The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) invites youth of all ages to participate in its inaugural Gingerbread Rowhome Build activity. In collaboration with Downtown Partnership’s Candy Lane in Central Plaza, the BAF will host an afternoon of gingerbread rowhome building and decorating on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at The Center for Architecture and Design.
The rowhouse is synonymous with Baltimore city living and has been instrumental in making Baltimore a city of neighborhoods. With this in mind, BAF has developed a family-friendly activity to celebrate Baltimore architecture and the holiday season. Mary Weiss, President of the BAF board of directors, is “really excited to welcome families into the new Center for Architecture and Design. We expect this to be the first of many hands-on workshops!”
In partnership with the Lord Baltimore Hotel’s LB Bistro & Bakery, BAF is designing and assembling kits that contain all the pieces necessary to build and decorate a two-story rowhome – gingerbread pieces for the walls and roof, royal icing to hold the pieces together, and a bag of candy decorations to add festive flair.
The Gingerbread Rowhome Build activity is taking place on Sunday, December 4 at 1:30pm at the Center for Architecture and Design. Each build team will be given one kit. Architects representing BAF’s Future Architect Resources committee will be on hand for structural support and guidance, and LB Bistro & Bakery’s Chef Beth will be present to share her gingerbread building and decorating expertise.
Take-and-make kits are available via pre-order on the BAF’s website. Kits will also be available for purchase at the LB Bistro & Bakery (lobby level of Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W. Baltimore Street) while supplies last.
“The BAF is committed to collaborating with the community,” Lauren Bostic Hill, Executive Director, said. “This partnership with Lord Baltimore Hotel is one of many ways we hope to connect Baltimore families to architecture in the city.”
Pre-registration is required for participation in the Gingerbread Rowhome Build activity. Each kit is suitable for 1-2 children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available on AIA Baltimore’s Eventbrite beginning November 7.