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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.

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