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September 29, 2015
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Architecture Month 2015: Appreciate and Celebrate

"Architecture is my delight and putting up and pulling down one of my favorite amusements.”
-Thomas Jefferson, 1809
October is Architecture Month in Baltimore. AIABaltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation’s mission for this annual program is to raise the awareness and appreciation of the magnificent built environment of Baltimore City and surrounding counties and to celebrate the recent renovation and new construction projects by members of our Chapter.
Our awareness event is Doors Open Baltimore on Saturday, October 24. Over 50 buildings and places will be accessible to the public under the theme of “Undiscovered Baltimore.” 
Our celebration event is the AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards Celebration on Friday, October 9. This festive annual awards gathering will be held at the historic Lithuanian Hall on Hollins Street in West Baltimore. 
Accompanying these programs are other opportunities to learn about and celebrate the architecture of Baltimore. There are historic tours from Mount Vernon and Fells Point to the mid-century modern buildings of Havre de Grace. There are lectures on immigration to Baltimore and the urban design practices of exclusion and inclusion and how they can inform on open city. The calendar of these many events can be found at
Open your ical right now and plan to attend these events! We are an experiential profession. Many times we must force ourselves to get out there and see what is being talked about. Once seen and experienced, we own it and can reference it with our clients and in our work.

Come out and join us,

Rob Brennan, AIA
President, AIA Baltimore, 2015
Principal, brennan+company architects

Join Us This Week for The 28th Annual AIABaltimore Golf Outing 

October 2 | 8:00am – 2:00pm

Located within easy driving distance of the city, Woodlands Golf Course course accommodates beginners and practiced golfers alike, making it an ideal opportunity for emerging professionals and associates to play alongside principals and property owners.

The game is followed by a catered barbecue lunch open to golfers and non-golfers, and complemented by cold beers and good company.



Call for AIABaltimore Board of Directors Nominations

All AIABaltimore members are invited to submit nominations for the AIABaltimore Board of Directors, following the process and criteria in the link below.

Board service is a minimum (2) year term with the expectation of continued and further involvement in the support of AIA Baltimore

To be considered for AIABaltimore Board appointment: 
Submit 1 paragraph expression of interest in serving on the AIA Baltimore Board, and CV to current board president, Rob Brennan, AIA ( and executive director, Kathleen Lane, ( by October 1.




Member News


Plano-Coudon Classic raises awareness and funds for Teach for America–Baltimore

Rowles & Company names Ron Grodzinsky, CPA Director of Engineering and Architecture Industry Group

RK&K Engineers Round Up Productive Summer

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation Seeks Submissions for Love Letters to Baltimore Buildings Series

Career Opportunities


Marshall Craft Associates, Inc. seeks a Proposal Specialist.

Noelker and Hull Associates, Inc. seek Architects, Project Managers, Recent Architectural School Graduates, and Draft Persons.

Melville Thomas Architects seeks an Architect, an Intern Architect, and a Marketing/Graphics Coordinator.

Manns Woodward Studios seeks an Intern/Graduate Architect.

Purple Cherry Architects seek a Design Architect, an Intern Architect, and an Interior Designer

Upcoming Events

2015 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards

Friday, October 9, 2015 | 5:30 – 10:30 pm


Discounted Rate for Associate AIA Members and Students!


Join AIABaltimore, Baltimore Architecture Foundation and the architectural community for the 2015 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards Celebration. We will gather at the historic Lithuanian Hall to hear the winners of the AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards Competition which promotes and publicizes the work of AIABaltimore members throughout our region, and also recognizes Baltimore Architecture Foundation Golden Griffin and Roger Redden Award recipients.

The event begins with an optional tour at 5:30 p.m. (1 AIA/CES credit), followed by the Awards Program and Celebration from: 6:30 – 10 p.m. A buffet dinner is provided by An Elegant Affair, accompanied by a DJ, dancing, and networking.

One complimentary ticket to the AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards Celebration will be provided with each AIABaltimore Design Awards submission. Promo codes for free tickets will be sent after the submission deadline.

Please note that the historic Lithuanian Hall does not have central air conditioning. Dress for the weather!

Thank you to our 2015 Excellence in Design Awards Sponsors!

Talk & Book Signing: Art Deco in Baltimore: The Architectural Murals of Hildreth Meière

October 1 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

The Baltimore Archtiecture Foundation and the Women in Architecture Committee of AIABaltimore will kick-off Baltimore Architecture Month in a talk with Catherine Coleman Brawer about artist Hildreth Meière, one of the women featured in the exhibit “Early Women of Architecture in Maryland” on view at AIABaltimore. Her trademark Art Deco style is evident in the floor mosaics of 10 Light Street, Baltimore’s beloved Art Deco skyscraper. 




Docomomo Tour Day: Modern Architecture in Havre de Grace, Maryland

October 10 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Part of Docomomo Tour Day, peek inside the modernist projects of architect Poldi Hirsch in Havre de Grace. Hirsch was the first woman corporate member of the AIABaltimore Chapter and is featured the Early Women of Architecture in Maryland travelling exhibit, which is currently on display in the AIABaltimore Gallery through October. The tour will kick off with a reception and talk given by her daughters and the exhibit curator at the residence Poldi lovingly created for her family—a tour de force of architectural design.


"Architecture Seen" In Transit Photo Contest Exhibit Reception

October 13, 5:30–8pm

Join us for the opening reception of the fourth annual “Architecture Seen” Photo Contest hosted by AIABaltimore’s Emerging Professionals Committee and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation at the new KOHLER Showroom.


2015 Int’l Energy Conservation Code: Compliance for Architecture + Design

October 27, 12–2pm

1.5 AIA/CES HSW SD credits available. Learn about the new code! General topics featured relevant to code content include design implications, regulatory considerations, compliance methods, and construction techniques. 


Daniel D’Oca: The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion

October 20, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Robert E. Lewis Memorial Lecture and Doors Open Baltimore Kick-off Event presented by The Baltimore Architecture Foundation and the AIABaltimore Urban Design Committee

FREE to attend. Learn more about the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Doors Open Baltimore.

This lecture and the discussion to follow will enlarge the conversations prompted by the Baltimore unrest to deepen the dialogue for the architectural community and the public on the role that architects, architecture and urban design can play in facilitating a more inclusive, equitable, and ‘open city.’

Daniel D’Oca has written extensively on the topic and will engage the audience in a presentation and conversation moderated by local author and design journalist Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson.


Community Events

MCCEI BIM Forum at Towson University
October 6 | 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mid-Atlantic Q4 Lunch Seminar Series: Designing Wood-Frame Structures for High Wind
2 AIA/CES HSW LUs available
October 7 | 9:30 am – 12:45 pm


Thank you to our 28th Annual AIABaltimore Golf Outing Sponsors

BBQ Luncheon
Merritt Construction Services 

Beverage Cart
Site Resources, Inc.

Lunch Beverages
Window and Door Planning Consultants, Jackie Browning

Continental Breakfast
Gipe Associates

Green Sponsor
Mueller Associates, Inc.
Ames & Gough

Tee Sponsor
Site Resources, Inc.
Delbert Adams Construction Group
Bushey Feight Morin Architects Inc.
Old Line Architects
Doo Consulting, LLC
Plano-Coudon, LLC
Sub Zero by Wolf Fretz

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