Places Editors

Nancy Levinson is the editor and executive director of Places. She brings to the role experience in design and practice, most recently as director of the Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory and professor of practice at The Design School at Arizona State University, and as co-founding editor of Harvard Design Magazine at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.Arch from University of Pennsylvania.

Frances Richard is Associate Editor of Places. She is the author of three books of poems: Anarch., The Phonemes, and See Through; and co-author, with Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi, of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates.” Her book-length study Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics is forthcoming from University of California Press. Frances has been a member of the editorial teams at Fence and Cabinet, and a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She teaches at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.