah Dunn, Research Director, Archeworks
  • Zurich Esposito, Executive Vice President, AIA Chicago
  • Martin Felsen, Director, Archeworks
  • Sarah Herda, Director, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
  • Reed Kroloff, Architectural Consultant
  • Edward Lifson, Architecture Critic
  • Robert MacAnulty, Architect
  • Ben Nicholson, Architect
  • Donna Robertson, Architect
  • Raymond Ryan, Curator, Heinz Architectural Center
  • Zoe Ryan, Design Curator, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Elizabeth Smith, Curator and author
  • Julie Snow, Architect
  • Michael Speaks, Dean, Syracuse University School of Architecture
  • Martha Thorne, Executive Director, Pritzker Architecture Prize
  • Andrew Zago, Architect
West
  • Frances Anderton, Architecture and design journalist
  • Steve Castellanos, Architect
  • Erin Cullerton, Founder, Design Agency Co.
  • Teddy Cruz, Architect
  • Mike Davis, Author
  • Neil Denari, Architect
  • Betti Sue Hertz, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • Brooke Hodge, Curator of Architecture & Design
  • Craig Hodgetts, Architect
  • Walter Hood, Landscape architect
  • David Meckel, Architect, California College of the Arts
  • Kimberli Meyers, Curator, MAK Center
  • John Parman, Journalist
  • Simon Sadler, Architectural historian
  • Roger Sherman, Architect
  • William Stout, William Stout Architectural Books
  • Warren Techentin, Architect
  • Henry Urbach, Curator and writer
Business Board of Advisors
  • Paul Beatty, President, Paul Beatty Consulting
  • Sandy Chilewich, President, Chilewich Designs
  • Paul Finch, Director of World Architecture Festival
  • Rob Forbes, Founder, Design Within Reach
  • Mark Goldberg, President, MG and Company
  • Linda Ong, Founder, Truth Consulting
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