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“The Design Comedy” AIA national exhibit features work of Washington Post Columnist Roger K. Lewis, FAIA

Work of architect, professor emeritus, & journalist going on display at the AIA National Building

Washington, D.C. – June 3, 2013 – The illustrations of Washington Post columnist, architect, and professor emeritus, Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, will be on display the American Institute of Architects building and is open to the public.

When: June 6 to September 30, 2013
Opened Monday-Friday 9:00a.m to 5:00p.m.
The American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, is a practicing architect and urban designer; a professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Maryland; and an author and journalist.

After earning architecture degrees at MIT and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer architect in Tunisia, Professor Lewis helped establish the architecture program at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he taught design from 1968 to 2006. Throughout his teaching career, he also maintained an award-winning architecture and planning practice designing affordable housing projects, schools, recreational facilities, art centers, private homes and residential communities.

His career as a part-time journalist began in 1984, when The Washington Post began running his column. “Shaping the City” addresses principles, policies and practices related to architecture, urbanism, smart growth, sustainability, land use planning and regulation, transportation, infrastructure, construction technology, security, and affordable housing. In addition, since 2007, Lewis has also been a regular guest on public radio WAMU-FM’s Kojo Nnamdi Show discussing “Shaping the City” issues.

By Roger K. Lewis, FAIA

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