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Mark Lamster is the architecture critic of the Dallas Morning News, a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Loeb fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is at work on a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson.

The decade in architecture: The good, the bad, and the capitalism

Two critics reflect on 10 years of atypical design awards and ask, what exactly did it all come to?

2018 in architecture: The good, the bad, and the urbanism

Two architecture critics weigh in on a year in design.

Arbiter of taste, enfant terrible: The best and worst of Philip Johnson

The prolific 20th-century American architect’s work, ranked by the author of Johnson’s mega-biography.

Year in review 2016: making architecture great again

For the seventh consecutive year, Curbed’s own Alexandra Lange and the critic Mark Lamster of the Dallas Morning News cover the ups and downs, triumphs, and tragedies of the year in design.