The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Adapting Old Buildings for New Uses

By Kojo Nnamdi, Thursday, June 12, 2014, WAMU 88.5

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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.


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