The Institute for Urban Design announced today that it has appointed Anne Guiney as new Executive Director of the Institute for Urban Design. Guiney, a veteran architecture and design editor and journalist, succeeds Olympia Kazi, who has held the post since 2007 and is departing to become the Executive Director of the Van Alen Institute.
Most recently, Guiney was the editor of the New York edition of The Architect’s Newspaper, and was part of the original team that launched the newspaper in 2003. Prior, she was an editor at Architecture magazine and Metropolis, and has written widely on architecture and design for other publications, including Architect, MARK, ID, and Details. She has also worked as a consultant organizing high-profile architecture competitions (working with Jones | Kroloff), including the commissions for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Parrish Art Museum, and the Portland Aerial Tramway. (more…)