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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

March 30, 2009
CONTACT: Heather Egan Stalfort
(410) 516-0341 ext. 17

Homewood Museum Announces
'Green Homewood' Symposium

Homewood Museum at The Johns Hopkins University, in cooperation with Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning and the Herring Run Watershed Association, presents the ninth edition of its annual symposium on Baltimore's Great Architecture.

This year's symposium, titled Green Baltimore: Environmental and Cultural Sustainability, will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Five distinguished speakers will address the ways in which Homewood House interacts with its environment, and how its 1801 construction may provide lessons for us today.

Additional themes include Homewood's evolving relationship with Baltimore City; university campuses as models of sustainable development and historic preservation; and new technologies — as well as old ideas — for improving the environmental and cultural sustainability of communities.

The symposium will be held in Remsen Hall 101 on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus. Registration is $40 general public; $25 museum members, and Johns Hopkins and Morgan State ID holders; and free for full-time students with ID. Pre-paid reservations are recommended; walk-in registration is subject to availability.

Special event parking is available at the University Baptist Church parking lot, which may be entered from N. Charles Street and Greenway. Metered parking is available on N. Charles Street. Visitor parking on campus is available in the South Garage, 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, Md.

For registration and more information, including AIA/CES credits, the public may call 410-516-5589, e-mail greenhomewood@jhu.edu, or visit www.museums.jhu.edu.


9:30 a.m. Registration
9:45 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks
Catherine Rogers Arthur, director and curator, Homewood Museum, The Johns Hopkins University
10:00 a.m. Green Homewood: An Analysis of Homewood's Sustainable Design
Suzanne Frasier, assistant professor, School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State University
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Homewood and the City: Geography, Ecology, and Infrastructure
Jeremy Kargon, LEED AP, lecturer, School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State University
11:45 a.m. Workshop: Restoring Window Sashes
David Gibney, restoration carpenter, Historic Restoration Specialists, Inc.; and adjunct faculty, Building Preservation and Restoration Program, Harford Community College
12:45 p.m. Lunch and Homewood Museum Tours
Bring a bag lunch or choose from a variety of options on and nearby campus. Enjoy a special tour of Homewood Museum highlighting the "green" adaptations described by Professor Frasier.
2:15 p.m. College Campuses: Learning Labs for Environmental and Cultural Sustainability
Adam Gross, FAIA, principal, Ayres/Saint/Gross
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Building the Green Around Us
Mary Roby, executive director, Herring Run Watershed Association


A National Historic Landmark built in 1801 by Charles Carroll Jr. and one of the nation's best surviving examples of Federal period architecture, Homewood Museum is renowned for its elegant proportions, extravagant details, and superb collection of American decorative arts. The museum is open for guided tours on the half-hour 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (last tour at 3:30). It is located on the Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University at 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Md., 21218. For general information, the public may call 410-516-5589, e-mail homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu or visit www.museums.jhu.edu.