Cool Spaces! is a TV series and website that showcases what's new and exciting in the world of architecture and design.
National premiere on public television: April 2014.

KET’s One to One Features Cool Spaces!

When Stephen visited Lexington, KY, for a Cool Spaces! screening, he was invited by Bill Goodman, the host of Kentucky Educational Television’s One to One show, to come to the studio for an interview. The episode airs on KET on June 15. In the meantime, watch this clip in...
Posted On 14 May 2014

Episode 2: Libraries Promo

A 30-second look at our second show, which focuses on libraries. Watch for it on your local public TV station. Featured buildings and architects: • James B. Hunt Jr. Library — Snøhetta • South Mountain Community Library — Richärd+Bauer • Seattle Cen...
Posted On 05 May 2014

Cool Spaces! Video Extra: Paul Kassabian/Cowboys Stadium

Stephen talks to structural engineer Paul Kassabian of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger about the enormous steel trusses that are a signature design element of the HKS Architects–designed Dallas Cowboys football stadium. From season 1, episode 1: Performance Spaces.
Posted On 29 Apr 2014

Scenes From the Road: Visiting Gantt Center & Phil Freelon

Photos taken while the Cool Spaces! crew was filming the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (Charlotte, NC) and scenes in the office of Freelon Associates (Durham, NC), which recently joined Perkins+Will. The Gantt Center appears in our third episode, Art...
Posted On 28 Apr 2014
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Scenes From the Road: Visiting Kauffman Center & Safdie Architects

Photos taken while the Cool Spaces! crew was filming the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (Kansas City, MO) and scenes in the office of Safdie Architects office (Boston, MA). The Kauffman Center appears in our first episode, Performance Spaces.
Posted On 14 Apr 2014

“It Was My Own, Personal Mission”: Stephen Talks With Entrepreneur Architect

Last week, on the day Cool Spaces! first appeared on TV, Stephen chatted with architect Mark LePage, the man behind Entrepreneur Architect, an educational website and podcast “inspiring architects to build better businesses.” Stephen talks about the path that led him...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014

Stephen Explains to Dwell: Why a Show on Public Architecture

Stephen recently chatted with Dwell about Cool Spaces! — which offered him a chance to discuss why he wanted to create a show about architecture for the general public, and why public architecture in particular: We as architects weren’t communicating why [architecture] was...
Posted On 06 Apr 2014

Cool Spaces! 30-Second Promo

New 30-second promo video. Look for it on your local public TV station.
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

Meeting Jerry Jones, Part 1: Easy Conversation

Part of an occasional series of reports from Stephen about the people he’s met while making the show. Several months ago, our producer Dan Frank was trying to get Jerry Jones to agree to be on camera with us for the show. “Don’t get your hopes up,” he told me. It seemed...
Posted On 01 Apr 2014

Cool Spaces! Review in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mary Louise Schumacher, the art and architecture critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, had a sneak peek of the full-length version of our premiere episode, “Performance Spaces.” Here are just a few of the incredibly positive things she had to say about Cool...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014