2019  University of California, Berkeley: Ph.D, Visual and Narrative Culture (Interdisciplinary). 

    Dissertation: “The Saarinens at Work: Midcentury Architecture, Modern Marriage, and the Role of Publicity in 20th-Century Architectural Practice” 

    Committee: Margaretta M. Lovell (chair) (Art History), David Henkin (History),  Kathleen Moran (American Studies), Andrew Shanken (Architecture),  & Richard Hutson (English).

2012     University of California, Berkeley: MS, Architecture

    Thesis: “Up Close and Personal: Architectural Digest, Angelo Donghia, and the New Idiom of Intimacy”

    Committee: Andrew Shanken, Greg Castillo, Thomas Laqueur

2003    Princeton University: AB, Architecture


Essays and Articles, by Invitation

2018 “A Next Step in Architecture’s #MeToo Movement,” Architect

2018 “Why Won’t Architects Talk About Succession?” Architect

2018 “Criticism in Crisis,Architect

2018 “The Professor I Reported for Harassment Was Suspended; Does That Mean I Won?Buzzfeed Reader

2018   "How I Learned to Look Believable," The New York Times

2017    "It's Time for Leaders in Architecture and Design to Join the Resistance," Common Edge

2016   "Vital Signs," Guernica

2016    "LMAO," in Peggy Deamer, ed. Asymmetric Labors: The Architectural Economy in Theory and Practice

2016    "Cartography of Naps," Forty-Five: A Journal of Outside Research, reviewed by Dana Koster, ed. Jonathan D. Solomon and David L. Hays

2016    "Inside the Mind of an (Unpaid) Architectural Intern On Her First Day," Common Edge

2016    "A Letter to Prospective Architecture School Parents," Common Edge

2016    "Design Patient's Bill of Rights - a What If," Common Edge

2015     "Roundtable: Work in 2025" -- Dialogue

2008    “Johnson and Oil!” Art Lies 68 (Spring/Summer 2001), ed. Mary Ellen Carroll

Selected Architectural Criticism, by Invitation

2015     “Natural History: Rooted in Childhood Memories, Jim Olson’s Holiday Home,” Wallpaper* 190 (January 2015): 90-95.

2014    “Leading the Band: A Young Bay Area Designer Directs a Diverse Array of Artists,”  Metropolis 33.11 (June 2014): 84-89.

2014    “Noises Off,” Metropolis 33.9 (April 2014): 84-90, 98.

2013     “Rooms With a View,” Metropolis 33.5 (Dec 2013): 62-68, 75.

2012    “History Lesson: The Architect Piero Lissoni Slips a Thoroughly Modern Glass Addition Into a Grand Old Building in the Center of Amsterdam,” Metropolis 32.1 (Jul 2012):  66-70.

2010     “The House that Phil Knight Built,” Metropolis 30.1 (Jul 2010): 51-57, 85, 87.

2008    “Mad Men,” Wallpaper* 117 (Dec 2008): 176-180.

2008    “Boundary Issues,” T: The New York Times Magazine (Sept 2008)

2007     “Electic Avenue: Roman and Williams,” Wallpaper* 97 (Mar 2007): 158-164.

Selected Book Reviews, by Invitation

2014    “Architecture and Capitalism, 1845 to the Present,” Architectural Record 202.5 (May 2014): 44.

2009    “Summer Snow,” Tin House 10, no. 2 (Spring 2009)

2008     “Fritz Haeg: Edible Estates,” Architectural Record (Sept 2008): 61.

Fellowships, Awards, and Prizes

2017    Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley

2015    SMART Mentoring and Research Teams Award, University of California, Berkeley

2015    Graduate Division Summer Grant, UC Berkeley

2014     Graduate Division Summer Grant, UC Berkeley

2013    Interdisciplinary PhD Program Dean’s Grant

2010    Spiro Kostof Fellowship, Dept. of Architecture, UC Berkeley

Courses Designed and Taught

2016  "Zaha Hadid: Forms, Figures Function," History of Art, Reading & Composition Seminar, UC Berkeley

2015    “Art and Architecture at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century,” History of Art, Reading & Composition Seminar, UC Berkeley

2014    “Senior Thesis Seminar,” American Studies, UC Berkeley

2012    “Access, Archives, and Architecture: John Galen Howard,” UC Berkeley

2012    “Writing About the Built Environment” UC Berkeley

2011    “Senior Thesis Seminar,” American Studies, UC Berkeley

Courses as Teaching Assistant

2017    "Food in America," Kathleen Moran // Margaretta M. Lovell

2014    “California Food History and Culture,” Prof. Kathleen Moran

2012    “Hollywood,” Prof. Kathleen Moran

2012    “Advertising in America,” Prof. Cathy Covey

2011    “American Themescapes,” Profs. Andrew Shanken and Kathleen Moran


2018 Panelist, Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado Boulder

2018   "In Defense of Fame," (via Marianela D'Aprile), Rebuilding Architecture, Yale University

2017   "Media and the Public Perception of Architecture," Think-In with The Architecture Lobby

2016    “Building Stories: Eero Saarinen, Aline B. Louchheim, and the Telling of Modern  Architecture,” Intersections: Dialogues of Architecture & History Panel, Society of Architectural Historians 2016 Conference

2012    “Finding Comfort in the Past,” Canadian Association for American Studies

2011    “Nature Framed,” University Press Books

2011    “Architecture and Nature,” Builders Booksource

2011    “Dark Nostalgia and Nature Framed,” Architecture Research Colloquium, UC Berkeley


2019    How To Be Loved forthcoming (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 

2011     Nature Framed (New York: Monacelli Press)

2009    Dark Nostalgia (New York: Monacelli Press)

2009    SOM: Architecture of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, 1997-2008 (New York: Monacelli Press)

2006     Humble Masterpieces, with Paola Antonelli (New York: Collins Design)

Selected Publications

Dialogue, Wallpaper*, The New York Times, Loft, Arcade, Tin House, Art Lies, T: The New York Times Style Magazine,,, Everup, CommonEdge, Metropolis, Architect, Architectural Record, The Architect's Newspaper,,, Eater Portland, CITY, The Manifest Station, Dwell, Co.Design, Wired, Monocle, The Hairpin, The Huffington Post, Departures9