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, 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 nine national issues each year, in addition to three editions of our interior design–focused publication AN Interior.
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, Executive Editor
Matt Shaw is the founder and co-editor of Mockitecture, a half-manifesto/half-satire collection of architectural debauchery. He teaches critical writing at SCI-Arc, 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.
Jack Balderrama Morley, Managing Editor
Jack Balderrama Morley is a writer and editor, as well as a trained (recovering) architectural designer. He has worked for Architizer, Sidewalk Labs, and Morphosis, interned at SANAA, and studied at Harvard College and Yale School of Architecture. He’s interested in justice and equity in design.
Jonathan Hilburg, Web Editor
Sydney Franklin, Associate Editor
Sydney Franklin is an architectural journalist keen on covering stories related to gender and racial equality in the profession, commemorative design, and sports architecture. Having grown up in Louisville, Kentucky, she’s particularly interested in the economic development of America’s Southeast region, its politics, and academic design research. She previously worked as a social coordinator and editor with the AIA during the A’18 Conference in New York. She formerly served as the Staff Writer at Architizer and as Content Producer at the City of New York’s Department of Design and Construction. She holds a master’s degree in arts journalism from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications.
Editorial Advisory Board
- Paola Antonelli, Design curator, MoMA
- M. Christine Boyer, Professor of architecture, Princeton University
- Peter Cook, Architect
- Whitney Cox, Architectural photographer
- Odile Decq, Architect
- Tom Hanrahan, Dean of Architecture, Pratt Institute
- Craig Konyk, Architect
- Jayne Merkel, Architecture critic
- Signe Nielson, Landscape architect
- Joan Ockman, Historian and critic
- Kyong Park, Architect
- Anne Rieselbach, Program director, The Architectural League
- Terence Riley, Architect
- Ken Saylor, Designer
- Darius Somers, Architectural designer
- Michael Sorkin, Architect
- Mark E. Strauss, Architect
- Peter Lang, Architect
- Aaron Betsky, Taliesin West
- Robert Bruegmann, Architectural historian
- Sarah Dunn, Research Director, Archeworks
- Zurich Esposito, Executive Vice President, AIA Chicago
- Martin Felsen, Director, Archeworks
- Sarah Herda, Director, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
- Reed Kroloff, Architectural Consultant
- Edward Lifson, Architecture Critic
- Robert MacAnulty, Architect
- Ben Nicholson, Architect
- Donna Robertson, Architect
- Raymond Ryan, Curator, Heinz Architectural Center
- Zoe Ryan, Design Curator, Art Institute of Chicago
- Elizabeth Smith, Curator and author
- Julie Snow, Architect
- Michael Speaks, Dean, Syracuse University School of Architecture
- Martha Thorne, Executive Director, Pritzker Architecture Prize
- Andrew Zago, Architect
- Anthony Alofsin, Architect and University of Texas professor
- Marlon Blackwell, Architect and University of Arkansas professor
- Nate Eudaly, Executive Director, Dallas Architecture Forum
- Carlos Jiménez, Architect and Rice University Professor
- Sheryl Kolasinski, Deputy director, The Menil Collection
- Tracy Zeeck, Founder, Bumbershoot PR
- Frances Anderton, Architecture and design journalist
- Steve Castellanos, Architect
- Erin Cullerton, Founder, Design Agency Co.
- Teddy Cruz, Architect
- Mike Davis, Author
- Neil Denari, Architect
- Betti Sue Hertz, Interim Director of Programs, Headlands Center for the Arts
- Brooke Hodges, Curator of Architecture & Design
- Craig Hodgetts, Architect
- Walter Hood, Landscape Architect
- David Meckel, Architect, California College of the Arts
- Kimberli Meyers, Director, University Art Museum at California State University Long Beach
- Priscilla Lovat Fraser, Curator, MAK Center
- John Parman, Journalist
- Simon Sadler, Architectural historian
- Roger Sherman, Architect
- William Stout, William Stout Architecture Books
- Warren Techentin, Architect
- Henry Urbach, Curator and writer
- Jia Gu, Executive Director of Materials & Applications, Co-Founder of Spinagu Studio
- Jimenez Lai, Co-Founder, Bureau Spectacular
- Devin Gharakhanian, Co-Founder, Super // Architects
- Anna Neimark, Principal, First Office Architects
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