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Discussion: Transformative Urban Landscapes And Baltimore’s State Center
April 5, 2011, 8:50 am
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Transformative Urban Landscapes And Baltimore’s State Center

Mithun's Aerial Rendering of the newly proposed Baltimore State Center

Transformative Integrated Landscapes
Discussion with Deb Guenther of Mithun
Falvey Hall at MICA’s Brown Center (MAP IT)
Thursday, April 7th at 6pm, $15

Deb Guenther, partner and landscape architect at Mithun, a national leader in sustainable design and urbanism since 1949, will speak about functions of nature to enrich people’s experiences in the urban environment.  She will be discussing Mithun’s experience on projects such as Novelty Hill, State Center in Baltimore and Taylor 28, as well as her leadership with the Sustainable Sites Initiative. In 2010 Deb won the American Society For Landscape Architects President’s Medal for her tireless work for the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a partnership among ASLA, the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas, Austin, and the U.S. Botanic Garden.

In 2010 Mithun was selected to participate in Baltimore State Center’s $1.5 billion dollar multi-phase effort to radically transform the aging group of state government offices.  Mithun will be working with working in concert with Baltimore-based design firms The Design Collective and Cho Benn Holback + Associates  to transform the aging campus into a mixed used community that consolidates many of Maryland’s state offices while introducing new retail and offering a range of quality housing choices for in-city living.

“State Center has all the ingredients to be one of the greatest examples of the rebirth of the American city in this century,” notes Bert Gregory, FAIA, Chairman and CEO, Mithun. “A great sustainable rebirth built around reinvented existing urban infrastructure, great transit, and vibrant mix of uses and people in a walkable neighborhood. State Center’s core values, aspirations, stakeholder inclusion and unique public private partnerships will reinforce the uniqueness of Baltimore, while serving as a national model for Transit Oriented Development.”

This event is sponsored by AIA Baltimore.  For more information about the event, CLICK HERE.


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And it’s gone. This project was overturned by a court order.

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