Michael Sorkin

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Michael D. Sorkin
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Born(1948-08-02)August 2, 1948
DiedMarch 26, 2020(2020-03-26) (aged 71)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationArchitect, writer
PracticeMichael Sorkin Studio

Michael D. Sorkin (August 2, 1948 – March 26, 2020) was an American architect, author, and educator.[2]

Sorkin received a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in 1970, and a masters in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sorkin also held a master's degree in English from Columbia University (MA '70).[3]

Sorkin was house architecture critic for The Village Voice in the 1980s, and he wrote many articles and books on the subjects of contemporary architecture, design, cities, and the role of democracy in architecture.[4][5]

Sorkin was the co-president of the Institute for Urban Design and vice- president of the Urban Design Forum in New York.[6]

In 2013, Sorkin was awarded the Design Mind award by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.[7]

On March 26, 2020, Sorkin died from COVID-19 in New York City, aged 71.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Caves, Roger W. (July 12, 2005). Encyclopedia of the City (1 ed.). Routledge. p. 424. ISBN 978-0-415-25225-6.
  2. Caves, R. W. (2004). Encyclopedia of the City. Routledge. p. 622. ISBN 9780415252256.
  3. Yoe, Mary Ruth (February 2004). "Everybody's A Critic: Michael Sorkin, AB'69". The University of Chicago Magazine. Vol. 96 no. 3.
  4. "Michael Sporkin: Architecture Critic". The Nation. 2015.
  5. Risen, Clay (July 7, 2009). "Vexed Village: An Architect's Daily Commute Inspires Sweeping Critique of City". The Observer.
  6. "Urban Design Forum: Our Leadership". Urban Desin Forum.
  7. "History of Honorees and Jurors: 2013, Design Mind: Michael Sorkin". Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  8. Pacheco, Antonio (March 26, 2020). "Michael Sorkin, visionary and incisive architect, educator, critic, has passed away from COVID-19". Archinect News. Retrieved March 26, 2020.

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