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When: Tuesday, October 27 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Cost: Free
Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation
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Designing for Social Equity: The Baer School

Presented as part of Doors Open Baltimore 2020 Design Excellence Week

This program is hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact ndennies@aiabalt.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

Design | Dream | Activate will present about their design of the Baer City, a sensory driven, educational space for students with physical and cognitive disabilities. This inspirational, community driven project received the 2019 AIA Baltimore/Neighborhood Design Center Social Equity Award and a 2019 AIA Baltimore Excellence in Design Award Honorable Mention.

Baer City demonstrates how with limited funding, architectural design can bring art, creativity and vibrancy to a space. With the guidance of a committed design team, the William S. Baer School transformed a deteriorating, inaccessible blacktop space into a sensory-driven, educational space that meets the special needs of its students with cognitive and physical disabilities.

The AIA Baltimore/Neighborhood Design Center Social Equity Award recognizes community-driven projects that promote social equity through an inclusive and community-driven design process with an eye toward social justice, environmental sustainability and sense of place.

The Design | Dream | Activate team includes : Alyssa Brown, Assoc. AIA; Tracey Beall, Briana Allen, Assoc. AIA; Jocelyn Christian, Tia Harris, and Marcella Massa, Int’l Assoc. AIA.

Photo courtesy Gloria Cook Photography

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