Architect’s Newspaper Return to Thinking About Publishing a Chicago Edition


By Steve Delahoyde Comment


If you’re a regular reader of The Architect’s Newspaper, like we are, and happen to live in Chicago, where one half of us does, you’ll be excited to hear that the paper has decided to possibly reverse its decision to not start a separate Chicago-focused edition here, something they’d decided last year when the economy went south. While they haven’t made any big moves yet, just plans to release something of a “test issue” in June that’s Windy City-centric, it certainly does give one more strength within those crossed fingers. Here’s a bit of analysis from Blair Kamin:

The more voices Chicago has monitoring and analyzing its vast, energetic, ever-contentious architecture scene, the better. The Architect’s Newspaper already has Northeast and California editions, which provide a sophisticated mix of news, criticism, commentary and gossip. With Chicago’s wealth of architectural activity and absence of a critical design journal, the city seems to be a natural for this publication, whose Northeast edition comes out two or three times a month.