Architecture Tour in Annapolis
New Annapolis Walking Tour
The historic district of Annapolis is a museum without walls, a treasure trove of architecture and preservation. Celebrate and learn about the city’s most notable and celebrated examples of 17th and 18th Century architecture with ArchiTrex. Presented in Partnership with Historic Annapolis. Developed and led by local architects and artists.
Annapolis is well regarded for its collection of Colonial architecture and we are excited to introduce a tour devoted to it. On ArchiTrex, learn about some of the most notable architecture in Annapolis walking through 300 years of design. The key to developing this tour included collaboration with professional architects and stewards of local history. The tour’s content is authenticated by historians of Historic Annapolis.
Featured stops on the tour are:
- Shiplap House
- James Brice House
- Patrick Creagh House
- Maryland State House
- Hammond Harwood House
- Chase Lloyd House
- $14/Children 3-11
- 2 and under free
- 2 hour walking tour
|2017 Schedule||Day of the Week||Time||Departs From|
|May 13 & 27
June 10 & 24
July 8 & 22
August 12 & 26
September 9 & 23
|Saturdays||10 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Information Booth at City Dock
1 Dock Street
About The Tour Guides Craig Martin & Leslie Xavier:
Craig Martin is a Licensed Architect in the State of Maryland and one of two partners of SPIRE Architecture, designing residential and light commercial projects in the Annapolis/Baltimore/DC region. SPIRE works closely with local craftsmen and contractors to offer full service design and construction integration and recently had one of their home projects awarded the First-Place Gold Medal for the 2014 Maryland Custom Home of the Year (3500-5000 sq.ft.). Notable works locally are the completion of the new Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern, which opened in December 2012, as well as 5 local "Home of the Week" projects in the Annapolis region.
Craig received his training in Construction and Architecture at Virginia Tech in Building Construction and Management, at the Anne Arundel Community College in the Architecture Program, and through completing the Masters of Architecture Degree with Thesis Honors at The Catholic University of America. He was awarded the 'Henry Adams/AIA School Medal' for placing first in his graduate school class. Craig taught Architecture and Mechanical Drawing at Arundel High School from 1996 - 1999 and continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member at Anne Arundel Community College teaching Design Studio classes.
Learn more about Craig at martin-arch-guild.com.
Leslie Xavier’s passions for architecture, art and archaeology have driven her career and volunteer work. She has over 30 years of experience in the design, detailing, research and construction of structures ranging from residences to signature bridges. During her professional career, Leslie worked with local architects as well as international firms. As an artist, Leslie sees architecture as a living art form. She brings a technical forensic eye to the discussion of the unique architectural fabric that defines Annapolis. Leslie’s volunteer work includes giving tours at the William Paca House, Charles Carroll House and Historic Annapolis Museum. Leslie also volunteers at Historic London Town’s archaeology lab.
While living in Naples, Italy, Leslie was president of the International Archaeological Society of Naples for three years. She studied architecture with the University of Maryland and art history with University of Maryland University College. She studied both art and architecture abroad with emphasis on Baroque architecture in Rome, Renaissance art in Florence and Flemish masters in Brussels, Gent and Antwerp. She holds a degree in Art History from the University of Maryland University College where she graduated with distinction Summa Cum Laude. Leslie also holds a diploma from Maestro Luigi Wanvestraut of VanArt Studios in Naples, Italy, where she studied the painting techniques of classical Italian masters.
Learn more about Leslie and her art on her website Arte Dell’Antico Mediterraneo.