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Coming in May 2019...ArchitectureBoston is digital first!

Starting in late May, a new digital magazine explores what it means to change and transform, launching with a handful of articles, then publishing new stories under the theme every other week or so. ArchitectureBoston’s themes will refresh every 2 months.


Editor  Fiona Luis

Contributing Photographers Steve Rosenthal, Peter Vanderwarker

Contributing Editors Matthew Bronski, Assoc. AIA, Matthew Kiefer, Andrea Leers FAIA, David Luberoff, Hubert Murray FAIA, William Rawn FAIA

Editorial board Sam Batchelor AIA, Daniel Bluestone, Alice Brown, Mark Careaga AIA, Jean Carroon FAIA, Deborah Fennick AIA, Jason Forney AIA, Rickie Golden, Alex Krieger, Kaki Martin ASLA, David Nagahiro AIA, Daniel Peruzzi AIA, Dan Perruzzi AIA, Gretchen Rabinkin AIA, Carl Solander, Jim Stanislaski AIA,  Rose Mary Su,  Carole Wedge FAIA

Advertising Maria Salvatierra, or 617-391-4019.

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2019 Editorial Calendar

PIVOT: On change, transformation, and reinvention

POP: Architecture in pop culture, pop-up architecture, and everything in between

The duality of history/memories to the pleasure of letting things unfold

Fresh thoughts from the frontier of the sharing economy.

Submission deadline: Generally 6 weeks before publication date, unless specified by editor. 


Writers' Guidelines (for assigned articles)

The ABCs of quality journalism: Accuracy, Brevity, Clarity. Keep these in mind at all times and you can’t go far wrong. 

Reporting + writing

  • Adhere to traditional journalistic standards and techniques. Facts and assertions must be verifiable, and/or attributed to a source wherever possible. Interviews should be by phone or in person (No taping without the subject’s permission, per Massachusetts law). Any review of an exhibit, lecture, film, etc. must be attended by the author.
  • Seek interviews with principal figures directly; do not simply pull something off a website. Avoid all technical, theoretical, and academic jargon. No footnotes!
  • Conflicts of Interest: On occasion, you may write about friends or colleagues. Any personal relations, financial interests, or other arrangements must be disclosed. Alert your editor.
  • Treat your subjects with respect and a sense of fair play.Avoid clichés of speech and thought. “The iconic structure….” “What a difference a day (year, week) makes…” “It was the best of buildings, it was the worst of buildings,” etc. 
  • Familiarize yourself with ArchitectureBoston archives to get a sense of style and content.
  • Avoid all technical, theoretical, and academic jargon. Avoid clichés. No footnotes.
  • Think about structure before you write. Does the main argument steadily build? A successful essay often has a “nut graf”—a few sentences high up that distills the major point of the article. 
  • Don’t use a $50 word when a $5 word will do. “Creativity” not ‘ideation.” Avoid adverbial and qualifying phrases: somewhat, really, especially… etc. Rewrite.
  • Feistiness and appropriate displays of wit are encouraged. Self-promotion is not.

Submission of assigned articles + editorial process

  • E-mail directly to the editor. 
  • You may include a proposed headline (subject to change).
  • Please include your byline and a brief (up to 25 words) bio blurb.  
  • ArchitectureBoston buys buy First North American Serial Rights and the right to publish your article on our website, including our electronic archives and online databases. All other rights of reuse and resale revert to you.
  • Your article will be edited for clarity, style, content, and length. The revised draft—with questions, comments, and trims—will be returned for your review. Respond as quickly as possible; inform the editor if you will be unavailable in the weeks after your deadline.
  • Your article may also be edited during production; changes will be made at the editor’s discretion.
  • Payment is upon publication. You’ll be asked to fill out a W-9 form.

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