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AIABaltimore Lecture Series, 6 pm in Falvey Hall, Brown Center

American Institute of Architects (AIABaltimore) hosts lectures in architecture, design, and building

Posted 03.11.09 by MICA Media Relations

BALTIMORE--Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) offers a series of free lectures on the relevant topic of architecture, design and buildings by international and national speakers. These lectures are brought to you by the American Institue of Architects (AIABaltimore) as part of an initiative to promote architecture and architectural services.

Stefan Behnisch Wednesday, March 18

Stefan Behnisch is one of four partners leading Behnisch Architekten, an internationally renowned architecture practice based in Stuttgart, Germany; Venice, Calif.; and Boston. With a design portfolio that includes public buildings, sports facilities, offices, schools, and museums, Behnisch oversees a wide range of global projects at all scales, striving to design inclusive buildings that provide maximum benefit to the community as a whole. He has been awarded numerous design honors, and was designated an "Environmental Champion" by Interiors & Sources magazine.

Ann Beha Wednesday, April 1
Ann Beha is the founder and president of Boston-based Ann Beha Architects. Her leadership has been marked by work with strong historical, cultural, and educational content. Among her award-winning projects are the renovation and expansion of the Portland Art Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Hensel Hall at Franklin & Marshall College, Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory of Music, and Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Bing Thom Wednesday, April 22
Bing Thom is the founding principal of Vancouver, Canada-based Bing Thom Architects, which collaborates with and advises cultural institutions, corporations, governments, developers, and communities around their world. Thom's distinguished career has been recognized with Canada's highest honor, the Order of Canada, for his contribution to architecture.

Joshua prince-ramus Thursday, April 30
Joshua Prince-Ramus, described as the "savior of American architecture" by Esquire magazine, is president of REX Architecture in New York City. Buildings currently under construction include the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (Dallas Center for the Performing Arts) in Texas and Museum Plaza, a 62-story art institute and mixed-use development in Louisville, Ky. Before co-founding REX, Prince-Ramus was part of the team from Office for Metropolitan Architecture that designed the iconic Seattle Central Library.

Tickets are free to MICA and other students with ID, $30 (series) for AIA/BAF members and MICA faculty and staff; $45 (series) for nonmembers; $15 individual lecture tickets; $8 individual lecture tickets for senior citizens;  Tickets available at the door and may also be reserved by sending payment to AIABaltimore, 11 1/2 West Chase Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
For more information, call 410-625-2585 or visit www.aiabalt.com.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.