Why are the rich flocking back into cities all over the world? Convenience has a lot of appeal, specifically, the freedom to walk to a destination and avoid the tyranny...
Iconic sea level architecture: risky vs. sensible
With last week’s news confirming that sea levels are rising at a faster rate than predicted, shouldn’t new buildings be moved to higher elevations? Notably, many new...
What’s an “iconic” building and why it matters
Rowen Moore and I are activists on a mission to stop the spread of the term “iconic” in architecture. Moore, The Guardian’s architectural critic, opened his review of...
Was the failure of Pruitt-Igoe really all about the architecture?
April 1972. The second, widely televised demolition of a Pruitt-Igoe building that followed the March 16 demolition. Photo by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...
Florida writer living in
the Pacific Northwest
I never expected to leave the beach, palm trees, and glorious sunsets of Florida. Seriously! I even have a master’s degree in Florida Studies. So, my move to Washington, the Evergreen State, had to be from a powerful pull. It was; in 2020, my husband Dave and I became grandparents to twin grandsons, and their brother who was born in 2022. Grandparenting adds a new busy dimension to our lives and readers might assume my interest in Florida nature and architecture has faded. But I’m curious about those things here in the PNW too. I’m looking forward to learning like a kid again and having three little guys join me on my explorations!
You’ll find my writings about Florida, North Carolina, and Washington here, along with a new tab, poetry and maybe some drawings. So the journey continues. You’re welcome to come along.