Matthew Marani holds a B.A. from Skidmore College in history and political science. He spent a year at the University of Edinburgh studying architectural conservation. And he is completing an M.S. in City and Regional Planning at Pratt.
Matthew has written articles for The Architect’s Newspaper, New York Review of Architecture, and Metropolis Magazine. He also was a consultant for our 2021 virtual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend.
Favorite Landmark: That is a difficult question, but I would have to go with the Audubon Terrace Historic District in Washington Heights. The full-block campus is one of the great works of Charles Pratt Huntington, and, in its unique campus layout and American Renaissance design, sought to be a visionary acropolis for the fast-growing metropolis of New York City. The campus was built in 1907, and the succeeding two decades saw notable additions by the likes of Cass Gilbert and McKim, Mead & White. Today, the campus is still home to the Hispanic Society of America, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Boricua College.
Photo by Noel Sutherland