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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 an emphasis on the Northeast and West Coast regions (and a Midwest Edition launching in 2010). The latest news is rounded out by a mix of topical essays, opinionated columns, project analyses, firm profiles, interviews, new products, reviews of exhibitions and books, plus a complete calendar of important events and competitions. We also have a deeply in-the-know gossip column. Become part of our community.

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.

  • Julie V. Iovine, Executive Editor

    Julie V. Iovine is an architecture and design reporter, editor, and critic with an international reputation based on more than a decade as a features reporter and editor at The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine. In addition to her role as architecture critic for The Architect's Newspaper since 2004, Iovine writes for a wide range of publications including Architectural Digest (Germany), Art Review (UK), Art & Auction, Architectural Record, ID, Interior Design, Elle Decor, and Town & Country. She is the author of Guggenheim: New York/Bilbao (Princeton Architectural Press), Michael Graves (Chronicle), Chic Simple: Home (Knopf) and a contributor to essays in Minimum: Home (Phaidon) and Ingo Mauer (Cooper-Hewitt/Assouline).

  • Jeff Byles, Managing Editor

    Jeff Byles has written about architecture, urbanism, and culture for The New York Times, The Village Voice, Metropolis, Modern Painters, Cabinet, The Believer, and other publications. He has lectured widely on the building arts for institutions including The Skyscraper Museum, the National Building Museum, and The Kitchen, and is the author of Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition (Harmony Books, 2005), which was named a best book of the year by The Village Voice and Time Out New York. Most recently he has co-edited The New York 2030 Notebook (Institute for Urban Design, 2008).

  • Martin Perrin, Art Director

    Martin Perrin is a New York–based art director. He has extensive experience with cultural publications and art and architecture books and continues to work with many publishers. He was formerly the art director at Architecture magazine.

  • Sam Lubell, California Editor

    Sam Lubell was news editor at Architectural Record, where he remains a contributor, and he recently completed a book on 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+.

  • Alan G. Brake, Midwest 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.

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, Columbia University
  • Kyong Park, Architect
  • Anne Rieselbach, Program director, The Architectural League
  • Terence Riley, Director, Miami Art Museum
  • Ken Saylor, 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, Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art and Museum
  • Edward Lifson, Architecture critic
  • Robert MacAnulty, Architect
  • Ben Nicholson, Architect
  • Donna Robertson, Dean, Illinois Institute of Technology School of Architecture
  • 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, University of Kentucky College of Design
  • Martha Thorne, Executive Director, Pritzker Architecture Prize
  • Andrew Zago, Architect
West
  • Frances Anderton, Architecture and design journalist
  • Steve Castellanos, Architect
  • Erin Cullerton, Associate Director, AIA San Francisco
  • 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, Architecture and Design SFMOMA
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
  • Linda Ong, Founder, Truth Consulting
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  • PUBLISHER
    Diana Darling
  • EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
    William Menking
  • EXECUTIVE EDITOR
    Julie V. Iovine
  • CREATIVE DIRECTOR
    Martin Perrin
  • MANAGING EDITOR
    Jeff Byles
  • CALIFORNIA EDITOR
    Sam Lubell
  • MIDWEST EDITOR
    Alan G. Brake
  • ASSOCIATE EDITORS
    Matt Chaban
    Lydia Lee
    Aaron Seward
  • SPECIAL PROJECTS
    Jennifer K. Gorsche
  • ASSISTANT EDITOR
    Julia Galef
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
    Dustin Koda
  • ASSISTANT MARKETING MANAGER
    Sarah Theobald
  • CIRCULATION ASSISTANT
    Kendra Hadlock
  • INTERIORS DIRECTOR
    Jeff Greif