Alexandra Lange
Architecture & design critic
Jan 7, 2020

Bunshaft’s Impact and Legacy: Then and Now

In conjunction with the publication of Gordon Bunshaft and SOM: Building Corporate Modernism (Yale University Press), author Nicholas Adams will discuss Bunshaft, his work, and his legacy with Mary McLeod (Columbia University), Francesco Dal Co (IAUV), Colin Koop (SOM/NY), and Alexandra Lange (Curbed).

6PM, Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, Manhattan.
$10, AIA Members and students, free.

Oct 21, 2019

New York in 27 Buildings with Sam Roberts and Alexandra Lange

To celebrate the launch of his latest book, A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis, former New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts sits down for a conversation with Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange. They’ll share the stories behind our city’s most transformative structures from architectural icons like the Empire State Building to lesser-known sites such as the city’s oldest continuously operating theater and the building where the Founding Fathers added the Bill of Rights to the Constitution.

6:30PM, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan.
$17, $15 Museum members.

Oct 14, 2019

YSOA Lecture Series: “Looking for Role Models in All the Wrong Places"

Prominent architecture critic Alexandra Lange ’94 B.A. gives a lecture on “Looking for Role Models in All the Wrong Places,” discussing her research into some of the major figures of twentieth century architecture.

6:30PM, Hastings Hall, 180 York Street, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven.
Free and open to the public.

Jun 15, 2019

Future Hudson: Where Does Hudson Gather?

A panel on the future of Hudson, New York’s public spaces, from the parks and open spaces, to the sidewalks, streets, buildings and spaces between them. Part of an event series organized by local urban planners, architects, and activists, inspiring creative conversations with and by forward-thinking people, projects and organizations.

Panelists include Carter Strickland, Trust for Pubic Land; Bram Gunther, Natural Areas Conservancy; Gail Wittwer-Laird, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners; Kaya Weidman, Kite’s Nest; Christine Vanderlan, Columbia Land Conservancy, and Alexandra Lange.

4PM, Hudson Area Library, 51 North 5th Street, Hudson, New York.

May 9, 2019

Luncheon By Design: "Serious Play"

The Denver Art Museum’s 2019 Luncheon by Design will feature an exclusive presentation by Alexandra Lange, renowned architecture critic and author of The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids.

This year’s event marks an exciting year for design at the DAM, aligning with the exhibition “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America” and looking ahead to the new galleries for the Architecture, Design & Graphics department.

11AM, Grand Ballroom, Four Seasons Denver.
Tickets are $150 for the luncheon, or $350 for both the luncheon and the May 8 Patron Party.
Information, Violet Mantell at or 720-913-0034.

May 7, 2019

Book Launch: "The Midcentury Kitchen"

A conversation about food, design, and the politics of the American kitchen with Sarah Archer, author of the new book The Midcentury Kitchen: America’s Favorite Room from Workspace to Dreamscape, 1940s-1970s, and Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, the author of Combat-Ready Kitchen, and Curbed architecture critic and The Design of Childhood author Alexandra Lange.

6PM, Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, Manhattan.