Architecture sites and other news sources have been buzzing since yesterday, when news broke that Michael Kimmelman will be taking on the role of chief architecture critic at The New York Times in the fall of this year. Striving to write a book, architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussof will be moving on from the position, according to Media Bistro, and Kimmelman will be replacing him.
Working not only as a foreign correspondent, but also as an art critic, according to the Architect’s Newspaper, Kimmelman has much critiquing experience and has dabbled in writing about architecture. A memo from culture editor Jonathan Landman cites Kimmelman as saying this about his interests:
“in how we live, in how buildings actually work, in city planning, public policy, neighborhoods, communities and characters, in architecture as a complex and contradictory discipline, a true generalist’s profession and synthetic art.”
According to Architect’s Newspaper, architects had a very different idea of who they see as a replacement for Ouroussof. What do you think of the decision to name Kimmelman architecture critic? Perhaps only time will tell….
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