Ada Louise Huxtable: The Dean of Architecture Critics

Posted on 01/8/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Legacy“There are some fine architecture critics, don’t get me wrong,” Philip Lopate once wrote in Metropolis, the architecture and design journal. “Huxtable is simply our best.” Indeed, Ada Louise Huxtable, who died on Jan. 7 at age 91 in New York City, was a trailblazer among American architecture critics. When the New York Times appointed her as its first-ever architecture critic in 1963, she became the first American newspaper writer ever to have buildings as her beat. In 1970, when she won the …