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Cathleen McGuigan Named Architectural Record Editor-in-Chief
[May 03, 2011]

Cathleen McGuigan Named Architectural Record Editor-in-Chief

NEW YORK, May 03, 2011 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies , today announced the appointment of Cathleen McGuigan as editor-in-chief of Architectural Record. Essential to the profession for over 120 years, Architectural Record's award-winning magazine and website ( provide industry news and analysis, as well as coverage of design trends, building science, and professional strategies for architects and design professionals. McGuigan most recently was a contributing architecture critic and cultural correspondent for Newsweek.

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"Cathleen brings a broad spectrum of experience and talent as an editor, journalist and critic, creating cultural content for readers across the globe," said Keith Fox, president of McGraw-Hill Construction. "She joins Architectural Record at an exciting time. Record is enjoying great momentum, expanding its access across multiple mobile applications, and showing a continuous increase in web traffic with deep community engagement. We are thrilled to have Cathleen onboard and confident that her leadership will inspire us and the hundreds of thousands of customers served by Record's independent voice, editorial excellence, and unique ability to connect the professionals who rely on us--and who have made us the leading publication in the profession for 120 years." McGuigan was previously at Newsweek, holding progressively senior positions, beginning as a researcher/reporter in 1977 and rising to senior editor for the arts, covering architecture, art, publishing, theater, movies and music. Her work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Yale's Constructs, Art News, Harper's Bazaar, and Rolling Stone. She is a frequent design juror and lecturer. McGuigan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and has received fellowships from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Yale University. She is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

In addition to guiding Architectural Record, McGuigan will serve as editorial director of GreenSource, a sustainable design magazine launched in 2006, and Snap, a products publication that debuted in 2009.

Architectural Record and connect architects and design professionals to a wealth of projects, products and people with complete coverage of great architecture around the globe and a highly interactive website. It has won more than 20 awards in the past five years, including three 2010 Neal Awards for "Best Integrated Package," "Best Use of Video," and "Best Use of Social Media." A wildly popular Online Continuing Education Center and photo sharing gallery are top traffic drivers for the site, which draws more than 192,000 unique visitors, 1.7 million page views and hundreds of comments each month. Architectural Record is also available as an iPhone and iPad application.

About McGraw-Hill Construction: McGraw-Hill Construction connects people, projects and products across the construction industry. For more than a century, it has remained North America's leading provider of project and product information, plans and specifications, and industry news, trends and forecasts. McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers in the global construction industry through Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record, GreenSource, and SNAP. To learn more, visit or follow @mhconstruction on Twitter.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies: Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global financial information and education company that helps professionals and students succeed in the Knowledge Economy. Leading brands include Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts energy information services and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has approximately 21,000 employees with more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2010 were $6.2 billion. Additional information is available at

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