Institute of Classical Architecture & Art




The ICAA Intensive Program: The Elements of Classical Architecture

Saturday, January 2 – Saturday, January 9th


The ICAA Intensive Program: The Elements of Classical Architecture: Among the ICAA’s most impactful and enduring education models is its Intensive Program in Classical Architecture – a seven to ten day course of study that introduces participants to the ICAA’s core curriculum through coursework in the classical orders, composition, proportion, drafting, observational drawing, and the literature of classical architecture. Participants learn how to draw, render, and compose with the classical language to form an understanding of the basic theoretical tenets on which the classical tradition is founded. Instruction is provided by professionals and educators active in the field of classical design. Classroom hours are balanced between studio work, lecture, and guided tours and visits. The Intensive program also satisfies the core course requirements for the ICAA’s Certificate in Classical Architecture. 


Winterim 2016

Saturday, January 2 – Saturday, January 9th
Over the course of the multi-day program, students are fully immersed in a fast-paced and highly structured studio and working environment as they complete coursework in the foundational skills and principles of classical design. As each course builds upon the last, the multiple disciplines are integrated during the Design Studio module, where students are guided through the classical design process and, depending on the location and length of the Intensive program, are asked to address a locally relevant design problem of appropriate complexity. At the end of the Intensive Program, noted guest jurors are invited to provide the students with additional insights into their completed works, while the students experience the opportunity to present the integrated outcomes of their achievements.


The cost for the Winterim 2016 is $1,995 ($1,895 for ICAA members).  Tuition assistance is available for deserving candidates and each application is assessed on a case-by case-basis.  If you require tuition assistance, please write a brief cover letter (no more than 500 words) detailing how much you require and the reasons why.


The deadline for scholarship applications has passed.


Complete the application form and email to or mail to ICAA Education Department, 20 West 44th Street, Suite 310, New York, NY 10036.


Please email or call (212) 730-9646 with questions.