Yesterday marked the launch of Architecture Week here in Baltimore. So for those of you who think Charm City is just one brick rowhouse after another, Architecture Week hosts a plethora of events to help you see otherwise...
For starters, it's not just one week - the event actually runs the 14th through the 29th. Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Baltimore's chapter was established in 1871, making it the third oldest in the country. Workshops, lectures, walking tours, and other events will be taking place around the city to help you get acquainted with Baltimore's urban landscape. This is just a smattering of what's being offered - click here for the full list of events.
- October 15 - A Forum: The Role of Design Centers in Urban Regeneration – A Comprehensive Center for Design in Baltimore.
- October 18 - Art under Glass – This event will transform the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens unique plant environments into exotic art galleries for one day.
- October 19 - Visitor Centers: Telling the Story through Design – A discussion of this building type and the role that design can play in telling a site's story.
- October 21 - Architecture as a Community Experience – Educating communities and encouraging social participation to improve the way we live, with a focus on sustainability.
- October 25 - Baltimore Architecture Walkabout – A 4 mile walking tour of Baltimore, highlighting significant architecture in Bolton Hill, Mt. Vernon, and Downtown.
(Images: Kimberly Watson)