AIA Baltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation is excited to announce the Gingerbread House Competition Kick-Off! Join us for the first part of a two part networking event, on November 5. We will announce the categories and will use Zoom breakout rooms for a fun evening of networking! And then join us December 10 for the Gingerbread House Design Competition, it will also be held on zoom due to the ongoing public health crisis.
We will also host a 2 drink demo with architect and mixologist Nikolas Hill
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Ultimate Gingerbread House Design Competition Judges
Marco Legaluppi, PE is the President of Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani LLC (WBCM), a full-service, multi-discipline engineering firm headquartered in Baltimore, MD. As a portion of his duties, Mr. Legaluppi is responsible for coordinating structural design efforts across multiple offices and overseeing the architecture department. Marco is a life-long Baltimorean who graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Structural Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering. A Registered Professional Engineer in over 15 states, Marco has 38 years of experience with structural engineering design, inspection, and assessment. Marco is currently on the Executive Committee Board of the Engineering Society of Baltimore (ESB), sits on the University of Maryland Board of Visitors for the School of Civil Engineering, and is an active member of numerous industry organizations.
Suzanne Frasier, FAIA is the Chair of the Department of Undergraduate Design at Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning where she has been a faculty member since 2005. She is a licensed and registered architect with over 20 years of professional experience in the design and construction industry prior to becoming a full-time academic. Suzanne has been actively involved with the AIA for over three decades.
A baking and pastry graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York, Monica Amtower is a Baltimore native who spent her career grinding in some of the best establishments that she could get into: Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach, the Inn at Little Washington, the Four Seasons in Baltimore, the James Beard nominated Forman and Wolf group, Montage International at the Sagamore Pendry Luxury Hotel, and currently is the Executive Pastry Chef at a 5 star hotel in downtown Washington D.C.
Proceeds of the event will be donated to AIA Baltimore and Baltimore Architecture Foundation scholarship programs for students of architecture at Morgan State University and Maryland community colleges and universities. Proceeds also support Future Architects Resources/Kids in Design programs for underserved middle and high school students to encourage career opportunities in architecture, design, and construction, and major BAF programs like Doors Open Baltimore.
We would love to have you participate! If you are interested in participating in the competition, please sign up here!
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