Which buildings do we save and which do we raze? Often architects, community members, developers, and other stakeholders disagree about which buildings we should save and why. Some see aesthetics and the preservation of the past as the main values to preserving community while others see economics and the opportunity to create anew as necessary for a community’s growth.



Theaster Gates, Artist

Allen F. Johnson, Historic Advisor, MacRostie Historic Advisors

Bernita Johnson-Gabriel, Executive Director, Quad Communities Development Corporation

Larry Kearns, Architect, Wheeler Kearns Architects




Iker Gil, Architect and Editor, Mas Context