Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

Next week marks the official kick-off of Baltimore Architecture Month, presented by The Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIABaltimore). The “month long” event, actually runs for nearly two months, and entails a series of eighteen separate events that run through November, all designed to celebrate Baltimore’s built environment and architectural heritage.

This series began many years ago as a single “Architecture Week” but participation from local organizations and talented architects have expanded it to include over eight weeks of tours, lectures and seminars. There is something for everyone: discover historic places and envision the future of our neighborhoods.

Founded in 1871, the Baltimore Chapter of The American Institute of Architects is the third oldest in the country. The constitution written by its founders states that “the objects of the chapter are to unite in fellowship the architects of the city, and to combine their efforts so as to promote the artistic, scientific and best ethical standards of the profession.”

To whet your appetite about the amazing architecture in our city, and inspire you to take advantage of the amazing lineup of programs offered by Baltimore Architecture Month, we are pleased to showcase the photographs of Kevin Moore, who has a seemingly endless portfolio of photographs of Baltimore’s Buildings. You can see more of Kevin’s photography at http://www.facebook.com/KevinMoorePhotography


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Penza Bailey Architects’ 30th Anniversary Exhibit Opening Reception

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: AIABaltimore Gallery (downstairs) 11 ½ W. Chase St., Mt. Vernon, 21201
Cost: FREE
Design Matters! Experience Counts! 31 years creating high-performance buildings throughout the mid-Atlantic through passionate collaboration. Great places to LIVE, LEARN, WORK and PLAY! One of Baltimore’s Top 25 firms, Penza Bailey Architects provides solutions for the built environment that are contextually appropriate, environmentally responsible, and financially viable. Expertise includes Urban Revitalization, Academic, Institutional, Multifamily, Commercial, and Custom Single Family Residential design with specialized concentration in sustainable design, historic preservation/adaptive use and universal design.


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Baltimore Photographs Exhibit Opening Reception   

Robert Gisriel, AIA; Robert R. Gisriel Design Corp.
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: AIABaltimore Bookstore (upstairs) 11 ½ W. Chase St., Mt. Vernon, 21201
Cost: FREE
Robert R. Gisriel, AIA, a Baltimore native, has been living and working in the Federal Hill area for over 30 years. As a residential architect, he has designed and renovated over 100 new and historic townhomes, along with many multi-use buildings. His photography expresses his knowledge and love of Baltimore, its history, and its renaissance.


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Baltimore Architecture Walkabout           

Time: 8:45 a.m. – Noon
Location: Meet at AIABaltimore office, 11 ½ W. Chase St., Mt. Vernon, 21201
Cost: $15 (proceeds to Baltimore Heritage, Inc.)
3 AIA/CES (HSW) credits
Ann Powell, AIA, will lead the 3-hour (3-4 mile) walking tour, highlighting significant architecture downtown on Charles Street and in Mt. Vernon. This walk identifies historic sites and prominent architecture throughout the heart of Baltimore. Space is limited. Comfortable shoes and water bottles recommended. Advance payment ONLY. Checks payable to AIABaltimore: 11 ½ W. Chase St. Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410.625.2585 with credit card.
AIABaltimore Historic Resources Committee


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Knitting Together: Barclay/Midway/Old Goucher Redevelopment Project       

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: TBA on aiabalt.com
Cost: FREE
1.5 AIA/CES credits
Join us for a tour of the Barclay/Midway/Old Goucher Redevelopment Project., a multi-phased revitalization project of the BMOG neighborhood by the Telesis Corporation, the community and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC). The project is focused on mending the neighborhood fabric through scattered-site infill development of 268 site parcels, including some vacant lots, into approximately 320 housing units including mixed-income, rental and home ownership.
AIABaltimore Historic Resources Committee


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
From Dollar Houses to Vacants to Value Strategies: 40 Years of Reinvention

Time:  8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Old Otterbein Church, 112 W. Conway Street, Downtown West, 21201
Cost: $25 or $75 for AIA or AICP credit
5 AIA/CES credits
This all-day event will examine current urban revitalization programs in Baltimore and lessons learned from past strategies.  A morning symposium will feature speakers Paul Graziano, Baltimore City’s Vacants to Value Program; Robert Embry, Abell Foundation and founder of the Dollar House Program; Jack Lapides, who was instrumental in providing government support; and Mark Sissman, Healthy Neighborhoods Program. An afternoon bus tour will visit communities revitalized by the Dollar House Program: Otterbein, Barre Circle, Federal Hill and others. Register Here.
Baltimore Architecture Foundation


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
AIABaltimore Travel Scholarship Presentations

Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Morgan State University, School of Architecture + Planning, CBEIS, 5299 Perring Parkway, 21239
Cost: FREE
1 AIA/CES credit
Scholarship recipients Rudolph Walker and Monika Davis will present their travel scholarship research. Walker traveled to Seoul, South Korea to study the neighborhood of Bukchon and will discuss how the community’s 600-year-old history and architecture are preserved as a cultural district. Davis traveled to Switzerland to meet architect Peter Zumthor and study his Therme Vals.  She will present on the project’s construction and use of locally-sourced materials.
Morgan State University, School of Architecture + Planning


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
Trends in Urban Public School Design

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.; reception at 5:30 p.m.
Location:  Floura-Teeter Landscape Architects Offices, 800 N. Charles Street, Mt. Vernon, 21201
Cost: FREE
1.5 AIA/CES (HSW/SD) credits
Join architect Vince Lee (Rogers Marvel Architects) and landscape architect Aaron Teeter (Floura-Teeter Landscape Architects) for an inside look at trends in urban public school design. Go behind the scenes of the K-8 East Baltimore Community School, part of the EBDI redevelopment initiative and the first new school to be built in East Baltimore in 25 years. Slated to open in 2013, the facility will also house an early childhood center and community amenities including an auditorium, library and health center.
Floura-Teeter Landscape Architects


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore


MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
Baltimore’s Great Architecture:  With an Eye for Detail: Style & Substance I   

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.; reception at 5 p.m.
Location:  JHU Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street, 21218
Cost: Public $12/$30 series; Homewood, AIA members $8/$20 series; FREE for full-time students with ID. 1 AIA/CES credit
With an Eye for Detail: Style & Substance in Federal Architecture, the 12th season of Homewood Museum’s architecture lecture series, presents talks by three authorities on Federal architecture. Join us for the first lecture with speaker Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History, University of Virginia, as he presents, “Creating an American Architecture: The Federal and Early Republic Period, 1783–1820.” Visit http://museums.jhu.edu.
The Johns Hopkins University Homewood Museum


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
DC Rising

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; reception at 6 p.m.
Location: RTKL Conference Center, 901 S. Bond Street, Fell’s Point, 21231
Cost: Public $15; AIA/AIP members $10; FREE for students with ID
1.5 AIA/CES (HSW) credits; APA/CES credits pending
The District is booming … DC is growing again. DC is young. DC is multimodal. DC is green. DC is thriving. What can Baltimore learn from DC’s experience? Learn from Harriet Tregoning, Director of the Washington DC Office of Planning, how she has helped lay a solid foundation for DC to become a “walkable, bikeable, eminently livable, globally competitive, and sustainable city.”
AIABaltimore Urban Design Committee


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
Baltimore by Bike: Jewish Landmarks in Northwest Baltimore

Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Meeting location TBA.  Check back soon!
Cost: FREE
In partnership with the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore Heritage is offering two free tours of Jewish landmarks: Baltimore by Bike offers a two-hour ride past historic synagogues from Eutaw Place to Druid Hill Park and Park Heights Avenue.
Baltimore Heritage, Inc.


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
Baltimore’s Great Architecture: With an Eye for Detail: Style & Substance II   

Time:  6 – 7 p.m.; reception at 5 p.m.
Location:  JHU Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street, 21218
Cost:  Public $12/$30 series; Homewood, AIA members $8/$20 series; FREE for full-time students with ID. 1 AIA/CES credit
Bernard Herman, George B. Tindall Professor of American Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will present “Celebrating Creativity in the Details.” Visit http://museums.jhu.edu.
JHU Homewood Museum


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17-18
NeoCon East                   

Time: Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Baltimore Convention Center; One West Pratt Street, Downtown, 21201
NeoCon East is the premier design exposition on the East Coast for commercial interiors. For information and to register, visit www.neoconeast.com. See AIABaltimore’s CANSTRUCTION, to benefit the Maryland Food Bank.


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
Baltimore Architects Speak:  An Architect – Your Best Investment       

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Location: Maryland Institute College of Art, Main Building, M110, 1700 Mt. Royal Ave, 21217
Cost: FREE
1 AIA/CES credit
Residential design and construction has been historically driven by the expediency of the site planning and development industry.  The process has left little room for site specific, owner-driven, architect-designed residential design.  Less than 25% of all residential construction and renovation is directly affected by an architect. During our 25 years in practice, we have promoted a client-first design and construction process as the basis for our value-driven services for projects of every scale, from screened porches and kitchens to new houses. Join us as we review and explore the Client-Architect relationship and the great benefits that result in an enlightened investment in a design professional.
Rob Brennan, AIA and Carri Beer, AIA; Brennan + Company Architects

Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
Excellence in Design Awards Celebration   

Time: 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.; program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Morgan State University, School of Architecture + Planning, Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS) 5299 Perring Parkway, 21239
Cost: $45/person; 6 or more @ $40/person; $20/Students with ID. Send payment to AIABaltimore, 11 ½ W. Chase St. Baltimore, MD 21201 or call 410.625.2585 with credit card.
Celebrate the best of Baltimore architecture during this annual gala, held in the new Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS). This program will be followed by our celebration with music, dancing, and catering by Bon Appetit. The public is invited. Formal or business attire is appropriate. For information, contact info@aiabalt.com, or call 410.625.2585.
AIABaltimore Design Awards Committee

Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
Baltimore’s Great Architecture: With an Eye for Detail: Style & Substance III  

Time:  6 – 7 p.m.; reception at 5 p.m.
Location:  JHU Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street, 21218
Cost:  Public $12/$30 series; Homewood, AIA members $8/$20 series; FREE for full-time students with ID. 1 AIA/CES credit
Gil Schafer III, AIA, Architect and Author, New York City, presents “The Enduring Appeal of the Federal Style: Classical Tradition for the Way We Live Now.” Visit http://museums.jhu.edu.
JHU Homewood Museum


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
Getting to Zero: Sustainability and Carbon Neutral Building       

Time:  6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Case[werks],1501 St. Paul Street, Suite 116, Station North Arts District, 21202
Cost: FREE
1.5 AIA/CES (HSW/SD) credits
One of the most elusive goals in the sustainability movement is carbon-neutrality:  the effort to design and construct buildings, neighborhoods and cities that do not produce additional net carbon emissions in creation or operation. The challenges in achieving carbon-neutrality are multi-faceted, and these panelists, as accomplished architects, student leaders, policymakers, builders and activists, will bring diverse perspectives to the discussion. Moderator: Peter Doo, AIA, LEED AP, Doo Consulting, LLC. Panelists: Michael Hindle, CPHC, Passive House Alliance, Capitol Chapter; Allison Wilson, WaterShed Student Leader and Intern at Ayers Saint Gross; Jessyca Henderson, The American Institute of Architects; Thibault Manekin, Seawall Development.
AIABaltimore Committee on the Environment


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Photo Walk and Tour of Jewish Landmarks on the West side of Downtown

Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: TBA.  Check back soon!
Cost: FREE
In partnership with the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore Heritage is offering two free tours of Jewish landmarks: bring your camera for a Photo Walk & Tour highlighting historic architecture and the history of Jewish entrepreneurs from Hutzler’s  to Read’s Drug Store on the west side of Downtown.
Baltimore Heritage, Inc.


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Alexander Garvin, Hon. FAIA: Urban Revitalization   

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Morgan State University, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, 21251
Cost: FREE
1 AIA/CES credit
The BAF’s annual Robert E. Lewis Lecture presents Alexander Garvin, Yale professor and author of American City: What Works, What Doesn’t, as well as numerous other books and articles on open spaces and park lands in urban settings. Alexander will explore current research and ideas for greener, more livable urban communities.
Baltimore Architecture Foundation’s Annual Robert E. Lewis Memorial Lecture

 Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore

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  • Btsapalas

    awesome pix, Kevin!

  • NYC-HC

    An AMAZING photographic journey!  It is Baltimore in a way I’ve never seen it.