We're pleased as punch to announce that as of this week, design critic Alexandra Lange is joining Curbed to write a monthly architecture column. Combining the street-friendly perspective of Ada Louise Huxtable with the critical commentary of peers like Justin Davidson and Michael Kimmelman, Lange has crafted a freelance career that combines deep research with an incisive viewpoint on all things design. "Curbed has always practiced a form of architecture criticism," Lange says, pointing out recurring features like Rendering vs. Reality and the sites' aptitude in coining nicknames "for the latest mountains, blots and ripples to descend upon our cities."
"I think I share that irreverence but add context, experience, and the dorky-but-necessary dream that architecture can make cities better for everyone," she says. "Architecture criticism has already outgrown the old model of one city-one newspaper-one critic, and I look forward to exploring what being a critic for the floating digital world can mean."