2016 Baltimore Architecture Month


October* is Baltimore Architecture Month! Join us as we celebrate all things architecture with over a dozen events across the city.

*Now spilling into September.

Upcoming Events

Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference 2016

September 28 – 30  | Organizer: Center for Community Progress

Join approximately 1,000 of your peers in Baltimore this September as we work together towards ensuring a future where neighborhoods nationwide are places that serve the people who call them home!

Registration closes September 21

Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

October 2 @ 9:30 – 10:30 am | Organizer: Baltimore Heritage

On this tour of often over-looked landmarks, you’ll see handsome cast-iron buildings, hear how urban renewal transformed the community in the 1960s and 1970s, and get inside the famed Phoenix Shot Tower – the tallest structure in the United States until 1846.

2016 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards Celebration

October 7 @ 5:30 – 10:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore/BAF

1 AIA/CES LU available

Join AIABaltimore,the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and the architectural community to celebrate the best in Baltimore design.

Poe and Beyond at at Westminster Hall and Burying Ground

October 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am | Organizer: Baltimore Heritage

Join Baltimore Heritage for a tour through the church, the catacombs and a walk through the graveyard with Baltimore historian Dean Krimmel. The tour takes place the day after the 167th anniversary of Poe’s death, so feel free to bring along your black cape, roses, and a bottle of amontillado for a toast!


Docomomo Tour Day: Coldspring Newtown Walking Tour

October 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore/BAF

2 AIA/CES LUs available

In celebration of Docomomo Tour Day, join AIABaltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation for a tour of Moshe Safdie’s Coldspring Newtown, a modernist town within a city tucked away in north Baltimore.

Industry and Artistry at Station North and Open Works

October 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Organizer: Baltimore Heritage

Artists of all kinds will open their studios in Station North as part of the annual Open Studio Tour sponsored by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts. Join Baltimore Heritage on a tour of Open Works, a new maker-space in a historic Railway Express distribution warehouse, and a walking tour of historic places in Station North before you head out to buy great local art!

 A “House in Town”: Charles Carroll of Homewood’s Residences in Baltimore City

October 10 @ 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Organizer: Homewood Museum

1 AIA/CES LU available

Baltimore’s Great Architecture 2016 Lecture Series

Art historian Lance Humphries, Ph.D., executive director of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy and co-curator of the Homewood Museum exhibition A Winter’s Residence: Charles Carroll of Homewood’s Town Houses, 1800-1816, will trace Charles’s seasonal movements and Baltimore town houses, both owned and rented, to better illuminate his domestic life.

Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

October 16 @ 10:00 – 11:00 am | Organizer: Baltimore Heritage

Join Baltimore Heritage on a tour to hear the stories behind the Washington Monument and see the landmarks of Baltimore’s grandest historic neighborhood. If your legs are strong, climb the Monument’s 227 steps for a birds-eye view of central Baltimore!

Preservation Maryland Six-to-Fix Gala

October 17 @ 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Organizer: Preservation Maryland

Learn about the success and advances Preservation Maryland has made over the past year on their first class of Six-to-Fix projects, and they’ll announce six more important and threatened sites.

Town House Terroir: The Flavor of Place in Baltimores Vernacular Buildings

October 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Organizer: Homewood Museum

1 AIA/CES LU available

Baltimore’s Great Architecture 2016 Lecture Series

Beginning with humble one-story wooden dwellings in Fells Point, historian and folklorist Bernard L. Herman, Ph.D., department chair and George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies and Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will explore the nature of those conversations through the metaphor of “terroir.”

Return of the Cultural Historical: Recognizing and Stabilizing Community

October 18 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore/BAF

1.5 AIA/CES/HSW LUs available

Doors Open Baltimore Kickoff Lecture

How can designers, planners, community activists, and city residents augment the admirable charms of the city, while overcoming the city’s persistent challenges?

Doors Open Baltimore

October 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm| Organizer: AIABaltimore/BAF

Visit Baltimore’s most interesting spaces and places on a one-day, self-guided adventure! Free admission to over 50 buildings. Rain or shine.

Patterson Park Pagoda and the Battle of Baltimore: Monumental City Tour

October 23 @ 9:30 – 10:30 am| Organizer: Baltimore Heritage

After a short climb up the Pagoda’s winding iron stairs, you’ll enjoy a singular view of East Baltimore and learn the story of the Battle of Baltimore and War of 1812. With a bit of imagination, you’ll soon be seeing bombs bursting in air.

From Country Estate to Suburban Neighborhood: Development on the Edge of Baltimore

October 24 @ 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Organizer: Homewood Museum

1 AIA/CES LU available

Baltimore’s Great Architecture 2016 Lecture Series

Using Baltimore neighborhoods as illustrations, Eric Holcomb, executive director of the Baltimore City Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP), will describe how Baltimore’s country estates developed into neighborhoods, and discuss how the architecture and landscape design of these estates influenced the character of Baltimore’s suburban communities.

Stories Uncovered: Research Findings on Maryland’s Early Women and Minority Architects

October 26 @ 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: Morgan State University

The “Early Women of Architecture in Maryland” exhibit will be showcased at Morgan State University (MSU) in their Center for the Built Environment & Infrastructure Studies during Baltimore Architecture Month (Oct 1-31). In conjunction with the exhibition, Jillian Storms, AIA, the exhibit’s curator, and MSU professor Dale Glenwood Green  will share a special presentationon the latest research findings on the professional lives of Maryland’s early minority architects.

 Tale of the Tongs Documentary Screening and Discussion with the Filmmakers

October 30 @ 12:00 – 3:30 pm | Organizer: Chesapeake Film Festival

In 2013, architect Travis Price and his students from The Catholic University of America designed an architectural installation on the island of Inishturk in Ireland. The studio, Spirit of Place, explores the connection between culture, landscape and the unique history of the island’s inhabitants bringing back meaning into modern architecture a new architecture of the 21st century.