Architects' forum starts today

The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation's Spring Forum begins at noon today with a free lecture featuring Station North developers, including Jubilee Baltimore Inc.'s Charlie Duff.

The public is invited to take a lunch to the Berman Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins Downtown Center, at Charles and Fayette streets.

Future sessions will include:

March 21: Ed Rutkowski, Patterson Park Community Development Corp.'s executive director, will discuss the corporation's role in Baltimore.

March 28: Representatives from the Baltimore City Historical Society, Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Baltimore Heritage will discuss plans to renovate the Peale Museum and reopen it as the Baltimore City History Center.

April 4: New Baltimore Planning Director Doug McCoach will discuss the city's master plan.

April 11: Henry Kay, transportation planner for the Greater Baltimore Committee, will present "Mobility and More: Prospects for the Red Line."

April 18: Jody Landers, executive director of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, and Michael Sarbanes, executive director of the Citizens Planning and Housing Authority, will present different sides of the affordable-housing issue.

April 25: Downtown Partnership's Bob Aydukovic will discuss the west side and development.

May 2: Ed Hord, founder of Hord Coplan Macht, will discuss "green" design.

May 9: Joe Cronyn, principal of Lipman Frizzell & Mitchell, will present findings from a study to determine the economic value of designating significant local buildings as historical landmarks.

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