Architect Michael Graves Transformed Ordinary Architecture and Objects

Friday, March 13, 2015

His colleague, architect Peter Eisenman, called Graves "the consummate artist." 


The Brian Lehrer Show

Urban Trigger Points

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What ideas could help foster and create livable cities? Jaime Lerner discusses the small, impactful ideas that make cities more "healthy," like BRT, that he calls Urban Acupuncture.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Now Even Taller

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Judith Dupré, architectural historian and the author of the updated Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2014), and Richard Cook, founding partner of COOKFOX Architects whose projects include the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park and the Stephen Sondheim theater, talk about the latest in building extremely tall buildings.

EVENT: Judith Dupré and Rick Cook are joined by architect Adrian Smith to discuss "Supertall, Supergreen" tonight at 6pm at NYPL 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Architect Hugh Hardy's Theater of Architecture

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Architect Hugh Hardy talks about his 50-year career and some of his favorite projects—the restored Radio City Music Hall and the revived New Victory and New Amsterdam theaters near Times Square and the state-of-the-art Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth. His book Theater of Architecture gathers 20 projects from New York City and beyond, and discusses each project's challenges, strategies, and human concerns that influenced its design.


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'The Artistic and the Beautiful': Frank Lloyd Wright's Wide-Ranging Views

Monday, February 25, 2013


In 1957, two years before his death, Frank Lloyd Wright sat down with WNYC to discuss his design philosophy, exhibiting his trademark eloquence and blistering opinions. The year of this interview marks an explosion of commissions for Wright, who by then had been practicing architecture for 70 years.

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Cityscapes: What is Public Space?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The New Yorker's architecture critic Paul Goldberger is joined by landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to discuss the role of public space in the crowded city with guest-host Amy Eddings on the Brian Lehrer Show.