The Baltimore Architecture Foundation provides and supports research on Maryland’s architects. Below you will find links to the BAF’s many research activities, from the the founding members of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects to early women architects in Maryland.

Much of the BAF’s research is conducted by the Dead Architects Society, the architectural research committee of the organization. The committee meets regularly. Interested in more information? Contact Margaret Stella at

Have questions, comments, corrections or additions? Email us at

Digital BAF Resources

The Baltimore Architecture Project

Evolution of Architectural Practice in Baltimore

Architect Biographies

History of the Historic Architects’ Roundtable

Early Women of Architecture in Maryland


Maryland State Archives

With a grant from the Maryland Historical Trust, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation sponsored an inventory of historic architectural documents in the Maryland archival repositories, individual owners and architectural firms. The archives include architectural drawings from Jackson Platt Ketcham and Millard Donaldson. They also include architect biographies from the BAF’s Historical Architects Roundtable.

Maryland Historical Society

The materials in the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIABaltimore) Collection, 1927-1993, consist of administrative records, organizational documents, by-laws, rosters, directories, financial and legal documents, minutes and agendas, membership records, letters, newsletters and magazines, flyers, brochures, announcements, awards programs, news clippings, photographs, photographic slides, maps, and architectural drawings.

Additional Resources

How to research the history of your house or neighborhood (Baltimore Heritage)

Digital sources for local history research (Baltimore Heritage)