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.

The Cool Spaces! People You Don’t See On-Screen

What does a Cool Spaces! production look like? On the screen you see Stephen alone, or with one or two other people, but behind the camera stands a collection of dedicated, patient crew members. “It’s hard to get used to all the people involved in any shot,”...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014

Big Ideas in Architectural Design

Although calling them “trends” stretches the meaning of the word, ArchDaily’s recent roundup of “14 Architectural Trends That Will Define The Next Decade” does contain some fascinating ideas, including rotating skyscrapers and “invisible”...
Posted On 10 Jun 2014
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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

A Look Back at 2013

This has been an amazing year for Cool Spaces! — and 2014 is going to be even better. Here’s a brief look at some of the places and faces we’ve seen over the past months. Thank you to everyone who helped us! Your support and assistance have been invaluable, and we...
Posted On 31 Dec 2013

On the Road: Interviewing Henry Bloch

The first in an occasional series of reports from Stephen when he’s traveling to film segments for the show. While in Kansas City filming Steven Holl’s addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum, called the Bloch Building, I had the chance to interview Henry Bloch. At the...
Posted On 14 Nov 2013