Michael Kimmelman

New York Times 

Mr. Kimmelman is the architecture critic of The New York Times. His work has often focused on urban affairs, public space, infrastructure and social equity, as well as on new buildings and designs. He was the paper's chief art critic; and, based in Berlin, created the Abroad column, covering cultural and political affairs across Europe and the Middle East.

He returned to New York from Europe in 2011 as the paper's Senior Critic and Architecture Critic. Kimmelman’s articles since then, on Penn Station, sound, transit and infrastructure, redevelopment after Hurricane Sandy, as well as on Syrian refugee camps as do-it-yourself cities, among other issues at home and overseas, have helped to reshape policy and the public debate about urbanism, architecture and architectural criticism. Most recently he has been focusing on global cities and climate change. He contributes regularly to The New York Review of Books. Kimmelman graduated summa cum laude from Yale College with a degree in history and received his graduate degree in art history from Harvard University, where he was an Arthur Kingsley Porter Fellow.