It’s a new year, a time for a fresh start. And while we at RECORD like to bring you the newest architectural projects and the latest in design ideas and technology, 2016 is a year in which we’re looking back as well, reflecting on our rich legacy. That’s because Architectural Record turns 125 this year, a longer run than almost any other brand in American publishing. Look for special features in print and online over the coming year.
Founded in 1891 as “the Magazine for Architects and all persons who take an intelligent interest in the design, the construction, and the embellishment of the buildings in which they live,” the quarterly (it went monthly in 1902) arrived at a key moment in American cultural history. Magazines were becoming an immensely popular medium, at the same time that building technology and architecture were rapidly advancing, and modern ideas were capturing the imagination of the public.