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July 26, 2023

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

SPONSORED BY: Haddonstone
For four weeks in June and July, the ICAA's headquarters in New York City welcomes twenty students and professionals from across the country for the Summer Studio in Classical Architecture. The Summer Studio incorporates lectures, field drawing, site visits, hand drafting, and watercolor rendering in an intensive program that instructs attendees in the principles and applications of classical architecture, and culminates in a design project for a new classical building.

In a video overview of this year’s Summer Studio, which took place from June 12th to July 8th, participants hailing from universities and firms across the country share their experiences, which brought them from the classroom to the offices of classical architectural firms, and of course to the neighborhoods, parks, and cultural institutions of New York City, as part of a fully immersive program that stands without parallel.

Kimberly Driessen-Greitzer, a participant in the ICAA's travel program "A Grand Tour of Sicily" in Spring of 2023, provides this remembrance of an unforgettable experience. The tour, arranged by Classical Excursions, brought travelers to architectural and design treasures of Sicily, including everything from exclusive receptions at private villas and palazzos to tours of magnificent ancient Greek temples, on a journey that extended from Palermo to Noto and all points in between.

Learn more about the ICAA's travel programs, which bring classical enthusiasts to architecture and design destinations around the world.
This course, delivered by Dr. Nathaniel R. Walker, discusses architecture as a language of kindness. By considering the thoughts of a number of past architects such as Alexander “Greek” Thomson and Louis Sullivan, this course traces the interpretation of classical architecture as an artistic building system dedicated to the aesthetics of affection and respect; this idea is also superimposed over the forms of several different buildings that were designed and built in different places, at different times and for different functions, in search of one of classicism’s greatest virtues: the expression and celebration of grace under pressure.

Coinciding with the re-publication of the long-out-of-print Lutyens Memorial Volumes, the ICAA is pleased to present this lecture delivered by Clive Aslet, which was filmed in London. Here, Clive provides a thorough exploration of Edwin Lutyens' longstanding and fruitful relationship with the publication Country Life, and with its founder Edward Hudson, who was also a patron of the architect.

Clive Aslet is an award-winning architectural historian and journalist, acknowledged as a leading authority on Britain and its way of life. He has published around twenty non-fiction titles, including The Last Country Houses and The American Country House. Clive was editor of the magazine Country Life for 13 years and continues to contribute to newspapers and magazines, as well as broadcasting on radio and television.

The first volume of the series, The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens: The Country Houses is currently available for purchase on the ICAA website.
On May 31, 2023, the ICAA celebrated the release of the first volume of the ICAA's republication of the acclaimed Lutyens Memorial Volumes with a lecture delivered by David Frazer Lewis, Associate Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oxford. His talk explores the seldom-told story of the genesis of the Memorial Volumes, amidst the austerity, rationing, and ascendant modernism of postwar Britain. The presentation, held in partnership with Lutyens Trust America, traces the Volumes' influence in Britain and the United States through the course of the twentieth century, and the way that their reprinting in the 1980s and now in the 2020s, has allowed Lutyens to remain an inspiration to many architects today.

The first volume of the series, The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens: The Country Houses is currently available for purchase on the ICAA website.

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to thank the following sponsors of the Lutyens Memorial Series:

Current and former Chairs of the National Board:

Russell Windham, Mark Ferguson, Peter Pennoyer, Anne Fairfax, and Gil Schafer III


Anthony “Ankie” Barnes, Curtis & Windham Architects, Matthew Enquist, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, Jared D. Goss, Kirk Henckels, Kligerman Architecture & Design, Karen and Liam Krehbiel, Anne Kriken Mann, John P. Margolis, AIA, Mark Hampton LLC, Oliver Cope Architect, LLC, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP
Suzanne R. Santry, Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC, Seth J. Weine, Bunny Williams, and Paul Brant Williger

Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Dell Mitchell Architects
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Hyde Park Mouldings
August 5th-12th, 2023 - FEW SPOTS REMAINING
60 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 4 AIA CES Learning Units|HSW | 64 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture

January 6th-13th, 2024
64 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture | 60 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 4 AIA CES Learning Units|HSW

Saturday, July 29th, 2023
5 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Doric Order) | 5 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023
2 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Elective)

Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Dell Mitchell Architects
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Hyde Park Mouldings
Saturday, July 29th, 2023 - SOLD OUT

In-Person, Members Only

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023

Virtual, Open to the Public


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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.
September 23rd -30th, 2023 - SOLD OUT

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.

November 9th-12th, 2023 - SOLD OUT

Participants in this exclusive tour of Washington D.C.'s architectural treasures will stay at the Hay-Adams Hotel and visit private clubs, historic homes, monumental civic structures, and grand estates including Dumbarton Oaks, Tudor Place, and the Hillwood Estate, among others.

December 5th-8th, 2023 - SOLD OUT

Enjoy visits to private estates in Palm Beach where participants will gain an insiders view of rarely-seen architectural and design masterieces, alongside a thorough exploration of the city's legendary civic architecture.

January 21st-28th, 2024

More details on this exceptional tour of Cuba, which will include visits to Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad, will be available soon.