I’ve been a writer specializing in the built environment for nearly a decade. Today I direct communications at the Institute for Market Transformation — a nonprofit that promotes energy-efficient buildings — while freelancing for various publications and occasionally wading into community activism.
From 2006 to 2011, I was senior and then executive editor of ARCHITECT, a national monthly architecture magazine (now the official magazine of the American Institute of Architects). I edited and wrote articles on topics including sustainability, globalization, architectural education, unlicensed (i.e. illegal) architectural practice, and the impact of the recession on architects. I also created the Architect 50 firm ranking.
Previously, I was associate editor at Preservation, the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. My writing has appeared in publications including The Atlantic Cities, The Architect’s Newspaper, Urbanite (Baltimore), the Wilson Quarterly, and the Times Literary Supplement. I have a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Bristol in England and an M.A. from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and now live just outside of Washington, D.C., in Silver Spring, Md.
Email: hurleyak AT gmail.com.