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Christopher Hawthorne

Columnist

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

  • Critic's view: The architecture of the DNC

    Critic's view: The architecture of the DNC

    Democratic National Convention, the final day: 'When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit,' Clinton says July 29, 2016, 2:29 a.m. The final day of the Democratic National Convention is over: • In her acceptance speech Hillary Clinton says the nation is facing a "moment of reckoning" but "we...

  • How an L.A. designer set the stage for unity at the Democratic convention

    How an L.A. designer set the stage for unity at the Democratic convention

    There were moments during the opening hours of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as the boos rained down, when it seemed as if the party’s progressive and moderate wings were being held together with paper clips and baling wire. The mood was less volatile during the roll-call...

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