October 2019
Exploring Chicago's Rich Architectural History
Focused on Chicago, the  Classicist No. 16 explores the city's architectural heritage as well as contemporary examples of classical design through professional and student portfolios as well as academic articles authored by leaders within the field.

Image: Vistas of the Fair in Color (Chicago, 1894)
At the ICAA, our educational programs carve a unique path for students of all ages, backgrounds, and financial means: a path that opens the doors of possibility to the world of classical design. 

As a nonprofit organization, the ICAA depends on the support of friends like you to make these programs possible. This season, we've set out to raise $85,000 by December 31st for our End of Year Campaign. 

Please make a gift today, to support the classicists of tomorrow.

This Summer, the ICAA was selected by Sotheby's as their cultural partner to produce the educational component to their New York exhibition,  Treasures from Chatsworth.

The ICAA offered a unique lecture program featuring influential talents and historians, including architect and designer Ben Pentreath, biographer and historian Dr. Amanda Foreman, former editor of Country Life Clive Aslet, and preservationist John Phibbs. Each of these lectures can now be viewed in their entirety online.

The 2019 New York Summer Series was made possible thanks to the following sponsors:
The 2019 Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour took place from October 5-12, giving students the opportunity to study the classical architecture, interiors, and landscapes of Paris through observational drawing and painting.

The program was led by prominent architect Kahlil Hamady and designer Leslie-jon Vickory, alongside renowned watercolorists, Bernd Dams and Andrew Zega. Students provided daily updates, which you can read now.

Building on the success of the 2017 and 2018 Intensives in Classical Architecture in Los Angeles, as well as the continued demand for the Intensive held annually in New York, the ICAA Northern California Chapter, in collaboration with the ICAA National Office, hosted the third Regional Intensive this fall in San Francisco.

Instructor Erik Evens recounts the eight-day program, which gave participants the chance to immerse themselves in the classical tradition, learning how to draw, identify, render, and compose with classical elements.

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.

The scholarship application deadline is approaching for the 2020 Intensive in Classical Architecture: New York.

Design in Mind: On Location with James Ivory continues to be broadcast on PBS affiliates across the country.

This original documentary from the ICAA explores the life and work of legendary filmmaker James Ivory, who speaks candidly about his love of traditional architecture and the importance of place in his films.

Check your local PBS affiliate for listings, or view the film online at PBS.org .

The ICAA is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Stanford White Awards for Excellence in Classical and New Traditional Design, recognizing achievement in architecture, interiors, landscape, urbanism, and building craftsmanship & artisanship throughout New York, New Jersey, and Fairfield County, Connecticut.

The Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 and tickets are now available.

From the local to the international, the ICAA's travel tours 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.

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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November 23 Chicago-Midwest: Acanthus Awards

December 4 National: Stanford White Awards

December 5 Southeast: Shutze Awards Submission Deadline

December 16 New England: Bulfinch Awards Submission Deadline