Architecture and design at all scales.

Metropolis is the architecture and design industry’s most compelling storyteller. We take our audiences behind the scenes, explain breakthrough ideas, and keep them ahead of the curve. Through our in-depth print stories, lively digital platform, and nationwide event series, we tackle the biggest challenges and opportunities in architecture and design, from technology disruption to sustainability and climate change.

As part of the SANDOW carbon impact initiative, all publications, including Metropolis and Interior Design, are printed using soy-based inks, which are biobased and derived from renewable sources. This continues SANDOW DESIGN GROUP’s ongoing efforts to address the environmental impact of its operations and media platforms. We have a partnership with Keilhauer to offset all estimated carbon emissions for the printing and distribution of every print copy of Metropolis and Interior Design in 2024 with verified carbon credits.


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Thought Leader. Innovator. Change Agent.

Metropolis is the Architecture + Design industry’s most compelling storyteller. We tackle the biggest challenges and opportunities in architecture and design, including sustainability, technology, and social impact. Audiences come to us to go behind the scenes, understand breakthrough ideas, and stay ahead of the curve.

We never lose sight of the biggest goals for architecture and design: Improving people’s lives and safeguarding life on this planet.

Metropolis was the first U.S. design magazine to dedicate an issue to sustainability (September 1996), the first to connect the A&D industry with climate change (October 2003), and the first to address interior design’s carbon footprint (Nov/Dec 2020).


Avinash Rajagopal
“We want to catalyze conversations that will shape the future of architecture and design.”
Avinash Rajagopal, Editor in Chief


I became Editor in Chief of Metropolis in 2017, having held many editorial positions at the brand since 2011. My dream is that architects and designers will build a prosperous, healthy, and sustainable future for us all, and I want to help them with that goal in everything I do—planning Metropolis content, engaging with the A&D community through our events, and serving on juries and panels.



I practiced as an industrial designer and taught design history in India before moving to the United States for an MFA in Design Criticism from the School of Visual Arts. I was Metropolis’s first web editorial intern in 2010.