Architecture & Design

286: James Polshek

His 60 years as an architect (the Rose Center at the Museum of Natural History, the Clinton presidential library) and dean of Columbia’s graduate school of architecture brought him to this modest conclusion: “It’s not a high art; it is really a craft.” A conversation at the Center for Architecture. Music: Caitlan Warbelow. Photo: Harry Wilks.

Person: the Jessups family
Place: building site near Tokyo
Thing: this hickory cane
Randy’s Person: Thomas Hardy