William Menking

William Menking is the Editor-in-Chief of The Architect's Newspaper.

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Roundtable in Rome highlights new ways for young architects to practice

"Generazione: A Call From Rome," a tavola rotunda or round table, was just convened at the Acquario Romano, home to the city’s Casa dell'Architettura di Roma. The gathering aimed to address a range of issues relevant to the generation of young architects just entering into professional practice. This new…
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Carriage Trade gallery exhibit delves into America’s disturbing psyche

New York City's Carriage Trade gallery has had two homes in its short history and both were small spaces that director Peter Scott packed with intelligent, thoughtful exhibits. Scott is an artist who curates exhibitions as part of his practice and they have always had a strong organizing idea, engagement…
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Wilbur ‘Bill’ Woods, former New York City planner, passes away

Wilbur ‘Bill’ Woods, former Director of City Planning for the boroughs of Staten Island (1974-1977), Brooklyn (1977-1989) and, until 2011, head of the city’s Waterfront and Open Space division, died this past weekend at his home in the Catskill mountains. Woods defined what it meant to be a dedicated civil…
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The Museum of Vancouver

[UPDATE, 5/15/2017. This article originally stated that the exhibition opens the evening of Tuesday, May 16. It opens to the public on May 17.] Here at The Architect’s Newspaper, we have many friends and readers in Vancouver. We hear from you when we report on your region. Now I will…
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New renderings show future of Hudson Yards

The Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, the owners and developers of Hudson Yards, have just released images of how they imagine the urban development will look. Here at The Architect’s Newspaper, we usually take a skeptical view of renderings, in particular those that claim to represent the city and not…
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Architectural historian Brian Brace Taylor passes away

The architectural historian Brian Brace Taylor passed away on April 15, aged 73. He was a professor of architecture at The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville. He was, according to long time NYIT Dean Judith DiMaio, a beloved teacher of many generations…