Architecture

A New Look at a Cold Case

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

In 1984, the brutal killing of a mother of six gripped D.C. Eight young men were convicted and sent to prison. On Monday, a judge will begin hearings on whether those convicted should get a new trial--or even be exonerated. We speak with...

Shaping the City: Great Shopping Streets

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Today, shopping malls are out and walkable retail districts are in. But can you manufacture a place to ensure it has a lively vibe, a place where people feel comfortable, want to explore, and spend money? ...

Cultural Deja Vu with Kurt Andersen

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Kurt Andersen of Studio 360 fame joins Kojo to talk about the stagnant state of popular culture.

Shaping the City: (Re)Building Sustainable Infrastructure

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

We talk with architect Roger Lewis and George Hawkins of DC Water about the design and price-tag of green infrastructure.

Shaping The City: Shopping Malls on Life Support

Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Architect and Washington Post columnist Roger Lewis is back to explore whether the indoor shopping mall is an "endangered species."

Repurposing a Classic? The Possibile Future of DC's Central Library Building

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

It seems you either 'love it' or 'hate it.' The District's Central Library building is considered a classic work of modernist architecture, designed by renowned German architect Mies Van Der Rohe. We hear about a special advisory team...

Shaping the City: Affordable Housing By Design

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Creating new spaces and affecting lives by building design, form & function into low-income and affordable housing. Explore the difference it can make...

Rights for Saudi Women

Monday, Oct 3, 2011 at 12:42 p.m.

We explore why despite the pro-democracy movements erupting across the Middle East, many Saudis feel change will be slow to come to the Kingdom.

Architecture & Security: The Legacy of 9/11 on Government Buildings

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

In the ten years since September 11th, 2001, security imperatives have transformed Washington's built environment...

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis: Interpreting the MLK Memorial

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

The long-awaited Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial opened to the public this week. Architect Roger Lewis explores the role of memorials on the National Mall and the public's ever-changing response to them.

Love Thy Neighbor: Cohousing

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Cohousing is gaining in popularity and it isn't necessarily what you think.

"Shaping the City" with Roger Lewis

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Compared to the rest of the country, the greater Washington area has weathered the national housing crisis relatively well. But the same forces that have wreaked havoc nationwide continue to influence the look and feel of local communities.

The Challenge of Pedestrian-Friendly Planning

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We look at some of the challenges our region faces in balancing the needs of pedestrians and cars.

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Half a century ago, historically and architecturally significant buildings were routinely torn down in the United States. Much has changed in the last fifty years and we'll consider Americans' changing attitude and approach to historic...

BRAC: D.C.'s Opportunities Post-Walter Reed

Monday, Jun 27, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center will move to new facilities in Bethesda and Fort Belvoir, leaving sixty-two acres of prime real estate along Georgia Avenue for the District to redevelop.

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