Karen Stein is a writer, editor, and architectural consultant. From 1998 until June 2007, she was editorial director of Phaidon Press, a leading international publisher of books on architecture, art, design and photography, where she commissioned and developed some of Phaidon’s flagship titles. Formerly, she was managing senior editor at Architectural Record. Karen is a member of the jury for the Pritzker Architecture Prize, co-chair of the Architecture and Design Circle at the Museum of Modern Art, and a board member of the Architectural League of New York. Karen was the 1994–1995 Loeb Fellow in Environmental Studies at Harvard University and has received several awards for editorial excellence including the McGraw-Hill Companies Corporate Achievement Award and a special citation by the American Institute of Architects.