The Eastern Shore

#26 - Doug Wittnebel on Architecture in a Changing City

March 10, 2015

I talked this week with Doug Wittnebel, design director in the Oakland office of the architecture firm Gensler & Associates. Gensler is headquartered in San Francisco, and just opened this new Oakland office about six weeks ago (after closing their old East Bay office, which had been in San Ramon). A lot of the work Gensler is doing is connected to Oakland's changing economy, like their work on the renovation of the former downtown Sears. Doug and I talked about those changes, the role of architecture in solving big problems, and about the art he makes for fun.

Music in this week's episode by Chris Zabriskie and Marco Raaphorst.

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