Afternoon Receptions for Architectural Exhibits on July 13

A Fanciful Capriccio, Charlie BrickbauerThe public is invited to a series of receptions in the Midtown District on Sunday afternoon, July 13, for those with a keen interest in architecture and simplicity of the gestural line.

Starting at the office of Ziger/Snead Architects (1006 Morton St.,) there will be a reception from 3-5pm showcasing a rare display of sketches & design studies by architect Charles Brickbauer, AIA, FAAR . Winner of the Foundation’s 2003 Golden Griffin Award, he has had a notable career of over 50 years in architecture and is one of the true modernists of our day. His projects with Peterson & Brickbauer include such landmarks as Sun Life Insurance Building in Charles Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield in Towson, the passenger terminal at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport, and the USF&G Life Insurance Company Headquarters in Mt. Washington. Projects as design consultant with Ziger/Snead include the Baltimore City Life Museums, the award winning Brown Center for MICA, and Villa I Tatti, Harvard University’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. Conceptual sketches from some of these projects will be on view as well as travel sketchbooks of Italy with drawings that encompass both serenity and whimsy.

Then from 3:30-5:30pm, just up the street at the Baltimore Architecture Foundation Headquarters (1016 Morton St.) will be a reception and viewing of the Foundation’s prized architectural renderings, old books, drafting memorabilia, and other acquisitions from retired or departed architects. One will also be able to peruse the HABS/HAER photographs documenting historic buildings in Baltimore.

The final reception will be held from 4-6pm in the AIABaltimore Gallery (11 ½ W. Chase St.) featuring the exhibit “Joie de Vivre: Capturing the Spirit of People & Place – The Paintings & Pastimes of New York Architect Kevin Campbell White” and selections from the exhibit “Architectural Quick Hand