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: