My first-ever gig in New York City was as an editor at Architecture, a subject about which I knew next to nothing. Under editor in chief Reed Kroloff, it was like a paid education in the practice and pleasures of design, and I learned to treat architecture the way I now treat science: as a fabulous way of exploring general-interest topics in a new way.

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