When: Friday, October 29
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2021 AIA Baltimore Excellence in Design [SOLD OUT]

As the 6th oldest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Baltimore celebrates its 150th birthday in 2021! Join us in celebrating this milestone with the architectural and design community at the 2021 AIA Baltimore & BAF Excellence in Design Awards. The Excellence in Design Awards promotes AIA Baltimore architects, as well as project contractors, consultants, and owners and recognizes Baltimore Architecture Foundation Golden Griffin and Roger Redden Award recipients who have contributed significantly to Baltimore’s built environment.

Enjoy networking with fellow professionals in the field and see the Baltimore Center for Architecture and Design, the new home of AIA Baltimore and The Baltimore Architecture Foundation, along with other professional design organizations. This event will feature delicious local fare and open bar highlighting the best of Baltimore’s culinary and craft beverages.

Tour of The Center: Starting at 5pm

Live Music: Enjoy LIVE music by our very own allied professional from APCO signage, Marie White, by her band REMEDY, specializing in classic rock covers from the 60’s-70’s.

A Special Cause: Join us in celebrating the life of late AIA Baltimore member and CANStruction advocate Ken Dill, by bringing canned foods for our Food Drive.

See The Center: This event gives attendees a unique opportunity to mingle and network while being one of the first to explore our recently opened Baltimore Center for Architecture and Design. The Center for Architecture and Design serves as a high-profile, visible space to showcase the important role of architectural practice and design, and as a dynamic hub to engage professionals, students, and the public. Shared exhibition and gallery spaces, and event spaces will offer engaging new programming on architecture, urban design, neighborhood history, historic architecture and new design projects, and the role of design in shaping the city’s future. Learn More

Parking At The Center: The most convenient place to park for our event is the SP Parking garage located at: 100 W Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21202. For more convenient parking options near One Charles Center click here.

To take advantage of this special guided tour opportunity, please select our free 4:30 pm tour ticket, after you have purchased your event tickets.

For Your Safety We Are:

  • Requiring Proof of Vaccination
  • Requiring Masks/Social Distancing
  • Hosting our Event Outdoors on the One Charles Center Terrace: this beautiful space designed by Mies van der Rohe is a covered outdoor terrace and rooftop deck with fountains and plentiful outdoor seating overlooking Center Plaza and the downtown Baltimore skyline
  • Offering a Virtual Experience
  • Limiting capacity to 150 patrons
  • Food and Drink Served with Social Distancing and Minimal Contact

Read Our Full 2021 COVID-19 Event Policy Here.

By registering for this event, you agree to comply with our Covid policy and to terms of the event waiver.

Attire: Creative Festive: dress to show off your design creativity and to celebrate AIA Baltimore’s 150th!


4:30- Tour Check-In

5:00-6:00 Guided Tour of The Baltimore Center of Architecture & Design Begins

6:00- Awards Ceremony (virtual program begins), Followed by Reception

9:00-Event Concludes

Sponsor This Unique Event

Please consider sponsoring this annual event; by doing so, you are not only supporting AIA Baltimore but the architecture profession and our outstanding local design talent.  We encourage you to sign up early to maximize your exposure and enhance your visibility as we begin promoting this event.

See sponsorship opportunities here 

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

150th Year Sponsor




Pella Mid-Atlantic


ABC Baltimore

JC Porter Construction

North Point Builders

Penza Bailey Architects, a studio of PRIME AE Group

Southway Builders


Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects 


Schluter Systems



Marren Architects

Palindrome Design Associates

Site Resources, Inc.

Swirnow Systems


APCO Signs

JJ Flooring


MAG Lighting Design

Mahan Rykiel

Sub Zero Group-Mid Atlantic

Lighting Sponsor


Lighting Environments

Thank You to Annual Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Ayers Saint Gross

Hord Coplan Macht


Gold Sponsors

Design Collective

inPlace Design


Gutierrez Studios

JMT Architecture

Merritt Construction Services

Nate Smith Photography

TW Perry

Vision Technologies


Wohlsen Construction

Silver Sponsors

GWWO Architects
James Posey Associates, Inc.
Mueller Associates
Northpoint Builders
Potomac Valley Brick & Supply Co.
Site Resources, Inc.
STV Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

American Cedar & Millwork
Ames & Gough
Budova Engineering
Craig Gaulden Davis Architects
DoubleEdge Design
Hope Furrer Associates
Morabito Consultants
Moseley Architects
Pella Mid-Atlantic
Quinn Evans
Southway Builders
Ziger | Snead


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