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May 16, 2023

The ICAA is a nonprofit educational organization committed to promoting and preserving the practice, understanding, and appreciation of classical design.

SPONSORED BY: Haddonstone
The ICAA is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a two-million dollar legacy grant from the Driehaus Foundation in memory of its late founder Richard H. Driehaus, which will establish The Richard H. Driehaus Curricula for the Built Environment Endowment Fund. This grant, the single largest that the ICAA has ever received, is a living legacy to the late Richard Driehaus, who was a longtime supporter of the ICAA, serving on its board and helping to grow its robust educational programs. The grant was announced at ICAA’s 42nd annual Arthur Ross Awards Dinner and Ceremony recognizing excellence in the classical tradition in New York City on Monday, May 8th.

On Monday, May 8th, 2023, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) welcomed guests to celebrate the lifetime achievements of the winners of the 2023 Arthur Ross Awards. A vast assemblage of talented architects, designers, artisans, builders, academics, and enthusiasts gathered together under the gilded ceiling of the grand dining room of a private club in New York City to recognize the extraordinary contributions of the the 2023 honorees: Khoury Vogt Architects (Architecture), Cullman & Kravis Associates (Interior Design), Wirtz International nv (Landscape Architecture), Wendy Artin (Fine Arts), Witold Rybczynski (Publishing), and Michael Dennis (Education).

Over 400 practitioners and enthusiasts of classical and traditional architecture and design gathered to celebrate the remarkable bodies of work of this year’s winners, who are responsible for extraordinary works of architecture and city planning, supremely elegant interiors, legendary gardens and landscapes, sublime works of art, rigorous and exhilarating books and articles, and transformative academic and scholarly works. The awards were jointly presented by ICAA Board Chair Russell Windham and ICAA Board Member Suzanne Tucker.

The ICAA was pleased to host architectural historian Oliver Gerrish and CEO of Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust Sarah McLeod for the first installment of the ICAA Summer Travel Series on Monday, June 28th, 2021. Oliver and Sarah presented a specially made video of the state rooms of Wentworth Woodhouse with an introduction to this enormous Palladian mansion and its history, as well as the current restoration and renaissance.

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is proud to announce Union Studio Architecture & Community Design, headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, as the distinguished recipient of the 2023 Gindroz Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing. The Gindroz Award recognizes excellence in the design and implementation of affordable housing in the classical tradition. The award panel considers the unique challenges of designing and building high-quality affordable housing, project contexts, community engagement, social impact, and commitment to building neighborhoods for all.

The ICAA is grateful for the support of the Muse Family Foundation for making the Gindroz Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing possible.
Women and Black architects have contributed significantly to architecture in the nineteenth century in all styles from Beaux Arts through Art Deco and International Style. As minorities within the profession of architecture they achieved projects both nationally and internationally with great odds working against them.

From J. Louise Blanchard and Marion Lucy Mahoney to Sophia G. Hayden and Julia Morgan, women have taken second place in noting their achievements and have taken a back seat to the male architects. Black architects, such as Robert Robinson Taylor and Paul Revere Williams, have also made significant achievements in architecture without notoriety. In this recent lecture, Robert Arthur King, FAIA focuses on both Black and female architects who were born in the 19th century and their contributions and achievements in the architectural profession.

Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Dell Mitchell Architects
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Hyde Park Mouldings
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art's (ICAA) Rocky Mountain Chapter was pleased to showcase an exhibition of work that was generated by the staff and students involved with the Classical Studies program hosted at the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning. The exhibit featured a wide variety of work from participants in the program including: ink wash renderings, scaled models, photography, free hand sketches and measured drawings. The work featured was curated from CU Denver classes such as: Sketching as Seeing, Classical Studio, Elements of Classical Architecture, The Art of Traditional Design and from ICAA Programming such as: A Workshop in Classical Architecture, Regional & Winter Intensives, and Summer Studios. It also showcased current classical professional practice work of past CU Denver students. The exhibition was attended by members of the ICAA Rocky Mountain community, students, faculty members and visiting professionals.

May 18th-21st, 2023
20 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture

May 27th-June 3rd, 2023
45 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture

August 5th-12th, 2023
60 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 4 AIA CES Learning Units|HSW | 64 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture

June 9th, 2023
Submissions Due: Jacques Benedict Awards
Rocky Mountain Chapter

June 15th, 2023
Submissions Due: Bulfinch Awards
New England Chapter

June 16th, 2023
Submissions Deadline: Philip Trammell Shutze Awards
Southeast Chapter
The ICAA will hold a three-day architecture and design conference for up to 200 attendees in Charleston, South Carolina on November 3-5, 2023. Complete with a diverse offering of talks, panel discussions, working sessions, and tours, Enduring Places: ICAA National Conference will focus on three themes that are at the heart of classical design: craftsmanship, preservation, and sustainability. Ticket sales to be announced.

Sponsorships for the Conference are available. Contact for more information.

In conjunction with the National Conference, the ICAA will host a juried art exhibition of student and young professional work. Taking place at the historic Aiken-Rhett House in partnership with Historic Charleston Foundation, the group exhibition will be on view during the month of November. Students and young professionals, 35 years old and younger, are invited to submit works inspired by the classical tradition for consideration. A distinguished jury with backgrounds in various design fields will carefully review all submissions and select the finest examples of classical design to include in this historic show.

Selected artists will be awarded a $1,000 stipend for travel and lodging, and are invited to attend the Enduring Places Conference free of charge, providing an invaluable opportunity to learn from and connect with experts in the design and architecture fields.

Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Dell Mitchell Architects
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Hyde Park Mouldings
Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

In-Person, Open to the Public

Saturday, July 29th, 2023

In-Person, Members Only


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May 27th - June 5th, 2023

The ICAA is pleased to partner with Classical Excursions to present this week-long excursion to discover the beautiful and unique Gustavian style of architecture and decoration in Sweden, including visits to Drottningholm Palace, Gunnebo, and Gustav III’s Pavilion at Haga, among other remarkable destinations.

September 23rd -30th, 2023

In partnership with Classical Excursions, this tour of the hidden gems of Naples and the Amalfi Coast will bring participants to grand palaces, stunning churches, and private houses and gardens of Positano and Capri, along an abundance of museums, workshops, and more.

October 2nd-9th, 2023 - SOLD OUT

This special tour of Yorkshire, led by architectural historian Oliver Gerrish, begins and ends in London, and includes exclusive curatorial tours of stately homes throughout the region. Participants will have the unique opportunity to enjoy private dinners and luncheons at some of the area's greatest houses, while meeting architects along the way.