Point of View


Rethinking Our Spaces

A decade ago, retrofit’s staff worked together on other publications in an office space in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Life pulled Publisher John Riester to North…


Risk = Reward

I love happy accidents. As I spoke with the remarkable people who were behind this issue’s projects, I realized a theme was developing that I…


Second Chances

When was the last time you were truly awe-inspired? I may be a little biased, but as this issue of retrofit came together, I was…



Americana

A friend of mine recently returned from chaperoning 200 eighth graders on a tour of our nation’s capitol. Since returning, he and another teacher —…