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Editor & Staff Biographies

Cathleen McGuigan


Cathleen McGuigan
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Cathleen McGuigan is editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, as well as editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction’s GreenSource and SNAP. She is responsible for leading the award-winning editorial and design teams to deliver news and analysis of design trends, building science, and professional strategies to architects, design professionals, and building product manufacturers. Her broad experience as an editor, journalist and critic provides strong leadership for this integrated print and digital portfolio, as well as strikingly relevant professional and cultural content for readers across the globe. Cathleen joined McGraw-Hill Construction in 2011. Previously she was a Newsweek architecture critic and arts editor, and she possesses more than three decades of cultural journalism experience. Cathleen’s work has also been published in The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Harper’s Bazaar, and Rolling Stone. A Michigan native, she serves on several design juries and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.


Linda Lentz

Linda Lentz
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Linda Lentz is Architectural Record’s Special Sections Editor, responsible for the Record Interiors issue, the quarterly lighting sections, and such special issue segments as the 2011 Schools of the 21st Century and Good Design is Good Business. Previously, the Brooklyn native worked as a freelance writer covering design, materials, and products for numerous design and shelter publications — including RECORD, and its spin-off My House — following ten years as Articles Editor at Home Magazine. Linda holds an M.A. from NYU and a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute.


William Hanley

William Hanley
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William Hanley is Architectural Record’s Senior Editor. He has written about design, art, urbanism, and media culture for numerous print and electronic publications. Before joining RECORD in 2008, he was an editor at ArtInfo.com, ARTnews, and Rhizome.org. He is also a cofounder of FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics), an event-based micro-granting program for community-focused art and design projects.


Beth Broome

Beth Broome
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Beth Broome joined Architectural Record as managing editor in 2004 following six years working in newspapers, most recently as managing editor of The New York Observer. Beyond architecture, she has written on a variety of subjects, including finance, food, and society and culture. In her current position, she oversees the day-to-day operations, planning, and production of the magazine and edits and writes on a range of projects. Originally from the Boston area, she is a graduate of Tufts University.


Clifford Pearson

Clifford Pearson
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Clifford Pearson joined Architectural Record in 1989 after working for publications such as Builder magazine, Metropolis, and Corporate Design & Realty. He is the author of the book Indonesia: Design and Culture (Monacelli, 1998) and the editor of Modern American Houses: Four Decades of Award-Winning Design in Architectural Record (Harry N. Abrams, 1996). He holds a master's degree in architectural history from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University.
 
Helene Silverman
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Helene Silverman joined Architectural Record as Art Director in 2010. Previously, she was the Design Director of Metropolis magazine and redesigned Modern Painters magazine for Louise Blouin Media in 2009. She was the Art Director of the influential music magazine The Rocket in Seattle. Helene was a visiting faculty member of the Department of Graphic Design at Yale and held a position on the Board of Directors of New York chapter of The American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Suzanne Stephens
Suzanne Stephens
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Suzanne Stephens, a deputy editor of Architectural Record, has been a writer, editor, and critic in the field of architecture for several decades. She has Ph.D. in architectural history from Cornell University, and teaches a seminar in the history of architectural criticism in the architecture program of  Barnard and Columbia colleges. In addition, Stephens is the architectural advisor to Checkerboard Film Foundation, which recently produced the film series, “Landmarks in 21st  Century American Architecture.” She was the lead author of Imagining Ground Zero: Official and Unofficial Proposals for the World Trade Center Site, published in 2004 by Architectural Record and Rizzoli International. Currently Stephens serves on the board of directors of the Sir John Soane Museum Foundation in New York, and is a Life Trustee of the New York Architectural League.

Joann Gonchar
Joann Gonchar
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Joann Gonchar, AIA, LEED AP, is a senior editor at Architectural Record and a special contributing editor to GreenSource magazine. She joined RECORD and GreenSource in 2006, after working for eight years at their sister McGraw-Hill publication, Engineering News-Record. Before starting her career as a journalist, Joann worked for several architecture firms and spent three years in Kobe, Japan, with the firm Team Zoo, Atelier Iruka. She earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. She is licensed to practice architecture in New York State.

 
Laura Raskin
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Laura Raskin is an Assistant Editor at Architectural Record. She received her Masters in Journalism from Columbia University, where she specialized in arts and cultural criticism and took classes at Columbia’s architecture school. Prior to returning to school, Laura wrote for newspapers in Massachusetts and Vermont, covering courts, schools, town government, and arts and culture. Her work has been published on DesignObserver.com, and in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

 

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