Christopher Hawthorne

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Christopher Hawthorne is architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, a position he has held since 2004. He has also been a columnist for the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Before coming to the Times he was architecture critic for Slate, contributing editor for Metropolis magazine and a frequent contributor to the New York Times. His work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the New Yorker and Architectural Record, among many other publications. He is the author, with Alanna Stang, of ‘The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture,’ published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2005, and was consulting curator of an exhibition based on the book at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. He has taught at Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley and was a mid-career fellow in 1998-99 at Columbia’s National Arts Journalism Program. A native of Berkeley, Calif., he is an honors graduate of Yale University, where he studied architectural history and political philosophy.

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