Witold Rybczynski

Witold Rybczynski

Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, is an emeritus professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He has contributed to the Atlantic, New Yorker, New York Review of Books, and The New York Times. The recipient of the 2007 Vincent Scully Prize, he was honored in 2014 with the National Design Award for Design Mind from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. His latest book is Now I Sit Me Down (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux).

Witold Rybczynski's Posts

Revisiting Kleinhans Music Hall Revisiting Kleinhans Music Hall

It's all about the music at this little-known concert hall designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen. Read more

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The Art of Sitting Pretty The Art of Sitting Pretty

Witold Rybczynski's "Now I Sit Me Down" explores the history (and cultural underpinnings) of chair design. Read more

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The Concert Hall, Reimagined The Concert Hall, Reimagined

Performance spaces today are designed to be stand-alone icons, but that's not how we always designed these buildings. Read more

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Biography of a Building Biography of a Building

Norman Foster's evolution as an architect can be viewed through the lens of a single project: the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Read more

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The Campus as Petting Zoo The Campus as Petting Zoo

Schools may find it seductive to hire a succession of celebrated architects, but Thayer Academy reminds us of the benefits of architectural continuity. Read more

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