Can Architecture Promote Civic Engagement?

Architect William Rawn thinks buildings can engage communities. He says that buildings have neighbors and “shouldn’t be just always about standing alone and shouting look at me.” The architecture firm, William Rawn Associates, with just 32 employees, was named top architectural firm in the country by Architect Magazine. We speak with William Rawn and with Mayor Fred Armstrong of Columbus, Indiana- where William Rawn designed a fire house and recently broke ground on a new senior center.

This program aired on September 30, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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