Curbed Hires First Architecture Critic

In her debut column, Alexandra Lange takes a hard look at Barry Diller's proposed Pier 55 project.

AlexandraLangePicOn Curbed today: the first monthly column from the site’s brand new and very first architecture critic. Alexandra Lange (pictured) brings to this choice position some very impressive credentials:

Lange’s essays, reviews and features have appeared in Architect, Domus, Dwell, Metropolis, New York Magazine, The New Yorker blog and The New York Times and T magazine. She taught architecture criticism in the Design Criticism Program at the School of Visual Arts and the Urban Design & Architecture Studies Program at New York University. During academic year 2013–2014, she was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Lange is the author of Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012), a primer on how to read and write architecture criticism, as well as the e-book The Dot-Com City: Silicon Valley Urbanism (Strelka Press, 2012), which considers the message of the physical spaces of Facebook, Google, and Apple.

The addition of Lange comes on the heels of Curbed’s recent hire of Asad Syrkett as the site’s national editor. Both additions are the first staffing moves made by Kelsey Keith, who joined Curbed in March as the site’s first EIC. Syrkett came to Curbed from Architectural Digest, where he was an editor.
 
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Barry Diller Makes Waves with Grandiose Park Plan