Alexandra Lange is an architecture and design critic. Her essays, reviews, and features have appeared in Architect, Domus, Dwell, Medium, Metropolis, New York Magazine, The New Yorker blog, and The New York Times. She is a featured writer at Design Observer. She has taught architecture criticism in the Design Criticism Program at the School of Visual Arts and the Urban Design & Architecture Studies Program at New York University. She is a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for academic year 2013-2014.
She is the author of Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012), a primer on how to read and write architecture criticism, as well as the e-book The Dot-Com City: Silicon Valley Urbanism (Strelka Press, 2012), which considers the message of the physical spaces of Facebook, Google, and Apple. She has long been interested in the creation of domestic life, a theme running through Design Research: The Store that Brought Modern Living to American Homes (Chronicle Books, 2010), which she co-authored with Jane Thompson, as well as her contributions to Formica Forever (Metropolis Books, 2013) and Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future (Yale University Press, 2006).
6 Dec 2013
27 Nov 2013
Alexandra Lange: Tale of Two Signs: Twilight Epiphany + newly renovated Blaffer Art Museum demonstrate how art can animate a campus.
18 Nov 2013
Alexandra Lange: Why you should support an upcoming show on designer Deborah Sussman ... in the city she gave rainbow glasses.
8 Nov 2013
Alexandra Lange: A Kickstarter for co-working space Makeshift Society raises questions about what we freelancers need to be productive.
21 Oct 2013
Alexandra Lange: In curating "Designing Modern Women," MoMA should have heeded Paula Scher's advice: "Make It Bigger."
14 Oct 2013
Alexandra Lange: Journalism was tough, even in 1897. A new biography of critic Mariana Van Rensselaer shows us why.
3 Oct 2013
Alexandra Lange: Harvard doesn't have any design courses, but I've found new friends in "material culture."
24 Sep 2013
Alexandra Lange: Today's obsession with digital renderings sparked two exhibitions that suggest a handmade, but far from quaint, corrective.
30 Aug 2013
Alexandra Lange: Driving Vermont's routes I began to wonder: Why does this town get a brand-new energy-efficient supermarket, and that one a minimart-slash-bank?
20 Aug 2013