Skip to content


For the past decade I’ve been a writer and editor specializing in architecture and urban issues. I have been freelance since 2011 and recently edited the City Makers series on The Atlantic‘s CityLab.

From 2006 to 2011, I was senior and then executive editor of Architect, the monthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In that job I wrote about everything from architects’ Myers-Briggs test scores to building information modeling to the Kinks and historic preservation. I edited feature and front-of-book articles by stellar journalists and got to collaborate with the likes of Bruce Mau. I also created the magazine’s annual Architect 50 firm ranking. Architect was shortlisted for a National Magazine Award for general excellence in 2011.

Before that, I was an associate editor at Preservation, the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 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 in Silver Spring, Md.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 191 other followers