Latest from Roger K. Lewis

Homeowners face a daunting challenge: designing, financing, dealing with zoning regulations, obtaining permits, negotiating contracts, effectuating utility hookups and finally building a free-standing, backyard ADU they can afford.

  • Nov 2, 2018

Climate, topography and geophysical factors have influenced the design of structures worldwide.

  • Oct 19, 2018

Complex situations and rules challenge the judgment of regulatory officials.

  • Aug 3, 2018

Market forces, construction and land costs, and a lack of subsidies have left few options.

  • Jun 22, 2018

Advances in technology are making it increasingly possible to detect and solve urban problems in real time.

  • May 4, 2018

Countless unheralded buildings are designed and constructed to satisfy a city’s residential and business needs.

  • Mar 16, 2018

Directional signs for way-finding are often a navigational necessity in urban and suburban environments.

  • Jan 26, 2018

In cities, households are taking on new forms — and housing must, too.

  • Dec 13, 2017

Washington area improves ranking by getting more pedestrian friendly in the suburbs.

  • Nov 3, 2017

SHAPING THE CITY | While public policies, laws and regulations prescribe everything from building height limits to number of off-street parking spaces, here’s why they often remain silent on the size of the units.

  • Jun 18, 2015
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