A post on Mediabistro's Unbeige blog had us rolling in the aisles this morning. It read, "AR's longtime editor-in-chief, Paige Rense Noland, has decided to retire after a career of 35 years with the publication." It credited Fishbowl NYC with breaking the story.

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Bob Ivy, of course, is the editor-in-chief of Architectural Record. But, my mind reeled with the possibilities for a followup:

A spokesman for McGraw-Hill Construction, which owns Record said,
"Rumors that Si Newhouse is interviewing  Deborah Needleman, Pilar Viladas, and Paul Goldberger for the editorship are intriguing. However, we are not talking to any of them at this time."

Robert A. Ivy, who is currently editor of Architectural Digest told me, "Paige has done an outstanding job of expanding Record's presence internationally, and making it the most widely read professional journal in the world. I am sure that Record's staff will miss her."

"And, despite rumors to the contrary, I'm having a ball here at Digest, and intend to remain for just as many years as Paige was at Record."

Deborah, Pilar, and Paul we'd love to have you here. Unfortunately, we are not interviewing at this time.