| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:17 PM
If you had to describe the 2014 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition at the Walters Art Museum in a single word, "visceral" would fit well.
"It is about line, color, shape, texture and sound," says Robert Mintz, chief curator at...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Two companies announced plans Monday to relocate to Baltimore from the suburbs, bringing more than 300 jobs to downtown and Locust Point.
The Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund will move its headquarters from Annapolis to the expanding McHenry Row mixed-...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:04 AM
A unit of an international beauty company will relocate from Hanover to Baltimore City this summer, occupying nearly 15,000 square feet in a Charles Street building owned by attorney Peter Angelos.
Kao USA Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based KAO Corp.,...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Lurking beneath the surface of the controversy over the future of the Morris Mechanic Theatre are two issues which, if not resolved, can only be described as tragedies for the future of historic preservation in Baltimore.
The first is the undermining...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:19 PM
If you want to experience the work of street artist Gaia in its full scruffy glory, see it in the wild.
Drive south down North Collington Avenue, past Biddle and Eager and Chase. You will despair of spotting anything fresh in one blighted block after...
| Aug 26, 2008
| 4:22 PM
I came across this quote on the window of a store in Evanston, Ill. called Design Within Reach. First of all, I thought it was a funny place to hang that incredibly elaborate Swarovski crystal chandelier, and then I thought......
| Jun 15, 2014
The title "architecture critic" is entirely too limiting. It suggests a narrow focus on buildings and a privileged subset of glamorous structures designed by globe-trotting "starchitects." In reality, my job is much broader and much grittier. It is to...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Do you know the Monuments Men?
I don't mean the George Clooney movie with the middling box-office numbers. I mean the male geniuses, according to architecture's creaky conventional wisdom, who push the profession forward with one pricey and daring...
| Apr 27, 2014
The essence of the Farnsworth House's elegant, less-is-more beauty can be described in a single, inelegant term: site-specific. Located 58 miles southwest of Chicago, this white, precisely honed box of steel and glass is all the more striking because...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:34 PM
In the 1970s, architecture faced an identity crisis.
A lacerating critique of modern architecture's overreach, especially in remaking wide swaths of cities, had left the profession's 20th-century heroes — Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe, even...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:21 PM
How many times has this happened to you? You're taking out-of-town visitors around the Loop or another popular neighborhood, and they point to a building you've seen thousands of times before and ask "What's that?" You hem and haw while your credibility...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has used high-strength cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing conflicts, on Monday was named the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's...