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Keynote Speaker




Friday May 9, 2014

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.




Charles Belfoure is an architect and author of The Paris Architect.  It is his first novel which the New York Post selected to its Must Read booklist.

What it's about: French architect Lucien Bernard, 35, is in a dangerous quandary: He's paid to create temporary hiding places for Jews in Nazi-occupied Paris at the same time he's proudly designing factories for the Germans.

Paris Arch cover

Charles Belfoure is an author and architect who lives in Westminster MD. A graduate of the Pratt Institute and Columbia University, his practice is in historic preservation working as both an architect and historic preservation consultant with a specialty in historic tax credit consulting. He has written architectural histories including being the co-author of The Baltimore Rowhouse and Niernsee & Neilson, Architects of Baltimore, the author of Monuments to Money: The Architecture of American Banks, and Edmund Lind, Anglo-American Architect of Baltimore and the South. He was the recipient of a grant from the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation and the Graham Foundation. His books have won awards from the Maryland Historical Trust. The Paris Architect is his first novel.


Listen to his interview - Maryland Architect Charles Belfoure Builds a Novel - on WYPR