Inga Saffron is the architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer. For nearly 15 years, she has written a weekly column called "Changing Skyline" that offers an insightful look at the urban design issues facing Philadelphia. She is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism and has been a finalist three times since 2004.
During her year as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Saffron explored issues relating to place-making, alternative transportation and rammed-earth construction. Her writing has appeared in the New Republic, Metropolis, Dwell Landscape Architecture Magazine, Texas Architecture and the Architects Newspaper. Before becoming the paper’s architecture critic, she spent the 1990s as a foreign correspondent for the Inquirer in Russia and the former Yugoslavia, covering wars in Bosnia and Chechnya and witnessing the destruction of Sarajevo and Grozny.