The Roger D. Redden Award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated a dedication to architecture and furthering its understanding in Baltimore.

This year’s award went to Johns Hopkins who has worked tirelessly for years to preserve Baltimore’s historic buildings and help the people of Baltimore understand their architectural heritage. In 18 years as Executive Director of Baltimore Heritage, he has grown the organization from fewer than 300 members to more than 1,200 and made it a force to be reckoned with. Best of all, during the pandemic, he found a wonderful way to make delicious lemonade out of lemons for Baltimore architecture – the Five Minute Histories. Johns has made more than a hundred of them so far, and thousands of Baltimoreans have enjoyed them. We are proud to partner with Baltimore Heritage to produce the weekly Virtual Histories Series.