2015 Baltimore Architecture Month

October is Baltimore Architecture Month! Join us as we celebrate all things architecture with over a dozen events across the city.

Upcoming Events

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

October 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Organizer: The Baltimore Architecture Foundation

To kick off Baltimore Architecture Month, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and the Women in Architecture Committee of AIABaltimore are pleased to present out-of-town guest and author Catherine Coleman Brawer in a talk about Hildreth Meière (1892-1961), one of the women featured in the exhibit “Early Women of Architecture in Maryland” which also will be open for viewing before and after the talk during the evening.


The Cultural Tour — Mount Vernon Place to the Inner Harbor

October 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am | Organizer: Mount Vernon Place Conservancy

Learn about the history of Baltimore and its architecture. The tour begins at Mount Vernon Place and works its way down to the Inner Harbor.


2015 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards Celebration

October 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore

Join AIABaltimore and the architectural community for the 2015 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards Celebration. We will gather at the historic Lithuanian Hall in Baltimore to hear the winners of the AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards Competition which promotes and publicizes the work of AIABaltimore members throughout our region.


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

October 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Organizer: The Baltimore Architecture Foundation

In celebration of Docomomo Tour Day on Saturday October 10, peek inside the modernist projects of architect Poldi Hirsch in Havre de Grace.


“Architecture Seen” In Transit Photo Contest Exhibit Reception

October 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore 

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


2015 WaveMaker Awards

October 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Organizer: Urban Land Institute

Join ULI Baltimore at the Horseshoe Casino as they recognize Maryland’s most successful real estate development as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.


Robert Long House 250 Lectures: Immigration into Baltimore – 1870 to 1930

October 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Organizer: The Preservation Society

Join Dr. Jean W. Baker, author, historian, and a former professor of history at Goucher College, for an engaging talk on the history of immigration in Fell’s Point and Baltimore from the end of the U.S. Civil War up through the beginning of the Great Depression.


Friday was Fish Day: A Walking Tour of Fell’s Point’s Immigrant Past

October 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm| Organizer: Baltimore Heritage

Join Baltimore Historian Dean Krimmel as he tells the story of Baltimore’s immigrant past on the streets and alleys of Fell’s Point.


Mount Vernon Place Walking Tour and Monument Climb

October 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am | Organizer: Mount Vernon Place Conservancy

Join Mount Vernon Place Conservancy for a tour and climb of the recently restored Washington Monument in Mount Vernon.


Working Farms and Scenic Views: The Tradition of the Estate as Landscape in Maryland, 1770-1820

October 19 @ 5:00 pm | Organizer: Homewood Museum

Jenny Carson, department chair of art history, theory and criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art, will trace Maryland’s early tradition of estate portraiture, from the Colonial period through the early nineteenth century.


Writers LIVE: Charles Belfoure, House of Thieves

October 19 @ 6:30 pm | Organizer: Enoch Pratt Free Library

An architect by profession, Charles Belfoure is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Paris Architect. Belfoure will talk about his inspiration for the book and his historical research process, plus provide insight into the architecture of the Gilded Age.


Doors Open Baltimore

October 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Organizer: The Baltimore Architecture Foundation

This one-day, free and family-friendly event is the culminating event of Baltimore Architecture Month, and invites the public to explore dozens of historic and modern structures in Baltimore City for free!


6th Annual John K. Gutierrez Memorial Walk

October 24 @ 10:00 am | Organizer: Gutierrez Studios

Friends, family, and community members gather once a year for a walk through Druid Hill Park in remembrance of John K. Gutierrez and to help raise funds for the Gutierrez Memorial Fund, which is dedicated to supporting the arts and community in Maryland.


Imagining Home Opening Celebration

October 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm | Organizer: The Baltimore Museum of Art

Come celebrate the inaugural exhibition for the BMA’s new Center for People & Art! Join the BMA for a free and festive day-long event with activities for all ages. Enjoy creative art-making activities, fascinating demonstrations, lively performances, and intriguing in-gallery conversations that engage with the deep, varied, and complex connections we all have to home.


The Baltimore Country House: Suburban Villas in the Early Republic

October 26 @ 5:00 pm | Organizer: Homewood Museum

Architect and architectural historian W. Peter Pearre will discuss Baltimore’s early country estates, both those that survive and those known through surviving images, including Mount Clare, Homewood, and Clover Hill.


Meet the Author: Ann G. Giroux, Images of America: Guilford

October 28 @ 6:30 pm | Organizer: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Ann G. Giroux, author of Guilford, will lead an armchair tour of Guilford from country estate to Gilded Age suburban splendor. The presentation will include many early photographs of Olmsted Brothers streetscapes and parks and the homes and gardens for which the community is so well known.


The Philadelphia Country House: Architecture and Landscape in Colonial America

November 2 @ 5:00 pm | Organizer: Homewood Musem

Mark Reinberger, professor of architecture at the University of Georgia, and Elizabeth McLean, research associate in botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, will discuss their new book from the Johns Hopkins University Press, exploring the myriad ways in which Philadelphia’s estates straddled the cultural divide between urban and rural.

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