William Menking

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

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Our recap from Palm Springs Modernism Week 2017

Palm Springs's Modernism Week, the desert city’s celebration of its modernist architecture, has just concluded a ten-day run. Founded in 2006, it typically features tours to the city’s iconic post-World War II modern homes and occasional commercial or institutional buildings, making it the most important event of its kind in…
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MAS to hold "Special Members Meeting" on the organization's leadership

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has announced that it will hold a "Special Members Meeting" on March 7 at the Scandinavia House "for the sole purpose of discussing our recent change in leadership." The meeting is being called because of demand by at least 25 of its…
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Michelle Addington named dean at University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture has just announced the selection of a new dean: Professor Michelle Addington of Yale University. At Yale, Addington is the Hines Professor of Sustainable Development and she holds a joint appointment in Forestry and Environmental Studies and Architecture. The university hopes she will…
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Can the Municipal Art Society save itself?

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has a proud history but today is a broken organization. It was founded in 1893 to modernize and professionalize city government, and in the 20th century it led the charge for better planning and historic preservation in the city. In…

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Aluminaire House arrives in Palm Springs

The 1931 Aluminaire House, as The Architect's Newspaper (AN) has reported, was left adrift in New York (its birth home) and then sent packing last week in a big rig to Palm Springs, California. The Lawrence Kocher and Albert Frey-designed house arrived safe and sound and was welcomed to…