Last Stars Standing

By Phillip Nobel, Metropolis Magazine
October 16, 2012

The past few years have been good for architecture—not financially, of course (it’s been brutal for most firms), but culturally. In contrast to the 1990s, and certainly into the noisy aughts, coverage of buildings and the people who design them is no longer focused so tightly on a select cohort, an elite. We see far less reflexive fealty to “starchitects” now. Even that insipid term seems dated, pejorative. More …