Architecture and Ambiguity
Nicolai Ouroussoff was named the architecture critic of The New York Times in 2004, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2006. Before that, from 1996 to 2004, he was the architecture critic of The Los Angeles Times, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 and 2004.
Previously, Mr. Ouroussoff was a freelance writer from 1992 to 1996. His work appeared in publications like Art Forum, The New York Observer, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Elle Décor, The New York Times and others.
Mr. Ouroussoff was born in Boston on October 3, 1962. He received a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in 1985 and master’s degree from the Columbia University graduate school of architecture in 1992.
He is currently writing a book on architecture in the 20th century for Farrar, Straus and Giroux.