Henry Grabar is a journalist who writes about architecture, real estate, transportation, and the environment. He's a staff writer at Slate, where his story on the chicken plant in Fremont, Nebraska was a finalist for the 2018 Livingston Award for excellence in national reporting by journalists under 35. He's also the editor of the forthcoming book The Future of Transportation, part of the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill's "Thinkers" series.
Henry has written about disaster preparation in Boston, coastal flooding in Long Island, embassy design in Cairo, historic preservation in Havana, war monuments in Sarajevo, and air pollution in Mexico City. He has lingered with the cutthroat Christmas tree salesmen of New York City, traced the literary history of train schedules, and uncovered the fate of colonial architecture in Algiers. His work has appeared in Architectural Record, Architect Magazine, The Atlantic, Bauwelt, CityLab, Cultural Geographies, The Guardian, Pacific Standard, Urban Omnibus, the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere.
Currently, Henry lives in his native New York City, by way of Paris, New Haven, Copenhagen, Algiers and Washington, D.C., with stints at the Danish Architecture Center, the Atlantic Media Company, and the Architectural League of New York along the way.
For pitches, commissions, and other professional engagements, he can be reached at henry dot grabar at slate dot com.