On March 19, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation launches its 2008 Spring 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 more information, please call Adam Blumenthal at 410-539-7772.
Kirby Fowler, executive director of the Downtown Partnership, “A Delicate Balance: Preserving Downtown’s Authenticity While Welcoming Modernity”
Dr. Andrés Alonso
Dr. Andrés Alonso, superintendent of Baltimore City Schools, “Transforming BCPS—Reinventing Teaching and Learning and the Relationship of Schools to their Communities”
Aris Melisseratos, senior advisor to the president of the Johns Hopkins University for enterprise development.
Anna Custer, executive director of Live Baltimore, on Baltimore’s real estate market and her organization’s effort to attract new residents
Eliza Smith Steinmeier
Eliza Smith Steinmeier, Baltimore Harbor waterkeeper, and Halle Van der Gaag, from the Jones Falls Watershed Association, on the health of the harbor
Otis Rolley, III
Otis Rolley, III, president of Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, on this new organization’s plans to improve travel efficiency within central Maryland
Jim Kraft, Baltimore City councilman, on “green” legislation in Baltimore City
Klaus Philipsen, AIA and Matthew Fitzsimmons, AIA
Past and current chairs of the AIABaltimore Urban Design Committee present, “After the Arena: tapping the potential of the sites at Liberty and Redwood Streets”. What could be and should be done when the Arena finds a new site.
The Baltimore Architecture Foundation’s Spring Forum 2008 is supported by 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.