She’d been a finalist several times, now the award is hers: Inky architecture critic Inga Saffron has been awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in criticism. The citation:
Awarded to Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer for her criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise.
We at Philly Mag sometimes like to have fun with Saffron’s particular way of viewing the world — but Philadelphia would be poorer without her commentary. For some of us new to town, reading Saffron’s critiques have offered insight into what makes Philly Philly, in terms of culture and history, that simple thumbs-up thumbs-down reviews of buildings couldn’t do on their own. Congratulations to her.
(Oh, and Saffron is featured on Philly Mag’s list of the city’s 75 most powerful people. Check it out on newsstands now!)