Selected writings on buildings, environments and urban landscapes:


Inside Mies: On Living at 860/880 Lake Shore Drive

on the pleasures and perils of living in an architectural monument: the Mies van der Rohe-designed glass curtain wall apartment buildings on Chicago's lake front.

Chicago Architecture: Histories, Revisions, Alternatives, edited by Charles Waldheim and Katerina Ruedi Ray

University of Chicago Press, 2005 (republication of essay published in Metropolis magazine 1992)


Julie Snow: The Rugged and the Refined 

essay on the work of the Minneapolis based architectural practice.

Julie Snow, Architect, Princeton Architectural Press, 2005


Wherever. Your Final Destination. Maybe

on the design and culture of international airports, catalog essay for the 8th Venice Architecture Biennale

Next, Rizzoli International, 2002


Six Degrees of Unreality

critique of the Mohegan Sun Casino's second phase expansion, designed by the Rockwell Group

Domus, May 2002


Graves' Travels: Giants and Dwarfs — on the work of architect Michael Graves

Michael Graves: Buildings and Projects, 1990-1994, Rizzoli International, 1995


Available for Viewing

catalog essay on the photographic representation of architecture, with examples from London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, including work by Garry Winogrand and Frank Gehry

SITE WORK: Architecture in Photography Since Early Modernism, Photographers Gallery, London 1991