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MARYLAND ARCHITECT Spring 2011 President’s message Steven Kahle, AIA, LEED AP IN THIS ISSUE year AIA Maryland A s the new year begins the AIA Maryland Board of Directors primarily focuses hosts a luncheon for our State legislators. 1 President’s Message its attention on the activities within the Maryland General Assembly. The legislative This event provides an opportunity for 2 State Board of Architects session began January 12th and runs until the Board and rep- April 11th. During this time we are work- 3 2011 Legislative Session ing with our lobbyist, Joe Miedusiewski, to resentatives of the three Maryland Chapters to meet informally with legislators from vigilantly monitor legislation that may impact 4 Update from Your Directors Atlantic Regional Mid- our profession. We are also particularly aware throughout the State. of the economic environment that has so On the national level the Board partici- pated in Grassroots which took place the 6 A/E Buyer/Seller Beware – You May Owe Sales Taxes significantly impacted our profession and we will be sensitive to legislation and advocacy first week of February and included a day efforts that may impact job creation. With of Capitol Hill visits in which AIA lead- 8 Sustainable Maryland Certified YAF/COD Ideas Competition Joe’s excellent assistance, over the past several years the Board has done a great job position- ers from every state in the country met with their senators and representatives to ing itself as a resource for our legislators, es- discuss issues affecting our profession. This 9 Welcome New Mid-Atlantic Associate Director tablishing a mutually beneficial dialogue. The event is very impressive and a wonderful example of the significance of the AIA to Board readily provides assistance with a range 2011 Spring Lecture Series of issues including sustainable communities, our profession. This is the fourth Grassroots high performance buildings, preservation, that I have participated in and I am always 10 2010 AIAKit of PartsHonor Award – Maryland and accessibility. amazed by the Institute’s organization of such an effort and the enthusiasm shown by The Board also maintains a dialogue with the participating architects who arrive from 11 2010 AIA Maryland Honor Award – MONARCH Systems other state design professionals through the Maryland Council of Design Professionals. all corners of the country. Mobile Healthcare This group meets monthly and discusses Joining me in this year’s Maryland delega- legislative issues that impact Architects, tion included Ruth Connell, Kathleen Sher- 13 Member News Engineers, Interior Designers, Landscape rill, Jason Winters, Pam Rich, Carl Elefante, Chris Morrison, Chris Ferger, Paul Klee, Architects, and Land Surveyors. This provides 14 Welcome New Members an additional forum for the evaluation of Helen Wilkes, and Ann Dorough. We divid- ed into two groups and enjoyed a successful 15 Notices legislative issues affecting design profession- als as well as opportunities for broader based trip with engaging discussions at each of our support. The MD Council of Design Profes- meetings. The highlight for my group came sionals has often taken unified positions in when we met with Ann Jacobs, Legislative the past to support or oppose legislation. Director in Congressman Ruppersburger’s office. Our team was graciously invited to During the first two weeks of February the return for a lunchtime celebration of the ap- Board is heavily focused on advocacy efforts pointment of Congressman Ruppersberger on both the state and national levels. Every as the ranking member of the House continued on page 12 A Society of The American Institute of Architects 2011 Board of Directors state board of architects John F. Corkill, Jr., AIA off, will get a “Notice of Intended Action AIAMD State Board Liaison and Consent Order” with a guilty finding – and a FINE. Steven Kahle, AIA, LEED AP President T he SBOA continues to struggle with what to do with under-educated archi- tects. Some architects have claimed upon 3. Those architects who respond within the 30 days allowed, but present CEU’s that renewing their registrations that they have are NOT allowed by the Board (not AIA , been continually and continuously educated NCARB, or SBOA – approved), or do not Carl Elefante, FAIA, LEED AP in their profession by certifying that they have 16 Health, Safety, and Welfare CEU’s, President-Elect had their 24 Continuing Education Credits will be given six months to supply evidence in place between the dates of their Registra- that they, indeed, have the proper number tion period of two years, even though they and type. Architects who fail to supply such had fallen short of that mark. evidence in six months will get a “Notice of Daniel L. Bailey, AIA Intended Action and Consent Order”, with a Secretary Over the past several years letters have gone guilty finding and a FINE. out to such architects, and some have re- sponded with worthy reasons for their non- In another action, the State Sunset group has compliance; fighting wars, terrible illnesses, declared after their decennial investigation B. Lee Driskill, III, AIA and the like. The SBOA has in all such cases, that SBOA should have another ten years Treasurer granted extensions for the missing credits to of life, with the request that regular reports be made up. Others have furiously caught of the balance of the “Special Fund” created up with their missing CEU’s by attending from our $68.00 registration fees be sent every course in sight so that by the time to Annapolis (the same place that the late, M. Eileen English, AIA, LEED AP they have replied, they have the 24 courses lamented $300,000.00 of that Special Fund Immediate Past President required. Some few others have not replied went), and that SBOA should increase its Daniel L. Bailey, AIA at all, and these recalcitrants have been sent communication with County Code Officials. B. Lee Driskill, III, AIA notices of hearings after which potential A letter from an architect to the SBOA asked M. Eileen English, AIA, LEED AP fines and suspensions could be levied. if the City of Annapolis Building Officials Tom Liebel, AIA, LEED AP Chris Parts, AIA, LEED AP At the December SBOA Meeting, the staff were within their rights under the Archi- Kathleen P. S. Sherrill, AIA, NCARB, added a new/old wrinkle by noting that the tects’ Law to require that architect to find LEED AP actual Architects’ Law itself required that a Maryland registered P.E. to sign and seal Alternate: Alan J. Brock, AIA that part of his construction documents Baltimore Chapter an under-educated architect be allowed six months to make up disallowed CEU’s. After that included a 15’ span, W12x40 beam. Steven Kahle, AIA, LEED AP discussion, the SBOA asked for a refinement The SBOA discussed this matter and had Jason C. Winters, AIA, LEED AP in the policy to be finally enacted at the nearly decided to reply that that architects’ Alternate: Christopher S. Ferger AIA January, 2011 meeting, an event doomed by seal should be sufficient since architects are Chesapeake Bay Chapter asked to prove their ability to do such beam highways full of spun-out vehicles during John F. Corkill, Jr., AIA the 6” Blizzard of Thursday, 26 January. design on the registration exam – when an Carl Elefante, FAIA, LEED AP SBOA member read the final page of the Thus, matters stand as follows with three Allen E. Neyman, AIA letter which presented that that architect possible scenarios when an architect is Alternate: H. Michael Hill, AIA had not actually designed the 12Wx40 beam Potomac Valley Chapter audited at the time of re-registration and himself, but had asked an Indiana P.E. to doesn’t have 24 CEU’s as claimed: Pamela Rich do so. In denying the architect’s request for Executive Director 1. SBOA sends letter giving that architect 30 reasons such as, “Plan Stamping”, the SBOA days to make up the missing CEU’s. nevertheless indicated that had that architect Joe Miedusiewski 2. That architect responds within 30 days actually performed the calculations himself, Lobbyist but does not have enough CEU’s, so SBOA they would have supported his request that permits 30 more days to “make up” those his seal would suffice. AIA Maryland missing CEU’s. Those architects who do not 9 State Circle, Suite 202 make up the CEU’s, do not respond in 30 Annapolis, MD 21401 days, or worse, who blow the whole thing 410.263.0916 Fax 410.263.5603 www.aiamd.org 2 MARYLAND ARCHITECT S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 2011 legislative session You Can Help Raise THE VOICE OF ARCHITECTS Joe Miedusiewski An issue of immediate interest to Lobbyist, AIA Maryland AIAMD is support of the Sunset Exten- How can architects have a voice in sion and Program Evaluation of the T he Maryland General Assembly crafting legislation? State Board of Architects. Each profes- By contributing to the Maryland Archi- convened its 428th session on Janu- sional board is evaluated every ten years tects’ PAC and ArchiPAC. ary 12, 2011. This session brings with it by the State. After each evaluation a What’s a PAC? some new faces as 2010 was an election recommendation is made by way of leg- It’s an organization that contributes year. After the votes were counted there to political campaigns. The Maryland islation as to whether such board should were thirty-seven changes of legislative Architects’ PAC and ArchiPAC bring the continue for another ten years. AIAMD concerns of the architectural profes- members. This number includes those will be supporting the State’s recom- sion to the attention of our legislators. who are newly elected, house members mendation to continue the Architect’s Why is supporting the PAC impor- who have returned after being defeated State Board until 2022. tant? Does lobbying and contribut- previously, and delegates moving from ing to political campaigns make a the house to the senate. After the dust Another topic which is expected to difference? YES! settled the Democratic Party continued return is the issue of visitability for resi- PAC contributions to legislators are to maintain its substantial majority in dential property. AIAMD has offered its the most effective way to be heard professional advice by way of testimony in government. Combining our both houses. individual voices into a single source at previous hearings and plans to do so State Senator Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, amplifies the message. Contributions again. AIAMD board members have of- build name recognition for the AIA Jr., the longest serving State Senate fered comment and answered questions and acquaint and educate candidates President in the country, was re-elected with our issues. We all know that the on issues which have arisen including unanimously by the Maryland Senate average person doesn’t understand design and site challenges associated as its leader. Delegate Michael E. Busch what we do and why it’s important; with implementing a uniform policy candidates and legislators are no dif- was given the honor of his House’s sup- of visitability. In the way of one basic ferent in this respect, and it is up to port to continue his service as Speaker. us to educate them. AIA Maryland has example, Maryland’s diverse topography Maryland continues to face a budget poses an especially daunting hurdle for been a successful leader in › Protecting the Practice Act deficit. The shortfall lies between $1.3 the bill’s advocates to draft a law which › Defeating a professional services tax billion according to the Governor and can be applied uniformly. › Preserving and expending historic $1.6 billion if you use the Department preservation tax credits On another front, Maryland’s sluggish › Establishing incentives for high of Fiscal Services numbers. That means economy has political leaders looking performance buildings legislation with a price tag attached to it for revenue sources. AIAMD has con- Where do you fit in? will be seriously scrutinized with little sistently opposed any attempt to include ArchiPAC and the Maryland Architects’ or no chance of passing. architects in a professional services tax PAC cannot function or be successful Among issues front and center on and will continue to maintain that posi- without your financial contributions. No this session’s legislative agenda will be donation is too small. tion. those pertaining to the State’s efforts Don’t my AIA dues already fund the Currently under discussion is an PAC? to move ahead with its role in Federal evaluation of the concept of a Maryland No. ArchiPAC is only allowed to ac- Health Care Reform and the environ- cept individual contributions from energy bench marking bill for com- ment. Federal funds have been allocated AIA members and AIA employees. In mercial buildings. The AIAMD Board is to Maryland to proceed with plans to Maryland, each of the four AIA com- considering this issue as of this writing. ponents may only contribute $4,000 implement the beginnings of its health AIAMD continues to make impressive over a 4-year election cycle. If the PAC care reform system. Additionally, there were limited to this amount, our voice are ambitious goals to reduce pollu- strides as a resource for policy decision would be reduced to a whisper. tion in the Chesapeake Bay by reducing makers. Thanks to the involvement Why now? its diet of nitrogen and phosphorous. of our dedicated licensed architects, Elections are over and there are many However, these plans have hefty price AIAMD is a sought after supporter of new faces in public office. Join your tags with little or no apparent funding design and environmental issues by fellow professionals in educating our advocates as well as legislators. legislators and donate online now: sources. This cleanup/protective effort www.aiamd.org – Click on the will generate much debate on how to “Donate” button. pay for it. www.archipac.org – Click on the “Give” button. S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 MARYLAND ARCHITECT 3 UPdate from yoUr mid-atlantic regional directors Chris Morrison, AIA Representatives from Maryland in order 3. Jumpstart the Market for Building Graham Davidson, FAIA to educate them and ask for their support Retrofits as an Engine of Economic with the 2011 AIA Legislative Plan, Growth What is Grassroots? Leadership! Across the country, building owners, Advocacy! Networking! Rebuild and Renew: The AIA’s Plan for Rebuilding Main Street. state and local governments and school G rassroots is the AIA annual conference for Leadership, Advocacy, and Networking. Local and When architects work, the nation builds. Architects are the leading edge districts want to lower energy bills by retrofitting their buildings, but lack the financing to do it. By increasing of a design and construction industry regional components from all over the incentives for efficient building designs that accounts for one in nine dollars country came together in February in and renovations that show real results, of Gross Domestic Product. Architects Washington, DC for this action-packed Congress can create jobs while securing are businesspeople and community event. This year’s theme, DESIGN | our energy independence. Congress leaders who design the neighborhoods in VOICES, celebrates and strengthens the should increase the Energy Efficient which we live and work. Congress has a role of architects to advocate for stronger, Commercial Building Tax Deduction chance to enact policies that unleash the better communities; empower our from the current $1.80sf to $3.00sf. entrepreneurial spirit of America’s design collective voice; and communicate that 4. Pass a Transportation Bill to Get our professionals to create economic growth design matters. Communities Moving Again and rebuild our struggling communities. Leadership and Networking Our current transportation system is This is the AIA’s four-step Blueprint for Grassroots provides an opportunity broken. Crumbling infrastructure and Rebuilding Main Street: for your component leadership and rising congestion have crippled our executive directors to choose from 1. Unfreeze Credit, Create Jobs nation’s competitiveness, reduced safety, dozens of workshops to improve your Thousands of needed construction and increased greenhouse gas emissions. component programs, learn what’s up projects that would employ millions of In addition, outdated transportation in other AIA components across the Americans are on hold because credit is laws and tax policy have slowed projects country and how to access new resources frozen. Banks received billions in federal down, deprived the public of a voice from AIA National. Specifically, taxpayer bailouts; now it’s time to ensure in the planning process, and forced Grassroots enables us to provide better those banks lend. Congress should Americans into longer and longer and more diverse programs and services support efforts to reign in regulatory commutes. Architects have a long to you, the AIA member. overkill in the wake of the banking crisis record of providing solutions that get our by passing legislation such as the Equal communities moving again; all we need During Grassroots, the local and regional Treatment of Covered Bonds Act, which is for Washington to act. Congress needs components get their first introduction unleashes the market for sounder, more to enact transportation reform legislation to this year’s candidates for National straightforward financing alternatives to this year that gives people real choices in AIA leadership, as well as the proposed risky, exotic Wall Street securities; and how they move. revisions to the Institute Bylaws. The the Capital Access for Main Street Act, election of the national leadership and Quick Links: which would help prevent large numbers voting on the bylaws changes occur at For more information about: of commercial foreclosures and free up the National Convention, this year in AIA advocacy efforts: www.aia.org/ credit to help small business get back to New Orleans from May 12-14. During rebuildandrenew or contact the AIA at work. Grassroots your component and regional email@example.com. leadership participated in a Town Hall 2. Remove Regulatory Burdens that Grassroots: http://www.aia.org/ style meeting or Member Congress, in Hold Small Business Back components/AIAB086246. which the proposed bylaw revisions and Small architecture firms and sole 2011 National AIA Convention in New other issues raised by components were practitioners know all too well Orleans: http://convention.aia.org/ raised and discussed. the burdens of high tax rates and burdensome paperwork. In 2010, the Current slate of proposed revisions Graham and I look forward to visiting to the AIA Bylaws: http://www.aia. AIA helped defeat a plan to increase each component in the Mid-Atlantic org/aiaucmp/groups/aia_members_only/ payroll taxes on thousands of small region later this spring to discuss the documents/pdf/aiab087395.pdf architecture firms that organize as S proposed bylaw revisions and National We encourage you to explore www.aia. corporations. Now Congress needs AIA Leadership candidates. org for news and resources available to to pass the Small Business Paperwork Advocacy Mandate Elimination Act, which would you through your AIA. Please contact Another key objective of Grassroots repeal the expensive and unneeded new us with comments or concerns at is for your leadership to reach out Form 1099 paperwork requirement firstname.lastname@example.org or to our Senators and Congressional slipped into the health care reform bill. email@example.com. 4 MARYLAND ARCHITECT S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 Your AIA Maryland Delegation on Capitol Hill Executive Directors Ann Dorough (AIAPV) and Pam Rich (AIAMD) at Grassroots leadership conference in DC. AIAMD Delegation Group 2 - Hart Senate Office Building (l to r): Carl Elefante, FAIA (Pres-Elect/AIAMD), Helen Wilkes, AIA (Pres-Elect/ AIAPV), Chris Morrison, AIA (Mid-Atlantic Regional Director), Ann Dorough (Executive Director/AIAPV) and Pam Rich (Executive Direc- tor/AIAMD) [Missing from picture: Paul Klee, AIA, President/AIAPV] AIAMD Delegation Group 1 - Hart Senate Office Building (l to r): Kathleen Sherrill, AIA (Pres-Elect/AIABalt.), Jason Winters, AIA (Director/AIAMD & AIACBC), Ruth Connell, AIA (President/AIABalt.), Chris Ferger, AIA (President/AIACBC), Steven Kahle (President/ AIAMD), and Mandy Palasik, Assoc. AIA (Mid-Atlantic Regional Associate Director) AIA Maryland delegation meeting with Karen Murphy, Legislative Aide in Senator Mikulski’s office. AIA Maryland delegation meeting with Lucinda Lessley, Legislative Director in Congressman Cumming’s office. Chris Ferger, Jason Winters and Kathleen Sherrill enjoy the party! Attending the celebration of Congressman Ruppersberger’s appointment as ranking member of the House Cartoon Courtesy: Peter Kuttner FAIA, AIA Board Vice-President Intelligence Committee – February 3rd in Ruppersberger’s office in the Rayburn Building. Pictured (l to r): Ruth Connell, AIA, Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Kathleen Sherrill, AIA, Jason Winters, AIA, Steve S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 MARYLAND ARCHITECT 5 Kahle, AIA, and Chris Ferger, AIA. a/e bUyer/seller beWare – yoU may oWe sales taXes Daniel Bailey, AIA The Comptroller of Maryland is charged to oversee compli- Penza Bailey Architects ance with the payment of State taxes whether you are an in- dividual or a business. As a result of the State’s budget deficit, A s a service oriented industry, most Architectural and Engineering firms, and in fact, most Accountants who support those firms, are unaware of the extent to which a firm the Comptroller’s Office has taken a proactive role in auditing service-oriented firms, especially Architectural and Engineer- ing firms. The State is also trying to encourage you to “Buy must pay Maryland sales tax for goods bought or sold by that Maryland”. Though these audits are performed on a random respective A/E firm. basis, please be mindful of the fact that a significant effort is This type of tax is referred to as a Sales and Use Tax. Most underway. The State has indicated that on the average, they of us experience this tax every day when we purchase a retail have been collecting $14,000 per firm (no differentiation in product from a retail establishment. However, you may be size) per audit. surprised to learn that many items your firm purchases, or There are different types of audits performed, but all typically even items your firm charges your client, may be unknowingly require a thorough analysis of your accounting and financial subject to a Sales and Use Tax. records. The audit is performed by a Field Auditor for Busi- Some items for which you may be subject to Sales and Use Tax ness Tax Audits. To give you time to prepare, the auditor will are as follows: arrange with your office ahead of time. Their audit will review 1) You buy products online: This includes all software 4 years (or from the start of your firm) of specific financial and software licenses; professional use licenses, such records and documents. These documents may include, but as AIA Contract Documents; computer hardware; not be limited to: production products such as printing paper; etc. • Tax returns, including all supporting forms 2) You charge your Client for in-house printing and • Profit and Loss Statements copying: you may be subject to a Sales and Use Tax • Detailed Receipts – for everything for the sale of that product. • Invoices 3) You markup your reimbursables that are charged to For certain items under review, the auditor will look at records you by others: Many firms apply a % markup on such with a sample 3-month period (fiscal quarter). They will items as reproduction. Therefore, you may be subject then take that sample period and multiply times 4 to develop to a Sales and Use Tax on that markup. the yearly Sales and Use Tax liability. Typically, you have the 4) You purchase furniture or fixtures for your firm: choice for that sample period. The auditor recognizes that Most firms may have purchased fixtures that have some items are purchased once a year, or that certain periods a sales tax applied to the material. However, if that are heavier than others. They will amortize certain amounts fixture requires field fabrication, the labor to set up or over the four year period. Once the sales tax liability is deter- install that fixture may be subject to a Sales and Use mined, penalties and interest will be attached. You have the Tax. right to appeal the auditor’s findings. 5) You reimbursed an employee for an item they pur- But why wait to hear the bad news. Be diligent and responsi- chased on your behalf: If they had no receipt, or the ble. There are a number of ways to keep current with the State amount did not record the tax, you may be subject to sales tax regulations: tax on the full amount. • Keep good and detailed records of all of your receipts These are just a few of the potential sales tax liabilities for and invoices which your firm may be subject. To further educate yourself • Keep your records within easy access and ensure your compliance, please visit: • Require your employees to file their receipts on a • http://business.marylandtaxes.com/taxinfo/ timely basis with all of the proper information: date, salesanduse establishment, project, applied taxes, etc. • COMAR (Code of Maryland Regulations), • Maintain an online sales tax account with the State: 03.06.01.00: Title 03, COMPTROLLER OF THE As you purchase items that require a sales tax but do TREASURY, Subtitle 06, SALES AND USE TAX not apply that tax, such as online vendors, you can file Such items as webhosting, FTP or SharePoint sites, airline that payment quarterly through an account set up for flights, seminars, memberships, professional licenses, and do- your firm via: https://interactive.marylandtaxes.com/ nations are just a few of the items not subject to sales tax. Business/bFile/OSC/SelectApp.aspx continued on page 8 6 MARYLAND ARCHITECT S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 Is it a Building? Or a Monument to your architectural achievement? Announcing the Brick in Architecture Awards Its beauty stands the test of time. It embodies aesthetic achievement and enduring Enter February th : performance. It gracefully balances form and function. It is recognized as an www.gobrick.com/ArchitectureAwards outstanding achievement. Deadline: The Brick Industry Association is pleased to announce the 2011 Brick in Architecture April 30, 2011 Awards. Starting in February, you are invited to submit outstanding residential, non- residential and landscape architecture projects featuring clay brick and earn national Contact Sandy Speer at firstname.lastname@example.org recognition for your excellence in design. for more information. Brought to you by the Baltimore-Washington Brick Distributor Council: • Capital Brick, Inc. • L.C. Smith, Inc. • Frederick Block, Brick & Stone • L&L Supply Corporation • General Shale Brick • Potomac Valley Brick and Supply • Glen-Gery Brick Center Company sUstainable maryland certified a/e bUyer/seller Allen E. Neyman, AIA of “Certified Sustainable” is strong. (See beWare... Continued StovallSmithNeyman and link www.SustainableJersey.com) continued from page 6 Associates, Inc. In two formative meetings, SMC task A force discussions have been circling • Charge your clients the appropriate program in the works will help around other relevant programs and sales tax when required and file Maryland communities choose a practices already in place in Maryland that sales tax payment promptly direction for their greening efforts and communities. Some jurisdictions have through your sales tax account to become more sustainable. Sustain- able Maryland Certified (SMC) is an adopted green building requirements, • Be careful how you markup your initiative sponsored by the Environmen- for example, a finding again suggesting project reimbursables: confer with tal Finance Center at the University of support for the initiative. your accountant and the State regu- Maryland. The purpose is to support Over 100 participants work one or more lations Maryland’s municipalities “as they look task forces. Three Maryland architects • For non-online purchases, make for ways to protect natural assets and are in involved in this effort, including sure the tax is properly applied revitalize their communities.” Ralph Bennett, AIA, Bennett Frank Mc- As with any of your financial and ad- Stakeholders, led by the Maryland Carthy, Chuck Cooper AIA, Frederick ministrative responsibilities, be sure to Municipal League (MML), first met in Ward Associates, and, Allen E. Neyman, always confer with your accountant and September of 2010 with an idea that AIA. All sit with the built environment legal advisor. the State of New Jersey had already group. developed. “Revitalization” and “sustain- Good luck and be profitable. ability” are promoted together in the initiative, defining the perspective lent YAF/COD Ideas Competition 2011 by the MML. The wide interdisciplinary nature of the initiative is impressive and the SMC task force is widely diverse. Now in its second year, the Young Architects Forum (YAF) and the Committee The task force committees are assigned on Design (COD) are proud to announce the Ideas Competition 2011. This year’s to the fields of natural resources, com- design problem centers on the concept of universal design and focuses on a munity action, social equity, health and hypothetical Olympics/Paralympics village for the city of Tokyo in the year 2020. wellness, local economies, agriculture, The intent of the project is to function as temporary facilities for two groups of and planning and built environment. athletes and then have the facilities be adaptable for mixed-use and residential To evaluate communities in New Jersey, applications moving forward. criteria and evaluative formats, similar The esteemed jury includes Michael Graves FAIA, Hansy L. Barraza AIA, Karen to that used in LEED applications, were Braltmayer FAIA, and Walter J. Hood Jr. ASLA. adopted. At this time a similar approach Entries are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 14, 2011. The winners for Maryland is contemplated. In a will be announced at the NAC/YAF Reception at the AIA National Convention in departure from the LEED format, the vi- New Orleans on Thursday, May 12. Winning entries will also be displayed at the sion appears to be broader in scope and Convention, and all entries will be included in an Awards book published by the could incorporate, among many other Young Architects Forum. considerations, social, behavioral, politi- cal, educational and economic objec- This year’s competition is sponsored by Toto, and Toto is generously awarding tives. Economic objectives are forefront the first prize winner $2,500 as well as airfare, registration, and hotel accom- in many discussions, and there is much modations for the COD/NWPR Annual Conference in Tokyo, Japan in November hope, that the initiative will generate 2011. Prizes will also be awarded for second and third place, as well the special needed financial support. prize for the best universally-designed bathroom—a Toto Washlet Seat and entry display at the Toto booth at the AIA National Convention. Whether or not funding is there, leading communities under the rubrics of sus- For more information and to download the complete program and competition tainability appears to be popular. Based requirements package, please log on to http://www.aia.org/yaf and click on the on the continuing experience of “Sus- link below the Ideas Competition 2011 banner. tainable Jersey Certified”, the desire for Jon Penndorf, AIA, LEED BD+C is the Young Architects Forum Regional Liaison local municipalities to attain the status for the Mid-Atlantic. 8 MARYLAND ARCHITECT S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 neW 2011/2012 mid-atlantic associate director Mandy Palasik, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP fund her schooling. In addition, she She resides in downtown Baltimore with Regional Associate Director, Middle was awarded second place and faculty her two rescued cats and a dog. She is in Atlantic choice for her thesis and placed first in the process of completing her IDP and is the senior focus studio competition at preparing for the ARE Exams. M andy Palasik is an architec- Southern Poly. Her experiences as a young designer Regional Associate Directors (RAD) serve on the National Associates Committee (NAC) tural intern range from project manager of a representing the Associate membership in his/ at ArchPlan historic preservation/new construction her respective region. The National Associates Inc., Philipsen commercial building to construction Committee is dedicated to representing and Architects in administrator of a residential townhome advocating for Associates, both mainstream her hometown complex. Her interests lie greatly in and non-traditional, in the national, regional, of Baltimore. sustainable design and adaptive reuse. state, and local components of the AIA. Visit Mandy gradu- In 2009, she became a LEED Accredited www.aia.org/professionals/groups/nac for ated Magna Cum Laude in 2009, with professional, where she now works with more information. a Bachelor of Architecture and a Minor Archplan to build a more sustainable in Construction Management from Baltimore. As an environmentalist, she Southern Polytechnic State University in believes in practicing what she preaches, Marietta, Georgia. While in Atlanta, she and is an avid cyclist and advocate for served as Team Captain of her school’s environmental stewardship. Currently, Freedom by Design Chapter, Secretary Mandy serves as an active member of and Treasurer of the Student Govern- Baltimore’s Young Architects Forum, ment, active member of the AIAS, as while also volunteering her free time to well as the Atlanta Young Architect’s several local organizations such as One Forum. She received several architec- Less Car, Neighborhood Design Center, tural scholarships from the AIA Atlanta and BARCS Animal Rescue and Care as well other local organizations to help Shelter. 2011 AIABaltimore Spring Lecture Series This spring, the AIABaltimore Spring Lecture Series Com- Dates & Speakers: mittee will continue its tradition of bringing top design March 10th – Martin Felsen, AIA, of Urban Lab professionals to Baltimore for our 2011 series, the only local March 24th – Panel Discussion with Mason White of annual lecture series devoted to architecture and design. Lateral Architecture and Kuo Pao Lian of PI.KL & MICA As part of its ongoing mission to support architectural dis- course within the local design community, the committee April 7th – Deb Guenther of Mithun has chosen the theme of architecture and its engagement April 21, 2011 – Speaker to be Announced with infrastructure. The series will explore how effective re- Tickets: Save time and money by purchasing advance tick- sponses to contemporary urban and suburban challenges ets through the AIABaltimore office. Series: $35 AIA, BAF, require holistic approaches that integrate city infrastruc- BH, and ASLA members, $45 non-members; Individual: $15 ture, sustainable-systems, policy-making, and community- per lecture - available at the door as seating allows, FREE building. The series is open to the public. Students (valid I.D. required) Each lecture will take place at: Payment: Please make checks payable to AIABaltimore Falvey Hall at Brown Center and send directly to AIABaltimore, 11 1/2 West Chase Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Please note support for lec- Time: 6 p.m. with reception to follow each lecture ture series on all checks. Visit http://www.aiabalt.com/ for full details and speaker information or call AIABaltimore at 410.625.2585. S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 MARYLAND ARCHITECT 9 2010 aia maryland honor aWard Kit of Parts Washington, DC Architect McInturff Architects Client Names Withheld I t is the proposition of this project that a House can be transformed through select, delicate, and adaptable interven- tions rather than wholesale renovation. An existing 1920’s bungalow has been transformed through a series of strategic, non-structural interventions, each de- signed to accommodate domestic func- tions within the unchanged framework of the house. Living room - Book shelves with TV and fireplace; Shelves with built-in aluminum CD storage drawers (far wall) PHOTOS: JULIA HEINE / MCINTURFF ARCHITECTS Sandblasted glass-backed shelves Entry Bench revised interior through clear, sandblast- Glass desk with louvers behind ed or louvered glass. Through the addition of these pieces, A “kit of parts” made of steel angles, alu- and by extending them throughout the minum sheets, glass and hardwood is house as needed, the use and experience transformed from place to place to house of the house has been transformed in an a fireplace, a television, bookshelves, CD Second Floor Hall Shelves economical and responsible way. storage, a desk, bench, stair railing and credenza. JURY “Extraordinarily clever solution that is well ex- DESIGN TEAM Mark McInturff, FAIA, Colleen Gove Healey ecuted. The design strategy is simple, adaptable and CONTRACTOR Added Dimensions, Inc. A select few windows have been modi- can be implemented within a broad range of interior PHOTOGRAPHER Julia Heine / McInturff Architects fied or moved to adapt the exterior to the spaces.” 1 0 MARYLAND ARCHITECT S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 2010 aia maryland honor aWard MONARCH Systems Mobile Healthcare Location TBD – Mobile Concept ARCHITECT Hord Coplan Macht CLIENT Spevco M onarch Systems Mobile Hospital is a healthcare initiative with intentions on changing the way mobile healthcare is delivered throughout the world. Mobile Hospital dor/lobby unit saddled with 4 units for diag- nostics and treatment. One consolidated ar- rangement links with The Building Block: a double expandable unit additional groups to add additional program. RENDERINgS: @2010, HORD COPLAN MACHT The concept uses a double expanding The groups are then sequenced with rapid deployment vehicle, with one-but- functional considerations and arranged ton hydraulic set-up technology, as a toward the design of a fully functional, basis of design. The fully expanded 940 fully programmed 48-bed hospital. square foot footprint includes automatic As designed, portions of the hospital can leveling capabilities, using aluminum be quickly deployed for mobile outreach components for lightweight construction Mobile Hospital: Aerial view missions or in response to disaster sce- and seamless transition between units. narios. A 10-unit suite with two OR’s, 8 Telescoping roof sections provide clere- recovery bays, and 16 examination bays story lighting, and fully glazed sections of can be packaged, relocated and set-up in exterior wall allow for maximum sun-lit 3-days time. The 58-unit, 48-bed hospital interiors. These modifications to the stan- can be relocated in a little over 2 weeks. dard deployment vehicle were critical to With condensed response times and the improving the quality of space typically latest technology, including tele-medi- associated with mobile delivery applica- cine capabilities, this mobile solution tions. connects field operations anywhere in A 5-unit system was developed as a con- the world with the highest quality practi- solidated arrangement – a central corri- tioners available. The end result is a comprehensive mobile Mobile Hospital: Nurse Station - Acute Care Wing healthcare solution: MObile Nomadic ARCHitecture. DESIGN TEAM Rolf Haarstad, David Lopez, Daniel JURY “This project provides a very elegant solution Umscheid, Chun-Fa Tan to a common problem of our time which is getting CONTRACTOR N/A critical care to the places that it is most needed as PHOTOGRAPHER Renderings by Hord Coplan Macht quickly as possible.” Mobile Hospital: Lobby S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 MARYLAND ARCHITECT 1 1 President’s message Continued continued from page 1 January 29th. The letter, on behalf of invite any AIA member who would like Intelligence Committee. I encourage our membership, requests that the Post to get involved with the three Maryland you to see our Mid-Atlantic Regional make it common practice to identify the component chapters, the AIA Maryland Directors’ report in this issue to learn authorship of architectural design work Board, or any of the individual activities more about the agenda that was taken to featured in its publications. that occur throughout the year, please Capitol Hill – Rebuild and Renew: The Further, I would like to take this oppor- do not hesitate to contact Pam or any of AIA’s Plan for Rebuilding Main Street. tunity to thank the AIA Maryland Board the Board directors. Despite the multi- Online materials available to AIA mem- members who served last year and those year dedication of many of our Board bers include the handouts which were who have agreed to serve in 2011. We members, each year it is necessary for left with each Senator and Representa- are very appreciative of the leadership new volunteers to ensure the success of tive (www.aia.org/rebuildandrenew). of our immediate past-president Eileen our programs. During the year we will continue to English. Including Eileen, Allen Ney- maintain dialogue with our schools of man, Chris Parts, and John Corkill, the architecture and to work with our state Board this year includes four past-presi- and component chapter IDP coordina- dents. In addition to our past-presidents tors to assist intern architects and mem- several of our Board members have Steven Kahle, AIA, LEED AP ber firms with the internship process. served multiple terms. I am apprecia- President, AIA Maryland This year Kathleen Sherrill takes over tive of their dedication to serving our Steven Kahle Architects, Inc. for Larry Frank as AIA Maryland’s IDP profession and impressed by their Liaison. I would like to thank Larry for thoughtful contributions. The Board his excellent efforts and personal drive would not function over the last three years to develop our without the excellent relationship with educators, students, and tireless efforts of and intern architects. our Executive Direc- tor, Pam Rich who is I would like to thank Allen Neyman, a responsible for the day past AIA Maryland president and long- to day activities of the time director on both the Potomac Val- chapter, organization ley and Maryland Boards, for bringing of our Grassroots visit, to our attention the issue of architectural legislative luncheon, authorship in the press. Allen noticed the design awards that a recent article in the Washington programs, and for Post that focused on the SmithGroup coordination of Board designed Chesapeake Bay Foundation communications Building in Annapolis did not men- including the website tion the Architect. In response, I sent a and newsletters. letter to the editor which was published by the Washington Post on Saturday, Finally, I would like to Front row (l to r): John Corkill, Tom Liebel, Jason Winters, Kathleen Sherrill, Allen Neyman, Lee Driskill Back row (l to r): Carl Elefante, Steve Kahle, Chris Parts, Dan Bailey Missing from group: Eileen English and Joe Miedusiewski (Lobbyist) 1 2 MARYLAND ARCHITECT S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 member neWs Hord Coplan Macht promoted the awarded this honor in 2008), a testament Care center for students, a 23,000 square following team members to Associate: to our tremendous success”, said Melissa foot Public Safety Fire and Police Facil- Bridget Parlato – Senior Graphic Design- Clark, Architect & Owner of bluehouse ity, a 7,500 square foot Robot Test Facil- er; Tarek Saleh, AIA, LEEP AP – Project architecture. ity, a 17,000 square foot material logistics Architect in HCM’s Housing Studio; and Grimm + Parker Architects is ranked facility addition, and a 20,000 square Scott Walters, AIA, LEED AP – Project number five on Mid-Atlantic Construc- foot addition to the Fire Test Laboratory. Architect in HCM’s Education Studio. tion magazine’s list of Top Green Design Purple Cherry Architects was honored Marks, Thomas Architects announces Firms in the region, and the highest by the Home Builders Association of the promotion of architect Kristin ranked Maryland-based firm. The rank- Maryland Remodelers Council with a Etzel, LEED AP to Associate. 2011 ing is partly based on volume of projects Gold Award of Excellence in recogni- AIA President Clark D. Manus, FAIA registered with sustainability ranking tion of excellence in design for a whole recently appointed Tom Liebel, AIA, systems like the U.S. Green Building house renovation. The 6,000 SF home LEED AP, Principal of Marks, Thomas Council’s Leadership in Energy and was completely renovated and the Architects, to serve on the AIA National Environmental Design (LEED). Grimm interior space was re-designed to suit Board’s Advocacy Committee. Martina + Parker has more than 40 buildings the needs of a growing family. Purple Dobrosielski’s volunteer efforts were registered with LEED, Green Commu- Cherry Architects was also honored by recognized by the Neighborhood Design nities, and other sustainability-based American School & University magazine Center (NDC) for volunteering her time programs. Among Grimm + Parker’s for outstanding design in special needs and creativity, as well as the pro-bono work is the LEED ‘Gold’ Great Seneca educational interiors. Opportunity services. Brad Holder has been appoint- Creek Elementary, Maryland’s first Builders, Inc. in Millersville, MD was ed to the Federal Hill Main Street Design LEED public school, LEED ‘Silver’ Burke selected for publication in the magazine’s Committee. The U.S. Environmental Centre Library, the first LEED certified 2010 Education Interiors Showcase and Protection Agency (EPA) recognized library in Virginia, and “The Alaire,” is featured on their website at www. five diverse projects in December 2010, the residential community at the LEED SchoolDesigns.com. for their comprehensive approach to ‘Gold’ Twinbrook Station, Maryland’s Gant Brunnett Architects completed improving quality of life by making cities first LEED ‘Gold’ for Neighborhood extensive alterations to the Prince safer and more pleasant for pedestri- Development. Georges County, Greenbelt Branch ans and bicyclists, managing growth to Becker Morgan Group congratulates Library located at 11 Crescent Lane in ensure long-term prosperity and health, William E. Sieg, AIA and Eric M. Catel- Greenbelt, Maryland. Library patrons and revitalizing existing neighborhoods lier, AIA, LEED AP for passing the Ar- can now enjoy a revitalized collection to provide new opportunities. Miller’s chitectural Registration Examination to area that includes multiple WiFi stations, Court won for Smart Growth and Green become Registered Architects. Mr. Sieg is private study rooms, public conference Building. Marks, Thomas Architects an Associate with Becker Morgan Group rooms and kitchenettes. A Grand Re- is now a certified Women Business and has over 11 years of experience. He Opening and 40th Anniversary Celebra- Enterprise. The Minority and Women’s is a graduate of Morgan State University tion was held last December. Business Opportunity Office of the City with a Master of Architecture and the of Baltimore has certified our business Jim Mills, AIA announces the opening of University of Delaware with a Bachelor his new business, Design Story Archi- as a WBE. This applies in Baltimore City, of Arts in Political Science. Mr. Catellier Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel tects, focusing on community-based has over 8 years of experience and is a architecture and based in Frederick. County. graduate of Philadelphia University with Contact information: 50 Carroll Creek bluehouse architecture was honored a Bachelor of Architecture. His respon- Way, Suite 220, Frederick, MD 21701, with the prestigious Carroll County sibilities include architectural design, 240.409.4988, jmills@ Chamber of Commerce Small Business specifications, and project management designstoryarchitects.com. of the Year award, 2010 (1-10 Employ- for various project types. ees). Awarded annually, this honor Ayers Saint Gross (ASG) is one of 15 Colimore Thoemke Architects is local businesses honored by Baltimore recognizes the dedication, innovation pleased to announce the completion of and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for designs on three new buildings and two community service. For more than a small businesses. “As excited as we were additions at the Gaithersburg campus of to receive this award, we are even more decade, architects and planners at the the National Institute of Standards and firm have worked to improve Beechfield proud of the fact that this is the second Technology. The new buildings include time bluehouse has won (we were first Elementary/Middle School through a LEED/silver 24,000 square foot Day continued on page 14 S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 MARYLAND ARCHITECT 1 3 member neWs Continued continued from page 13 in March, and Jim Pettit will be leading a ongoing volunteer efforts and educa- panel at the Preservation Maryland An- Welcome New Members nual Conference in May. tional programs. Dana Perzynski, LEED AP of ASG has earned Evidence-Based George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) congratulates two employees for passing New Architects Design Accreditation and Certification Engineering exams. M. Ella Garcia, P.E. Antonella D. Cortez, AIA (EDAC), an approach to the built envi- passed the eight-hour Principles and Wayne John Creek, AIA ronment based on research. Perzynski Practice of Engineering exam and is Anthony M. Frazier, AIA specializes in planning academic medical now a registered Professional Engineer Scott C. Galczynski, AIA centers. ASG has undertaken a study to (P.E.) in the State of Maryland. Ryan A. Tracy Marquis, AIA envision a new downtown arena and an Shockley, E.I., recently passed the Fun- Andrew Scott Mundroff, AIA expansion of the Baltimore convention damentals of Engineering (FE) exam to Tom Seiler, AIA center. The development would replace become an Engineering Intern (E.I.). James A. Smith, AIA the 48-year-old First Mariner Arena with Russell Albert Stacy, AIA an 18,500-seat venue connected to exist- Design Collective was hired by Federal ing convention center. ASG is designing Realty Investment Trust to lead off the Advanced to Architect a new home for the Institute of Integra- redevelopment of Mid-Pike Plaza in Carissa R. Chirichella, AIA tive Health within the historic Broom Rockville, with the design of two new Jane E. Lee, AIA Corn Building in Fells Point. transit-oriented mixed-use residential William E. Sieg, AIA Mimar Architects, Inc. (MIMARCH) buildings totaling 542,000 gross square feet. Durham Public Schools selected Advanced to Emeritus announces the award of three different Design Collective to perform a three- Michael N. Goldfinger, AIA state and federal contracts. The first, an phase feasibility study and phased Paul F. Levine, AIA IDIQ contract from the Department renovation of the E.K. Powe Elemen- Timothy N. Mead, AIA of General Services. While competing among other firms across the Mid-At- tary School, in support of the North Carolina State Board of Education’s New Associates lantic, MIMARCH won an On-Call Narendra Bhushan, Assoc. AIA services contract with the Department goals to prepare students for the 21st Jessica L Hahr, Assoc. AIA of Justice – Federal Bureau of Prisons, century. Upon completion of the study, Craig Matthew Hofmann and a regional IDIQ contract for several Design Collective will begin full design Monica J. Johnson, Assoc. AIA Mid-Atlantic States for MIDLANT services with construction expected to Sophia H. Lau, Assoc. AIA Naval Facilities. MIMARCH’s shared begin in May 2011. Design Collective is Fred D. Mason III, Assoc. AIA victory with several other prominent working with Balchandra Builders on Margaret E. McCormick, Assoc. AIA National firms who won other similar the design of a new retail and enter- H. Robert Mock III, Assoc. AIA contracts includes PB Americas, Whit- tainment complex in Chennai, India. Elijah L Northen, Assoc. AIA man Requardt and STV Inc. MIMARCH Design Collective was recognized by Olusegun B. Odeinde, Assoc. AIA is now certified in Guam, New Jersey, the USGBC’s Maryland Chapter at this Gabryela Passeto, Assoc. AIA Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylva- year’s 6th Annual Wintergreen Awards Noel Rupprecht, Assoc. AIA nia, Georgia and Maine. Some of our Program with two Awards for Excellence Noor I. Salman, Assoc. AIA ventures led our principals to travel to for the design of the new West Towson Jacques Sirvain, Intl. Assoc. AIA Tokyo, Paris, London, Dubai, Miami and Elementary School in Baltimore County Elizabeth Jenni Thompson, Assoc. AIA Guam. Furthermore, our principal, Kal I. and the design of The Fitzgerald, a new Damian Andres Trostinetzky, Assoc. AIA Bhatti, AIA was honored by the National transit-oriented mixed-use development Christopher M. Weston, Assoc. AIA AIA Board for Citizen Architect/Civic in Baltimore City. In response to public Engagement Program for serving on policy driving new development and Transfers – New to AIA Maryland the Governor of Maryland’s Boards and increased density along subway cor- David Cronrath, AIA Commissions. ridors in the Washington metro area, Walter Alexander Currin, AIA Design Collective’s design for Crescent Howard Goldstein, AIA Penza Bailey Architects is pleased to Falls Church situated a new transit-ori- announce that Jeffrey Penza has been Annika Marie Plevich, Assoc. AIA ented mixed-use development directly seated as the new President of Preserva- on a hiker-biker trail and adjacent to Returning Allied Professional tion Maryland. The firm is honored to a subway station. This 415,000 square Members have been selected for two new speak- foot residential development effectively Baker, Ingram & Associates ing engagements. Dan Bailey and Tara combines contemporary design with Lee & McShane, PC Labosky will be leading a panel discus- sustainable living to achieve LEED NC Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. sion at the NFM&T Annual Conference Certification. Oasis Design Group 1 4 MARYLAND ARCHITECT S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 notices Mitigating Disaster through Design & 8th Annual Hands-On Masonry Preservation presented by NPS Repre- Construction Conference Workshop sentatives from Atlanta, Georgia. FREE. March 2 – 3, 2011 March 26, 2011 AIA/CES credits. For more informa- Washington, DC Baltimore, MD tion, contact Prof. Dale Glenwood Engineering News-Record’s conference Opportunity for young professionals Green (email@example.com) will explore issues that are most criti- to work side-by-side with experienced AIA 2011 National Convention and cal to advance the dialogue regarding masons to learn techniques for laying Design Exposition disaster mitigation. www.construction. brick and block veneer walls. Free for May 12 – 14, 2011 com/events/2011/mitigatingdisaster ART Program Participants, $5 AIA As- Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Career and Internship Fair 2011 sociate members, $10 public. Rain or New Orleans, LA March 11, 2011, 12:00noon to 5:00pm shine at Belair Road Supply warehouse. There’s a design revolution happening. University of Maryland, School of Ar- Limited spots available. Contact John Are you armed and ready? Join the Re- chitecture, Planning, and Preservation Padussis, AIA, LEED AP at john_ gional Design Revolution and the future College Park firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.230.3032 it makes possible. http://convention.aia. https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/ to register. org/ ARCH2011 Brownfields 2011 The Solar & Wind Expo 2011 TW Perry 3rd Annual Green Building April 3 – 5, 2011 May 13 – 15, 2011 Workshop Pennsylvania Convention Center Timonium Fairgrounds, MD March 17, 2011, 8am – 5pm Philadelphia, PA Attendees may browse exhibits and hear Breakfast at 7am The National Brownfields Conference is top experts in the field of green technol- George Mason University, Fairfax, VA the official U.S. EPA and ICMA cospon- ogy. www.thesolarandwindexpo.com TW Perry, a company at the forefront of sored conference focused on brown- fields redevelopment and revitalization. 5th Annual International Preservation green building practices and products, Trades Workshop (IPTW) invites you to join expert speakers and Premier national event for discovering solutions to cleanup challenges, examin- August 2 – 6, 2011 leading product manufacturers for a day Thaddeus Stevens College of of informative sessions and networking. ing lessons from the field, and turning environmental liabilities into useful Technology Event provides 4.5 AIA/CES credits. Lancaster, PA Tickets are $45 purchased before March resources. www.brownfields2011.org IPTW 2011 will bring together hun- 7; $65 thereafter and include breakfast, 3rd Annual Baltimore Fine Furnish- dreds of the best preservation and lunch, and parking. http://gbw.twperry. ings & Fine Craft Show traditional trades crafts people, as well com April 15 – 17, 2011 as architects, preservation consultants, Vibrant Towns Baltimore Convention Center building trades contractors and oth- 12th Annual Planning Conference Baltimore, MD ers from the US, Canada, Europe and March 18, 2011 Tickets: Adult one day $10, two days beyond, who are interested in learning Easton, MD $15, children under 12 free more about preservation and traditional Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s www.FineFurnishingsShows.com; Tel.: trades techniques, tools, materials and (ESLC) 12th annual planning confer- 401-816-0963 practices. www.iptw.org ence will carry forward the conversation National Park Service Workshops at begun at the 11th annual conference Morgan State University – About Town – at which national and April 21, 9am – 12noon | 1:30pm local leaders discussed both process – 5pm; April 22, 9am – 12noon and product in walkable town design MSU Student Center and planning. Vibrant Towns will be an Baltimore, MD opportunity for the region’s leaders and Morgan State University’s School of residents to contribute to an emerging Architecture + Planning will host the definition of “vibrant, sustainable, well- National Park Service Historically Black defined” Eastern Shore towns. Colleges and University Program’s www.eslc.org/pages/apc12.php Southeast Region Cultural Resource division Workshop Series on Historic S P R I N g 2 0 1 1 MARYLAND ARCHITECT 1 5 Prsrt Std U.S. Postage PAID Southern, MD Permit #2151 A Society of The American Institute of Architects Nine State Circle, Suite 202 Annapolis, Maryland 21401 PLEASE SUPPoRT PAC (PoLITICAL ACTIoN CoMMITTEE) Calendar Founded in 1995, the Maryland Architects PAC works hand-in-hand with AIA Maryland to achieve its legislative goals. These two organizations represent your March 7 influence in the law-making process. 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