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I’m a writer and editor specializing in architecture and urban issues. In January 2018, I joined CityLab as senior editor. Before that, I was freelancing for publications including The Washington Post and The Atlantic, and writing the Concrete Details column in the Washington City Paper. In 2017, I won the Sarah Booth Conroy Prize, awarded by the D.C. chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for my writing.

From 2006 to 2011, I was senior and then executive editor of Architect, which 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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