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March 8, 2021 / BAF News and Notices

[Press Release] Baltimore Architecture Foundation Awarded $40,000 Grant from the Maryland Historical Trust to Document Sites in Maryland Designed by Maryland’s Early Women Architects

Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) is proud to announce a $40,000 Historic Preservation Non-Capital Grant Award from the Maryland Historical Trust to document properties designed by Maryland’s first licensed women architects. The grant will support  National Register Multiple Property Documentation  focused on women architects practicing in Maryland from 1920 to 1970.

This project expands upon BAF’s Early Women of Architecture research project and exhibition led by Jillian Storms, AIA in collaboration with AIA Baltimore’s Equity Committee and students from Morgan State University’s School of Architecture + Planning. Biographies of twelve of the women the team researched are available on the Baltimore Architecture Foundation website.

[View all Maryland Historical Trust FY 2021 Historic Preservation Non-Capital Grant Awardees]

BAF looks forward to bringing greater state and national recognition to women who have made significant contributions to Maryland’s architecture and built environment.

BAF also recently received $15,000 in grant funding from the Baltimore National Heritage Area to develop SAY IT LOUD Maryland, an exhibition that will spotlight the contributions of diverse design professionals to Maryland’s built environment. The call for entries is now open. BAF is planning a virtual launch this summer with the physical exhibition opening at the Baltimore Center for Architecture and Design in October. Learn more on the Baltimore Architecture Foundation website.

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About the Baltimore Architecture Foundation

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) celebrates design and the built environment. Launched in 1987, BAF encourages the public  to explore Baltimore architecture: to recognize Baltimore’s architectural heritage, and appreciate its design innovations.

Through  tours, lectures, educational programs for adults and kids, exhibitions, research, and publications, BAF demonstrates how ideas are manifested in the built environment and urban design of the city and the role of architecture in shaping Baltimore’s diverse neighborhoods.