Stadium architect to speak at BMAJoseph Spear, one of the...

REAL ESTATE WATCH

March 03, 1996

Stadium architect to speak at BMA

Joseph Spear, one of the lead architects for the $200 million football stadium proposed for Camden Yards in Baltimore, will discuss his firm's work in sports design during a lecture at the Baltimore Museum of Art March 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The talk will be Mr. Spear's first public appearance since the Maryland Stadium Authority negotiated an agreement to build a 70,000-seat stadium for the football team moving from Cleveland.

Mr. Spear, a partner of HOK Sports Facilities Group of Kansas City, was also the lead architect for Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Mr. Spear is the kickoff speaker in a spring lecture series on architecture sponsored by the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Other lecturers will be: Jack Travis, a New York-based designer who has worked for celebrity clients such as Spike Lee and Wesley Snipes, on March 27; architect Andrea Leers, on April 10; and architect Samuel Mockbee, on April 24.

All lectures are held at the Baltimore Museum of Art beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $10 per person ($5 for seniors and students). Information: 625-2585.

Residential building contracts down 19%

Maryland residential construction contracts awarded in January dropped more than 19 percent below the same month in 1995, according to the F. W. Dodge Division of McGraw-Hill.

In January 1995, residential construction contracts totaled $169.5 million. The figure was $136.9 this year.

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.