“An effective architecture critic is not a messenger from the occult, sometimes cultish, world of parametric modeling, interstitial planning, void filling, and impenetrable whatevers. But the critic does need to understand that stuff in order to better explain how architecture not only shapes the city but manifests our values, identity and legacy as a culture.”
— Architecture folks are still worried about an art guy taking over the Times architecture slot
. Yeah, what’s next: a metro reporter doing op-ed? A culture editor taking over the restaurant reviews? Chaos!