Allison Arieff

Editorial Director, Writer, Design Observer

Allison Arieff is a contributing columnist to The New York Times and is Editorial Director of the urban planning think tank, SPUR. Allison writes about architecture, design and cities for numerous publications including The California Sunday Magazine, the MIT Technology Review, Wired, Dialogue and CityLab. She is a former editor-at-large for GOOD and Sunset magazines and from 2006–2008, was senior content lead for the global design and innovation firm IDEO. She was the editor-in-chief of Dwell (and was the magazine’s founding senior editor) until 2006; Dwell won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2005 under her tenure.