Roger K. Lewis

Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, is an architect and urban planner, a professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Maryland at College Park, and an author and journalist.
After earning two architecture degrees at MIT and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer architect in Tunisia during the 1960s, Lewis helped start the architecture program at
the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he taught architectural design from 1968 to 2006. A practitioner throughout his teaching career, his Washington-based architecture firm has designed or co-designed a wide range of award-winning projects. In 1998, the U.S. General Services Administration appointed Lewis to its Design Excellence National Peer Committee, which reviews the design of federal projects, and he serves periodically as a GSA design consultant. He is also a planning and architectural design consultant to other metropolitan Washington-area government agencies. His columns and cartoons have received numerous awards and have been republished nationally and internationally. In 1984, Lewis launched his architecture-themed, illustrated column, “Shaping the City,” in The Washington Post. He is the author or co-author of numerous journal articles and books, most recently the 2013 third edition of Architect? A Candid Guide to the Profession.

Roger K. Lewis's Posts

Roger K. Lewis's Letter to Emerging Designers Roger K. Lewis's Letter to Emerging Designers

As his updated edition of 'Architect? A Candid Guide to the Profession' hits shelves, critic, architect, and educator Roger K. Lewis has some pointed advice for emerging designers. Read more

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The Czar: Santiago Calatrava at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia

The work of Santiago Calatrava finds an opulent match in the State Hermitage Museum’s Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, which is exhibiting the architect’s models, drawings, and sculptures. Read more

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Arena Stage's Second Act Arena Stage's Second Act

Bing Thom preserves a pair of late midcentury theaters and upgrades a D.C. cultural institution to must-see status. Read more

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MASV – Amália Vieira Arquitetura

Municipal Gym of Salamanca Municipal Gym of Salamanca

Carreño Sartori Arquitectos

Light Box Light Box

ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects

Tour & Taxis Tour & Taxis

Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Crescent H Residence Crescent H Residence

Carney Logan Burke Architects

Rock & Branch Rock & Branch

Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Continuous Interior Continuous Interior

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Dunn House Dunn House

The Practice of Everyday Design

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Barcode Architects

The Word The Word

FaulknerBrowns Architects

Red Ice Red Ice


Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building

Richärd+Bauer Architecture, GLHN Architects & Engineers

St. Ann's Warehouse St. Ann's Warehouse

Marvel Architects

Cleveland Civic Core Cleveland Civic Core

LMN Architects

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