Monthly Newsletter: November at the ICAA

Welcome to our monthly newsletter, including articles, news, and programming from the ICAA and the classical design community. To receive an email version of our newsletter, sign up today.

In his latest blog story, ICAA President Peter Lyden pays tribute to Ben Pentreath,  a multi-talented contemporary classicist who recently spoke at a special event  co-hosted by the ICAA and Architectural Digest.

In his latest blog story, ICAA President Peter Lyden pays tribute to Ben Pentreath, a multi-talented contemporary classicist who recently spoke at a special event co-hosted by the ICAA and Architectural Digest.



Support ICAA Educational Programming this Holiday Season
Double the Impact of Your Gift

1Please make a donation today to the ICAA to help provide scholarships for our many education programs, including the Summer Studio in Classical Architecture, continuing education courses, the Rome Drawing Tour and more.

Thanks to the generosity of our Board of Directors, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000, doubling the impact of your gift.



Travel with the ICAA to Paris, Barbados, Spain & More
Upcoming Dates & Destinations 

Mosque of Córdoba (Photo: Lani Summerville)

Mosque of Córdoba (Photo: Lani Summerville)

February 11-18 Classicism in the Caribbean: Great Houses & Gardens of Barbados (sold out)

April 20-23 Architectural Treasures of Classical Atlanta

May 14-21 The Rich Art and Architectural Heritage of Andalusia, Spain

June 9-17 Private Paris & Beyond: Exemplary Private Sites, Residences, Chateaux & Gardens

July 10-15 Gardens of the Welsh Borders

August 24-27 Private Bar Harbor

VIEW ALL                                        


Watch the ICAA’s Newest Video
Curiosity, Education, and Influence: Two Careers in Architecture


Gil Schafer speaks with ICAA Board Members Mark Ferguson and
Russell Windham about their initial attraction to the architectural profession,
their educational experiences, and what influenced their careers.



Continuing Education
Upcoming Courses Nationwide

4Learn more about upcoming Continuing Education opportunities across the country, including New York, Florida, Washington Mid Atlantic, and more!

Featured Course: Traditional Hand Drafting (December 3rd)



Inspiration from Rome
An Update from the 2016 Rieger Graham Prize Winner

52016 Rieger Graham Prize Winner, Brendan Hart, is currently spending three months at the American Academy in Rome. Hart is studying the connection of the Possesso, a traditional papal processional route, with the urban development of Rome.



Give the Gift of Membership


A membership to the ICAA is the perfect gift this holiday season for an architect,
interior or landscape designer, artisan, student, or design enthusiast. Whether the recipient is an established professional, budding designer, or an admirer of the classical tradition, there is a perfect ICAA membership available for them.



Lectures, Tours & Events
Upcoming Programs in New York

7Explore upcoming programs, including:

December 1 The Legacy of Parish-Hadley: A Panel Discussion with Mark Ferguson, Brian McCarthy, and Bunny Williams, Moderated by Alexa Hampton

December 7 2016 Stanford White Awards

March 1 16th Annual McKim Lecture with John Simpson

April (date TBD) George Hadfield: Architect of the Federal City, with Dr. Julia King



Awards & Prizes
Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

8December 7 New York: Stanford White Awards – Ceremony

December 8 Southeast: Shutze Awards – Submission Deadline

December 9 New York: Alma Schapiro Prize – Submission Deadline

December 15 New England: Bulfinch Awards – Submission Deadline

December 30 National: Arthur Ross Awards – Extended Submission Deadline

January 31 Washington Mid Atlantic: John Russell Pope Awards – Submission Deadline



2017 Summer Studio in Classical Architecture
Now Accepting Applications


The Summer Studio in Classical Architecture is a four-week, immersive program introducing students to skills, knowledge and resources essential to the practice and appreciation of classical design.

Thanks to the The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust the ICAA is able to offer scholarships to offset tuition costs plus assistance to help with housing costs while in New York to ensure accessibility to the program for students of all financial backgrounds.




Rome Drawing Tour
Now Accepting Applications


The Rome Drawing Tour provides participants practical knowledge of the classical tradition as manifested in the architecture, urbanism and landscapes of Rome, using observational drawing and watercolor as the means for studying precedent.

Scholarship opportunities are available for qualifying students. Email for more information.



In the News

(Photo: Julia Robbs for Architectural Digest)

(Photo: Julia Robbs for Architectural Digest)

“Kate Middleton’s Favorite Designer Shows AD How to Host a Dinner Party” by Jennifer Fernandez, Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest covers the dinner that followed Ben Pentreath’s talk at the ICAA earlier this month.


“A Celebration of Classicism in           Charleston” by Robert Behre, The Post and Courier
The Post and Courier engages the ICAA on the universal appeal of the quality classical design in Southern Architecture.



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