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Modernist Renaissance: A Virtual Talk on the Development of Charles Center

October 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Architect Sara Langmead will present the history of Charles Center, the urban redevelopment of Baltimore’s Central Business District that began in the 1950s and was a catalyst for the development of Inner Harbor. Charles Center proposed a new model for downtown city centers, integrating modern skyscrapers and historic buildings with a network of connected public spaces. The project involved leading architects of the modern movement, such as Mies van der Rohe, who designed One Charles Center, the new home of the Center for Architecture and Design.

Sara Langmead, AIA, PE, LEED AP is an Associate at Quinn Evans and a member of the AIA Baltimore Board of Directors. She is a licensed architect and professional engineer specializing in historic preservation and creative renovation.


This program is hosted on Zoom. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

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.

This program precedes the The Baltimore Center for Architecture and Design: Virtual Opening. We hope you can join us for both programs!

Learn more about Doors Open Baltimore 2020.