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Pioneering Women of Architecture in Maryland

August 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Women have been professionally practicing architecture in Maryland for over 80 years, yet little is known about those from earlier generations. AIA Baltimore and BAF Research of state architecture records have uncovered a number of women architects who practiced through the lean years of the World Wars and the Great Depression, designing buildings in Maryland and across the country. Architect Jillian Storms will share the stories of these pioneering women and the buildings they designed.

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.

This program is hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live. 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.

About the Presenter

Jillian Storms, AIA, is an architect and capital programs manager at the School Facilities Branch of the Maryland State Department of Education. She is a former President of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. Jillian led the Early Women of Architecture project, culminating in a traveling exhibition featuring twelve women practicing architecture from the 1920s to the 1960s. Jillian continues to work with BAF to bring more stories of women architects to light and document their projects.