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June 6, 2023

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

SPONSORED BY: Haddonstone
On April 26, 2023, the ICAA was pleased to welcome the award-winning landscape architect and author Janice Parker for a talk on garden rooms. From peristyle gardens and rose parterres to Hidcote Manor and beyond, her presentation explores the relationship between garden rooms, the landscape, and the architecture they surround. Garden designers discussed in this lecture include icons of the field such as Gertrude Jekyll, Ellen Biddle Shipman, Lawrence Johnston, Annette Hoyt Flanders, and Janice's mentor, John Brookes.

Presented as part of the Bunny Mellon Curricula at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The ICAA is very grateful to the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation for its generous support of this program, along with the Continuing Education and Public Programs Sponsor Charlotte Moss, and the Curricula's Lead Sponsor Hollander Design Landscape Architects.
Andrew Skurman, principal at the Arthur Ross Award-winning firm Skurman Architects, was the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. This short video, which offers insight into his approach to three distinct styles of classical architecture, was shown as part of the University's commencement ceremony, at which Andrew delivered a speech. Here, Andrew reflects on the unique expressions of the classical language that distinguish French, Georgian, and Mediterranean, accompanied by beautiful images of his firm's work.

1.25 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 1.25 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture

In the 19th century, Grecian architecture was utilized to help develop what is often referred to as the country’s first national architecture. It led an aesthetic movement that crossed social boundaries and affected urban and rural landscapes of areas as different as Baltimore, Maryland and New Orleans, Louisiana. This course examines the development of this Greek Revival movement in the United States by investigating its origins, discussing how this architectural language became prevalent in our country, and demonstrating through a Louisiana case study how it affected the architectural development of existing building traditions.

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.

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

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

June 16th, 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.
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


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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

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-9th, 2023

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.