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The Country Life Offices, designed by Edwin Lutyens (Photo: Flickr, Steve Cadman, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
July 11, 2023

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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.
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
A Profile of African American Architect Julian Abele: The Shadows are All Mine examines the life and career of the prolific architect Julian Abele, who despite his significant contributions to the classical tradition has long been marginalized. This program makes a thoughtful argument for the indelible mark Abele left on the cities of Philadelphia, New York, and Newport and on Duke University. Hosted by designer and ICAA board member Barbara Eberlein, the program features presentations by David Brownlee, architectural historian at the University of Pennsylvania, and Amy Cohen, great-grand niece of Abele’s longtime friend and collaborator Louis Magaziner. These conversations centralize Abele in the history of classical tradition, a recognition long overdue.

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.

Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Dell Mitchell Architects
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Hyde Park Mouldings
The ICAA holds two drawing tours each year, one international and one in the US. This year’s domestic program took place in Newport, Rhode Island, May 18-21. The program was led by Stephen Chrisman, Partner at Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, and ICAA Fellow, and Tommy Vince, Project Designer at David M. Schwartz Architects. Newport was selected this year as an ideal location to study a sophisticated range of American architecture, with outstanding examples of late seventeenth through eighteenth century colonial architecture; the American Shingle Style of the late nineteenth century; and the so-called “cottages”—large stone country houses based on European Renaissance villas and palazzo—all within short walking distances.

The Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours honor the generosity, leadership, and legacy of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s late Trustee, Mr. Christopher H. Browne.
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

Sunday, July 23rd, 2023
1.5 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Elective) | 1.5 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective

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

Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Dell Mitchell Architects
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Hyde Park Mouldings
TOMORROW Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

Virtual, Members Only

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

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.