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.

Landscape Architecture on Cool Spaces!

Although Cool Spaces! is about architecture and the art of designing buildings, it’s also about the many other disciplines that are involved in creating a great public place. To help explain important concepts, Stephen has tapped several on-air experts to discuss specific...
Posted On 30 Jun 2014

Cool Spaces! Video Extra: Bruce Ratner/Barclays Center

Stephen talks to developer Bruce Ratner about Barclays Center, the first building of his massive Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn. In this clip, Ratner discusses the importance of public art, aspects of the building’s design (conceived by SHoP Architects), and why it...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014

Episode 3: Art Spaces Promo

A 30-second look at our third show, which focuses on spaces for art. Featured buildings and architects: • Barnes Foundation —Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects • Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture — Freelon Group • Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins...
Posted On 16 Jun 2014

Scenes From the Road: Visiting Snøhetta

Photos taken while the Cool Spaces! crew was visiting the New York City office of Snøhetta for our segment on the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, on the campus of N.C. State University. The building appears in our second episode, Libraries.
Posted On 09 Jun 2014

Full Cool Spaces! Segment: Barclays Center, by SHoP Architects

Watch a complete 18-minute segment from the Cool Spaces! show: Barclays Center, by SHoP Architects. Why does Barclays look and function the way it does? What did developer Bruce Ratner hope to accomplish — and how did SHoP make it a reality? Learn more about this compelling...
Posted On 23 May 2014

Scenes From the Road: Visiting the Seattle Central Library

Photos taken while the Cool Spaces! crew was filming the Seattle Central Library. Designed by OMA and LMN Architects, the building appears in our second episode, Libraries.
Posted On 15 May 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

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