Editor—Fiona Luis: [email protected]
Editorial board—Sam Batchelor AIA, Daniel Bluestone, Alice Brown, Mark Careaga AIA, Jean Carroon FAIA, Deborah Fennick AIA, Jason Forney AIA, Kaki Martin ASLA, David Nagahiro AIA, Daniel Perruzzi AIA, Gretchen Rabinkin AIA, Carl Solander, Jim Stanislaski AIA, Rose Mary Su, and Carole Wedge FAIA
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2019 Editorial Calendar
MAY/JUNE PIVOT: On change, transformation, and reinvention
JULY/AUGUST POP: Architecture in pop culture, pop-up architecture, and everything in between
SEPT/OCTOBER LOST: The duality of history/memories to the pleasure of letting things unfold
NOV/DECEMBER SHARE: Fresh thoughts from the frontier of the sharing economy
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