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March 22, 2017 / Advocacy

National Architecture Week 2017

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AIA National Architecture Week is April 9 – 15. National Architecture Week is celebrated the week of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, which is April 13th.  While not educated as an architect, Jefferson is the only U.S. president to be recognized for his architectural affinity.
Check out architecture related events happening around Baltimore. Also, mark your calendar for Baltimore Architecture Month in October, including our keystone event, Doors Open Baltimore on October 28-29!

Now That’s Cool!

Full Week (See Museum Hours) | Organizer: Reginald F. Lewis Museum
View an original work by skilled stonecutter Sebastian “Boss” Hammond. He was born into slavery c.1795 and became a skilled stonecutter whose exquisitely designed tombstones allowed him to purchase his freedom in 1839 and later his wife and 11 children by 1857.


Walking the Paths of Roland Park

Sunday, April 9 @ 2:00 – 4:00 pm | Organizer: Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks and Landscapes
On this popular seasonal adventure, discover and explore the unique footpaths of the Roland Park community while learning about the history and architecture of the neighborhood.


AIABaltimore Gallery: Welsh Paintings by Anne Jones

Each Weekday | Organizer: AIABaltimore and Anne Jones
Visit the AIABaltimore and BAF Architects Bookstore during the month of April to view a collection of oil paintings by Anne Jones. The series features scenes from Ms. Jones’s travels through Wales.


AIABaltimore Traveling Exhibit

Each Weekday | Organizer: AIABaltimore
View the 2016 AIABaltimore Design Awards Travelling Exhibit in the Baltimore City Hall rotunda (100 Holliday Street) between April 10 and May 4, featuring the winning projects if last year’s Design Awards. ID is required to enter City Hall.


Early Women of Architecture in Maryland Traveling Exhibit

Each Weekday | Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation
During the month of April, the “Early Women of Architecture in Maryland” exhibit will be on display in the Greenbelt Community Center (15 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770).


Public Health and Architecture: Towards an Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Tuesday, April 11 @ 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: Morgan State University SA+P and the AIABaltimore Health & Wellness Committee
1.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs available. Morgan State University School of Architecture + Planning and the AIABaltimore Health & Wellness Committee invites you to an interdisciplinary panel focusing on interdisciplinary approaches to public health.


2017 AIABaltimore & BAF Spring Lecture Series: Conflict Driven Migration

Wednesday, April 12 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore Spring Lecture Series Committee
1.5 AIA/CES LUs available. The third talk in the 2017 Spring Lecture Series exploring the theme Migration. Eliza Montgomery & Don Weinreich of Ennead Lab will discuss conflict-driven migration. Free to attend!


House Beautiful Lectures: The Parish-Hadley Legacy

Wednesday, April 12 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Organizer: Evergreen Museum & Library
The partnership between Sister Parish and Albert Hadley influenced American décor for more than three decades. Renowned alumnus John J. Tackett discusses his early career with the iconic tastemakers


The Divided Line

Thursday, April 13 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore
Kathleen Lechleiter, AIA and members of the design and fabrication team will present the design concept and process for The Divided Line: an interactive installation created for Light City Baltimore.


A Day in the Life of an Architecture Student

Friday, April 14 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm | Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation
By the end of the day, the students should have a deeper understanding of the ins and outs of the typical life of an Architecture student. They will be exposed to different scenarios where their decision-making skills and creativity will be tested.


The Chrysalis at Symphony Woods: Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication

Friday, April 14 @ 4:00 – 6:00 pm | Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation
Members of the Chrysalis design and construction team will present the process for design and realization of this exciting project in downtown Columbia.


Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors, and History at Lexington Market

Saturday, April 15 @ 9:30 – 10:30 am | Organizer: Baltimore Heritage
If you haven’t been to the market in a while, or even if you’re a regular there, we hope you’ll join Baltimore Heritage on a tour with Market Manager Stacey Pack to learn about recent changes and plans for the future of the market.