Architecture

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 Rise of Community Benefit Agreements

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Communities across the country are employing a new tactic, demanding signed agreements from developers to address concerns like local jobs, wages, and the environmental impact.

Hacking and Internet Security

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Two serious Internet breaches over the weekend highlighted the ongoing issue of securing online information. The website of PBS was hijacked by a group of "hacktivists" aiming to critique PBS's news coverage. Meanwhile, defense contractor...

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis: D.C.'s Height Limit

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray plans to explore relaxing the city's building height limit east of the Anacostia River. We examine how that would impact the city's economy.

The Growing Unrest In Syria

Monday, May 16, 2011 at 1:20 p.m.

We explore what the growing political unrest in Syria means for the Middle East and American interests in the region.

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis: Public Art

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

We talk to resident architect Roger Lewis about how public art shapes the Washington area.

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