February 2020
The Nanz Company
S. Donadic Inc. Construction Management
ICAA President Peter Lyden celebrates the winners of the 2020 Arthur Ross Awards, and recognizes the relevance and continued vitality of classicism and traditional arts and architecture.

Photography by Roger Foley / courtesy of the Vendome Press
Thanks to a generous $1 million grant from the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation, the ICAA is excited to announce first-of-its-kind programming in landscape architecture for designers, students, and enthusiasts, with particular emphasis on educating the next generation: the Bunny Mellon Curricula.

This curricula, the first to be named in honor of Bunny Mellon, honors her commitment to landscape design, and her deeply-held belief that architecture is firmly linked to its surrounding landscape, a legacy that extends from William Kent’s groundbreaking work to the innovations of contemporary practitioners.

The ICAA is excited to announce its first drawing tour to Edinburgh, Scotland, one of the great classical cities of the world. The tour will focus on Edinburgh’s classical heritage and its relationship with the picturesque and romantic traditions.

The Christopher H. Browne Edinburgh Drawing Tour will offer participants an exploration of the architecture, urbanism, and landscape of Scotland’s capital city. Study will focus on the enduring vitality and continuity of the classical tradition through the means of observational and analytical drawing, and wash and watercolor. 

For nearly three centuries, Savannah, Georgia has been admired for its ideal town plan and its exceptional architecture. Savannah’s plan is extraordinary for many reasons, but principally for how it has adapted to changing circumstances while maintaining its essential ideality.

This one-day seminar explores the evolving dialogue between urbanism and architecture that continues to make Savannah a rewarding case study for architects and urbanists today.

The ICAA's Continuing Education  calendar features a diverse range of programs across the country for professionals, students, and enthusiasts on topics in architecture and the allied arts. Upcoming courses include Calder Loth on Historic Landscapes and Colonial Architecture , an Introduction to the Elements of Romanesque Architecture , a History of Western Architecture focusing on Greece and Rome , and much more!

The scholarship application deadline is approaching on March 23 for the 2020 Summer Studio in Classical Architecture.

Join town architects and 2016 Arthur Ross Award Winners (Civic Design) María Sánchez and Pedro Godoy, co-founders and directors of Estudio Urbano, as they present the award-winning city of Cayalá: from the overall master plan, to the streets, plazas, and buildings of the now-completed quartiere of Paseo Cayalá.

At a time when conventional developments in this country were gated, suburban, and car-oriented, the visionaries of Cayalá aspired to create mixed-use, safe, and pedestrian-oriented environments which reflected Guatemala’s unique architectural identity. In 2010, this vision began to take shape as ground broke for the first quartiere of the city: Paseo Cayalá.

From the local to the international, the ICAA's travel programs offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to explore some of the most inspiring locations on earth, with professional guides and exclusive access to private homes.

Upcoming programs include Private Chicago (April 23-26), Northern Italy - Turin, Milan, & The Lakes (May 16-27), Copenhagen and Beyond (May 28-June 4) Derbyshire, England: "Prince Among Counties" (June 4-12), The Secret Treasures of Normandy and The Pays D'Auge (June 22-29), Marrakech, Morocco (October 12-17) , and more.

The ICAA was delighted to welcome the eloquent Mitchell Owens, Decorative Arts Editor for Architectural Digest, on last fall’s tour of 18th and 19th Century houses and country estates in southern Ireland, from the modestly sized Burtown House to the sprawling Lismore Castle, home-away-from-home to England’s Duke of Devonshire.

Having identified his own particular acute case of “Irishmania,” Mitch has published his delightful first-person account of this tour.

The ICAA features notable news, honors, and recognition given to members in the monthly newsletter. To submit items for consideration, please email  marketing@classicist.org .
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