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2012 Newsmakers

Architectural Record presents brief interviews with the personalities making headlines in the architecture world. From noteworthy architects to clients to policy makers, we speak with the people shaping the profession.

Roman Mars

Roman Mars
Roman Mars raised over $170,000 on Kickstarter for the third season of his "tiny" radio show about design, 99% Invisible.

Photo © Raymond Ahner

Peter M. Wheelwright

Peter M. Wheelwright
What does architecture have in common with writing a novel? If you ask Peter M. Wheelwright, the answer is a lot.

Photo © Eliza Hicks

Philip J. Enquist

Philip J . Enquist
RECORD chats with SOM’s Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning about the firm’s master plan for the Great Lakes.

Photo courtesy Jill Paider Photography/Courtesy SOM

Deborah Berke

Deborah Berke
The New York architect discusses her winning the first Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize and the status of women in design.

Photo courtesy University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design

Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava
The renowned Spanish engineer and designer is the subject of an exhibition opening today at Russia's Hermitage Museum—the institution's first retrospective devoted to a contemporary architect. Calatrava speaks candidly with Architectural Record about the show, his work, and the criticism he often faces.

Photo courtesy Santiago Calatrava

Toni L. Griffin

Toni L. Griffin
The noted urban planner is heading up the new Bond Design Center at the City College of New York.

Photo courtesy CCNY

Michael Kimmelman

Michael Kimmelman
RECORD sits down with the new architecture critic of the New York Times to discuss his plans for covering the designs of buildings, New York, and the wider world.

Photo: © Marco Tambara

Vishaan Chakrabarti

Vishaan Chakrabarti
No one has a résumé like Vishaan Chakrabarti, a planner who has darted between the public and private sectors. Recently, he became a partner at SHoP Architects. While retaining an academic position at Columbia University, Chakrabarti will help steer the Manhattan firm responsible for such projects as the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn.

Photo courtesy SHoP

Henry Urbach

Henry Urbach
Henry Urbach, a one-time gallery owner who most recently was curator of architecture and design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, will be moving to New Canaan, Connecticut. He has just been named director of the Glass House, the Philip Johnson estate now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

Photo © Winni Wintermeyer

Jacques Herzog

Jacques Herzog on Mixing Tenses
The Swiss architect talks about his firm’s take on reworking the past.

Photo © Georg Gatsas

Michael Graves

Michael Graves
The architect discusses winning this year’s Driehaus Prize, which honors classical architecture and traditional urbanism, and how he plans to spend the $200k award.

Photo courtesy University of Notre Dame School of Architecture

Tina di Carlo

Tina di Carlo, Founder of ASAP
Former MoMA curator Tina di Carlo sets out to change architecture's ugly-stepsister status in the art world.

Photo courtesy Tina di Carlo

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