How architecture critics could mold the built environment

The architecture industry needs more critics who could contribute to the execution of better buildings and educate the public about the built environment's "potential to enhance our daily lives," writes Allison Arieff. She cites Michael Sorkin's critique of the concrete-walled Whitney Museum in New York City as a vivid description of a building. Critics should use "bold, opinionated [and] thoughtful words" for a more comprehensive review of building projects and that they "can act not just as writers but as advocates" of quality architectural work, according to Arieff.

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