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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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