Kate Wagner

Kate Wagner is an architecture and design critic based in Baltimore. 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.