Who to qualify, or identify quality in architecture is the topic of discussion this week on Burning Down the House as Curtis B. Wayne is joined by architect, professor and editor Dr. Wilfried Wang. Together, they discuss how tradition, innovation and context all play into this idea of quality. How should a building’s use inform its formal expression? How do we find the front door? Where do we go when finally inside? How does wayfinding succeed or fail? Must we revert to a neoclassical formalism, or can modern expression convey information? This program was sponsored by Fairway Market

“If you insist on too much innovation for the sake of innovation, you’re running the risk of disconnecting yourself from tradition and heritage.”

–Dr. Wilfried Wang on Burning Down the House