Architectural Critic and Pulitzer-Prize Winner Paul Goldberger to Speak at Yale

On November 11 at 4:30 p.m., Paul Goldberger, one of the nation’s most eminent writers in the field of architecture, design and urbanism, will deliver a lecture at Yale sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, titled “After the World Trade Center: The Struggle to Make a City for Our Time.”

A 1972 graduate of Yale College, Goldberger has been the architecture critic at The New Yorker since 1997. He joined The New Yorker following a 25-year career at The New York Times, where he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984.

Goldberger is the author of several books, including the recently published “The World Trade Center Remembered” and “Manhattan Unfurled.” Among his earlier books are “The City Observed: New York: An Architectural Guide to Manhattan,” “The Skyscraper” and “Above New York.”

Goldberger lectures widely around the country, and for several years taught architecture criticism at the Yale School of Architecture. He has also served as a consultant to several major cultural institutions, including the Morgan Library in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.

In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, his writing has received such awards as the President’s Medal of the Municipal Art Society of New York, the medal of the American Institute of Architects and the Medal of Honor of the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation. In 1993 he was named a Literary Lion, the New York Public Library’s tribute to distinguished writers, and in 1996, he received an achievement award from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. He has received honorary doctorates from Pratt Institute in New York, the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit and the New York School of Interior Design.

Goldberger appears frequently in the media, most recently in Ken Burns’ documentary on Frank Lloyd Wright, in the PBS series “Building Big,” as host of the Learning Channel program “Super Structures” and as architectural commentator on CNN.

The Poynter Fellowship program was established by Nelson Poynter (Yale, M.A. 1927) to enable Yale to host distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. By sponsoring symposiums and conferences on issues of broad public concern and by bringing to the university some of the most outstanding journalists from the United States and abroad, the Poynter Fellowship has helped Yale students and faculty gain special insight into the media and their role in contemporary culture.

The Lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 102 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street.

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