Christina B. Farnsworth

Christina B. Farnsworth is an award-winning author of four books and articles about architecture, finance, urban planning, home construction, interior design and green building.

She has also been a blogger and supervised both research (such as creating a national remodeling database) and showhouse projects (such as The New American Home).

Among the first women staff editors at Professional Builder magazine, Farnsworth helped launch Professional Builder’s Luxury Homes magazine in 1985 and later Professional Remodeler. She was also senior editor for BUILDER and staff writer and blogger for Green Builder Media. Her freelance work, through her corporation Cantadora Inc., has appeared nationwide in professional journals like Real Estate Today and many consumer publications including Architectural Record, Better Homes & Gardens and other Meredith Publications. Farnsworth also taught “The Business of Writing” at The University of Arizona at Tucson.

Her books include Housing/Planning Glossary; several editions of the textbook Construction: Principles, Materials and Methods; The Home Remodeler; and Building Beyond Wood.

She is the winner of numerous Jesse H. Neal Awards and many awards from organizations like the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) and the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE). Farnsworth is a life member of NAREE. She holds degrees in Interior Design from LaSalle University at Philadelphia, and in Mass Media from Mundelein College (now part of Loyola University) at Chicago. Her Masters Degree is from The University of Chicago in its Division of Social Sciences with an emphasis on archaeology, anthropology, economics, history and urban planning.

The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) housed at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, archives Farnsworth’s work.

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