About The Architect's Newspaper
The Architect’s Newspaper serves up news and inside reports to a niche community of architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, developers, contractors, and other parties interested in the built urban environment. The Architect’s Newspaper delivers quality news and cultural reporting through print, web, blog, newsletter, or twitter—all the news you want, in all the ways you want to get it.
Readers tell us constantly that The Architect’s Newspaper is “essential,” “relevant,” “timely,” and “the only thing I read.” They want a source that understands their interests and practices—and gives them what they need to know in brief and with a point of view. No rah-rah. Just useful information and insightful, readable criticism. Diverse voices. Open dialogue.
Combining timeliness with authority, The Architect’s Newspaper is the most comprehensive source of information on the latest projects and commissions, unfolding politics and debate, and cultural developments related to architecture, with national coverage by way of four broadly regional editions—East, West, Midwest, and Southwest—in addition to larger national issues.
Our news pages are rounded out by a mix of topical essays, opinionated columns, project analyses, firm profiles, interviews, new products, reviews of exhibitions and books, plus an updated calendar of important events and competitions. We also have a deeply in-the-know gossip column, a favorite with readers.
If you care about architecture and design, join our community and get in the know.
Who We Are
Diana Darling, Founder and Publisher
Diana Darling is responsible for finance, sales, marketing, production, and the general media operations of all editions of the newspaper. In 2006 she organized and helped develop the New Practices round tables, lectures, competition, and exhibition with the AIA New York chapter. New Practices seeks to engage young architecture firms in a discussion of subjects like business development necessary to become a successful small practice. She helped formulate a competition that selected six firms to become examples of a successful practice in an exhibition at the Center for Architecture in New York City.
Darling has over twenty years of graphic arts, print, and multi-title catalog and marketing, production, circulation, and distribution experience for companies such as Bloomingdales, The Limited, and Neiman Marcus. Before founding The Architect’s Newspaper, Darling established the European marketing office for the Gap, based in London. She was a member of the launch team for the Banana Republic catalog in 1999. She is currently a board member of Open House New York and CultureNOW.
William Menking, Founder and Editor-in-Chief
William Menking is an architectural historian, writer, critic, and curator of architecture and urbanism. He is professor of architecture, urbanism, and city planning at Pratt Institute and has lectured and taught at schools in the United States and Europe. He has been published in numerous architectural publications, anthologies, and museum catalogues. He has curated and organized international exhibitions on the visionary British architects Archigram, the Italian radical architects Superstudio, and contemporary English design, and he served as Commissioner of the U.S. pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale. He has participated in various juries including the 2006 and 2008 New York City AIA New Practices, 2007 and 2008 San Francisco AIA Honor Awards, and the 2007 Lumen awards for lighting.
Matt Shaw, Senior Editor
Matt Shaw is the founder and co-editor of Mockitecture, a half-manifesto/half-satire collection of architectural debauchery. He has worked for the Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting (C-Lab), Storefront for Art and Architecture, Architizer, and been published in The Architectural Review, Beyond, Domus, and Icon. He wrote and researched two editions of the guidebook “Europe’s Top 100 Architecture and Design Schools” for Domus. Matt leads the experimental research group Critical Method Unit (CMU) at Syracuse University NYC Architecture Program and has been an invited critic at numerous schools including Yale University, Columbia University, and UCLA.
Olivia Martin, Managing Editor
Olivia Martin is the managing editor at The Architect’s Newspaper where she makes sure all of the articles, photos, and AN editors are in the right place at the right time. Previously, Olivia was the managing editor at Dwell. In addition, she has been published in San Francisco Magazine, California Home + Design, California Magazine, and others.
Antonio Pacheco, West Editor
Antonio is a young designer working at the intersection of architecture, historic preservation, urbanism and journalism. His writing has been published by VICE Media, Failed Architecture, eVolo, and Preservation in Print, among other publications. Antonio earned an M.Arch I and Masters of Preservation Studies from Tulane University in 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.
Audrey Wachs, Associate Editor
Audrey Wachs loves architecture, but thinks cities are the most fascinating thing in the world. She’s particularly interested in design for equitable cities; historic preservation and adaptive reuse; affordable housing; disaster planning and hazard mitigation; and how postindustrial cities adapt to capital flight. Audrey’s long-running ambition is to cultivate an encyclopedic knowledge of local history, particularly the history of New York. (With her limited grasp of pop culture, this is the only asset she brings to trivia night.) She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Geography and Architectural Studies from Hampshire College.
Dustin Koda, Art Director
Dustin Koda joined the design team at The Architect’s Newspaper in 2005 after receiving a BFA in graphic design from the University of Hawaii. In his current role as art director, Dustin leads the visual development and production of the publication, managing the creative flow of images and text into the final product and conceptualizing custom graphics for special issues and events.
Editorial Advisory Board
Business Board of Advisors
- Paul Beatty, President, Paul Beatty Consulting
- Sandy Chilewich, President, Chilewich Designs
- Paul Finch, Director of World Architecture Festival
- Rob Forbes, Public Bikes
- Mark Goldberg, President, MG and Company
- Linda Ong, Founder, Truth Consulting