Paul Goldberger (born December 4, 1950) is an American architectural critic and educator, and a Contributing Editor for Vanity Fair magazine. From 1997 to 2011 he was the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker where he wrote the magazine's celebrated "Sky Line" column.[3] He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City.[4] He was formerly Dean of the Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School. The Huffington Post has said that he is "arguably the leading figure in architecture criticism".[5]

Life and career

Goldberger was born in Passaic, New Jersey, the son of Morris Goldberger and Edna Kronman,[1] and he grew up in distinctly low-rise Nutley, New Jersey,[6] where he graduated from Nutley High School. He subsequently attended and graduated from Yale University in 1972.[7]

He began his career at The New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism.[8]

He is the author of several books, most recently "Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry," published in 2015 by Alfred A. Knopf; Why Architecture Matters, published in 2009 by Yale University Press;[9] Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, a collection of his architecture essays published in 2009 by Monacelli Press,[10] and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, published in 2010 by Taschen.[11] In 2008 Monacelli published Beyond the Dunes: A Portrait of the Hamptons, which he produced in association with the photographer Jake Rajs. Paul Goldberger’s chronicle of the process of rebuilding Ground Zero, entitled UP FROM ZERO: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York, which was published by Random House in the fall of 2004, and brought out in a new, updated paperback edition in 2005, was named one of The New York Times Notable Books for 2004. Paul Goldberger has also written The City Observed: New York, The Skyscraper, On the Rise: Architecture and Design in a Post-Modern Age, Above New York, and The World Trade Center Remembered.

He lectures widely around the country on the subject of architecture, design, historic preservation and cities, and he has taught at both the Yale School of Architecture and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley in addition to The New School. His writing has received numerous awards in addition to the Pulitzer, including the President’s Medal of the Municipal Art Society of New York, the medal of the American Institute of Architects and the Medal of Honor of the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation, awarded in recognition of what the Foundation called "the nation’s most balanced, penetrating and poetic analyses of architecture and design." In May 1996, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani presented him with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission’s Preservation Achievement Award in recognition of the impact of his writing on historic preservation in New York. In 1993, he was named a Literary Lion, the New York Public Library’s tribute to distinguished writers. In 2007, he was presented with the Ed Bacon Foundation’s Award for Professional Excellence, named in honor of Philadelphia’s legendary planner, and in 2009 he received the Gene Burd Urban Journalism Award from the Urban Communication Foundation. In 2012 he received the Vincent Scully Prize, given annually by the National Building Museum in Washington, DC to a person whose work represents "exemplary practice, scholarship or criticism in architecture, historic preservation or urban design." Previous winners have included Jane Jacobs, Prince Charles, the Aga Khan, and Robert A.M. Stern. In 2012 he was also awarded the Gold Medal of the National Institute of Social Sciences.

He has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees by Pratt Institute, the University of Miami, Kenyon College, the College of Creative Studies and the New York School of Interior Design for his work as a critic and cultural commentator on design. He appears frequently on film and television to discuss art, architecture, and cities, including a program on the architect Benjamin Latrobe for PBS. He has also served as a special consultant and advisor on architecture and planning matters to several major cultural and educational institutions, including the Morgan Library in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, the New York Public Library and Cornell and Harvard universities. He serves as special advisor to the jury for the Richard A. Driehaus Prize, a $200,000 prize awarded annually for traditional architecture and urbanism. He is a graduate of Yale University,[12] and is a trustee of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio;[13] the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C.;[14] the Forum for Urban Design, and the New York Stem Cell Foundation.

Personal life and family

He is married to Susan L. Solomon, who is the co-founder and CEO of New York Stem Cell Foundation, a research institute promoting stem cell research. They are the parents of three sons: Adam, a composer for film and television in Los Angeles, known professionally as Tree Adams; Ben, an assistant managing editor at Time magazine in New York, and Alex, who works for the Bill Simmons Media Group in Los Angeles. He resides in New York City and in Amagansett, New York.

Professional and teaching experience

Professional experience

  • Joseph Urban Chair of Design and Architecture, The New School, 2006 – present
  • Dean, Parsons The New School for Design, 2004–2006
  • Architecture critic, The New Yorker, 1997 – present
  • Architecture critic, The New York Times, 1973–1997
  • Chief cultural correspondent, The New York Times, 1994–1997
  • Cultural news editor, The New York Times, 1990–1994
  • Contributing editor and design columnist, Metropolis, 2002–2004
  • Executive editor, Architectural Digest, 2000–2001
  • Contributing writer, Architectural Digest, 1988–2001
  • Consultant on planning and design, Cornell University, 2003 – present
  • Consultant to Glenstone Foundation on museum planning and architect selection, 2010 –
  • Consultant to board of trustees on architect selection, New York Public Library, 2008–2009
  • Advisor to the jury, Driehaus Prize in Architecture, 2006 – present
  • Jury member, Rockefeller Foundation Jane Jacobs Medal, 2007–2009
  • Consultant on architect selection and planning for Allston campus, Harvard University, 2004–2005
  • Consultant to board of trustees on architect selection, Morgan Library, 1999–2000
  • Consultant to the board of trustees on architect selection process, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, 2000–2001
  • Special advisor to the director on planning and design, Ross School, 1998–2002
  • Consultant to board of trustees on architect selection process, Corcoran Gallery, 1998–1999

Teaching experience

  • Parsons The New School for Design, 2006 – present
  • School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley, Spring 2004
  • Yale University School of Architecture, 1987–89; 1999

Honors, achievements, and awards

Academic honors

  • Doctor of Fine Arts, Honorary, Kenyon College, 2005
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Honorary, University of Miami, 2004
  • Doctor of Fine Arts, Honorary, New York School of Interior Design, 2000
  • Doctor of Fine Arts, Honorary, Center for Creative Studies, 1998
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Honorary, Pratt Institute, 1992

Professional honors

  • Vincent Scully Prize, National Building Museum, 2012
  • Gold Medal, National Institute for the Social Sciences, 2012
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: Gene Burd Urban Journalism Award, 2009
  • Edmond N. Bacon Prize, Ed Bacon Foundation (now under the Philadelphia Center for Architecture), 2007
  • Roger Starr Journalism Award, Citizens Housing and Planning Council, 1998
  • New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Preservation Achievement Award, 1996
  • Literary Lion, New York Public Library, 1993
  • Medal of Honor, New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation, 1991
  • President’s Medal, Municipal Art Society, 1984
  • Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, 1984
  • AIA Medal, American Institute of Architects, 1981

Boards and organizations

  • Trustee, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2006 – present
  • Trustee, Kenyon College, 2003 – present
  • Board of Directors, Forum for Urban Design, 2008 – present
  • Board of Directors, New York Stem Cell Foundation, 2005 – present
  • Trustee, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, 2002–2007
  • Trustee, Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, 1994–2004
  • Honorary Member, American Institute of Architects
  • Member, The Century Association



Essays and reporting

  • Goldberger, Paul (February 1974). "Should anyone care about the 'New York Five'? ... or about their critics the 'Five on Five'?". Architectural Record. 155: 113–116. 
  • “He’ll Take Manhattan” [review of Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas], New York Review of Books, June 14, 1979
  • “Buildings and the City” in “Prophecy Reconsidered,” a special issue of Salmagundi on Lewis Mumford, Summer 1980
  • “The Limits of Urban Growth,” The New York Times Magazine, November 14, 1982
  • “The Strangling of a Resort,” The New York Times Magazine, September 4, 1983
  • “Shaping the Face of New York” in New York Unbound: The City and the Politics of the Future, Basil Blackwell,1988
  • “Why Design Can’t Transform Cities,” Architecture View column on social responsibility; Arts and Leisure section, The New York Times, November 13, 1988
  • Preface to new edition, Paul and Percival Goodman, Communitas, Columbia University Press, 1990
  • “25 Years of Unabashed Elitism,” Architecture View column on cultural implications of Ralph Lauren in Arts and Leisure section, The New York Times, February 2, 1992
  • “Berlin Must Look Like Berlin—But What Does That Mean?” The New York Times Magazine, February 5, 1995
  • “Houses as Art,” The New York Times Magazine, March 12, 1995
  • “On Vincent Scully,” Humanities, May–June 1995
  • “The Rise of the Private City” in Breaking Away: The Future of Cities, Twentieth Century Fund, 1996
  • “Breaking Away” [review of Studies in Techtonic Culture by Kenneth Frampton], The New York Times Book Review, March 10, 1996
  • “The Sameness of Things,” The New York Times Magazine, April 10, 1997
  • “Bringing Back Havana” [preservation in Havana], The New Yorker, January 26, 1998
  • “The Big Top” [Richard Rogers’ Millennium Dome], The New Yorker, April 13, 1998
  • “A Royal Defeat” [Prince Charles’s campaign against modern architecture], The New Yorker, July 13, 1998
  • “AD Motoring,” series of columns on automotive design, Architectural Digest, 1996–1999
  • “Detroit Tiger” [profile of automotive designer J Mays], The New Yorker, July 12, 1999
  • “James Gamble Rogers and the Design of Berkeley College,” in Berkeley: The Building of A College, Yale University, 1999
  • “Architect of Dreams,” Vanity Fair, June 2000
  • Foreword to The Essential William H. Whyte, Fordham University Press, 2000
  • “Matteo Pericoli,” in Manhattan Unfurled, Random House, 2001
  • Introductory essay, Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects, Monacelli Press, 2002
  • “Designing Downtown” [rebuilding Ground Zero] The New Yorker, January 6, 2003
  • “Eyes on the Prize” [Ground Zero design competition] The New Yorker, March 10, 2003
  • “Urban Warriors” [profile of Daniel and Nina Libeskind], The New Yorker, September 15, 2003
  • Introductory essay, Portraits of the New Architecture, Assouline, 2004
  • “Object Lessons,” monthly column on design, Metropolis, 2003–2004
  • “Farnsworth: The Lightness of Being,” Preservation, July–August 2004
  • Introductory essay, Gwathmey Siegel Apartments, Rizzoli, 2004
  • “The Triumph of Glass,” Metropolis, April 2006
  • “Uncommon Sense: Remembering Jane Jacobs,” The American Scholar, Autumn 2006
  • “Diller @ Gehry NYC,” Vanity Fair, June 2007
  • Catalogue essay, Frank Stella, Painting Into Architecture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007
  • Introductory essay, Hugh Newell Jacobson, Architect, Rizzoli, 2007
  • “The Dance of Composition” in Richard Meier: Houses and Apartments, Rizzoli, 2007
  • “The Modernist Manifesto: Why Buildings From Our Recent Past Are In Peril, and Why Saving Them Is So Crucial,” Preservation, May–June 2008
  • “The King of Central Park West,” Vanity Fair, September 2008
  • “Daniel Libeskind in Conversation with Paul Goldberger,” in Counterpoint, Monacelli Press, 2008
  • “On the IAC Building,” in IAC, Georgetown Company, 2009
  • “On Michael Van Valkenburgh,” in Reconstructing Urban Landscapes: The Work of Michael Van Valkenburgh, Yale University Press, 2009
  • “Robert A.M. Stern and Paul Goldberger: A Conversation,” in Robert A.M. Stern 2004-2009, Monacelli Press, 2009
  • “New York in Postcards,” in New York in Postcards: the Andreas Adam Collection, Scheidigger & Speiss, 2010
  • “The Robie House: Embracing Modernism,” essay in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust/Marquand Books, 2010
  • — (Dec 2012). "Firestorm on Fifth Avenue". Vanity Fair. 628: 160–168. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  • “Current Work of Norman Foster,” in Norman Foster: Works 6 [forthcoming]

Selected film, TV, and media appearances

  • “What Were You Thinking, Mr. Foster?” (interview and commentary in film about the career of Norman Foster), 2010
  • “Vincent Scully: An Artist Among Architects” (interview and commentary in film about the architectural historian Scully), 2010
  • “Benjamin Latrobe, America’s First Architect” (on-camera host, co-writer of PBS hour-long film), 2009–2010
  • “Blueprint America: Road to the Future” (interview and commentary, PBS film on urban infrastructure), 2008
  • “Daniel Libeskind: The Making of an Architect” (interview), 2007
  • “e2: the Economics of Being Environmentally Conscious” (interview and commentary, PBS film), 2006
  • “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo” (interview and commentary for PBS film), 2006
  • “Las Vegas: An Unconventional History” (interview and commentary, PBS film), 2005
  • “Frontline: Sacred Ground” (interview for PBS project on rebuilding of Ground Zero), 2005
  • “New York: Episode 8” (interview and commentary for final segment of Ric Burns’ epic PBS documentary on New York), 2003
  • “Building Big” (interview in PBS series on large structures), 2003
  • “World Trade Center: Anatomy of the Collapse” (interview on Learning Channel documentary), 2002
  • “Frank Lloyd Wright” (interview and commentary as part of Ken Burns’ film on the life and work of Wright), 1998
  • “American Visions” (interview in Episode 6 of Robert Hughes PBS series on American art and architecture), 1997
  • “Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud” (interview and commentary in film for PBS American Masters), 1996
  • “In Search of Clarity: The Architecture of Gwathmey Siegel” (interview and commentary in film on Charles Gwathmey), 1995
  • “Brooklyn Bridge” (interview and commentary in Ken Burns’ initial film documentary), 1981

Selected lectures

  • "Architecture Criticism in the Age of Twitter," Scully Prize lecture, National Building Museum, November 15, 2012
  • “Density and the Future of Reston,” Reston, Virginia, Community Center, October 5, 2010
  • “Why Architecture Matters,” Cleveland Museum of Art, September 15, 2010
  • “Architecture, Sacred Space and the Challenge of the Modern,” Chautauqua Institution, August 12, 2010
  • “Architecture and New Haven,” International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, June 24, 2010
  • “Preservation: Where Do We Go From Here?” keynote address, Indiana State Preservation Conference, April 8, 2010
  • “Forty-five Years of Landmarks in New York,” Historic Landmarks Preservation Center, April 19, 2010
  • “Classicism, Modernism and the Idea of Invention,” University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, February 1, 2010
  • “Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Life of an Architecture Critic in New York,” Colony Club, January 20, 2010
  • “Designing Transit Cities,” keynote address, transit planning conference, Toronto, November 20, 2009
  • “Henry Hobson Richardson and the Making of Modern Sacred Space,” Trinity Church, Boston, November 18, 2009
  • “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Beth Sholom and the Making of a Modern Synagogue,” at 50th anniversary observance, November 15, 2009
  • “Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin, and the Future of a Legacy,” Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Guggenheim Museum, June 17, 2009
  • “Frank Lloyd Wright, Sacred Space, and the Challenge of the Modern: Remarks on the Centennial of Unity Temple”, March 26, 2009
  • “Thoughts on Sustainable Design,” California Academy of Science, March 12, 2009
  • “Revisiting Learning from Las Vegas,” L’Enfant Lecture, National Building Museum, December 2, 2008
  • “Portland and the Challenge of Making a City in the Twenty-first Century,” University of Oregon, November 20, 2008
  • “Preservation Is Not Just About the Past,” National Trust for Historic Preservation conference, Tulsa, October 23, 2008
  • “Constructing the Ineffable: Contemporary Sacred Architecture,” closing remarks delivered at symposium on sacred architecture, co-sponsored by Yale School of Architecture and Yale Divinity School, October 29, 2008
  • “Forty Years of Chicago Landmarks,” Commission on Chicago Landmarks, Chicago Public Library, May 15, 2008
  • “Cities, Planning and Las Vegas,” keynote address, American Planning Association, Las Vegas, May 1, 2008
  • “On Architecture, Public Schools, and the Making of Community,” School Building Expo, Schaumburg, Illinois, April 3, 2008
  • “Is There a Jewish Architecture?” keynote address, Council of American Jewish Museums, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, Chicago, January 27, 2008
  • “Cities, Time and Architecture,” Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, December 13, 2007
  • “Architecture, Bowdoin, and the Art Museum in the Twenty-first Century,” Dedication Address, Walker Art Museum, Bowdoin College, October 12, 2007
  • “Toronto, the Waterfront, and the Urban Future,” address to annual meeting, Waterfront Toronto, October 2, 2007
  • “Cities, Place and Cyberspace: Sustainability and Meaning in the Urban Environment,” University of Calgary, September 26, 2007
  • “Nantucket, Preservation, and the Future,” Nantucket Preservation Trust, July 27, 2007
  • “Remarks on the Opening of the Glass House,” National Trust for Historic Preservation, New Canaan, Connecticut, June 21, 2007
  • “Architecture, Museums and Authenticity,” Art Institute of Chicago, April 28, 2007
  • “On Philip Johnson,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, April 23, 2007
  • “Cities, Place and Cyberspace: Reshaping Rochester and the Public Realm,” Rochester Community Design Center, April 16, 2007
  • “Does Architecture Matter? Thoughts on Building, Design, and the Quality of Life,” Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, April 5, 2007
  • “Remarks on the GSA Design Excellence Program,” GSA Design Awards, Washington, March 29, 2007
  • “Yale and the Promise of the Modern,” address on the reopening of the Yale University Art Gallery, December 9. 2006
  • “Philip Johnson and the Glass House,” address to Board of Trustees, National Trust for Historic Preservation, May 20, 2006
  • “Ground Zero, Five Years Later,” Johns Hopkins University, April 18, 2006
  • “Design, Education, and Social Responsibility,” address delivered at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and Tsinghua University, Beijing, June 15–16, 2005
  • “Landmarks Preservation at Forty,” The New School, New York City, April 26, 2005
  • “Do Art and Architecture Matter? Thoughts on Buildings, Social Responsibility, and the World After September 11,” Windmueller Lecture, Virginia Commonwealth University, November 10, 2004
  • “The Aims of Education,” New School Convocation, September 9, 2004
  • “Hartford and the Public Realm,” address to Connecticut, Humanities Council, Simsbury, April 13, 2004
  • “Architecture Criticism: Does it Matter?” Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 12, 2003
  • “Architecture, the Morgan Library, and the Twenty-first Century,” Morgan Library, New York, November 14, 2003
  • “Toshiko Mori/Frank Lloyd Wright,” Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York, November 7, 2003
  • “Reflections on the Ancient/Modern Quarrel,” Princeton University, October 29, 2003
  • “After the World Trade Center: The Struggle to Make a City for Our Time,” Poynter Lecture, Yale University, November 11, 2002
  • “The Trauma of Rebuilding,” keynote address to Regional Plan Association Regional Assembly, April 26, 2002
  • Mary and Jim Semans Lecture (untitled), Duke University Museum of Art, March 1, 2002
  • “Tadao Ando,” St. Louis Museum of Art, October 15, 2001
  • "New York and the New Urbanism,” address to Congress for the New Urbanism, June 9, 2001
  • “The Design Professions and the Media,” Loeb Fellowship Symposium, Harvard University, April 27, 2001
  • “Thoughts On the Centennial of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Art and Craft of the Machine’ Lecture,” Hull House Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, March 1, 2001
  • “Cities, Place and Cyberspace,” University of California, Berkeley, February 1, 2001
  • “Is There A Future for Cities?” Wassong Lecture, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, October 30, 2000
  • Keynote address, American Society of Interior Designers Conference, Corning New York, September 22, 2000
  • “Zoning and Architecture,” symposium on revised New York City zoning, Newman Institute, Baruch College, City University of New York, September 15, 2000
  • “The Urban Impulse,” Abcoa Partnership for Community, Abcoa, Florida, April 18, 2000
  • “Design Lessons from the Late Twentieth Century,” Seattle Design Center, March 2, 2000
  • “Architecture at the End of the Twentieth Century,” keynote address, American Institute of Architects conference, Boulder, Colorado, November 10, 1999
  • “The Architecture of a Campus,” Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, September 24, 1999
  • “Architecture, Technology and Community at the End of the Twentieth Century,” Rhodes College, Memphis, September 23, 1999
  • “Is There Still a Reason for Cities?” Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum, New York University, April 12, 1999
  • “Desert Cities,” Arizona State University, Phoenix, February 19, 1999
  • “Technology, Community, and Common Ground,” Columbia University School of Social Work, June 13, 1998
  • “The Future of Cuban Cities,” Florida International University, Miami, Florida, June 6, 1998
  • “Does Design Matter? Thoughts on College Commencement,” Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, May 14, 1998
  • “Charleston: In Search of Authenticity,” Historic Charleston Foundation, November 7, 1997
  • “Who Needs Cities? Urban Life and the Promise of Community,” Chautauqua Institution, July 24, 1997
  • “Organizational Futures by Design,” symposium speaker, Haas School of Business, University of California, June 20–21, 1997
  • “Workplace Productivity, Cybertechnology, and Aesthetics,” International Design Congress, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, May 21, 1997
  • “Newport: Past and Future,” Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island, May 29, 1997
  • “Tribalization vs. Homogenization: Less Community or Different Community?” Forbes Forum on Management and Policy, Palm Beach, Florida, March 21, 1997
  • “From Teapots to Skyscrapers: The Pursuit of the Fashionable Object,” design symposium, D & D Building, New York, October 9, 1996
  • “The Power of the Past: Can Preservation Save Communities?” Cornerstones, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 17, 1996
  • American Academy of Psychoanalysis, “Psychoanalytic Reflections Upon Imagery and Architecture,” symposium discussant in session on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, May 4, 1996
  • “Post-modernism and its Relationship to Architecture,” Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, March 26, 1996
  • Lecture (untitled), The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., March 7, 1996
  • “Thoughts on Social Responsibility, Creativity, and Frank Lloyd Wright,” Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation, Oak Park, Illinois, February 28, 1996
  • “On I.M. Pei,” Municipal Art Society, New York City, February 27, 1996
  • “The City and the Waterfront in a Post-Urban Age,” Cleveland Museum of Art, November 8, 1995
  • McDermott Lecture (untitled) University of Dallas, November 2, 1995
  • “Asian Cities and Western Cities at the End of the Twentieth Century,” World Architecture Triennale, Nara, Japan, May 20, 1995
  • “Is There Still a Reason for Cities?” National Humanities Center, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, April 22, 1995
  • “Architecture and Social Responsibility,” University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, November 2, 1994
  • “Architecture, Authenticity, and the Urban Impulse,” YKK Forum, Osaka, Japan, June 30, 1994
  • “Architecture as a Reflection of Public Policy and Social Responsibility,” Convocation Speaker, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, January 13, 1994
  • Lecture, Ylvisaker Symposium, Ford Foundation, New York, November 8, 1993
  • “Creating and Re-creating the City,” St. John’s University, Queens, New York, March 27, 1993
  • “Museums and Architecture,” symposium speaker, Cincinnati Museum of Art, January 29, 1993
  • “Chicago Architecture,” as visiting fellow, University of Chicago, Spring 1992
  • “On Columbus, Indiana,” keynote address to meeting of American Institute of Architects, Columbus, Indiana, October 25, 1991
  • Lecture (untitled), Washington University, St. Louis, March 27, 1991
  • Lecture (untitled), Chicago Historical Society, March 21, 1991
  • Lecture (untitled) St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire, February 4, 1991
  • “On Carmel and the Preservation of Place,” Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Carmel, California, October 20, 1990
  • “Los Angeles and the Pacific Rim,” University of California at Los Angeles School of Architecture, November 16, 1989
  • “Architecture, Real Estate, and the City,” keynote address to Goldman Sachs real estate investment conference, June 7, 1989
  • “Teaching About Architecture,” National Art Education Association, Washington, D.C., April 12, 1989
  • “Buildings Against Cities: The Making of Places,” Behrend Lecture, Philadelphia Museum of Art, December 11, 1988
  • “Buildings Versus Cities: The Struggle for a Sense of Place,” Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, May 2, 1988
  • Keynote speaker, “Remaking Cities” conference, American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 2–5, 1988
  • “The Art In Structures” symposium speaker, Duke University School of Engineering Durham, North Carolina, January 28, 1988
  • “Architecture, History and Confusion,” Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, September 30, 1987
  • Lecture (untitled) for opening of Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, October 18, 1985


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