Architectural Record

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Architectural Record
Editor in Chief Cathleen McGuigan
Categories Trade magazine
Frequency Monthly
First issue 1891 (1891)
Company McGraw Hill Construction
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English
ISSN 0003-858X

Architectural Record is an American monthly magazine that is dedicated to architecture and interior design. Published by McGraw Hill Construction in New York City, it is generally considered "The Record" of Architectural History.[1] Throughout its 110 years in print, Architectural Record has fostered readership among architecture, engineering, and design professionals by featuring articles that showcase noteworthy architectural works throughout the global landscape. News, commentary, criticism, and continuing-education sections outline the scope of content. Of note are the glossy, high-quality photos that accentuate the featured projects, an attribute which makes the magazine accessible to the general public as well.

Architectural Record holds a close relationship with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), particularly through the AIA Continuing Education sections offered both in the magazine and on the magazine's website. An underscore of this interrelationship, previous editor-in-chief Robert Ivy now acts as CEO of the AIA.[2]

The editorial offices are located in Manhattan on the 9th Floor of Two Penn Plaza.[3]

The Wild Men of Paris[edit]

Leading up to 1910 Gelett Burgess interviewed and wrote about avant-garde artists and artworks in and around Paris. The result of Burgess' investigation, The Wild Men of Paris, was published in the May 1910 issue of Architectural Record; after his visit to the 1910 Salon des Indépendants, the anti-establishment art exhibition in Paris one year before the scandalous group exhibition that brought Cubism to the attention of the general public. An important painting by Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, was reproduced in this article; one of the first mentions of the founders of Cubism, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Jean Metzinger to appear in the American press. Other important works were reproduced by Henri Matisse, Auguste Herbin and André Derain.[4][5]


  1. ^ McGuigan, Cathleen (October 2014). The Sea Ranch Architectural Forum (symposium). YouTube. 
  2. ^ "About the AIA, Organizational Structure". The American Institute of Architects. Retrieved October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Contact." Architectural Record. Retrieved on August 30, 2012. "Editorial Offices Two Penn Plaza, 9th Floor New York, NY 10121-2298"
  4. ^ Burgess, Gelett (May 1910). "The Wild Men of Paris". Architectural Record. 
  5. ^ Sawicki, Nicholas. "Inheriting Cubism: The Impact of Cubism on American Art, 1909-1938". Retrieved 2007-02-27. 

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