American Classicism: The Design Process, Historical Precedent and The Study of InventionRegister Now!
4 evening sessions: Mondays, October 15—November 5, 2012; 6:30—8:30pm
As an American architect, one must understand American architectural precedent and its particular sources and origins. The premise of this course is that in order to design well in the Classical/Traditional manner, one must be knowledgeable of historical precedent and its use, and understand how it can guide one’s work. This is not a history course. The goal of the course is to discuss an architectural design methodology by looking at particular American architects and how their study of history impacted their work. This seminar course will explore aspects that distinguish American Classical Architecture through its origins with presentations and class discussions.
Course Topics will include:
Early American Architecture and the use of pattern and reference books, from Palladio to Asher Benjamin, White Pine and Pencil Points. The Colonial Revival, the work of H.H. Richardson, McKim Mead & White and the invention of the Shingle Style. The American Renaissance and the work of Platt and Pope. The course will conclude with a look at Modern Classicism and the design process with a look at the use of the historical precedent in the work of Ferguson & Shamamian Architects.
Instructor: Stephen Chrisman, ICAA Fellow and Senior Associate of Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, New York
Location: ICAA, 20 West 44th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY
Cost/Continuing Education Hours: $210 ($160 Members); 8 AIA/CES CEHs