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For the past decade I’ve been a writer and editor specializing in architecture and urban issues. I edit the City Makers: Global Shifts series on The Atlantic‘s CityLab and write a column on architecture for the Washington City Paper, in addition to other freelance projects.

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 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 MauArchitect 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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