I’m a little behind on posting this, but Lydia DePillis at Washington City Paper did a great profile a week or so ago of DC architect Eric Colbert, whose buildings’ unifying features seems to be blandness. There are a lot of people out there who dismiss all modern architecture as boring out of hand, and in my opinion undeservedly, but in this case Lydia has a point. He gets a lot of work in DC, and answering the question of why his boring style is so pervasive in Washington, she discusses some of familiar themes, DC’s restrictive height limit and the usual developer conservativeness among them….
About Stephen Smith
I graduated Spring 2010 from Georgetown undergrad, with an entirely unrelated and highly regrettable major that might have made a little more sense if I actually wanted to become an international trade lawyer, but which alas seems good for little else.
I still do most of the tweeting for Market Urbanism
Stephen had previously written on urbanism at Forbes.com. Articles Profile; Reason Magazine, and Next City