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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.
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.
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).