Kate Wagner

Kate Wagner studied acoustics at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of the architecture blog McMansion Hell.

The architect Robert Venturi in 1991, with a model of a new hall for the Philadelphia Orchestra in the background.

The Robert Venturi Effect

The “father of postmodernism” had a seismic impact on architecture—and on me.

Illustration of a house with separate activities taking place in different rooms.

The Case for Rooms

It’s time to end the tyranny of open-concept interior design.