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Publications on Architecture


  • Co-author with Rick Harrison of Prefurbia: Redesigning the Suburbs from Disdainable to Sustainable, published 2008 by Sustainable Land Development International.
  • Editor of two book-length essays , “Architecture in Minnesota at the Turn of the Century,” by Alan K. Lathrop; and “Purcell & Elmslie, Architects,” by Mark Hammons, published in Life on the Upper Mississippi, 1890-1915: Minnesota 1900; Michael Conforti, general editor; Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 1994.

Selected articles

  • “An Architectural Tour of Minneapolis and St. Paul,” Old-House Journal, Aug. 2012.
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  • “Sunny 1940s-Inspired Kitchen,” Old House Journal, April 2012.
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  • Restoring Frank Lloyd Wright's Willey House, Old-House Journal, February 2012.
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  • “Tips for Finishing Old-House Woodwork,” Old House Journal, Oct. 2011.
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  • “The Wright Choice: Attention to Original Details Helps Bring a Frank Lloyd Wright Kitchen Back to Life,” Old House Journal, March-April 2009.
  • “Restoring Wright: An Innovative Frank Lloyd Wright design becomes better than new,” Old House Journal, October 2008.
  • "Smooth Move," Old-House Journal, April 2004.
  • "Revolutionary Residential Community Designs: Coving Revisited," Civil Engineering News, November 2003.
  • "Saving a Piece of Minnesota History: The Mower House," Old-House Journal, April 2003.
  • “Historic Places: Wright Here in Mason City,” Old-House Journal, September 2001.
  • “Minneapolis: A City That Works,” Old-House Journal, May 2001.
  • Exhibition review: “Ralph Rapson: 60 Years of Modern Design,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, March 2000.
  • “Minneapolis Prairie School,” Architecture Minnesota Sep/Oct 1998.
  • "The Pencil in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hand,” Journal of the Taliesin Fellowship, Summer 1998 (an interview with John Howe).
  • “Alexander Tylevich: Integrating Sculpture and Architecture,” Architecture Minnesota, Jan/Feb 1998.
  • "The Underachieving Cantilever," Old-House Journal, June 1997.
  • “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Concrete Fence: A Lesson in Architecture,” With Respect to Architecture, April 1994.
  • “Leonard K. Eaton and the Invention of Contextual Architectural History,” With Respect to Architecture, January 1993.
  • “Anti-Semitism and Practice in the USSR,” Progressive Architecture, August 1991.
  • “Satkowski’s Mystery on the Tiber,” With Respect to Architecture, December 1990.
  • “Wright’s Smallest Residence: The Seth Peterson Cottage,” With Respect to Architecture, December 1990.
  • Book review: Gateway Cities and Other Essays by Leonard K. Eaton, With Respect to Architecture, October 1990.
  • “Norwest’s Modernism Collection: Integration of Object and Context,” With Respect to Architecture, May 1990.
  • Review, Cesar Pelli & Associates' Norwest Bank Building in Minneapolis, MPLS. ST. PAUL Magazine, April 1989.
  • "Building Bridges With Walls," Arts, (for members of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts), September 1987.
  • "Salute to John H. Howe," Arts, August 1987.
  • "A Prairie Home and its Companions," MPLS. ST. PAUL Magazine, August 1986.
  • "How to Select an Architect," MPLS. ST. PAUL Magazine, April 1986.


  • 1988-1993: Founded and annually wrote, edited, and published four issues of the news-journal, With Respect to Architecture for the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.
  • 1993-94: Editor of the international Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter; enlarged, redesigned, and repositioned the Newsletter to include articles on architectural history.