Full Name
Allison Arieff
Job Title
Editorial Director of Print
MIT Technology Review
Brief Biography
Allison Arieff is the Editorial Director of Print for the MIT Technology Review. She was previously Editorial Director for the urban planning and policy think tank, SPUR (the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association). From 2007-2020, she wrote a regular column about architecture, design, cities, and technology for the Opinion section of The New York Times. She has written about design for two decades for Wired, California Sunday, Good, and The New Statesman, among others. She was awarded the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary in 2018.

Prior to SPUR, she was Senior Content Lead at the global design and innovation firm, IDEO. She was Editor-in-Chief (and founding Senior Editor) of the architecture and design magazine Dwell. The magazine won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence during her tenure. She began her career in media/publishing with stints at Random House, Oxford University Press, and Chronicle Books.

Allison has taught at Stanford University, The New School, Pratt, and the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a B.A. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.A. in art history from the University of California, Davis. She completed her PhD coursework in American studies at New York University. She lives in San Francisco.
Allison Arieff