PRESS RELEASE :: Spring Forum Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2, 2009

Contact:  Lisa Keir 410-685-4183

Baltimore Architecture Foundation Announces its 2009 Spring Forum Series

Baltimore, MD:  The Baltimore Architecture Foundation announces the topics and speakers for its free eight-week 2009 Spring Forum Series,  Wednesdays from noon to 1pm at the Johns Hopkins University’s Downtown Center, 10 N. Charles Street, beginning March 25 and running through May 13. Speakers will present 30-minute talks, followed by question and answers with the audience.  The general public is invited to bring lunch and attend these lively sessions, engaging in conversation with the speakers and other audience members.

Jim Tevebaugh

Wednesday, March 25

Jim Tevebaugh, Wilmington architect, talks about the renovation of three railroad buildings designed by Frank Furness and the revival of a moribund industrial district and the Wilmington waterfront.

Richard Jones

Wednesday, April 1

Richard Jones, Associate Principal of Mahan Rykiel Landscape Architects, describes the process of constructing green roofs, using the three he has built in downtown Baltimore as examples.

Joe McNeely

Wednesday, April 8

Joe McNeely, Executive Director of Central Baltimore Partnership, explains the Charles North Vision Plan concepts and implementation strategies.

Sarah Zaleski & Kim Schaefer

Wednesday, April 15

Sarah Zaleski, Sustainability Coordinator at Baltimore’s Office of Sustainability and Kim Schaefer of TerraLogos  discuss the development of the new Baltimore Green Building Standard.

Stuart Sirota

Wednesday, April 22

Stuart Sirota, founder of Envision Baltimore, advocates for pedestrian-transited oriented urban environments as a means of transforming communities.

Kathy Robertson

Wednesday, April 29

Kathy Robertson, Director of the Westside Initiative for BDC, provides a status update on the Westside and Superblock development.

Robert Bogomolny

Wednesday, May 6

Robert Bogomolny, President of University of Baltimore, discusses planned building designs for the UB campus and urban academics

Don Fry

Wednesday, May 13

Don Fry, President of the Greater Baltimore Committee, comments on the region’s economy and the slots situation.

    The Baltimore Architecture Foundation’s Spring Forum 2008 is supported by the Johns Hopkins University.

    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 Lisa Keir at 410-685-4183.

    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.