Alexandra Lange

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 theNew York Times. She has been a featured writer at Design Observer, and has a monthly Opinion column at Dezeen. 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. During academic year 2013–2014 she was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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 toFormica Forever (Metropolis Books, 2013) and Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future (Yale University Press, 2006).

Lange has lectured widely at universities and museums, on topics ranging from the history of women architecture critics to the opulent modernism of Alexander Girard to the proper use of social media for designers.