March 4 – April 22. The 2020 AIA Baltimore & BAF Spring Lecture Series will explore unbuilt architecture and design work. Speakers will showcase and discuss their unbuilt, speculative, and/or dismantled work, including competitions, explorations, and research. The series will explore why projects go unrealized and create a dialogue about what could have been, what is, and what can be.
Each month in our newsletter, we include a photo of a building somewhere in Baltimore and ask our readers to quickly identify it. The first person to get it right gets recognized in the next newsletter and the satisfaction of winning. The competition is stiff and the replies are swift. Out of the dozens of responses we get each month, a few dedicated readers have set themselves apart with their deep knowledge of Baltimore’s buildings and lightning fast response rate.
February 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. The AIA Baltimore Historic Resources Committee (HRC) and Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) will celebrate the AIA and BAF relocation to the new Baltimore Center for Architecture and Design in the Mies van der Rohe designed One Charles Center building with a series of tours of historic Mid-Century Modern buildings in Baltimore.
For the first time the BAF presented the Jim Dilts Publication Award to a local author and historian who is working toward publishing a new work, which expands upon the existing canon of knowledge of Baltimore’s built environment.
Sponsor the 2020 Groundhog Day Party & Fundraiser, the BAF’s biggest party and fundraiser—a one-of-a-kind party thrown at a one-of-a-kind location. Sponsoring the Groundhog Day Party supports BAF and its many programs, from fostering the next generation of architects, to promoting the value of Baltimore’s architectural legacy to the public
This year has been unique and exciting for the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. 2019 marks the 32nd anniversary of the BAF. For over three decades, the BAF has encouraged the public to explore Baltimore architecture—to be mindful of the area’s history, recognize Baltimore’s architectural heritage, and appreciate its design innovations.
On November 23, The Future Architects Resources (FAR)/Kids in Design committee volunteered at the 5th annual Girls STEAM Ahead to teach the cadettes about architecture and design. The program was held at the ballroom of Lord Baltimore Hotel where Girl Scouts learned from women in architecture and various STEM fields.