Adapting Old Buildings for New Uses

Adapting Old Buildings for New Uses

Planners call it "adaptive reuse" -- renovating old buildings to bring them back to life. Kojo and architect Roger Lewis explore how such transformation is revitalizing D.C.

From the old Wonder Bread bakery in Shaw to the former Hecht Co. warehouse on New York Avenue to the Old Post Office not far from the White House, vacant buildings around our region are coming back to life. Thanks to the popularity of "adaptive reuse," communities are increasingly preserving historic structures and retrofitting them for new tenants. Architect Roger Lewis joins Kojo to explore how adaptive reuse is helping to revitalize D.C.

Guests

Roger Lewis

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

Rebecca Miller

Executive Director, D.C. Preservation League

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