Architects to conduct local lecture series


Nationally known architects Robert A. M. Stern, Tod Williams and William Pedersen are among the speakers scheduled to appear during the spring lecture series sponsored by the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The schedule of events includes talks by Angela Danadjieva of Danadjieva/Koenig Associates, on March 26; Mr. Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates, April 9; Mr. Stern of Robert A. M. Stern Architects, April 23; Arthur Andersson of Charles W. Moore Studio, May 7; and Mr. Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox, May 21.

All of the lectures will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Meyerhoff Auditorium of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

AIA representatives will sell tickets for the entire series only before March 26. After that, they will sell tickets for individual lectures at the AIA office at 11 1/2 W. Chase St. or at the museum on the evening of the lecture, depending on availability.

Tickets for the series are $65 per person for the general public, with discounts for AIA and museum members and students. Tickets for individual lectures are $14 for the general public, with discount rates for AIA and museum members and students.

More information is available from the AIA office at 625-2585.


Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and representatives of the Franklin Square community in Baltimore held ribbon-cutting ceremonies last week for the Franklin Square South Condominiums, an 18-unit residential complex created from historic brownstones in the 1300 block of West Fayette Street.

The Housing Assistance Corp. was the developer of the project and is offering residences to eligible low-income buyers for prices ranging from $40,000 to $48,000. Edward M. Johnson Associates was the architect, and Struever Bros. Eccles and Rouse was the general contractor.

Loyola Federal Savings and Loan Association is the mortgage lender for the project and has set aside more than $800,000 for loans, which the state's Community Development Administration is providing at 5 percent interest.


Around the region:

* Baltimore Heritage Inc. will sponsor a tour of Evergreen House, the recently restored estate at 4545 N. Charles St. that served as the former home of John Work and Alice Warder Garrett, on March 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $10 for Baltimore Heritage members and $12.50 for non-members and includes a reception after the tour. The deadline for registrations is March 8 and more information is available from Baltimore Heritage at 366-7724.

* Rufus S. Lusk & Son Inc., a real estate information service with offices in Baltimore, Washington and Richmond, recently acquired the hard-copy and microfiche services of MetroSource Inc. of San Antonio. MetroSource published real estate information pertaining to the northern Virginia market.

* Maryland's Department of Housing and Community Development has loaned $1,010,374 to rehabilitate a 24-unit midrise apartment building at 2200 Park Ave. in Reservoir Hill. Baltimore's Department of Housing and Community Development loaned another $177,500 for the same project.

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