June 2017
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The Timeless Inspiration of Two Water Gardens:
Studley Royal and Villa d’Este

In his latest blog story, ICAA President Peter Lyden explores two historically significant water gardens – Studley Royal park in the UK and Villa d'Este in Italy – and also highlights the 2017 Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour, as well as upcoming ICAA programming focused on landscape design. 
Travel with the ICAA to England, Italy, & More
Upcoming Dates & Destinations
ICAA Launches Mentorship Program in Association with Summer Studio

The ICAA has launched a brand-new mentorship program in association with its Summer Studio in Classical Architecture. The initiative will connect participants of the Summer Studio program with emerging professionals within the ICAA community, and aims to provide university students and recent graduates with a deeper understanding of the professional world of classical architecture and the related fields. 


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The ICAA offers its members opportunities to learn, create, travel, and much more. An ICAA membership is ideal for firms who want to support their employees' growth, as well as practitioners and enthusiasts of the classical tradition in architecture and design.

Out of appreciation for our members, the ICAA is pleased to extend a 15% discount on membership purchases this June. There is only one week left to take advantage of this special opportunity. 


Daily Inspiration from the Eternal City: The Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour
The 2017 Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour ran from June 4th through June 10th and gave participants the opportunity to study the architecture, urbanism, and landscapes of Rome through observational drawing and watercolor. 

The tour was led by Ben Bolgar, Senior Director at the Prince’s Foundation – London; Richard Piccolo, acclaimed painter and educator; and Thomas Rajkovich, preeminent classical architect and urbanist. Daily blog posts were provided courtesy of tour participants.


Left: Watercolor sketch from from the church of Santa Maria della Pace, by Elena Belova 

Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour & Scholarships,  October 7-14 
Paris, France  
ICAA Regional Intensive,
October 15-22
Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA

The ICAA is pleased to announce the 2017 Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour. Using various media, including pencils, ink, and watercolor, students will represent iconic architecture, gardens, sculptures, and objets d’art throughout the city of Paris and its surroundings. Scholarship applications are due August 5th, 2017. 

Due to unprecedented demand for the 2017 Winter Professional Intensive, the ICAA Southern California Chapter, in collaboration with the ICAA national office, is now hosting an additional Intensive program this Fall. Thank you to the ICAA Southern California Chapter for their generous support of this program.  

Continuing Education 
Upcoming Courses Nationwide 

Learn more about upcoming Continuing Education opportunities across the country, including New York, New England, Philadelphia, and more. 


Lectures, Tours, & Events 
Upcoming Dates in New York 
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By supporting ICAA programs and student scholarships today, you are investing in a future with more beautiful buildings, places, and communities. 

From introducing middle school students to classical architecture, to training the next generation of leading architects, ICAA educational programming instructs and influences thousands across the country. The ICAA is committed to ensuring that these unique programs are accessible to students of all financial backgrounds by providing students scholarships for educational programs including the Summer Studio in Classical Architecture, Professional Intensives, and many more. 


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Upcoming Dates & Deadlines 
In the News 

QUEST Magazine featured photos from the 36th annual Arthur Ross Awards ceremony, which took place on May 1st, 2017 in New York City. 

Left: Elizabeth Graziolo, Peter Pennoyer, and Katie Ridder, image credit: PMC / Sylvain Gaboury
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Breakfast & Books Discussion with Frank de Biasi
On Wednesday, May 31st, the ICAA, in collaboration with Rizzoli Bookstore, hosted renowned interior designer Frank de Biasi of Frank de Biasi Interiors, LLC, as a part of the ICAA's ongoing Breakfast & Books Series.

In his talk, Frank de Biasi discussed  The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah,  a book that influenced his own life and work. The ICAA filmed the presentation in its entirety, and it is now available to view online.
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