Boston architect Michael Dennis will be the leadoff speaker in the spring lecture series sponsored by the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Mr. Dennis will speak at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at the Meyerhoff Auditorium of the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Other speakers include Anthony Ames of Atlanta, on April 7; Eric Owen Moss of Culver City, Calif., April 21; Stanley Tigerman of Chicago, May 5; and Susan Maxman of Philadelphia, May 12. All talks will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the series cost $55 for the general public, $35 for students and $45 for museum or AIA members. Tickets for
individual talks are $12 for the general public, $8 for students, and $10 for museum and AIA members.
Only series tickets will be sold before the first lecture. Individual tickets may be purchased on the night of the lecture, if still available. For more information, call 625-2585.
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and housing commissioner Robert Hearn last week helped celebrate completion of housing for low-income residents in the 700 block of Winston Avenue, just off the 5100 block of York Road in the Winston-Govans neighborhood.
The houses were built by a public-private partnership that included Chase Bank of Maryland, Neighborhood Housing Services, Maryland National Bank, Govans Economic Management Senate and the Baltimore Regional Community Development Corp.
Harkins Builders of Silver Spring has begun construction of St. Marks Apartments, a $906,000, 20-unit housing for the elderly project in Catonsville.
Associated Catholic Charities is the developer and Cochran, Stephenson and Donkervoet is the architect.
Harkins Builders began work at the end of last month on Culpepper Gardens, a $3.4 million, seven-story, 63-unit housing development for the elderly in Arlington Va.
Around the region
* Log Home Living Seminars Inc. will conduct a daylong Log Home Building Seminar and Trade Exhibition at the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore and Hanover streets, on March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee is $45 per person or $60 for a couple. To register, call 1-800-782-1253.
* The Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission will have its sixth annual Breakfast for Preservation on March 24 at 7:15 a.m. at Towson State University's University Center on Osler Drive. The cost is $10 per person and reservations can be made through Ruth Mascari at 343-1495.
* Two sculptures by Baltimore artist Greg Moring are on display in the entrance court of the Inn at the Colonnade, University Parkway and Canterbury Road. The works will be on display through June and are part of a rotating art project that developers Howard and Richard Rymland established to showcase work by different American artists.
* Betty Cochran has joined the Gaithersburg office of Coldwell Banker Baltimore/Washington as a sales associate.
Real Estate EXPO
Lew Rudin, president of Rudin Management Company in New York, will be the keynote presenter at the Commercial Development Symposium on April 23 at 1 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Honora Freeman, president of the Baltimore Development Corp., will moderate the symposium. It will be held just before the Commercial/Industrial Real Estate EXPO. The Commercial/Industrial Committee of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors is sponsoring the event. For information, call 410-462-2500.
Design for Living Show
The Design for Living Show will be held March 19-22 at the Washington Convention Center. About 200 exhibitors will show home design and building products. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. March 19-21 and noon to 7 p.m. March 22. Admission is $7 for adults, $3.50 for senior citizens and children ages 10-16. Children under 10 are admitted free. For information, call 261-2180.