A graduate of Nutley High School, Paul Goldberger entered Yale University undecided whether he wanted to become an architect or continue his very early success as a journalist. While a freshman at Yale, his first piece submitted to "The New York Times," was published as a cover story in its Sunday magazine. Three years later with a Yale degree in hand, Goldberger became the architectural critic for "The Times." In 1990, he was named cultural news editor and in 1994 became the newspaper's chief cultural correspondent. In 1984, Paul Goldberger won a Pulitzer Prize, the highest award in journalism, for his architectural criticism.
After 25 years at "The New York Times," he left the newspaper and
joined "The New Yorker" magazine as its architectural critic. He also
began teaching a course at the University of California's School of Journalism
based on his experiences regarding the redevelopment of the World Trade Center
area and other large-scale urban construction projects.
Paul Goldberger is also dean of the Parsons School of Design in New York City. He frequently appears on film and television to discuss art, architecture, and cities. Recent appearances include Frank Burn's epic "New York," documentary film and Lynn Novick's "Frank Lloyd Wright." Goldberger has also written several books including "Up from Zero," released this month and billed as, "the inside story of the quest to rebuild the 16-acre site where the towers of the World Trade Center once stood."