Annual Meeting : Honoring Gutierrez Studios & James T. Wollon, Jr.

2010 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 :: 6:30 PM

The Offices of DLA Piper
6225 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
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At the Baltimore Architecture Foundation’s Annual Meeting, the organization’s annual awards for achievement in the field of architecture will be presented. The Golden Griffin Award, honoring the achievement of an organization, will be presented to Gutierrez Studios. The Roger D. Redden Award, for individual achievement, will be presented to James T. Wollon, Jr.

John Gutierrez : Gutierrez StudiosAlthough renowned Baltimore metalwork artisan John Gutierrez died in April 2010, he left behind a legacy of magnificently designed and meticulously crafted metal sculptures and accoutrements, as well his business, Gutierrez Studios, at 2010 Clipper Park Road. The Baltimore Architecture Foundation honors his memory by presenting the Golden Griffin Award, an award recognizing a company’s contribution to the architecture of Baltimore, to the Gutierrez Studios. Gutierrez’s work is found in Baltimore at the Pope John Paul II Prayer Garden, Sinai Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, throughout Clipper Mill, and at Woodberry Kitchen. In Washington, DC his work may be seen at the Holly Hunt Showroom, Museum of the American Indian, Jefferson Memorial, and the Freer Gallery.. The award will be accepted on behalf of Gutierrez Studios by Roya Golpira. Gutierrez, a Baltimore Architecture Foundation Board member, was a vital presence in the Baltimore arts community. His metalworking studio at Clipper Mill was a magnet for other artists; his hospitality was as legendary as his artistry.

James T. Wollon, AIAArchitectural Historian James T. Wollon, Jr. A.I.A., who has worked in the field of historic preservation since opening his own office in 1972, and is an avid chronicler of the history of architecture of the Baltimore region, will be awarded the Roger D. Redden Award for individual achievement in promoting architecture. Although he retired from active practice in 2008 Wollon continues to research the provenance of buildings across the region from his farm in Harford County, where he is the fifth generation of his family to own the land. Wollon founded the Baltimore Architecture Foundation’s “Dead Architects Society,” a reference collection (both print and on-line) of the work of Maryland’s 19th Century architects. Wollon has contributed countless hours to building these archives and generously helping scores of amateur architectural historians unearth information about a building’s history.

The event will take place in DLA Piper’s office on the Mount Washington campus, a magnificent space designed by noted Baltimore modernist architect Charles Brickbauer. Baltimore Architecture Foundation members, friends and family of both honorees are invited to attend.


Tracey Clark
Phone (410) 539-7772