October 2017 President’s Letter – What’s the Big Deal?

The big deal is Baltimore Architecture Month is an opportunity to highlight architecture at a local level with a month-long series of events. It’s a month of conversations with each other and the public about the value of design and the significant role architecture plays in society. continue reading

October 2016 President’s Letter – OctoberFEAST AKA Baltimore Architecture Month

Every organization has its seasonal rhythm and meter. And although our entire annual calendar is filled with wonderful, engaging events, there can be no doubt that October represents a unique convergence of several particularly stellar chapter activities. continue reading

How Preservation is Cool and Makes Red Hot Markets

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) once the domain of geeks has lately become a cool tool of choice to visualize the inner workings of cities. For this year’s Urban Design Lecture, the AIABaltimore Urban Design Committee has invited Michael Powe to demonstrate the creative data mash-up that he developed for Baltimore as a pilot project of the National Partnership for Building Reuse sponsored by the Urban Land Institute ULI and The National Trust for Historic Preservation. continue reading