Fall Forum Series Announcement

2009 Fall Forum Series

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation has scheduled its 2009 Fall Forum Series, an 8-week series of lectures, beginning September 16 and running through November 4.  The free public lectures are held on Wednesdays from noon to 1pm at the Johns Hopkins University’s Downtown Center, 10 North Charles Street, in the second floor auditorium.  Topics are of general interest to architects and others vitally concerned with issues of urban design and development, public policy, and architectural history.

“The series is always informative and entertaining,” said Eric Lowe, President of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, “but this time, Joe Clarke, Forum Committee Chair, has outdone himself, developing a broad array of programs on topics that are both ‘top of the mind’ or that remind us of Baltimore’s rich architectural heritage.”

September 16 EBDI Today.

Chris Shea, Real Estate Officer, East Baltimore Development Inc.

September 23 2010 Census Outreach in Maryland. Linda Janey, Assistant Secretary Maryland Department of Planning
September 30 Ads That Shouldn’t Have Run (Copyright, Trademark, False Advertising, etc.)

James Astrachan, author 6 volume legal treatise, The Law of Advertising.

October 7 Edmund G. Lind; Anglo-American Architect of Baltimore and the South.

Charles Belfoure, architectural historian and the book’s author.

October 14 Baltimore’s classic railroad architecture adapts to the 21st century: the B&O Office Building reopens as a Kimpton Hotel and the railroad’s Locust Point grain elevator becomes Silo Point.

Jim Dilts, railroad and architectural historian and former Sun reporter and columnist

October 21 Bankruptcy in Maryland:  Myths and Facts.

The Honorable Duncan Keir, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.

October 28 Making Preservation Work.

Michael Murphy, FAIA, Murphy and Dittenhafer Architects, former member Baltimore City Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation.

November 4 Architecture Books in the Collection of the Library at Evergreen.

Earle Havens, Curator of Rare Books, Johns Hopkins University.

The lecture format is a presentation followed by audience Q&A.  The audience is invited to bring a brown bag lunch.

Launched in 1987 by AIA Baltimore, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation is a non-profit, educational, public-oriented outreach organization. The Foundation focuses its attention and energies on helping to promote an understanding of and an appreciation for Baltimore’s built environment – it does this through publishing books on Baltimore’s architecture, 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.