Roger K. Lewis

Roger K. Lewis is a practicing architect and a professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Maryland.

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Does Washington rank as a great waterfront city?

Does Washington rank as a great waterfront city?

Achieving that urban phenomenon is a work in progress.

Houston’s topography and ability to handle stormwater play a role in flooding

Houston’s topography and ability to handle stormwater play a role in flooding

Many would blame the amount of paved surfaces, but that oversimplfies.

How a business improvement district helps

BIDs, such as one proposed for Old Town Alexandria, are not always welcome. But some make a big difference in urban areas.

Demolished or repurposed for the future: What decides a building’s fate?

Demolished or repurposed for the future: What decides a building’s fate?

Condition isn’t the only factor that can determine whether an aging edifice falls to the wrecking ball.