2017 Baltimore Architecture Month

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


D Center Convo #85: Baltimore Greenway Trails Network

October 3 @ 6:15 – 8:00 pm | Organizer: D Center Baltimore

The Baltimore Greenway Trails Coalition vision is simple it seeks to create a 35-mile network of urban trails that link together the diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities and outdoor resources that make up Baltimore City. Please join us to hear about the plan, its progress and how it helps the communities

Birdland and the Anthropocene, Opening Reception

October 6 @ 6:00 – 10:00 pm | Organizer: The Peale Center

Scientists estimate that fifty percent of birds in the United States are imperiled and could disappear within a century. Baker Prize winning artist Lynne Parks has gathered artists who consider extinction, endangered species, and the postnatural—organisms that have been intentionally altered by humans. Some artists examine ornithology, the scientific study of birds—some play with the methods involved.

Open Studios Tour

October 7 – 8 | Organizer: School 33 Art Center

Open Studio Tour is an annual city-wide event that for almost 30 years has brought together professional artists and the general public. Each year, collectors and art lovers have the opportunity to visit artists in their studios, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.

Green Mount Cemetery Tours

October 7, 14, 21 and 28 @ 9:30 – 11:30 am | Organizer: Wayne Schaumburg

Join historian Wayne Schaumburg on one of four Green Mount Cemetery tours. The cost is $15. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 410-256-2180 or by email at wayne.schaumburg@gmail.com.

Bolton Square 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 7 @ 1:00 – 5:00 pm | Organizer: Bolton Square

Residents of Bolton Square, the architectural award-winning townhouse development imagined by Hugh Newell Jacobsen and constructed by the late Baltimore developer Stanley Panitz, is celebrating 50 years. Several residents will open their homes and gardens for tours, with collaboration from Baltimore Heritage and AIABaltimore. Jacobsen, now 88, and the widow of Stanley Panitz are expected to attend.

Behind the Scenes at the Chrysalis: A Tour with the Designers

October 8 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Organizer: Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

The Inner Arbor Trust will present a tour of the Chrysalis, a sculptural pavilion and performance stage at Symphony Woods, in Columbia, Maryland. Opened in April 2017, the Chrysalis is one of the most unique structures in the mid-Atlantic region.

Opening Reception – Structure and Perspective: David Brewster Explores Maryland’s Social Landscape

October 12 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Organizer: Maryland Historical Society

The installation will bring together commissioned works by Maryland- born artist David Brewster with objects from the MdHS collection. This marrying of old with new, contemporary with “antique,” creates a dialogue that will inspire thought-provoking discussions of how the objects of the past remain relevant to today’s ever-changing social landscape. It will also highlight Brewster’s often challenging perspective on the modern world, one that looks to the overlooked or unseen.

Historic Fell’s Point and the Origins of Baltimore

October 12 @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm | Organizer: The Preservation Society

Join the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fell’s Point for a presentation by Bernie Herman who will talk about the place of Wolfe Street housing in the culture of Fell’s Point, connecting local history with that of the Mid-Atlantic and Europe.

North Calvert Green Tour

October 12 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: Telesis Corporation

The North Calvert Green redevelopment consists of 12 renovated homes in the 300 block of East 20th Street) in Barclay, and the renovation of the Brentwood public housing building on 25th Street and the new construction/rehab of 57 units and 10,000 square feet of community/retail space on Greenmount Avenue. Tour the area with architect Magda Westerhouse, AIA, of Marks, Thomas Architects and developer Catherine Simmons Stokes, President of Telesis Baltimore Corporation.

2017 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards Celebration

October 13 @ 5:30 – 10:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore/BAF

Join AIABaltimore, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and the architectural community at the John and Frances Angelos Law Building for the 2017 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards Celebration. The program promotes and publicizes the work of AIABaltimore members throughout our region and recognizes Baltimore Architecture Foundation Golden Griffin and Roger Redden Award recipients.

Grounds and Architecture Tour

October 14 @ 12:00 – 3:00 pm | Organizer: Mount Clare Museum House

Come learn about the history and changes to Mount Clare’s architecture and grounds. See where Margaret’s terraced gardens were and the last remains of Baltimore’s colonial road. Learn about the changing outward appearance of the house and much more!

 2017 Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lectures – 612-614 Wolfe Street: Fell’s Point Time Capsule

October 16 @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: Homewood Museum

1 AIA/CES LU available

Bryan Blundell, president of Dell Corporation, a preservation company from Rockville, Maryland, will discuss two very modest early Baltimore homes in Fell’s Point.

2017 AIABaltimore Urban Design Lecture: Reinventing Baltimore

October 18 @ 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore

1 AIA/CES HSW LU & 1 AICP CM available

Author and local architect Klaus Philipsen will discuss the key findings of his new book, Reinventing the American Legacy City. Philipsen will share his latest observations and suggestions for the reinvention of Baltimore in the areas of equity and social justice, governance, and innovation, technology and disruption, with special attention on opportunities for equity, access and a better city that could come from disruption in transportation.

2017 Six to Fix Benefit and Reveal Party

October 19 @ 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Organizer: Preservation Maryland

On October 19, 2017, Preservation Maryland will host their annual Six-to-Fix Benefit party! Funds raised during this exciting high-profile event support the Preservation Maryland Six-to-Fix program that helps save endangered historic sites for future generations.

“Home Movies” Exhibition

October 20 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Organizer: Gallery CA

Home Movies examines the fate of our former neighborhood movie theaters, gritty ghosts on the streets of Baltimore. The photographic portraits by Amy Davis of our discarded movie houses are from her new photo book, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters (Johns Hopkins University Press).

The Industrial Valley: Two Centuries of Industry Along the Jones Falls

October 22 @ 2:00 – 3:30 pm | Organizer: Baltimore Museum of Industry

Using photographs from the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s special collections and other sources, Nathan Dennies of the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance will trace the industrial history and legacy of the Jones Falls Valley. The talk will cover the history of the area’s factories and villages, and tell the story of the people who lived and worked here.

2017 Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lectures – Home Life Spaces of the Enslaved at Homewood

October 23 @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: Homewood Museum

1 AIA/CES LU available

Baltimore’s Great Architecture 2017 Lecture Series

Dr. Abby Schreiber, Lecturer in the National Institute for American History and Democracy program at the College of William & Mary, will depict slave dwellings belonging to the Carroll and related families in Maryland.

Bees in the City

October 24 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore

Pavel Snejnevski, Beekeeper, with Heritage Honey DC will give a presentation on bees: the life of a honeybee colony: what it needs to grow, multiply, and survive through the winter in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Designing the Parkway

October 25 @ 5:30 – 8:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore/AIGA Baltimore

A conversation and behind-the-scenes look at the rebranding of the Maryland Film Festival and how Baltimore’s grandest abandoned movie theater was transformed into a 21st-century landmark.

Doors Open Baltimore Kick-Off Lecture

October 26 @ 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation

Morgan State University Professor Dale Glenwood Green will present research findings on the life and legacy of Maryland’s early African American architects.

Doors Open Baltimore

October 28-29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation

Now expanded to the full weekend! Visit Baltimore’s most interesting spaces and places on a weekend of self-guided adventure. Free admission to over 50 buildings. Rain or shine.

Baltimore History Honors

October 28 @ 3:00 – 5:00 pm | Organizer: Baltimore City Historical Society

As part of Doors Open Baltimore, the Baltimore City Historical Society will be honoring for Scholarship: Christopher Brown and David S. Bogen; for Living History: Mary Pat Clarke, Lou Fields, Raelynne Snyder and Lew Duiguid; and In Memoriam: Jody Albright, Meredith Millspaugh and Margaret Armstrong.

2017 Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lectures – Slave Cabins Seen Through a Hollywood Lens

October 30 @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: Homewood Museum

1 AIA/CES LU available

Dr. Julie Rose, director/curator of Homewood Museum, will present images of slave dwellings from American cinema from 1903 to 2013 and discuss how these images shape popular understanding.