Ada Louise Huxtable

Journalist, Author

1921 – 2013


Who was Ada Louise Huxtable?

Ada Louise Huxtable was an architecture critic and writer on architecture. In 1970 she was awarded the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. The esteemed architecture critic Paul Goldberger, also a Pulitzer Prize-winner for architectural criticism, said of Huxtable: "Before Ada Louise Huxtable, architecture was not a part of the public dialogue." "She was a great lover of cities, a great preservationist and the central planet around which every other critic revolved," said architect Robert A. M. Stern, dean of the Yale University School of Architecture.


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Mar 14, 1921
New York City
Also known as
  • Ada Louise Landman
  • United States of America
  • Graduate school, New York University
    History of architecture
    (1942 - 1950)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Hunter College
    ( - 1941)
Lived in
  • New York City
    ( - 2013/01/07)
Jan 7, 2013
New York City

on July 23, 2013