Programs & Events

Spring Lecture Series

We’re gearing up for our 2023 Lecture Series:
NextGen Connections

For more than 40 years, AIA Baltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation have been pleased to present an annual lecture series devoted to design and architecture in Baltimore, thanks to the loyal support of the architecture community. We are excited to continue this tradition with the 2023 Lecture Series, exploring the theme, Next-Gen Connections.

The pandemic taught us all how much we value our time outdoors together and how much we take for granted those spaces for connection. Considering national conversations surrounding the green new deal, new federal infrastructure funding, and a renewed appreciation of the built environment, the 2023 AIA/BAF lecture series will explore national trends, visionary projects, and emerging strategies here at home under the topic of the infrastructure of connections.



Admission to all events will continue to be free and we are pleased to continue our partnership with the Maryland Chapter of ASLA.
Click on a lecture to learn more!


April 13, 2023 | 6:00 PM | The Center for Architecture & Design

AIA 1.5 LU, HSW Pending, ASLA 1.5 Approved

Baltimore Greenway Trails Network: Investing in connectivity, wellness, and urban vitality.

Panel discussion moderated by Klaus Philipsen.

Panelists: Kate Foster (Rails to Trails), Steve Preston (Parks and People), Theo Ngongang (Baltimore City Department of Transportation), and Maitreyi Roy (Bartram’s Garden).


April 20, 2023 | 6:00 PM | Alertus Technologies

AIA 1.5 LU, HSW Pending, ASLA 1.5 Pending

11th Street Bridge Project with Hallie Boyce, OLIN Partner and Jason Long, OMA Partner.


May 4, 2023 | 6:00 PM | Alertus Technologies

AIA 1.5 LU, HSW Pending, ASLA 1.5 Pending

Infrastructural Optimism with Linda C. Samuels, PhD.




By sponsoring this long-standing program for Baltimore’s design community and the public, your company will distinguish itself in a competitive marketplace. Each lecture draws an audience of 200-300 design and construction professionals and architecture enthusiasts. As a contributor to the 2023 Lecture Series, your company will be recognized in all of our promotional materials sent to an extensive network of industry and design professionals connected to the AIA and to architecture and design fans who support the BAF. Sponsorship includes regular recognition in our email promotions that reach over 12,000 people. We encourage you and your company members to attend the lectures and participate in the dialogue, and apply the lessons learned from our experienced speakers to your work in the Baltimore region.


Thank you for your interest in this event, we look forward to hearing from you soon. If you have any
questions, please contact Margaret Stella Melikian, Associate Director, Baltimore Architecture Foundation, at or (410) 625-2585 x103.

Please send all ads, logos, and marketing materials to Brian Helfer Jr. (Lecture Series Committee Co-Chair) and/or Meghan Hudson (Membership & Communications Associate), AIA Baltimore.


Hallie Boyce

A Partner since 2009, Hallie’s focus is the design and planning of landscapes that weave together the elements of art and ecology, creating greater social and physical resiliency for cultural institutions and communities both in the US and abroad. Her passion is creating educational opportunities through the medium of landscape that engage current and future generations towards promoting their stewardship of our world and addressing its key issues of climate change, equity, and environmental justice.

Hallie’s award-winning work includes the design of courtyards, plazas, gardens, parks, campuses, and waterfronts. Recent projects include the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Museum of American History. Hallie has led the design of the grounds of the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill; the design of the National Geographic Headquarters Base Camp, a landscape focused on world biomes and biodiversity; the 11th Street Bridge Park, a destination landscape focused on the health of the Anacostia River and its adjacent neighborhoods; and Currie Park, a resiliency hub on the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her realized projects include the new U.S. Embassy in London as well as the National Veterans Memorial and Museum and Spirit of Women Park in Columbus, Ohio.

Hallie holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Art in Art History from Bucknell University. She has taught studios at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, and Temple University exploring the potential of designed landscapes as catalysts to sustainably transform communities in England, France, Belgium, Curacao, the Czech Republic, and the US.


Jason Long

Jason Long is a Partner at OMA who leads its New York office and diverse portfolio in the Americas. Since joining the firm in 2003, Jason has brought a research-driven, interdisciplinary approach to a wide range of OMA’s projects internationally.

A number of projects under Jason’s direction take a creative approach to adaptive reuse and preservation, including POST Houston, the transformation of a former post office warehouse into a mixed-use hub; the conversion of a historic parking garage in New York City into a new synagogue; the renovation of the historic Fitzgerald Building at University of Toronto into the university’s administration center; the adaptive reuse of Jersey City’s historic Pathside Building into Centre Pompidou x Jersey City; and LANTERN, the reimagination of a former commercial bakery into a community arts hub in Detroit.

Jason also leads projects in Washington D.C. that provide an innovative approach to recreation, public health, and equitable development at varying scales: a streetscape design for Washington D.C.’s convention center, the 11th Street Bridge Park connecting disparate communities on either side of the Anacostia River, and a masterplan for the RFK Stadium Armory Campus.

His diverse portfolio of residential projects include The Perigon in Miami Beach and Eagle+West, OMA’s first high rise towers in New York. In California, he oversaw the completion of The Avery in San Francisco and is currently leading the design of 730 Stanyan, a 100% affordable housing building in historic Haight Ashbury.


Dr. Linda C. Samuels

Dr. Linda C. Samuels is an associate professor of urban design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, where she teaches architecture and urban design studios and seminars on Infrastructural Urbanism, urban history and theory, and alternative sustainability metrics. She is the founder and director of Infra_OPTS, an independent consulting firm in St. Louis and Los Angeles focused on the design, mapping, and metrics of public infrastructure to create more equitable cities.

Before coming to WashU, Samuels was the inaugural director of the Sustainable City Project, a multidisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach initiative at the University of Arizona. Samuels earned her Doctorate in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a Senior Research Associate at cityLAB.

Samuels’ book, Infrastructural Optimism, which focuses on next generation infrastructure and the value of leveraging large scale infrastructural investment for greater social and environmental gains, is now available from Routledge.

Thank You to our Generous Lecture Series Sponsors

Capital Sponsor:


GWWO Architects*

James Posey Associates, Inc.*

Northpoint Builders*

Potomac Valley Brick & Supply *

Site Resources, Inc.*


Corinthian Sponsor:

Ames & Gough*

BCT Architects

Budova Engineering*

Craig Gaulden Davis Architecture*

DoubleEdge Design*

Hope Furrer Associates*

Monkey in the Metal*

Moseley Architects*+

Southway Builders*

Swirnow Building Systems

Ziger | Snead*


Doric Sponsor



* Denotes 2023 Annual Sponsors

*+Denotes Event Sponsor & Annual Sponsor