The Architects Newspaper reports that Nicolai Ouroussoff will leave the New York Times at the end of this month following a seven-year run as the august paper's architecture critic. According to a memo sent to Times staff, he is leaving to write "a book about the architectural and cultural history of the last 100 years."

This invites two big questions...

Will Ouroussoff land at another publication before long?

Which aspiring Muschamp will take his place at the Times?

Read the memo over at the Architects Newspaper: No More Nicolai: Critic Leaving NY Times