LIST

FEATURES

“Long-Term Plans: Moving away from its exclusive focus on natural disasters, resilient design tackles the much tougher challenge of helping ecosystems regenerate.” Metropolis, Dec. 2019.

“Design for Aging in the Big Apple: No Picnic.” L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui 434, Dec. 2019.

“A Social Sculpture: Designed by Steven Holl, Hunters Point Library is a work of sculpture as well as an example of great civic architecture.” Abitare, Dec., 2019.

“Inclusivity and Economic Development Emerge as Top Themes at Detroit Month of Design.” Metropolismag.com, Sep. 30, 2019.

“Cultural capital: the ongoing regeneration of Algiers' Casbah.” Architectural Review, September, 2019. 

“Beyond the Croton Aqueduct: A Story of New York City Water.” Brownstoner.com, August 16, 2019.

“Design Cities 2019: Algiers, Algeria: Amid political turmoil both past and present, the Algerian capital is ready for a new start.” Metropolis, July 2019. 

“Phil Freelon: Architect for Social Equity, The renowned founder of eponymous studio left major legacy of built works, community engagement, and advocacy.” Metropolis, July 12, 2019. 

“This Year’s MoMA PS1 YAP Summer Pavilion Takes on Real Estate and the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Metropolismag.com, July 1, 2019.

“Housing, Not Including: 10 Policies to Make Rent Affordable for Low- to Middle-Income Households.” Oculus, Summer 2019. 

“A Shed for Everybody: Launched in April on the edge of the High Line, the huge facility designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro returns culture to a neighborhood where inflationary private property exploded in the past years.” Abitare, June 2019. 

“Woodland Skills: A pair of eco-minded architects build a house on a platform in the Catkills watershed.” Dwell, May/ June 2019. 

“Disrupting Anomie: Toward a cell phone etiquette for public space.” Roca Gallery, June 4, 2019.

“Design for Dignity: The true extent of the homeless crisis isn’t visible on the streets. Here’s how architects are working to address it.” Oculus, Winter 2019.

“Resilient New York: How the landscape is changing as its interface with the water is softened and it returns to some extent to its origins.” Abitare, January 2019.

“Other Voices, Other Worlds: Prompted by dire ecological effects, a number of artists and architects embrace a ‘posthuman’ worldview.” Art in America, Dec. 2018. 

“Waterfront Rising: In recent decades, New York's historically hardworking shoreline has transformed to redefine the city for the 21st century.” Oculus, Summer, 2018.

“Designing a Russian Public: The new Zaryadye Park, a brainchild of the nonprofit Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, represents a growing wave of public-private initiatives transforming Moscow’s current cityscape and urban planning goals.” Art in America, May, 2018.

“Warehouse Modernism: Brooklyn’s East River waterfront is defining itself in unexpected ways.” Architect's Newspaper, Apr. 30, 2018.

“Game of Spheres: Near Steven Holl’s holiday home is the guesthouse where the architect accommodates young artists in residency: a pavilion inspired by Peter Sloterdijk’s research into the metaphorical implications of spherical forms.” Abitare, April, 2018.

"Repairing the World Through Performance: Michael Rakowitz’s Radio Silence." Radio Silence: A Postcast and Radio Series Conceived by Michael Rakowitz, 2018.

“Soft Power in Moscow: An Expansive Park at the Foot of the Kremlin Helped Drive a Series of Revolutionary Improvements to the Russian Capital.” Landscape Architecture Magazine, Apr. 2018.

“A Loving Portrait of Fame, Fraud, and Disco at Studio 54: An infamous disco club brought down by excess redeemed by its embrace of diversity, sexual liberation, and sense of community.” Hyperallergic, Feb. 7, 2018.

“A Yayoi Kusama Documentary Tracks a Life in Polka Dots: Kusama–Infinity spotlights both the artist’s radically successful career and how art can be a method of healing.” Hyperallergic, Feb. 2, 2018.

“The Collective Imagination: Throughout Europe, youthful architecture and design collectives take DIY approach to challenges—not least, the refugee crisis.” Art in America, Dec. 2017.

“A Tower Like a Toy: The new luxury residential tower block designed by Herzog & de Meuron in New York’s TriBeCa district, which has something vaguely reminiscent of a children’s game about it, skilfully satisfies complex system of rules governing the city’s property market. Abitare, Dec. 2017.


“New York Values: NYCHA’s new guidelines for rehabilitation of public housing push for sustainability and preservation.” Architect's Newspaper, May 26, 2017.

“An Open Letter to AIA Executive Director Robert Ivy.” Common Edge, Jan. 20, 2017.

"Sink or Swim? Climate change displacement is becoming the new gentrification—here’s how to stop it." The Architect's Newspaper, Dec. 6, 2016.

"Can Oakland’s underground spaces survive a rising real-estate tide?" Mic, Sep. 16, 2016.

"Liberty Park successfully fills a critical role in the World Trade Center site." The Architect's Newspaper, Aug. 24, 2016.

“How to See Other People.” Infinite Mile: A Journal of Art + Culture(s) in Detroit, Feb. 2016.

“Flint Architects Find Water Crisis and Infrastructure Issues Create More Questions.” Curbed, Feb. 5, 2016.

“Digging into Detroit’s Future: Ecological designers use agriculture and landscape to reclaim their city.” The Architect’s Newspaper, October, 27, 2015.

“Where Can We Be? The Occupation of 123 Delancey Street.” Places Journal, August 2015.

"Best of What's New: Engineering." Popular Science, Dec. 2011.

"How to Lift 3,500 Tons: Jon Khachaturian began his career putting offshore oil rigs in place. Now he pulls them back out." Popular Science, Dec. 2011.

"What does it mean when museums position themselves as engines of social change...powered by luxury car companies? Stephen Zacks considers new claims on the urban environment." The Architects' Newspaper, Nov. 8, 2011.

“Government: Leadership Council: Five leading mayors talk about the challenges they face, the strengths of their cities, and their visions for the future."
Metropolis, Jan. 2011.

“Urban Intervention: The Syracuse Center of Excellence helps lay the foundation for the revitalization of a struggling Rust Belt city.
Metropolis, Nov. 2010.

"The Conservationist," "The Parkitect," "The Pedestrian."
Monocle, Jul./ Aug. 2010.

“Galeria Leme: Contemporary Art Dealer, São Paulo.”
Monocle, Nov. 2009.

“Learning Experience: Barnes & Noble connects design schools with the marketplace.”
Print, Oct. 2009.

“NY400: Dutch New York.”
Monocle, Sep. 2009.

“Three-Dimensional Dreams: The architectural fantasies of the boom era were a good thing.”
Wound, Summer 2009.

“Shop Idols: McNally Jackson Books,” “Dickson Despommier: Vertical Farms,” “Terry Schwarz: Shrinking Cities,” “High balls: Tokyo rooftop football.”
Monocle, Jul./Aug. 2009.

“240 Central Park South.”
Architectural Record, Jun. 2009.

“Q & A: Michael Moses: Art as a financial asset.”
Monocle, Jun. 2009.

Sweetgreen Restaurant: A renovated fast food chain serves up organic food and green design.”
Metropolis, Jan. 2009.

“Form Follows Performance: The German architect Stefan Behnisch pushes architectural form into new energy-efficient directions.”
Metropolis, Dec. 2008.

“The Painted Building: For three decades Steven Holl has used watercolors—drawn each morning, before the deadlines kick in—as a springboard toward the creation of architecture.”
Metropolis, Nov. 2008.

“The Affordable Housing Complex: In New York City, a new model has emerged: privately developed mixed-income projects by prominent architects that reach back into the sky.”
Metropolis, Oct. 2008.

“Design After Franco: Delayed by decades of civil war and dictatorship, contemporary Spanish design is now a force to be reckoned with in the international furniture-and-lighting scene.”
Metropolis, Sep. 2008.

“Exporting the Quad: Moore Ruble Yudell—and a handful of other top firms—is reshaping the university experience by creating, overseas, that unique American place: the college campus.”
Metropolis, Jul./ Aug. 2008.

“New York Condos.”
Oris, 52, 2008.

“Jeanne Gang: The Art of Nesting.”
Metropolis, Jun. 2008.

“Made in the USA: Contrary to popular belief, American manufacturing jobs haven’t all been shipped overseas. Utilizing better design and state-of-the-art technology, the sector has actually grown.”
Metropolis, Mar. 2008.

“Vanishing Point: An architect best known for teaching and theory builds his first project—a Mies-inspired glass house—as a vessel for the disappearing self.”
Metropolis, Jan. 2008.

“Beyond the Spectacle: Dubai’s insane rate of development is easy to misinterpret—even caricature—but the cliché obscures the city’s more serious ambitions.”
Metropolis, Nov. 2007.

“Peter Gluck’s Social Work: An outspoken architect points the way to socially responsible practice.”
Metropolis, Sep. 2007.

“The Discreet Charm of Bernard Khoury: The context-driven work of an emerging architect reflects his deep ambivalence about the high-end reconstruction of Beirut.”
Metropolis, Jul. 2007.

“The Magic Lantern: A masterful addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum by Steven Holl Architects brightens the landscape of midtown Kansas City.”
Metropolis, Mar. 2007.

“The DNA of Science Labs: Can architecture help produce paradigm-shifting discoveries? A research center by Rafael Vinoly aims to find out what makes scientists—and the human mind—tick.”
Metropolis, Feb. 2007.

“Native Son: Oklahoma City’s Rand Elliott carves out an impressive body of work that’s deeply rooted in place and local culture.”
Metropolis, Dec. 2006.

“The Great Divide: With a border running through the center of Nicosia—and politicians squabbling—architects and planners on the opposing sides prepare for the city’s eventual reunification.”
Metropolis, Jun. 2006.

“Beyond Black + White: Philip Freelon built his firm from the ground up—and now he’s the go-to architect for African-American cultural commissions.”
Metropolis, Feb. 2006.

“Family Reunion: In Texas two brothers create a modern tribute to their Vietnamese roots, uniting three generations.”
Metropolis, Aug./Sep. 2005.

“Winka’s Riff: An architect known for computer-generated forms and social theory builds her first real house.”
Metropolis, Aug./Sep. 2004.

“Lay of the Land: A new map of the West Bank reveals a troubling phenomenon—urban sprawl as human rights abuse.”
Metropolis, Feb. 2003.

NEWS

“MoMA and PS1's Young Architects Program is going on hiatus.” Architect's Newspaper, Nov. 22, 2019.

“Rikers replacement process begins as New York issues RFPs.” Architect's Newspaper, Nov. 19, 2019.

“Extinction Rebellion sinks a house in Thames for climate protest.” Architect's Newspaper, Nov. 19, 2019.

“the_shed_is_a_shack pokes fun at Hudson Yards.” Architect's Newspaper, Nov. 18, 2019.

“City Council approves controversial East Side flood protection plan.” Architect's Newspaper, Nov. 15, 2019.


“Is Torkwase Dyson's abstract recount of racial violence a missed opportunity?” Architect's Newspaper, Oct. 21, 2019.

"Mountain Men: A group of artists and architects revisit the famed Black Mountain College."
The Architect's Newspaper, Sep. 27, 2016.

"Floating an Idea: Kickstarter campaign for a floating bridge from Brooklyn’s Red Hook to Governors." The Architect's Newspaper, Apr. 26, 2016.

"Chinatown Revolt." The Architect's Newspaper, Mar. 4, 2016.

“Waterfrontin’: Controversy continues at Bushwick Inlet Park, part of North Brooklyn's 2005 waterfront rezoning plan.” The Architect’s Newspaper, Feb. 2, 2016.

“Poking at Power: New Parsons Exhibit Ridicules Power.” The Architect’s Newspaper, Mar. 3, 2015

"A Moving Archive: True to the work of the pioneering Korean artist, the Nam June Paik Library turns research into a performance." Metropolis, September, 2011.

"Motor City Freeway Span: New bridge and park reunite Detroit's Mexicantown neighborhood." The Architect's Newspaper, Jun. 16, 2011.

“I'll Take Manhattanville: Many states have clamped down on eminent domain. Recent court cases signal that New York won't be following their lead.”
Architectural Record, Aug. 2010.

“At Cornell University, Groundbreaking Could Mark the End of a 12-Year Saga.”
Architectural Record, Jul. 2009.

“Earls Gone Wild.”
Print, Apr. 2009.

“Thinking about Shrinkage: Dessau is one of several German cities testing creative solutions for urban depopulation.”
Metropolis, Nov. 2008.

“Whirlwind Tour: Kansas architecture students haul a prefab arts center across the state to a tornado-ravaged town.”
Metropolis, Nov. 2008.

“In from the Sea: Traditional fishermen in Lebanon land a custom-designed community.”
Metropolis, Sep. 2008.

“Experimenting with Disaster: In a battered New Orleans, the CityBuild consortium creates a process for community-based projects.”
Metropolis, Sep. 2008.

“Beyond the Wall: A young architect finds promise in the concrete barriers that divide Israel and Palestine.”
Metropolis, Feb. 2008.

“The Eternal Glow: Studio FAM’s memorial to victims of the 2004 Madrid train bombings.”
Metropolis, Jun. 2007.

“The Politics of Pleasure: The Van Alen Institute’s latest exhibition is a scenic argument for the importance of recreational spaces in cities.”
Metropolis, Sep. 2006.

“Great Plains Urbanism: The conservative, pragmatic Midwestern city of Omaha, Nebraska, institutes one of the country’s most progressive sets of urban-design standards.”
Metropolis, Sep. 2006.

”Orange Alert: Detroit artists use color to draw attention to urban blight.”
Metropolis, Jun. 2006.

”Museum on the Mount: New York-based architect David Hotson lands a commission for the most prominent site in Armenia.”
Metropolis, Mar. 2006.

“The Heart of Beirut: Developer Solidere has succeeded in restoring downtown as a meaningful public realm.”
Metropolis, Mar. 2006.

“The Dark Side of Architecture: A new book by Kyong Park looks for signs of rebirth in destruction.”
Metropolis, Jan. 2006.

“The Building as Canvas: A German studio responds to the ubiquitous Balkan air conditioner.”
Metropolis, Nov. 2005.

“Up in Michigan: How the contract furniture industry became a beacon for sustainable design.”
Metropolis, Nov. 2005.

“How to Renovate a Totalitarian Building: Bucharest’s National Museum of Contemporary Art opens in a section of the wildly oversize Palace of Parliament Building.”
Metropolis, Jun. 2005.

“Symbolic Architecture: As ethnic conflict persists in Kosovo, churches and other buildings have become disputed territory.”
Metropolis, Jan. 2005.

“Urban Studies: As the world grows more complex, designers undertake extracurricular projects to boost understanding of the changing urban environment.”
Metropolis, Aug./Sep. 2004.

”A New Coat of Paint: Lithuania’s past complicates the restoration of its capital’s historic center.”
Metropolis, Feb. 2004.

“Anti-War Machine: Can a design for a vacation house comment seriously on international politics?”
Metropolis, Aug./Sep. 2003.

“Punk-Rock Urbanism: Joel Rash and friends built Flint, Michigan, on rock and roll.”
Metropolis, Nov. 2002.

“Capital Idea: Can Nigeria live up to the democratic ideals inherent in its new capital city’s design?”
Metropolis, Jul. 2001.

“Fashion Statement: A T-shirt becomes an important weapon in the war against Slobodan Milosevic.”
Metropolis, Nov. 2000.

“Shell Game: No one’s talking about the real reason Detroit wants casinos.”
Metropolis, Oct. 2000.

REVIEWS

Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America's Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World by Catherine Tumber. The Architects' Newspaper, Sep. 19, 2011.

Media Production Center, Columbia College Chicago, Studio Gang. Blueprint, Jun. 2010

The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places, David Gibson.
Print, Jun. 2009.

Creative Time: The Book, Anne Pasternak and Ruth Peltason.
Metropolis, Jun. 2007.

Spectacle, David Rockwell.
Metropolis, Oct. 2006.

The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics, Milton Glaser and Mirko Illic.
Metropolis, Jul. 2005.

OPINION

“The Good Life? A survey of leisure activities in New York leaves a lot to be desired—in particular, something to drink.”
Metropolis, Oct. 2008.

“Follow the Money: With the winning bid for the Hudson Rail Yards announced, the author takes a critical look at the flawed selection process.”
Metropolismag.com, Mar. 31, 2008.

“The Global Contract: The raging, unregulated world economy is now one we all share. How we reconcile that with the threats facing us will be the moral and technological dilemma of our time.”
Metropolis, Oct. 2007.

“In Praise of Gentrification: Why our traditional assumptions about economic development are all wrong.”
Metropolis, Dec. 2005.

“The Art of Democracy: What an urban art festival in Panama City can teach Americans about freedom of speech, memory, and art in the public realm.”
Metropolis, Jul. 2003.

NEWSPAPERS

“A Pilgrimage Through the Balkans, Looking for Dots to Connect.”
The New York Times, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aug. 29, 2006.
(Republished as “A Caravan of Hope for the Balkans,” International Herald Tribune, Sep. 12, 2006.)

“Near No Man's Land, a Quest for Unity and Peace.”
The New York Times, Heyri Art Valley, South Korea, Jul. 23, 2005.

“Harlem Renaissance.”
The Village Voice, New York, Apr. 18, 2001.

“Desert Roses: African Film Comes of Age.”
The Village Voice, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Mar. 10, 2001.

BOOKS AND PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

How to Kill a City: Art and Capital in New York, 1958-1989. (forthcoming, 2017).

"Applied Urban Criticism: The Use of Influence for Advocacy and Production." ARPA Journal: Conflicts of Interest. May 2017

“Gentrification Improves American Cities.” Opposing Viewpoints Series: The Middle Class, ed. David M. Haugen. Greenhaven Press, 2010.

"Détournement, or the Misguided Oppositional Ideology of the College-Educated Urban Elite." TARP Architecture Manual, ed. Alpna Gupta, James Williams. Brooklyn, NY: Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Spring, 2011.

“Factory Town: Reports of the death of manufacturing in New York have been greatly exaggerated.” The New York 2030 Notebook, ed. Jeff Byles and Olympia Kazi. New York: Institute for Urban Design, 2008.

“Contested Territories: Interview with Eyal Weizman.” Else/ Where: Mapping, ed. Janet Abrams and Peter Hall. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2006.

“The Art of Democracy.” Urban Art and Global Cities: An Experiment in Context, ed. Gerardo Mosquera and Adrienne Samos. Amsterdam: Kitt Publishers, 2004.

“La Haine, or Culture Wars in Paris and the Banlieues.” African Images: Recent Studies and Text in Cinema. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2000.

“A Problematic Sign of African Difference in Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Reassemblage.” African Cinema: Post-Colonial and Feminist Readings. Trenton, NY: Africa World Press, 1999.

“The Theoretical Construction of African Cinema.” African Cinema: Post-Colonial and Feminist Readings. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1999.

PANELS, PRESENTATIONS, JURIES, REVIEWS, AND AWARDS

Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Moderator, "Public Agendas: How and Why Does Art Seize Agency in the Public Realm?" Apr. 2017.


Urban Narratives: Urban Heritage Activism Conference, Technical University Berlin, Mar. 2017.

Storefront for Art and Architecture, Panelist: Armatures of Practice, Politics of Action, Nov. 17, 2015.

Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University, Presenter: The Other Global University: Against Educational Apartheids: Forum on the Past, Present, and Future, Nov. 6 - 7, 2015.

Mural Arts Program MuraLAB, Philadelphia, Presentation: Curating Creative Placemaking, Apr. 13, 2015.

Civic Assets Project/ Reimagining the Civic Commons, Presentation: Flint Public Art Project, Aug. 13, 2014.

University of California San Diego, Lecture: Flint Public Art Project, Spring, 2014.

Cornell University, College of Art, Architecture, and Planning. A Beautiful Ruin presentation, Mar. 11, 2014.

University of California San Diego, Visual Arts Department, Flint Public Art Project presentation. Feb. 25, 2014.

James Gallery, City University of New York Graduate Center, Flint Public Art Project presentation, Oct. 2, 2013.

Artist Run Michigan panel, Flint Public Art Project presentation, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI. Oct. 1, 2013.

54 Jeff Jury, SiTE Lab, Grand Rapids MI, Sep. 24, 2013.

Creative Many Development Summit, Grand Rapids, MI, Flint Public Art Project presentation, Sep. 15, 2013.

Arts Writers Grant, Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation, A Beautiful Ruin, 2012.

McDowell Fellowship, Winter, 2012.

ArtPlace Creative Placemaking Grant. Flint Public Art Project, 2012 - 2013.

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, Production Grant, A Beautiful Ruin, or How to Use the City: The Generation that Transformed New York, Dec. 1, 2011.

Newtown Creek Fund, Grant. Consensus-Building Public Space Projects in the Newtown Creek Watershed. Fall, 2011.

Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Studio X, Lecture, Social Practices in the City. "Not a Wasted Region," Moji Baratloo, Oct. 11, 2011.

University of Michigan College of Architecture, Lecturer and Guest Critic. Nahyun Hwang, The Corporation, Architecture, and the City. Oct. 1, 2011.

The City College of New York School of Architecture, Lecturer and Guest Critic. Denise Hoffman Brandt, Flint Landscape Architecture Studio, Oct. 20 & 27, 2011.

NY Institute of Technology, Guest Critic: William Rockwell, High/Low: Alternatives for High Density Housing within SPURA. May 12, 2011.

Pecha Kucha New York #11, “The Dimensions of the New City.” Flint Ecological Urbanism Project. May 7, 2011.

Pratt Institute, Guest Presentation: Erik Ghenoiu, Insidious Urbanism. Apr. 5, 2011.

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Guest Critic: Stephen Cassell and Susannah Drake, Between the Bridges: Beyond Infrastructure. Mar. 29, 2011.  

NY State Council on the Arts, Jury: Architecture, Planning & Design, 2011.

Pratt Institute, Guest Critic: Jason Vigneri-Beane and Elliot Maltby, Final Thesis Reviews, Dec. 8, 2010.

Pratt Institute, Guest Speaker: Erik Ghenoiu, History and Theory of Reform Housing: Berlin and New York, Dec.  1, 2010.

Syracuse University New York, Guest Critic: Jon Lott and Vince Appel, Council on the Art and Humanities for Staten Island. Jul. 30, 2010.

NY State Council on the Arts, Independent Projects Grant, Architecture, Planning and Design: Storefront: Downtown Alternative Space, 2010.

Columbia University, GSAPP, Guest Critic: Michael Bell, Hunters Point South housing studios, Dec. 9, 2009.

HomeBase Project, Presentation: How to Squat: A Conversation with Alan Moore, May 16, 2009.

Architecture for Humanity NY, Jury Member, Red Hook Vendors Design Competition, Dec. 12, 2008.

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Guest Critic, Georgeen Theodore, Detecting the Open City: An Exploration of New Jersey’s Communities, Dec. 10, 2008.

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Guest Critic: Hashim Sarkis, Final Thesis Reviews, May 15, 2008.

AIA Center for Architecture, Respondent: Design Heroix: Laura Kurgan, Apr. 13, 2008.

International Design Forum Dubai, Moderator: Smart and Sustainable Cities, May 28, 2007.

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Panelist: Shrinking Cities exhibition, Improve your Lot! Feb. 4, 2007.