Fall Forum 2007

THE BALTIMORE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION KICKS OFF ITS
FREE FALL FORUM SERIES 2007

August 9, 2007, Baltimore, MD—On September 12, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation launches its 2007 Fall Forum. Wednesdays at noon, the public is invited to bring their lunches to the Berman Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins Downtown Center, Charles and Fayette Streets, for lectures about Baltimore’s built environment. All Forum sessions are free. For information, call Adam Blumenthal at 410-539-7772.

September 12—Fraser Smith, local political analyst, discusses the results of the previous day’s Primary Elections

September 19—Tom Noonan, new CEO of BACVA discusses his organization’s strategies for attracting conventions and tourists to Baltimore in this highly competitive industry.

September 26—Gay Vietzke, superintendent of Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine, and Alan Reed, AIA, president and design principal of GWWO, Inc./Architects, discuss plans for the new Fort McHenry Visitor and Education Center.

October 3 —Donald Fry, President of the Greater Baltimore Committee will be discussing transportation issues facing the region.

October 10—Michael Murphy, AIA, discusses recent changes with CHAP and the issues of making Modern structures city landmarks.

October 17—Jane Shaab, VP, Economic Development
University of Maryland, Baltimore will discuss the University’s award-winning Biotech Park on Baltimore’s West Side.

October 24—Baltimore City Planning Director Doug McCoach discusses Comprehensive Rezoning in Baltimore City.

October 31—Adam Gross, FAIA, presents “Musings about urban design in Baltimore – Pratt Street and its environs”.

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation’s Fall Forum 2007 is supported by Century Engineering and The Johns Hopkins University.

Launched in 1987 by AIA Baltimore, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation is a non-profit, educational, public-oriented outreach organization. The Foundation is a member-based organization with a 26-member board of directors drawn from the architectural, business, and cultural communities. The Foundation today focuses its attention and energies on helping to promote an understanding of and an appreciation for Baltimore’s built environment—it does this through walking tours, lectures, public programs, and an architecture-in-the-schools program. The Foundation is also actively engaged in researching the early architectural firms and practitioners of architecture in Baltimore.

The Forums are supported by Century Engineering and the  Edward St. John Department of Real Estate at JHU.