Learning Objectives

  • Expand knowledge of classical architectural composition for urban buildings with unique complexities as precedents to inform future design endeavors.
  • Methodically analyze and document classical buildings through drawing and field observation.
  • Discern compositional challenges for complex buildings and recognize classical principles, techniques, and tools deployed by architects in developing successful design solutions.
  • Identify where, how, and why classical conventions are modified for buildings of varying functions, scales, structural systems, materials, and economies of expression.


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The ICAA is able to offer scholarships to offset the cost of registration, as well as up to $500 for travel and materials costs, to ensure accessibility to the program for students of all financial backgrounds.

Applications for this program will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Please see the application form for the list of required application materials and more information. When submitting the application form, please also use the "Apply" button above to temporarily reserve your application space for review.

Please note that applications for the 2024 Great Buildings program are now closed.