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|Born||December 4, 1950|
|Alma mater||Yale University (B.A., 1972)|
|Occupation||architectural critic, journalist, educator|
|Susan L. Solomon, co-founder and CEO of The New York Stem Cell Foundation|
|Parent(s)||Morris Goldberger, Edna Kronman|
|Awards||Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism (1984)|
Vincent Scully Prize (2012) the leading figure in architecture
Shortly after starting as a reporter at The New York Times in 1972, he was assigned to write the obituary of architect Louis Kahn, who had died suddenly of a heart attack in a bathroom in New York's Pennsylvania Station. The next year, he was named the paper's architecture critic.
In 1984 Goldberger won the Pulitzer Prize for his architecture criticism in The Times. In 1996, New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani presented him with the city's Preservation Achievement Award in recognition of the impact of his work on historic preservation.
From July 2004 until June 2006, he served as the Dean of Parsons The New School for Design, the art and design college of The New School, a university in New York. He retains a tenured position as the Joseph Urban professor of Design at Parsons.
He is the author of the book Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York and The City Observed, New York, a Guide to the Architecture of Manhattan. Also, in a May 2005 New Yorker column, he suggested that the best solution for rebuilding at Ground Zero would focus on residential use mixed with cultural and memorial elements.