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May 2021

Designing the AVAM – Winner of Baltimore Architecture Madness

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
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AVAM Founder and Director Rebecca Hoffberger, and architects Rebecca Swanston and Diane Cho celebrate the design of this Baltimore treasure! The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) was crowned winner of BAF’s Architecture Madness Tournament, which included 64 exceptional Baltimore buildings built between 1870 and today, hosted in celebration of AIA Baltimore’s 150th anniversary. We’ll be joined by AVAM founder and director Rebecca Hoffberger and architects Diane Cho and Rebecca Swanston to celebrate and reflect upon the design of Baltimore’s most beloved building of the past 150 years.

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Morgan State University: National Treasure and Model for Preservation (Virtual Talk)

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
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On its five-year anniversary as a designated National Treasure, we will hear about the Morgan State University’s stewardship of its historic buildings! In May 2016, the nation’s leading preservation organization, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, designated Morgan State University a National Treasure. The designation served to recognize the University’s significance as an HBCU (Historically Black College and University) and as a compelling example of the challenges that colleges across the country face in stewarding their historic buildings while redeveloping their historic campuses.

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June 2021

George Peabody Library: The Cathedral of Books (Virtual Talk)

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
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Peabody Library Curator Paul Espinosa discusses the design and history of the Peabody Library, one of the world's most beautiful libraries! 

The George Peabody Library made it to the semifinals of BAF's Architecture Madness tournament, which included 64 exceptional Baltimore buildings built between 1870 and today, hosted in celebration of AIA Baltimore’s 150th anniversary. We'll explore what makes this Library one of the most beautiful in the world.

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Camden Yards: Greatest Ballpark in America (Virtual Talk)

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
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Oriole Park at Camden Yards consistently ranks among the top ballparks in the world, and has had a profound influence on ballpark design since it opened in 1992. The design broke away from the idea that stadiums should be on the outskirts of cities surrounded by massive parking lots. Instead, Camden Yards was placed near the heart of Downtown and designed to complement its historic surroundings and incorporates the site of Camden Station with the 1905 B&O Warehouse. Camden Yards ushered in the trend for retro ballpark design and demonstrated that the best stadiums are those that are integrated into the urban fabric of the city.

Camden Yards made it to the semifinals of BAF's Architecture Madness tournament, which included 64 exceptional Baltimore buildings built between 1870 and today, hosted in celebration of AIA Baltimore’s 150th anniversary. We'll explore what makes Camden Yards one of the top ballparks in the world.

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