Silence of the Buildings

Read yesterday that Ada Louise Huxtable passed away.  For anyone interested in, and certainly practicing, architecture these past couple of decades her name had resonance and a weight behind it.  The first architecture critic for a newspaper in North America, not afraid to speak her mind and convictions, and prolific enough ensured she had an impact.  I definitively recognized her name, and knew that when it came up there would be substance to digest.  She took a stand for what she saw as grand, engaging architecture and its role of creating community, enlivening people and fostering greatness.  I am saddened she has passed on while happy for her legacy of newsworthy architectural discourse.

Many good remembrances out there, here’s just one:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/arts/design/ada-louise-huxtable-appraisal-of-an-architecture-critic.html?_r=1&