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, The Atlantic, and 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. 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. You can contact me at hurleyak at gmail dot com.