The ICAA 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. Students build a foundation in classical architectural design through coursework in a variety of areas.Should you have any questions about the program, please contact the ICAA at [email protected] or 212-730-9646 ext. 112.
The Summer Studio in Classical Architecture covers the ICAA's Core Curriculum subjects and confers the Certificate in Classical Architecture upon successful completion of the program.The 2022 program schedule will be available closer to Summer 2022. As a reference for what to expect, you can view a previous schedule here; please note that the Summer Studio schedule changes every year and therefore the instructors, topics, and time allotted for each content area are subject to change for 2022.
Interested in finding out more about the day-to-day experience of the Summer Studio in Classical Architecture? You can read a daily blog by the students of the 2019 Summer Studio program here.You can find interviews with past Summer Studio alumni - including how the program has impacted their careers and academic studies - on our website here.
Final design studio projects by past students of the Summer Studio in Classical Architecture
Students spend their four weeks exploring the ideas, methods, and issues of classical architectural design. Lectures, field trips, discussions, critiques during class sessions are supplemented by design exercises completed during and outside of class time. Students are immersed in study of the following subject areas:
Program instructors and guest lecturers include leading practitioners in the field of classical design practice and distinguished scholars, bringing a broad range of practical expertise, knowledge, and professional experience into the classroom.
The cost to attend the four week Summer Studio is $1,750.
Thanks to The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, the ICAA is able to offer both 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. If you would like to apply for a scholarship and/or housing assistance, please indicate so on your application form.
All decisions regarding scholarships and awards are made solely at the discretion of the ICAA in accordance with established policies and procedures. Please inquire with [email protected] for additional information.
Uberto Construction - Classroom Sponsor
Applicants are usually informed of the ICAA’s decision about two weeks after the application deadline.
You will need to provide some of your own materials. The full list of materials required will be sent to you one month in advance of the program starting.
The New York City Subway is affordable and accessible. Alternatively, if you find accommodation close to the ICAA offices, you can walk to class each day.
A few meals are provided, but you will have to purchase the majority of your own meals. If meals are provided, ICAA staff will be sure to contact you before ordering food to make sure any dietary requirements are covered.
Most classes start at 9:00 AM, but you will be sent a full schedule at least one month before the start of the program.
It depends on the schedule, but usually you can leave between 6:00 and 7:00 PM if there is not an evening lecture. During the final week, the ICAA holds open studio until 9:00 PM.
There is a field trip each Saturday, and the office is closed on Sundays. There will also be no class on July 4th.
You should have professional clothes available for the office visits and final review, otherwise please dress as you wish.
The ICAA has a list of housing options that can be sent to you if needed.
The ICAA welcomes students and professionals from across the world, and international applications are encouraged. In advance of applying, please note that the ICAA cannot provide any paperwork or assistance with visa applications. In addition, please note that international applicants are eligible to apply for tuition scholarships on a case-by-case basis, based on their visa status and accompanying paperwork, but we are not able to provide travel stipends for international applicants.
Most of the students in the Summer Studio in Classical Architecture are undergraduate or graduate students, or postgraduates seeking to apply to graduate school, in architecture, interior design, or related fields. Emerging professionals and students with academic backgrounds in other fields are also welcome to apply. We are not able to accept high school students into the Summer Studio program.