Institute of Classical Architecture & Art



Thank you to our seasonal sponsor Balmer Architectural Mouldings, Inc.

Lectures, Tours, Events

ICAA at Work: Nanz

Thursday, November 30, 2017; 6:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

ICAA at Work is a recurring opportunity for ICAA members to interact with the New York region’s vibrant community of showrooms, workshops and studios. In a convivial social setting, participants can learn more about the host organization, see their work first-hand, and meet and speak with the people behind the works they create and purvey.

Please join The Nanz Company on November 30th from 6:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. to celebrate the opening of their new workshop and showroom. Food and drinks will be served.

Location: The Nanz Company, 121 Varick Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10013

Cost/Reservation: No advanced registration required. Free and open to to ICAA members and students only.

The 6th Annual Stanford White AwardsRegister Now!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Join the ICAA in celebrating this year’s laureates in a ceremony at New York’s Metropolitan Club. Tickets are now available at the price of $250.

The winners for the 2017 Stanford White Awards have been announced.

Location: The Metropolitan Club of New York, 1 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

Cost/Reservations: Tickets are now available. Reservations are required.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:
Artistic Doors and Windows
Flower Construction
Hyde Park Mouldings
Les Métalliers Champenois – Horus Bronze Corp.

Silver Sponsors:
D. Reis Contracting Corp.
Highline Construction Group
Peter Pennoyer Architects
Reilly Windows & Doors
Rusk Renovations
S. Donadic Inc.
Tischler und Sohn USA Ltd.
Vella Interiors, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors:
Berkshire Wilton Partners, LLC
Blue Square Consulting
Clark Construction Corp.
COVAX Design
Hollander Design Landscape Architects
Janice Parker Landscape Architects
Linda London Ltd.
Marmi Natural Stone
Remains Lighting
Sawyer | Berson
Traditional Cut Stone Ltd.
V. DiSalvo Contracting Co., Inc.
Zen Restoration Inc.

Award Sponsor:
E.R. Butler & Co.

View sponsorship opportunities for the 6th Annual Stanford White Awards here, or email to learn more about sponsoring the Awards.

The Artistic Country House: The Work of Harrie T. LindebergRegister Now!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018; 6:30 P.M. Reception, 7:00 P.M. Lecture

Join architect Peter Pennoyer and architectural historian Anne Walker, authors of Harrie T. Lindeberg and the American Country House, for a look at one of the early twentieth century’s most prominent, but largely forgotten, residential architects.

At the turn of the twentieth century, opportunities were limitless and Lindeberg, a first generation American of Swedish descent, rose from humble beginnings to become one of the era’s most coveted practitioners. Working first with partner Lewis Colt Albro and then on his own, Lindeberg designed houses in Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Westchester. With each house, he continued to develop a recognizably personal and artistic style that, while traditional, expertly synthesized its diverse, inspirational sources. As his reputation grew, he was called to Houston, Texas; Lake Forest, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota, amongst other locales, by such prominent families as the Armours, Pillsburys, and van Beurens. In discussing Lindeberg’s signature style, Pennoyer and Walker will share photos of many of these stunning homes, as well as insight into the people who lived there.

Peter Pennoyer founded Peter Pennoyer Architects, an award-winning firm recognized as a leader in classicism and historic preservation, in 1990. He is a member of Architectural Digest’s AD100, a trustee of the Morgan Library & Museum, President of the Whiting Foundation, and co-author, with Anne Walker, of five books on early twentieth-century American architectural practices. He is also the author of A House in the Country, written with his wife, interior decorator Katie Ridder. Peter has served as chairman and board member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and in 2014 he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

Architectural historian and author Anne Walker holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College. In 2000, she joined Peter Pennoyer Architects and has since collaborated with Pennoyer on five books about 20th century American architecture. She is the author of Peter Pennoyer Architects, the co-author of The Ford Plantation Architectural Pattern Book with Donald M. Rattner, The Finest Rooms in America with Thomas Jayne, and Life at the Top: New York’s Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings with Kirk Henckels. Walker is an adjunct professor at New York University and has appeared as a commentator in National Geographic’s television series “American Mansion.”

Copies of Harrie T. Lindeberg and the American Country House will be available for purchase after the lecture.

Location: The General Society Library at 20 West 44th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10036

Continuing Education: 1 AIA LU

Cost/Reservations: Free for ICAA members, $30 General Admission. Reservations are required.

Image Credit: Jay Ackerman and City Headshots

17th Annual McKim Lecture with Norman Davenport AskinsRegister Now!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018; 6:15pm Reception, 6:45pm Lecture, Optional Dinner Follows

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is proud to partner with the University Club and the One West 54th Street Foundation to present the Annual McKim Lecture – named in honor of renowned architect, Charles McKim. Norman Davenport Askins will deliver the 2018 lecture, entitled “Midcentury Classicism to Modern Traditionalism” on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at the University Club.

With nearly 50 years of work in the field of architecture, Norman Davenport Askins has maintained a crucial role in shaping the custom residential landscape of Atlanta’s finest neighborhoods. Askins has produced stunning architectural works across the country, designing homes and renovations that are meticulously researched for period accuracy and authenticity down to the last detail. A master of period architecture and interiors, period detailing, color, and the decorative arts, Askins holds a profound passion and enthusiasm for classicism.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Askins holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Architectural History from the University of Virginia. During his studies, Askins also attended a summer session at Parsons School of Design and the Attingham Park Summer School in England, where he studied architecture and the decorative arts of Great Britain.

Following graduate school, Askins served four years as an architecture and architectural historian at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation where he received in-depth training in early building technology and the philosophy of restoration. While at Williamsburg, Askins was fortunate to be assigned to a yearlong special project to redesign much of the interior of the Executive Office Wing of the White House. Askins’ professional experience also includes three years as Director of Restoration at John Milner Associates in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the nation’s largest and foremost preservation and restoration firm.

In addition ti his substantial body of built work, Askins prides himself on the success of his former employees. Eighteen former employees from his firm, Norman Davenport Askins, P.C., have started their own successful design studios promoting the practice of classical and traditional design and maintaining Askin’s legacy as a mentor and master of his craft.

Location: College Hall at the University Club, One West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Cost/Reservations: Reservations are required. $85.00 per person for Cocktail Reception and Lecture; $175.00 per person for Cocktail Reception, Lecture, and Dinner.

Note: The University Club requires jacket and ties for gentlemen, equivalent for ladies.

The Annual McKim Lecture is a collaboration between the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) and the One West 54th Street Foundation. The One West 54th Street Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to preserve the architectural integrity and design of the University Club, a New York Historic Landmark building. The Foundation also provides scholarship to students, including those at the ICAA enrolled in its full array of programmatic offerings.

Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour & ScholarshipsRegister Now!

June 2 - 9, 2018

Examining the Classical Tradition in Rome through Drawing and Watercolor

The Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour provides participants practical knowledge of the classical tradition as manifested in the architecture, urbanism and landscapes of Rome. The means for studying Rome’s wealth of architectural and urban precedent is through observational drawing and watercolor.

Drawing is a tool for understanding the world around you. It provides one with a way of thinking about the things they see. During the course of this drawing tour participants will undertake the challenge of developing their skills in representing complex three-dimensional forms.

Participants will examine the works of artists and architects while seeing what they saw in-situ throughout the city of Rome. Participants will use their works as benchmarks to emulate and surpass. In this manner participants will actively engage the tradition as a means for not only to developing individual drawing techniques for documenting the world around us but also to provide participants with tools for seeing. The class will make use of a variety of media and techniques in the undertaking of drawings that will entail a variety of scales from the human figure, building detail, building, piazza and city. The course will explore a number of techniques and subject matter. The subjects will include the figure, architecture including architectural details, plan section and elevation, and landscape. Particular attention will be placed on perspective, especially two point views, lighting, shades and shadow.
There are no prerequisites for the program.

50 AIA LUs

Tuition for the Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour is $2,700 ($2,600 for ICAA members). Travel to and from Rome and accommodation for the duration of the course is not included in the cost. Participants may pay by credit card when registering online or by mailing a check made out to the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art with “Rome” in the memo.

The Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours honor the generosity, leadership, and legacy of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s late Trustee, Mr. Christopher H. Browne. The ICAA is pleased to award four scholarships to drawing tour students annually in the name of Mr. Browne, a long-time supporter and champion of classicism. Scholarship recipients will receive the moniker “Christopher H. Browne Scholars.” me supporter and champion of classicism. Scholarship recipients will receive the moniker “Christopher H. Browne Scholars.”

The deadline for completed scholarship application forms is April 6, 2018.

The following materials are required for consideration for a scholarship:

Completed Scholarship Application Form
• A brief letter describing why you are interested in, and how you will benefit from the program
• Examples of your work: suggested 3-4 images submitted as PDFs
• Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
• Letter of Recommendation

INSTRUCTORS: Ben Bolgar, Thomas Rajkovich, and Richard Piccolo

Itinerary for the tour will be released in the coming months.