Nathan Silver is a writer-architect who has worked in the USA and the UK. He taught design at Columbia and Cambridge Universities, was chairman of the Soho Theatre in London, and was Head of the School of Architecture at the University of East London. He has built buildings, and was architecture critic of The New Statesman for ten years.
Nathan's book Lost New York was nominated for the U.S. National Book Award. He's written a "building biography" of the Centre Pompidou. His book Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation (with Charles Jencks) was recently republished in a revised and updated edition (after 40 years!).
Currently he is a consultant forensic expert on architecture and construction, runs a theatre and television production company, and is a panellist for the Olivier Awards in opera. He is soon starting a critical blogging site under the rubric "Lousy Design."
Nathan invests in biotechnology as a hobby. He has two children, four grandchildren, and is married to Time Out/Perrier Best Pub-prizewinning London publican Roxy Beaujolais, author of Home from the Inn Contented: A Cookbook of Simple, Popular Pub Food.