Architect Magazine Bloggers
Aaron Betsky is the director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, and in 2008 he was director of the 11th Venice International Architecture Biennale. Trained as an architect at Yale, he has published more than a dozen books on art, architecture, and design and teaches and lectures about design around the world. Aaron worked for Frank O. Gehry and Associates and Hodgetts & Fung Design Associates as a designer, taught for many years at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and between 1995 and 2001 was curator of architecture and design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. From 2001 to 2006 he was director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Minnesota-based architect and author Blaine Brownell, AIA, is a self-defined materials researcher and sustainable building adviser. His "Product of the Week" emails and three volumes of Transmaterial
(2006, 2008, 2010) provide designers with a steady flow of inspiration—a 21st-century Grammar of Ornament
. Blaine has practiced architecture in Japan and the U.S. and has been published in more than 40 design, business, and science publications. The recipient of a Fulbright fellowship for 2006–07, he researched contemporary Japanese material innovations at the Tokyo University of Science. He currently teaches architecture and co-directs the M.S. in Sustainable Design program at the University of Minnesota. His book Matter in the Floating World
was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2011.
Hannah McCann covers the changing culture of the architecture workplace. Her features in ARCHITECT include “0.2%
” (March 2007), exploring the reasons behind the disproportionately small number of black women licensed as architects, and “Fair Play
” (March 2009), on ways architecture offices can be designed to be more inclusive. Hannah was the magazine’s managing editor from its launch until she left in mid-2008 to spend more time with her young children. She now freelances for ARCHITECT as an editor at large, writing on issues touched on in Worklife and also on history and culture.
Contributing editor and author of ARCHITECT’s monthly Eco column
, Lance Hosey, AIA, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP, is president and CEO of GreenBlue
, a nonprofit and consultancy dedicated to environmental innovation and the creative redesign of industry. A registered architect, he is a former director at William McDonough + Partners. With Kira Gould, he is the co-author of Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design
(2007). His forthcoming book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design
, studies how form and image can enhance conservation, comfort, and community at every scale of design, from products to cities.
Ned Cramer is editor-in-chief of ARCHITECT, and editorial director of ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING, ECO-STRUCTURE, and METALMAG, published by Hanley Wood, a Washington, D.C.-based business media company. Prior to joining Hanley Wood, Cramer served as the first full-time curator of the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), where he organized public programs and exhibitions such as "A Century of Progress: Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair" and "New Federal Architecture: The Face of a Nation."
At CAF, projects under Cramer's direction received support from foundations and corporations such as Altria, Boeing, the Driehaus Foundation, the Graham Foundation, and the McCormick-Tribune Foundation. He speaks regularly on architecture, design, and related issues.
The Avery Architectural Index lists nearly 100 articles with Cramer's byline, many written in his former capacity as executive editor of Architecture magazine. The recipient of an Arts Administration Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Cramer has held positions at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Menil Collection in Houston.
Cramer is an alumnus of the Rice University School of Architecture. He was born and raised in St. Louis.