Shaping The City: Washington's Landscapes

Shaping The City: Washington's Landscapes

Architect and Washington Post columnist Roger K. Lewis returns to discuss how landscapes shape the face of Washington, and the challenge of maintaining them.

Washington is known worldwide for the dome of the U.S. Capitol, the rotunda of the Jefferson Memorial and other signature architectural achievements. But the landscapes that surround those iconic structures -- park lands and open urban spaces -- are also a vital part of the city's identity. Architect and Washington Post columnist Roger K. Lewis returns to discuss how landscapes shape the face of Washington, and the challenge of maintaining them.

Guests

Roger Lewis

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

Michael Vergason

Landscape Architect; Founder, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, LTD

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