Ada Louise Huxtable, a Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic who championed the Brutalist design of Boston’s City Hall, died in New York on Jan. 7 at age 91. She split her time between the Big Apple and Marblehead, Massachusetts.
She was an assistant curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art from 1946 to 1950. She became the nation’s first full-time newspaper critic of architecture when she wrote for The New York Times in 1963 until 1982. A champion of historic preservation and thoughtful new development, she won the Pulitzer for her writing in 1970. More recently, she had written for the Wall Street Journal.