BAF presents Robert Campbell, Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation and the Walters Art Museum
present the 2007 Lewis Memorial Lecture, Tuesday, October 16, 2007

August 17, 2007, Baltimore, MD-Robert Campbell, FAIA, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for The Boston Globe will deliver the 2nd annual Robert E. Lewis Memorial Lecture for the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. Mr. Campbell has published more than 80 feature articles in national periodicals and writes a regular column for the magazine Architectural Record. Of his book Cityscapes of Boston: An American City Through Time, a collaboration with photographer Peter Vanderwarker, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote: “Campbell is esteemed by many to be the leading architectural critic in America today.” The Chicago Tribune said the book “belongs on the bookshelf of anyone who cares about the fate of the American city.”

Mr. Campbell has been in private practice as an architect since 1975, chiefly as a consultant for the improvement or expansion of cultural institutions, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and (since 1983) the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has been an urban design consultant to cities and is an advisor to the Mayors’ Institute for City Design in Washington, which he helped to found. Mr. Campbell is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has received the AIA’s Medal for Criticism; the Commonwealth Award of the Boston Society of Architects; a Design Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts; and grants from the Graham Foundation and the J. M. Kaplan Fund. He was the 2004 recipient of the Award of Honor of the Boston Society of Architects “in recognition of outstanding contributions to architecture and to the profession.” He has served as a juror in several national design competitions, is a former Regent of the American Architectural Foundation, and since 1994 has been a member of the U. S. government’s advisory National Register of Peer Professionals.

Time: 6:30pm, Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Place: The Walters Art Museum, Centre St. Entrance (Between Cathedral and Charles Sts.)

Cost: Free and open to the public; reservations are required, either online at or by phone by calling 410-547-9000 x238.

For more information, please contact Adam Blumenthal at 410-539-7772.

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