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Christopher Hawthorne

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Christopher Hawthorne has been the architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times since 2004. Before coming to The Times, he was architecture critic for Slate and a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He is the author, with Alanna Stang, of “The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture.” Hawthorne grew up in Berkeley and has a bachelor’s degree from Yale, where he readied himself for a career in criticism by obsessing over the design flaws in his dormitory, designed by Eero Saarinen.

Recent Articles

  • The architecture of the convention stage

    The architecture of the convention stage

    Republican National Convention 2016 Days 1 through 3 July 20, 2016, 2:46 p.m. What to know about the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which is in its third day:• The party's deep fractures were on display Wednesday tonight: Among other incidents, Ted Cruz told delegates to "vote your...

  • Teflon minimalism: The surprisingly sleek architecture of the GOP convention

    Teflon minimalism: The surprisingly sleek architecture of the GOP convention

    The stage at the Republican National Convention, inside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, is built to hold multitudes. And by multitudes I mean a parade of complaints about Barack Obama and Black Lives Matter, appearances by the manager of the Trump Winery and a star of “Duck Dynasty” and blunt...

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