Criticism is an important aspect of architecture and design education, but it is also necessary in the professional lives of practitioners. Architects are constantly in competition with their peers for building contracts. Each building constructed is an advertisement for the next project, and every architect understands that personal recommendations and professional contacts inﬂuence the ability to obtain new projects. Architectural societies such as the American Institute of Architects, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Australian Institute of Architects, and the Royal Institute of British Architects celebrate excellence locally and nationally with building awards. Receiving awards from your peers can contribute to greater exposure for contracts. As with art, theater, and music criticism, architecture critics review projects for professional, academic, and public forums. Currently, however, most large newspapers or professional journals do not regularly publish critical reviews of new buildings.