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.

Guests

Roger Lewis

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

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