Shaping the City with Roger Lewis

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis

How a 16th century Italian architect helped shape the architectural DNA of Washington.

Five hundred years ago, Andrea Palladio designed some of Italy's most iconic buildings. But his influence extended across an ocean, into the architectural DNA of the United States. Architect Roger Lewis joins us to discuss how and why Washington's iconic buildings reflect-- and sometimes rebel against-- Neoclassical architecture.


Roger Lewis

Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park

Related Links

An Architectural Tour of the Washington Area

View An Architectural Tour of Washington in a larger map

Please familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct and Terms of Use before posting your comments.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.