Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Roger D. Redden Award

Photo of the City Arts Apartments by Tom Holdsworth Photography

recently learned that I will be the recipient of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation's 2011 Roger D. Redden Award for individual achievement in the field of architecture. I am so incredibly honored and am joined by the extraordinary Jubilee Baltimore, who earned the foundation's annual Golden Griffin Award. The awards will be announced at the BAF's Annual Meeting this Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 pm at the new City Arts Apartments in Station North (developed, appropriately enough, by Jubilee.) This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other BAF members and the new Board and to learn about the foundation's work. Those interested in joining in the celebration should RSVP to:

Tracey Clark

City Arts Apartments
440 East Oliver Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Monday, May 2, 2011

Baltimore Meets Rotterdam: Sister City Roundtable

From the Baltimore: Open City exhibition at the North Avenue Market in Baltimore.

This Wednesday, May 4 at 6 PM, the curators of Baltimore: Open City will meet with curators of the 2009 and 2011 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam for a discussion about the “open city” in an international context.

Guests include George Brugmans, Director of the IABR, Kristian Koreman, Principal of Zus, Interboro Partners, and yours truly, who will moderate the event.

The event is co-sponsored by the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam and AIA Baltimore.

Wednesday, May 4
6 PM
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.

And for those who couldn't make it to the launch of the Baltimore: Open City exhibtion last month, here are a few snapshots from opening night. The exhibit is in the North Avenue Market and is still up for you to see. Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 2-8 PM.

The crowd outside the gallery on North Avenue (notice the food trucks!). This was moments before a Baltimore marching band existed the building and drum-lined their way down the sidewalk.

The requisite National Bohemians in a can. Staples of any art opening in Baltimore.

Inside the gallery. It was packed!

L-R: Visiting Artist Damon Rich and the brainchild behind Baltimore:Open City, Dan D'Oca of MICA and Interboro Partners.

An interactive tabletop display.

(Center and far left): Marian Glebes and Marianne Amoss of D:Center Baltimore

A poignant piece in the exhibition that graphically shows the effect of poverty on Baltimore neighborhoods.

L-R: Architect, professor, and D:Center Board Member Fred Scharmen and sustainability consultant Geoff Stack.

An interactive map of the city.