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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

  • Fall marks season of revival for architecture in Los Angeles

    Fall marks season of revival for architecture in Los Angeles

    Architecture is not just slow. It's a hurry-up-and-wait profession at its core, chancy and contingent, as vulnerable to the cold feet of clients as the whims of capital markets. During the Great Recession, as financing dried up and confidence cracked, the construction of important new buildings...

  • Grand Park benefits Made in America, but is the reverse true?

    Grand Park benefits Made in America, but is the reverse true?

    Was Made in America more about bringing down barriers or putting them up? For Mayor Eric Garcetti, the two-day music festival, which wrapped up Sunday evening at downtown L.A.'s Grand Park, was a chance to advertise his interest in trimming red tape at City Hall. City officials worked to smooth...

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