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Celebrating 150 Years of AIA Baltimore

AIA Baltimore’s 150th Virtual Celebration

During this very special birthday party, participants heard from city and cultural leaders on the impact of Baltimore architecture and architects, learned about upcoming 2021 AIA Baltimore programs and opportunities, and enjoyed an afternoon of memorable toasts, history, and trivia!

Hear Our Well Wishes From:
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott
Jennifer Verbeke, AIA | AIA Maryland 2021 President
Cynthia Williams, AIA | AIA Cincinnati 2020 President
John B. Campbell, AIA, RIBA | AIA Philadelphia 2020 President


Upcoming 150th Programs

Visit Our 2021 Spring Lecture Series

Architecture is a manifestation of culture. On the occasion of AIA Baltimore’s 150th anniversary, the AIA Baltimore and Baltimore Architecture Foundation 2021 Lecture Series will explore how the built environment simultaneously reflects and influences culture, in Baltimore and beyond.  Each lecture will expose how cultural values shape design. The three lectures are focused around themes with specific local resonance in Baltimore, a city in which the arts and culture are key to community identity, history, and future vitality: Architecture and Identity, Art and Architecture, Architecture and Social Justice. Visiting and local speakers will examine and highlight the built environment and its relationship with the arts, community initiatives, sustainability goals, preservation, equity, the vernacular, and more, as we reflect on how these have been shaped by design practice throughout AIA Baltimore’s 150 year history.

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Baltimore Architecture Through The Ages [1870-2000’s]

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation is celebrating the history of AIA Baltimore in its 150th year by publishing select histories and highlights of Baltimore architecture from 1870 all the way through the 2000’s. These unique selections were written and edited by Charlie Duff and are published monthly.

Virtual Histories in 2021

Virtual Histories are back in 2021! The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present a series of 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history.

Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support BAF and Baltimore Heritage. Your support helps us make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and create more virtual programs like this.

As part of the celebration of AIA Baltimore’s 150th anniversary, we are hosting conversations with trailblazing architects in Baltimore, discussing their impact on the profession and our communities. Get tickets to our upcoming trailblazer Virtual Histories here:

Trailblazing Architects: Leon Bridges, FAIA, NOMA

Re-watch Our Favorite Virtual Histories That Celebrate Baltimore Architecture Through The Years:

Commemorative Monuments and Adaptive Use (Jackson Gilman-Forlini)
Baltimore’s Remarkable Infrastructure Gas Lamps to Clean Water (Tom Liebel)
Baltimore’s Treasures (Meg Fairfax Fielding)
Baltimore: The Home of America’s Best Garden Cities (Charles Duff)
Restoring the Roland Water Tower (Suzanne Frasier)
Roadblocks: The Effects of Highways In and Around Druid Hill Park
How Suffragists Built Baltimore’s First Recreation Center (Jackson Gilman-Forlini)

See All Our Upcoming Virtual Histories Programs

Contribute To The Center Fund For Our 150th!

As we enter our 150th year, consider giving a gift to The Center Fund. A monumental move for us means monumental opportunities, and we need your help to make the exciting opportunities ahead of us a reality. Our aim is to raise $1 million for The Center Fund, our capital campaign to sustain the Baltimore Center for Architecture and Design. Your individual contribution or firm/corporate sponsorship will match these funds to sustain costs for the design and construction and ongoing operations of the Center.

Contribute to the Center Fund by making a check out to “AIA Baltimore” and mailing it to:

AIA Baltimore
The Center for Architecture and Design
One Charles Center
100 N. Charles Street
Suite P-101
Baltimore, MD 21201

Learn more about our 2021 annual sponsorship opportunities here.