May 29, 2019

The AIAS is pleased to announce the 2019 CRIT Editorial Team, led by newly appointed Editor-in-Chief Mary Geschwindt, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The 2019 CRIT team will be responsible for the publication of the Winter 86 (print) edition.

“I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to write for previous issues of CRIT which focused on timely themes: politics, technology, and territory. I’m looking forward to leading issue 86 as the intention aims to be no different; a critical take on our built environments is paramount to designing a better world for everyone. Exclusivity and inclusivity can be considered one issue in architecture and design which often goes unnoticed at the surface level, but is planned for nonetheless. CRIT 86 will examine such spaces, cities, buildings, and policies which affect populations by trying to exclude or include them, in an effort to critique design practice and principle.” – Mary Geschwindt

Mary Geschwindt is an architectural designer and aspiring architecture and design critic based in New York City. Having served on the CRIT editorial team as a writer from 2016-2018 during her time as a student at NJIT, she is thrilled to lead the next editorial team for Issue 86. In an effort to keep up with learning to write architectural criticism, Mary explores issues related to architecture and the urban realm through periodic installments on her blog, Crit City.

The 2019 CRIT Editorial Team will be comprised of:


Mary Geschwindt, New Jersey Institute of Technology


Kate Mazade, Syracuse University


Yael Asman, Drexel University

Aubrey Bader, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Shreya Bhaskare, University of New Mexico

Christopher Dalov, Florida International University

Erin Doering, Clemson University

Claire Eason, University of Memphis

Han Na Kim, The Cooper Union

Henry Moores Francis, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Awais Qazi, University of Maryland

Jessica Rice, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Hailey Starolis, Drexel University

Swati Jain, Columbia University

Sheryl Wadehra, Savannah College of Art and Design


CRIT is the journal of the AIAS and the premier publication of student’s in architecture, design, and associated fields. Published since 1976, CRIT offers a variety of opportunities for AIAS members and acts as a forum for critical discourse and the dissemination of knowledge.

CRIT is your opportunity to distinguish yourself from your peers and provide you a competitive edge. CRIT presents opportunities for students to have their work published in a national journal that is read by thousands of students and is a part of the collections of nearly every architecture school library and a growing number of architecture firms.

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