Architectural Design (Major)

Lectures and Events at Architectural Design

Guest Lectures and Events are an important part of the communal life at AD, specially our lecture events on Thursdays and we'd like you to join. All FYE students are especially invited to come and enjoy the lectures with us.

Every Thursday with the exception of a few weeks at the beginning and end of semester, AD hosts a lecture series of invited guest presenters. The range of topics is wide, multidisciplinary sometimes, at others local community organizations, workshops  and even out alumni come in to speak to us.

The time is always noon - 1 pm, and - normal times - a free lunch is served (PIZZA!) for all attending, speaking or dropping by if you are FYE.

Here are the speakers this Spring:

Lecture No Date Speaker Title
1 January 30 Thomas Gardner, Architect and Professor, MA Social Design, MICA Mistakes & Deviations
2 February 6 Shashawnda Campbell & Meleny Thomas, Leader Ship Organizers, United Workers Fair Development Campaign for Zero Waste: Stop the Incinerator
3 February 13 Joan Waltemath, Director of LeRoy E Hoffberger School of Painting Numbers and Fields
4 February 20 Ben Fann, AD Alumnus In the Moment: Life in Baltimore at and after MICA
5 February 27 Elizabeth English, Elizabeth English Design and Arrow Space Drawing to Make Meaning: Conceptions of Form and Space in Gothic and Renaissance Design Approaches
6 March 5 Gretchen Wilkins, Architect in Residence, Cranbrook Academy of Art Making Practice
7 March 12 Gerda Roelveld, landscape architect and photographer No (North-)Sea too High
8 April 2 Clare Miflin, Architect and founder of 'ThinkWoven' Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City
9 April 9 Sean Closkey, ReBuild Metro, Batilmore Not for Profit Development and Affordable Housing
10 April 16 Saiful Hoque, SHS, Dhaka , Bangladesh. Projects and practices
11 April 23 Peter Stubb, Gensler, Baltimore. Projects, Goals and Aspirations of Gensler, Baltimore.
12 April 30 Discussion, participation and chat! Lecture options available upon popular request...

April 23

Peter Stubb, AIA, LEED AP,  Principal & Design Director, Gensler Baltimore.

As Design Director in Gensler’s Baltimore office, Peter leads an architecture studio that focuses on Commercial Office Buildings, Education, and Planning projects. A multifaceted designer, he has helped build an interdisciplinary studio that partners with clients to deliver thoughtful, award-winning projects. A gifted conceptual thinker, he has the tectonic sensibilities to tap into nuanced considerations of context, program, placemaking, and the human experience. Peter believes that good design is democratic, approaching social-impact projects with inclusive strategies built on listening to a community to understand its needs and drive positive change. It is this belief and dedication that has led him to serve as a regional community impact advisor for the firm. 

He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Maryland and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the Baltimore Design School.



April 16

Saif Ul Haque (b. 1958, Dhaka) is the Principal of Dhaka based architectural practice Saif Ul Haque Sthapati(SHS) and Director Research and Design Program at the Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements also at Dhaka, Bangladesh. He studied architecture at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and is involved in practice, research and education. His works include residential, institutional and industrial facilities at different locations in Bangladesh and have been published and exhibited in and outside Bangladesh. Some of the works have also received awards at home and abroad and his recent work Arcadia Education Project  is the recipient of Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019. He has been a visiting faculty and reviewer at various institutions. His research interests include environment, architecture and urbanism and has written on these topics. He has also been involved in organising a number of exhibitions on architecture.

The format of this lecture will be an informal conversation between Timmy Aziz and Architect Saiful Hoque about his projects and practices, followed by questions and answers.



Below are flyers from some of last semester's lectures:

Lecture by David Salamon, date + Enlarge
Photography Workshop by Dan Meyers, date + Enlarge
Architecture after MICA + Enlarge
The "Drawn to Design" workshops will familiarize students with the latest research in and concepts of freehand design drawing and provide sketching and representational techniques to help students in their design education. Each one-hour workshop will include a brief discussion followed by drawing exercises. + Enlarge

You Are Here Now: Reflections on Design and Sustainability

Poster for lecture by David Salamon, Architect.

Danielle Duplain

Get a Grip on Photographing your Artwork

Poster for workshop by Dan Meyers

Danielle Duplain

Architecture after MICA

Poster for lecture by Alumni Sharon An and Esther Cho

Danielle Duplain

Drawn to Design

Workshop Series poster for Eric Jenkins' workshops

Danielle Duplain
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