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August 3rd, 2021

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to promoting and preserving the practice, understanding, and appreciation of classical design.

ICAA Travel Revisited takes viewers back to some of the favorite destinations from past ICAA Travel Programs. In this second installment, Robert O'Byrne - otherwise known as The Irish Aesthete - presents a tour of Townley Hall in County Louth, Ireland.

Townley Hall was built in the early 1790s by a fascinating trio: the heir of the estate, Blayney Townley Balfour III; his sister, Anna Maria Townley Balfour; and the great Irish architect, Francis Johnston. Taking design cues from contemporaries like James Wyatt, and of course from ancient sources such as the Pantheon, Johnston and his discerning clients created an enduring example of restrained elegance that remains one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Ireland.

Townley Hall is just one of many locations to be featured in the ICAA's Travel Programs. Learn more about the ICAA's upcoming travel tours, booking now for destinations around the world.

ICAA Travel Revisited is made possible thanks to the ICAA's Summer Travel Series sponsors James F. Carter Inc., Architect, Kathryn Herman Design, Kris Hermance, Myrna Kaplan, and Bill Brockschmidt.
In this third episode of ICAA Influencers, architect Bobby McAlpine reflects on the designers and buildings that continue to inspire him. From Edwin Lutyens to Frank Lloyd Wright, from mid-century modernism to even a box of Crayola crayons, Bobby muses about his approach to the discipline of architectural design, and how he thinks about the legacy of his firm McALPINE. As he puts it, "Every time I begin a new project, what concerns me is not only solving the riddle that's in front of me, that it is creating a solution that will ride the test of time and will remain attractive to future generations."

ICAA Influencers is a new five-part series of interviews with today’s top architects on the topic of legacy and how they were inspired and influenced by past design. Each episode reveals a remarkable variety of design inspirations that shaped one of the leading minds of classical architecture: Patrick Ahearn of Patrick Ahearn Architect, Tom Kligerman of Ike Kligerman Barkley, Peter Pennoyer of Peter Pennoyer Architects, Bobby McAlpine of McALPINE, and Jim Strickland of Historical Concepts.
Savannah, Georgia
September 30 - October 3, 2021

Don't miss your chance to join the first in-person Drawing Tour in a year and a half!

The 2021 Christopher H. Browne Savannah Drawing Tour provides an opportunity to study, through field drawing, the rich diversity of architecture and unique urbanism of Savannah, Georgia - a living laboratory of design, building, and planning from the 18th century to the present day. Each day is structured around studying representative examples of building types that form the fabric of Savannah, with a focus on their composition, detail, and contribution to the urbanism and landscape of the city.

Each year, the ICAA is also pleased to award four scholarships to drawing tour
students or emerging professionals annually in the name of Mr. Browne, a long-time
supporter and champion of classicism. Scholarship recipients will receive the moniker
“Christopher H. Browne Scholars.”

In addition, the ICAA is pleased to offer two scholarships for the Christopher H.
Browne Savannah Drawing Tour through the Dorothy LaPolla-Czarnecki Scholarship,
sponsored by John LaPolla and LaPolla Designs. This scholarship is offered in honor
of John's late mother Dorothy LaPolla-Czarnecki for her unwavering encouragement
and promotion of education. John, his family, and company continue this legacy of
support and mentorship of aspiring students and craft persons in education and the arts.

Additional scholarships for the Christopher H. Browne Savannah Drawing Tour are
available thanks to the Southeast and Southern California Chapters of the Institute of
Classical Architecture & Art.

The deadline to apply for all scholarships for the Christopher H. Browne Savannah Drawing Tour is Friday, August 6, 2021.

Gary Brewer, Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects and ICAA Board Member will be giving a presentation on August 5 at 6PM EST for The Urban Guild on high-impact infill projects in Charleston, South Carolina. Gary will discuss Courier Square, the new gateway to downtown Charleston’s peninsula, and two current projects: a mixed-use building that involves the restoration of a historic train shed and repurposing notable Charleston single houses; and the first senior living building located on famed King Street.

Lead Sponsor for Continuing Education courses: Uberto Construction.

The ICAA's online Continuing Education courses are presented by Douglas C. Wright Architects.
Thursday, August 12
6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PDT

1.5 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 1.5 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture

This course seeks to combine studio-based graphics coursework, such as perspective drawing and shade and shadow rendering, with field-based methods such as analytical drawing to create a resource for those seeking to hone their observational sketching skills in the field. Instructor Martin Burns of Ferguson & Shamamian Architects will break down, step-by-step, how a relatively quick and compelling sketch of any architectural element can be accomplished by those of all experience levels.

Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Dell Mitchell Architects
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Hyde Park Mouldings
Wednesday, August 11
6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PDT

Christopher Spitzmiller is known to his friends and Instagram fans as the ultimate weekend farmer, who raises his own handsome chickens, grows his own flowers, and puts up his own jam, cider, and honey. In this—his first book—he treats readers to a full year at Clove Brook Farm, his idyllic but always-active country retreat. Filled with tips on garden-planning, creating seasonal flower arrangements, and living with animals, A Year at Clove Brook Farm is a timely book as we are all focused making the most of our own homes and gardens—even if that’s only a row of herbs in a sunny urban window—and it is the the perfect inspiration for anyone enthralled by the fantasy of full-on farmstead living.

Please note: This program is free and open to ICAA Members only.

Our special thanks to Presenting Sponsor of the ICAA Book Club: Foster Reeve Architectural & Ornamental Plaster

Presented as part of the Bunny Mellon Curricula at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The ICAA is very grateful to the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation for its generous support of this program, along with the Curricula's Lead Co-Sponsor Hollander Design Landscape Architects, Film Series Co-Sponsor Janice Parker Landscape Architects, Landscape Prize Co-Sponsor Harrison Design, Continuing Education and Public Programs Co-Sponsor Charlotte Moss, and Garden Symposium Co-Sponsor Kathryn M. and Ronald J. Herman Charitable Foundation.
Thursday, August 26th
6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PDT

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is proud to announce our partnership with Chatsworth House and the Duke of Devonshire for our six-episode series Chatsworth Through Time, exploring the history, architecture, landscape, and collections of Chatsworth House. Building on the success of our 2019 Summer Series at Sotheby’s, Treasures from Chatsworth, which featured lectures from renowned architectural historians, this new series explores the world of Chatsworth, with its own curators, Alice Martin, Head of the Devonshire Collection, and Dr. Alex Hodby, Senior Curator of Programme, as our guides.

Please join the ICAA for the premiere of Chatsworth Through Time, with the debut of the first two episodes of the series, “Episode One: The Tudor House” and “Episode Two: The Powerhouse” on August 26th, at 6:00 PM, Eastern time. The series features an introduction from the Duke of Devonshire, on-site footage, archival materials, and aerial photography of the site, as our guides delve into the history of the house, its construction, interiors, and collections. We are honored that Chatsworth has chosen the ICAA as partners to help make these videos accessible to a worldwide audience.

Please note: This program is free and open to ICAA Members only.

The ICAA is very grateful to Chadsworth Incorporated and Lisa Fine Textiles for their generous support of this program.
Due to Renew Your Membership?

If your membership is due for renewal, or if you would like to join and support the ICAA, you can do so on our website.

By renewing today, you will remain connected to the ICAA’s diverse programming, publications, and community, while also supporting our educational programs and courses, lectures, workshops, scholarships, and more.
The ICAA Is Resuming In-Person
Travel Programs
The ICAA has resumed in-person travel programs in 2021, once again opening access to a world of design and architectural discovery and inspiration, and offering the opportunity to share unforgettable experiences with fellow classicists. The calendar is rapidly filling up with new dates and journeys. Visit classicist.org or contact development@classicist.org to learn more.

Immerse yourself in the art, architecture, riads, and romance of Marrakech on this special journey crafted and co-hosted by luxury travel planning company Indagare in partnership with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, on which participants will be joined by writer and historian Mitchell Owens.

OCTOBER 19-22, 2021

Join this tour arranged in collaboration with Classical Excursions to the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, where idyllic villages like Stockbridge and Lenox are located near bucolic lakes and rolling hills, vied with Newport and Bar Harbor as a resort colony for the wealthy and socially prominent.

The ICAA is pleased to partner with Classical Excursions to present this once-in-a-lifetime tour of Derbyshire, England. During the course of this program, participants will have the special opportunity to tour some of the county's most exquisite private residences and architectural sites.

JUNE 11-18, 2022

The ICAA is pleased to partner with Classical Excursions to present this exciting tour of Copenhagen, Denmark and beyond. This tour will open doors to some of the area's most outstanding examples of classical design, allowing participants to tour beautiful private residences and other architectural sites.
The Stanford White Awards are a project-centric regional awards program of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, recognizing excellence in classical and traditional architecture, design, and craftsmanship in New York, New Jersey, and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Laureates are selected annually by a jury of peers in the design professions through a blind adjudication process.

Projects must be submitted by close of business on
Friday, September 10, 2021

The 10th Annual Stanford White Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Honoring projects in:

Residential Architecture
Commercial, Civic, & Institutional Architecture
Interior Design
Landscape Design
Historic Preservation
Craftsmanship & Artisanship
Student Projects

Please note: All projects must be submitted electronically. No physical submissions will be accepted.

For information regarding sponsorship of the 2021 Stanford White Awards, please contact development@classicist.org.
Additional Offerings
There is so much more available online at classicist.org: filmed lectures and public programs, panel discussions, and numerous online articles provide an opportunity to stay connected with the ICAA.