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Speakers: Alla Rogers and Roger K. Lewis

Roger K. LewisRoger K. Lewis, FAIA, is a practicing architect and urban planner, a professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Maryland College Park, an author and a journalist.

After earning degrees from M.I.T. and working as an architect in the Peace Corps in Tunisia, Professor Lewis began teaching design at the University of Maryland's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.  Simultaneously he launched a diversified, award-winning architecture and planning practice based in Washington, DC.  Since 1969, working with both private and public sector clients, he and his firm have designed multi-unit housing projects, schools, cultural and recreational facilities, and other civic and institutional buildings.

Since 1984 The Washington Post has published his thematic, illustrated column, "Shaping the City," about architecture, planning and urban development.  His unique, award-winning columns and illustrations have been republished nationally and internationally, and his "Shaping the City" drawings have been widely disseminated and exhibited, including a one-man exhibition at the National Building Museum in 1999-2000.  Since 2007, he has appeared regularly to discuss "Shaping the City" issues on the Kojo Nnamdi show, broadcast by WAMU-FM, American University's National Public Radio affiliate in Washington, DC.

Professor Lewis serves on many design review committees and institutional boards.  He is also a frequent design consultant to metropolitan Washington counties, municipalities and government agencies.  A trustee of the National Children's Museum, he chairs the museum's Building Committee overseeing design of a new, 150,000 square foot museum at National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland. 

Since 1984, Roger Lewis has written numerous Washington Post “Shaping the City” columns about the design of existing, proposed and new memorials in Washington.  Roger Lewis has participated in memorial design competitions and his design concept was a finalist in the 1987 State of Maryland Viet Nam Veterans Memorial.  He has also served as a professional advisor and juror for the national Disabled Veterans Memorial in DC and for Maryland’s World War II Memorial in Annapolis.  Currently, Roger Lewis is a trustee of the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation seeking Congressional legislation authorizing creation of a modest memorial near the center of Washington to commemorate the 1961 founding of the Peace Corps.


Alla RogersAlla Rogers is owner and director of Alla Rogers Gallery. Founded in 1990 as a showcase for contemporary European and American Art, Alla Rogers focused on the newly accessible art from Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Her gallery has been in the vanguard of this focus.

Alla Rogers Gallery has curated hundreds of exhibitions and led artist exchanges between American and Eastern European artists. Alla Rogers, an artist herself, has recently exhibited her own paintings in Kiev at The National Fine Art Museum of Ukraine. Her gallery continues to assist collectors in collection building, appraisals, and cultural tourism consulting.

Alla Rogers' article on the Holodomor Memorial was recently published in The Ukrainian Weekly newspaper. She has published several featured articles in periodicals on the subject of Ukrainian art, history and culture. 

Alla Rogers Gallery
1054 31st Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
202 333-8595 office


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