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Jay Wickersham FAIA
“In novels, a character flaw”
Wickersham, architect and lawyer, practices architectural and environmental law with the Cambridge, Massachusetts, firm Noble & Wickersham. He is Associate Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he teaches courses in the history, law, and ethics of architectural practice.


Ian Baldwin
“Big glass” 
Baldwin has practiced architecture on projects from a large transport hub in Manhattan to conference-room renovations. He has written about architecture and urban design for more than a decade and received the Douglas Haskell Award from aia New York for architectural journalism. He currently teaches studio and history/theory seminars at the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. He lives in Providence.


Matteo Pericoli
“The laboratory of literary architecture”
Pericoli is an architect, illustrator, teacher, and author. His books include Manhattan Unfurled, The City Out My Window: 63 Views on New York, and the upcoming Windows on the World: Fifty Writers, Fifty Views.



John Gallagher
“Don’t forget the Motor City”
Gallagher is architecture critic for The Detroit Free Press. His most recent book is Revolution Detroit: Strategies for Urban Reinvention, and he is coauthor of AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. John was born in New York City and joined the Free Press in 1987. He and his wife, Sheu-Jane, live along Detroit’s east riverfront.


Russell Maret
“A note on the type”
Maret is a private press printer and self-taught type designer working in New York City. He won the 2009 Rome Prize in Design from the American Academy in Rome, is the vice chairman of the Fine Press Book Association, and is a former trustee of the American Printing History Association. Maret’s books and manuscripts are in public and private collections throughout the world.


Anne Whiston Spirn
“Digital doorway” 
Spirn is a professor of landscape architecture and planning at MIT. Her books include The Granite Garden, The Language of Landscape, Daring to Look, and The Eye Is a Door. In 2001, she received the International Cosmos Prize for “contributions to the harmonious coexistence of nature and humankind.”


Mimi Love
“House of straw, house of stereotype”
Love is a principal at Utile, where, among other projects, she is collaborating with Reed Hilderbrand on a masterplan for the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln. She coauthored Color Space Style, a reference book on interior design. She lives with her husband, Tim, and their two children in South Boston.