Writing

Mark Lamster is the architecture critic of the Dallas Morning News, and is a regular contributor to various national magazines and newspapers. Credits include the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal, and the magazines Architect, Architectural Record, Achitectural Review, Design Observer, Details, Dwell, Huffington Post, Icon, Metropolis, Print, Scientific American, and Slate.

Dallas Morning News
We Regret to Inform You Your City Has Been Destroyed
Review: Thomas Heatherwick’s Provocations at the Nasher
Welcome To Paradox City
Review: Ando’s Clark Art Institute
The Meyerson at 25
Review 9/11 Memorial and Museum
Kitsch Dallas
Dallas: Boxed In
Where Braniff Put Flair in the Air
Review: James Carpenter at the Cotton Bowl
An Open Letter to Dallas Architects
Escaping Astrodoom: Why the Astrodome Sits in Limbo
Review: The New ER
Is the Landmark Art Barn Doomed?
Future Dallas: A Canvas for Change
A Plan to Save Braniff’s Landmark Base
D/FW: A No-Nonsense Monument Hits Middle Age
Review: Arts and Technology at UTD
Another O’Neil Ford Gem Faces Demolition
How to Fix Dallas: Cut the Highway Noose/a>
Review: New Pavilions Revitalize Parks>
Review: Renzo Piano’s Kimbell Expansion
O’Neil Ford Gem Demolished
Reverchon Park Restored to 1930s Grandeur
Review: Museum Tower
The False Balm of Helplessness
The House that Beer Built Turns 100
Modernist Masterwork Destroyed in Ft. Worth
Review: First Baptist of Dallas
Review: The George W. Bush Presidential Center

Criticism/Features/Profiles
Mission Impossible (Metropolis)
Legacy ER (Architectural Record)
Building Seagram: A Personal Stamp on the Skyline (New York Times)
The Queen of New York, Remembered (Architect)
Elegy in Neon (New York Times)
Politics and Prose (Architect)
Lebbeus Woods, 1940-2012 (Architectural Record)
Wood Works (Dwell)
Soul Transplant: Philip Johnson’s Beck House (Landscape Architecture)
Still Here: The Future of the Library (Metropolis)
The New Barnes Foundation (Architectural Review)
A Brief History of the Microwave (Icon)
The Clyfford Still Museum (Icon)
Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream (Architectural Review)
Reputations: Philip Johnson (Architectural Review)
Living on the Edge (Metropolis)
In House Physicians (Architectural Review)
All Things Reconsidered (Architect)
Towers of Power (New York Times)
Storing the Stuff of Dreams (New York Times)
Castles in the Air (Scientific American)
MAS Museum, Antwerp (Architectural Review)
Architecture in Uniform (Architectural Review)
Lyon’s Orange Cube (Architect)
Lights Out: Say Goodbye to the Edison Bulb (Details)
Postmodernism Returns (Or Maybe It Never Left) (Metropolis)
New York by Gehry (Architectural Review)
The Monograph: A Defense (Places/Design Observer)
The Future Belongs to Woodbury (Architect)
The Empowering Spirit of Jugaad Urbanism (Architectural Review)
PA Award: Julie Snow (Architect)
A Master Plan for Hanoi (Architect)
Moneo’s Modern Masterpiece Falls Foul (Architectural Review)
Beauty on the Border (Icon)
On Wikileaks: A Short History of Undiplomatic Diplomats (Mediaite)
James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive (Architectural Review)
Everything and the Kitchen Sink (Icon)
Small Scale, Big Change (Architectural Review)
Center of Controversy (Architectural Review)
Lunch with the Critics: Park 51 & 15 Penn (Design Observer)
Lunch with the Critics: Lincoln Center (Design Observer)
The Virtues & Perils of Design Thinking (Architect)
The Eighty Years War in Ninety Minutes (Mediaite)
Last Stop on the Way to Ellis Island (Wall Street Journal)
The Architect 50: #1 SOM (Architect)
The Guru Track (Design Observer)
When Artists “Borrow” (LA Times)
What Am I Doing Here: Tall Buildings and High Anxiety in Las Vegas (Design Observer)
A Clean Slate (Dwell)
The Aughts in Architecture & Design (Mediaite)
Peter Paul Rubens: Graphic Designer (Design Observer)
Lessons on the Art of Diplomacy (Huffington Post)
The Art of Diplomacy (Wall Street Journal)
What Barack Obama Can Learn from Peter Paul Rubens
Next Door, New York (Print)
Ron Arad at MoMA (ID)
A Letter to Austerlitz (Letters with Character)
Play Ball (Metropolis)
I Was the Gutter (Architect)
Bleacher Bummers (ID)
Modern Painters (ID)
Remembering Yankee Stadium (Bronx Banter)
Bombs Away: A New Home for the Jets (ID)
Dunderbeck: A History of the World’s Worst Children’s Song (Meatpaper)
Clean & Clear: Chris Hacker Remakes J&J (ID)
The City and the Stream: Reinventing Antwerp (Metropolis)
Return of the Prodigal Son: The Architecture of Sasha Brodsky (Metropolis)
Reflections on the Baseball Encyclopedia (LA Times)
Taser’s New Stunner (ID/Business Week)
The End of the Yankees Dynasty? (Slate)
Seven Days in Frankfurt (Metropolis)

Book Reviews
Yes Is More (Architect)
Stealing the Mystic Lamb (LA Times)
A Life Less Ordinary (Architect)
The AIA Guide to NYC (Architect)
Leo and His Circle (LA Times)
Art of the Steal (Architect’s Newspaper)
Big Book, Small Reward (Design Observer)
Hearts of the City (LA Times)
The Goldberger Standard (ID)
Bottom of the Ninth (LA Times)
A Terrible Splendor (Bookforum)
Le Corbusier: Tres Grand (Print)
The New West (Print)
The Great Delusion (LA Times)
Architecture of the Absurd (LA Times)
Letters of Jackie Robinson (LA TImes)
Makers of Modern Architecture (ID)
A Plea for Yankee Stadium (Architect’s Newspaper)
The Architecture of Happiness (ID)
Edward Tufte’s Beautiful Evidence (ID)
Baseball Before We Knew It (NY Times)

Radio/New Media
The Deciders (WireTap, CBC Radio One)
Fishin’ for Glory (WireTap, CBC Radio One)
Most Complaints in 1:00 (URDB)

Bonus Pile
Seeing Red: Memories of a Camp Legend
The Collector: The Unlikely Story of Jefferson R. Burdick
Notes from the Other Georgia: Tbilisi’s Struggles

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