Paul Goldberger


Paul Goldberger served as the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker from 1997 to 2011, following a 25-year career at The New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism. He is the author of numerous books, including BALLPARK: Baseball in the American City; Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry; Why Architecture Matters; DUMBO: The Making of a Neighborhood and the Rebirth of Brooklyn; and Blue Dream and the Legacy of Modernism in the Hamptons. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City.

In 2012 he received the Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum in recognition of the influence his writing has had on the public’s understanding of architecture. In 2017, he received the Award in Architecture of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was named a Literary Lion by The New York Public Library in 1993, and in 2023 The New York Landmarks Conservancy designated him one of New York’s ‘Living Landmarks.’

He has served as an advisor on architect selection and project design for institutions including The Obama Presidential Center, The New York Public Library, Harvard University and Lincoln Center; for the Empire State Development Corporation and for many corporate clients.

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