Allison Arieff writes the "By Design" column for the Op/Ed section of the New York Times, and is editor at large for Sunset, Good and Food & Shelter magazines. From 2002-2006, she was the founding editor-in-chief of Dwell magazine. During her tenure at Dwell, the magazine received the National Magazine Award for General Excellence while she spearheaded the Dwell Home Design Invitational competition, which culminated in the creation of the Dwell Homes by Empyrean program, a partnership for the design and manufacture of modern affordable prefab homes.
She is the author of the books "Prefab" and "Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America," and has written about architecture and design for Travel & Leisure, and the House & Home section of the New York Times. Arieff has been featured on CNN, KCRW’s dna (Design and Architecture), Sound Money, Marketplace, and the Sundance Channel's sustainability series "Big Ideas for a Small Planet."