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The History and Legacy of the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre: Lecture and Panel Discussion

October 21, 2014

This lecture and panel discussion with architects and historians will reflect on the design legacy and historical context of the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, designed by architect John Johansen, and completed in 1967.

The Mechanic Theatre was nominated by AIABaltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation for the 2014 Preservation Maryland Endangered Maryland list. Demolition is currently underway.

Program:

Tom Liebel, FAIA, AIABaltimore President:  Introduction of the program and the panelists.

Jeremy Kargon, Professor, Morgan State University School of Architecture + Planning:  Brief overview of historic context of Mechanic, its design, and role as centerpiece of Charles Center development at the heart of Baltimore’s downtown public urban space.

Panel Discussion

Confirmed panelists:

Moderator:  Fred Scharmen, Professor, Morgan State University School of Architecture + Planning

Charlie Duff, Jubilee Baltimore

Anna Danz, Maryland Film Festival

Ed Gunts, Architecture Writer, The Architect’s Newspaper

Klaus Philipsen, FAIA, ArchPlan, Inc, and co-chair, AIABaltimore Urban Design Committee

Craig Purcell, Brown Craig Turner Architects + Designers + Planners

This program is FREE and open to the public at the Engineer’s Club (Member’s Dining Room, lower level).

Free! RSVP below:
http://www.aiabaltimore.org/events/lecture-and-panel-discussion-mechanic-theater-2/

Details

Date:
October 21, 2014
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Organizer

AIABaltimore
Phone:
410.625.2585
Website:
http://www.facebook.com/AIABaltimore

Venue

The Engineers Club
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
Phone:
410.539.6914