William Menking

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

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Top picks from Miami’s art and design week

The annual December Miami art week has come to a close and the dealers, collectors, and artists have packed up their wares and headed home for another year. The centerpiece fair Art Basel, its next door tented neighbor Design Miami, and the nearly twenty other shows will likely be…

Celebrating handmade art at day three of Design Miami/

The Architect's Newspaper is reporting on day three of Design Miami/ from the Untitled, Art tent on Ocean Drove and 12th street. There you can find art for the everyman; prices are in the range of affordable or only slightly out of reach. But the show also has many examples…

Furthermore grants in publishing announces 2016 Alice Award winner

The J.M. Kaplan Fund has long supported design and architecture projects through exhibitions, socially-engaged initiatives, and publications. In 2013, Furthermore grants in publishing, a wing of Kaplan devoted to supporting book publishing for the arts, founded the yearly Alice Award to honor and recognize achievements in illustrated books and “the…

Editorial>New York’s privatization crisis

This has not been a good month for New York housing. Phipps Houses, a nonprofit dedicated to affordable housing, announced it was putting its 900-unit Kips Bay Court up for sale. Then the city announced it was selling land in public housing complexes to private developers. Both portend…