Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

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This page provides a list of links to web sites related to classical architecture, such as non-profit organizations and publications, partnerships, and other sites of interest. Please help us build this resource and suggest a link. Be sure to include the name, URL and a brief description of the link you are suggesting. Please note: Professional entities such architecture firms receive a link from our site as a benefit of Professional Membership.

Links to Sites of Interest & Partnerships

The Classicist Blog
The official weblog of the ICAA. Launched in June 2006, the Classicist Blog is a place where architects, artists, and writers associated with, or sympathetic to, ICAA can share their ideas or present their work. Updated frequently by staff, guest authors, and other members of our community.

Designers & Books Online Book Fair

The ICAA is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Designers & Books Online Book Fair. This program allows members of the ICAA community to receive special discounts on books about architecture, art, design, and photography released by important publishers in these fields. To receive discounts with selected publishers, please use partner code 14BRXAA when checking out.

TradArch Listserve
An electronic mailing list from the University of Miami devoted to discussion of the theory and practice of traditional architecture. The list is an open forum for all topics related to this topic, including the posting of images of historic buildings and photographs of list members’ own work.

Traditional Architecture Group
The Traditional Architecture Group is a linked society of the Royal Institute of British Architects. TAG is committed to developing the values established by long tradition and adapting them to the modern world. Traditionalism looks to the past only to see the future more clearly. In the new century traditional architecture is growing worldwide. Traditionalism is the solid, viable, long-term future for architecture. In 2011, a formal alliance was created between ICAA and TAG.

Traditional Building provides resources for commercial, civic, institutional, and religious building projects.

Period Homes
This site provides resources for professionals working on traditionally styled residential buildings.

Vernacular Architecture Group
An international organisation for all those interested in lesser traditional buildings. The Vernacular Architecture Group was formed in 1952 to further the study of traditional buildings, originally those of the British Isles. In recent years, its membership and publications have also reflected a growing interest in buildings from other parts of the world. Members are involved in all aspects of the recording and study of vernacular buildings.

Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation
The Foundation provides a lively forum in the fields of art, architecture, and the decorative arts within the Soanean tradition and to assist financially the Sir John Soane’s Museum.

The New Urban Guild
The New Urban Guild acts as a talent agent for some of the most recognized traditional design talent available today. The Guild Foundation is becoming a great collection of resources for the creation of traditional architecture and urbanism, including links, reading lists, articles, a Speaker’s Bureau, and especially the Guild Tool Foundry, which includes both public-domain and open-source tools.

American College of the Building Arts
The only licensed college in America that offers an associates and a baccalaureate degree in applied sciences (building arts). ACBA is dedicated to educating the next generations of building artisans and preserving the building arts in a manner never before seen in America. The College serves a critical role in protecting this nation’s heritage and creating the significant structures of the future. is designed as a resource for all visitors with an interest in classical architecture, and is dedicated to the continuity of our architectural heritage. The site features a forum, a library with recommended reading and eBooks, contacts to practitioners, and links to organizations that promote the endurance of the classical tradition.

Florida Society of the American Institute of Building Design
Florida Society of the American Institute of Building Design. To promote and develop the profession of Residential and Building Design. To encourage designers throughout the State to be as knowledgeable and up-to-date on the codes and issues concerning the practice of Residential and Building design for the welfare of the public.

INTBAU Research Project
The aim of the INTBAU Research Project is to create an active network of individuals and institutions interested in offering a human alternative in architecture and the built environment and creating new and harmonious places which respect local traditions.

The Gabriel Prize
The Gabriel Prize is an annual grant award of $20,000 determined through a juried competition. The recipient or recipients utilize the grant for studies of classical European architecture in France under the direction of our European Representative.

American Academy in Rome
The American Academy in Rome is one of the leading American overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. Rome Prize deadline November 1.

A new webzine dedicated exclusively to Classical and Traditional Architecture and Urbanism, as it is reflected and practiced in many places of the contemporary world. KATARXIS offers a platform of information and interaction for everyone interested in the construction of contemporary buildings, cities and landscapes, sympathetic and supportive of concepts of a vital humanistic culture as articulated through the regenerating process of tradition.

The Franklin Report
The Insider’s Guide to Home Services, offers profiles and ratings of top home service vendors in renovation, design and maintenance, based on customer surveys. It also has advice on hiring service professionals, portfolios, links and more.

The Humanist Art Review
An open forum for ideas about the broader humanist ideas behind the current classical renaissance. Interested contributors are invited to visit the site to view past articles and letters.

New Urbanism
The revival of our lost art of place-making, and promotes the creation and restoration of compact, walkable, mixed-use cities, towns, and neighborhoods. promotes this exciting movement world-wide by providing a wealth of information including principles and benefits, conferences and events, news, the costs of sprawl, information on sustainability and smart transportation, information about density and quality of life, and extensive book lists and website links.

Carolands is the website for the Chateau Carolands in Hillsborough, California. Built in 1915

The Center for Palladian Studies in America
The Center for Palladian Studies in America seeks to define what Palladianism means in an American context, to discover what and how American buildings are Palladian, and to present these findings to the public through symposia, lectures, publications, and study tours in the United States and abroad.
Collection of the 32 villas planned by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, beautifully illustrated in lavish watercolors by Giovanni Giaconi. Giovanni Giaconi is the author of “The Villas of Palladio” published by Princeton Architectural Press, October 2003.

The Royal Oak Foundation
The Royal Oak Foundation (founded 1973) is a United States tax-exempt non-profit 501 © (3)] and is the American membership affiliate of The National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Royal Oak offers programs addressing art, architecture, collections, garden and landscape design, social history and conservation and preservation. The Royal Oak Foundation also sponsors a biennial competition in the Architectural Arts and promotes scholarship through ICOMOS, Attingham Summer School, and the Damaris Horan Prize Landscape History Fellowship.