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Paul Goldberger

Paul Goldberger

Paul Goldberger is the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker
The New Yorker
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons and poetry published by Condé Nast...

, where since 1997 he has written the magazine's celebrated "Sky Line" column. He also holds the Joseph Urban
Joseph Urban
Joseph Urban Born in Vienna, Austria, died in New York City, trained as an architect, known also for his theatrical design and his early illustrations of children's books....

 Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School
The New School
The New School is a university in New York City, located mostly in Greenwich Village. From its founding in 1919 by progressive New York academics, and for most of its history, the university was known as the New School for Social Research. Between 1997 and 2005 it was known as New School University...

 in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

. He was formerly Dean of the Parsons School of Design
Parsons The New School for Design
Parsons The New School For Design, known colloquially as Parsons, is the art and design college of The New School university. It is located in New York City's Greenwich Village, and has produced artists and designers such as Marc Jacobs, Dean and Dan Caten, Norman Rockwell, Donna Karan, Jane...

, a division of The New School.

Life and career

Goldberger, the son of Morris Goldberger and Edna Kronman , grew up in distinctly low-rise
A low-rise is a building that is only a few stories tall.There is no universally accepted height requirement for a building to be considered a low-rise...

 Nutley, New Jersey
Nutley, New Jersey
2010 Census Data:*TOTAL: 28,370 or 100%*White: 23,405 *African American: 628 *Asian: 2,824 *American Indian and Alaska Native: 36 *Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 4...

, where he graduated from Nutley High School
Nutley High School
Nutley High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school in the Township of Nutley, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Nutley Public Schools. Its colors are maroon and gray. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The school is located at...

. He subsequently attended and graduated from Yale University
Yale University
Yale University is a private, Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States...


He began his career at The New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. The New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization...

, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City...

 for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism.

He is the author of several books, most recently Why Architecture Matters, published in 2009 by Yale University Press
Yale University Press
Yale University Press is a book publisher founded in 1908 by George Parmly Day. It became an official department of Yale University in 1961, but remains financially and operationally autonomous....

; Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, a collection of his architecture essays published in 2009 by Monacelli Press, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Christo and Jeanne-Claude were a married couple who created environmental works of art...

, published in 2010 by Taschen. 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
Ground zero
The term ground zero describes the point on the Earth's surface closest to a detonation...

, 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
Yale School of Architecture
The Yale School of Architecture is one of the constituent professional schools of Yale University. It is generally considered to be one of the most prestigious architecture schools in the world.- History :...

 and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley , is a teaching and research university established in 1868 and located in Berkeley, California, USA...

 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
American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image...

 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
New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is the largest public library in North America and is one of the United States' most significant research libraries...

’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.

He has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees by Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute is a private art college in New York City located in Brooklyn, New York, with satellite campuses in Manhattan and Utica. Pratt is one of the leading undergraduate art schools in the United States and offers programs in Architecture, Graphic Design, History of Art and Design,...

, the University of Miami
University of Miami
The University of Miami is a private, non-sectarian university founded in 1925 with its main campus in Coral Gables, Florida, a medical campus in Miami city proper at Civic Center, and an oceanographic research facility on Virginia Key., the university currently enrolls 15,629 students in 12...

, Kenyon College
Kenyon College
Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, founded in 1824 by Bishop Philander Chase of The Episcopal Church, in parallel with the Bexley Hall seminary. It is the oldest private college in Ohio...

, the College of Creative Studies
College of Creative Studies
The College of Creative Studies is one of the three undergraduate colleges at the University of California, Santa Barbara, unique within the University of California system in terms of structure and philosophy...

 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
Benjamin Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe was a British-born American neoclassical architect best known for his design of the United States Capitol, along with his work on the Baltimore Basilica, the first Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States...

 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
Morgan Library
The Morgan Library & Museum is a museum and research library in New York City, USA. It was founded to house the private library of J. P. Morgan in 1906, which included, besides the manuscripts and printed books, some of them in rare bindings, his collection of prints and drawings...

 in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art
The Corcoran Gallery of Art is the largest privately supported cultural institution in Washington, DC. The museum's main focus is American art. The permanent collection includes works by Rembrandt, Eugène Delacroix, Edgar Degas, Thomas Gainsborough, John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, Pablo...

 in Washington, D.C., the Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center
The Carnegie Science Center, located in the Chateau neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, opened in 1991.With a history that dates to October 24, 1939, the Carnegie Science Center is the most visited museum in Pittsburgh...

 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
Yale University
Yale University is a private, Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States...

, and is a trustee of Kenyon College
Kenyon College
Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, founded in 1824 by Bishop Philander Chase of The Episcopal Church, in parallel with the Bexley Hall seminary. It is the oldest private college in Ohio...

 in Gambier, Ohio; the National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is an American member-supported organization that was founded in 1949 by congressional charter to support preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods through a range of programs and activities, including the publication of Preservation...

 in Washington, D.C.; the Forum for Urban Design, and the New York Stem Cell Foundation.

Personal life and family

He is married to Susan Solomon, and they are the parents of three sons: Adam, a composer for film and television in Los Angeles; Ben, journalist with the Chicago News Cooperative
Chicago News Cooperative
The Chicago News Cooperative is a not-for-profit, Chicago-based cooperative that was created to produce news stories about Chicago for various media organizations...

, and Alex, an Olympics researcher at NBC. He resides in New York City.

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

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

  • 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
    Philadelphia Center for Architecture
    Founded in 2002 by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects , the Center for Architecture performs the charitable and educational work of AIA Philadelphia. The Center's physical location opened in 2008 and serves as the chapter's home as well as a venue for...

    ), 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


  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Taschen, 2010, ISBN 978-3836506649
  • Why Architecture Matters, Yale University Press, 2009, ISBN 978-0300144307.
  • Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, The Monacelli Press, 2009, ISBN 978-1580932646
  • The Modern Wing, Art Institute of Chicago, 2009, ISBN 9780300141122
  • Beyond the Dunes with Jake Rajs, Monacelli Press, 2008, ISBN 978-1580932035
  • Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture and the Rebuilding of New York, Random House, 2004, ISBN 978-0812967951
  • Yale in New Haven: Architecture and Urbanism [with Catherine Lynn, Vincent Scully and Erik Vogt], Yale University, 2004, ISBN 978-0974956503
  • The World Trade Center Remembered, Abbeville Press, 2001, ISBN 978-0789207647
  • Houses of the Hamptons, Knopf, 1985, ISBN 978-0394542607
  • On the Rise: Architecture and Design in a Post-Modern Age, Times Books, 1983, ISBN 978-0140076325
  • The Skyscraper, Knopf, 1981, ISBN 978-0394715865
  • The City Observed: An Architectural Guide to Manhattan, Random House, 1979, ISBN 978-0394729169

Selected Articles and Essays

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

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

  • “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, 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 Profesions 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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