“Architecture Seen” In Transit Photo Contest




This year’s theme In Transit looked at the connections between transportation, architecture, natural elements, and the spaces created at transit oriented locations.

Winning photos will be featured in a public exhibit at Baltimore City Hall from October 26 – November 20, and will be published in a 2016 calendar for the AIABaltimore Architects’ Bookstore.

Theme Description

Getting from point A to point B is an integral part of city life.  Today, after decades of planning around the automobile, city planners around the world are seeing the myriad of benefits of placing the pedestrian first and providing sustainable options for transportation.  Before the automobile, people got around by walking and using mass transit.  Sustainable transportation can act as an equalizer, connecting people across the city to job centers and making the city an inclusive place for all residents. In Baltimore, people get around in many ways: by rail, bus, foot, bike, and even water taxi.  But the City still has a long way to go in providing sustainable alternatives to the automobile.

Participants were tasked with capturing architectural forms or elements within the context of Baltimore’s open spaces, transit hubs, or pathways throughout the city.

Category 1 “The Big Picture”

This category focused on larger scale overview of modes of transportation in Baltimore such as: mass transit, bicycling, and walking.

First Place: “Mount Royal Station in the Snow” by Jack Carroll


Second Place: “City Bicycle Rider” by Mustafa Cardak


Category 2  “The Finer Details”

This category looks at the small architectural elements that make up the character of the space, such as lighting, material and color selection, signage, pedestrian friendliness, paving, plantings and tree canopies, coverage, and other factors.

First Place: “A Different Perspective” by Meredith Williams


 Second Place: “Signs of Sharing” by Mustafa Cardak


Best Student Photo

“The Visionary” by Briana Blowe


People’s Choice

“Goodbye Frank” by Cedric Al Kazzi


All entrants grant express permission to AIA Baltimore to use all photographic entries for exhibitions, publications, and promotional purposes. All winning entries will become the property of AIA Baltimore. Submission of entry implies acceptance of all above conditions.

Questions? Contact Zevi Thomas at 410.625.2585 x104 or zthomas@aiabalt.com.

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