Hosted by the Southeast Chapter | 2.5 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 2.5 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture
In the 19th century, Grecian architecture was utilized to develop what is often referred to as the country’s first national architecture. It led an aesthetic movement, now known as Greek Revival, that crossed social boundaries and affected urban and rural landscapes of areas as different as Baltimore and New Orleans. This lecture and drawing course will examine the development of this movement in the United States by investigating its origins, discussing how this architectural language became prevalent in our country, and demonstrating through a Louisiana case study how it affected the architectural development of existing building traditions. Students will then take part in a drawing exercise to learn how to construct Greek moulding profiles and how to apply them to an interior cornice condition.
By examining the use of Grecian precedent as a source for modern design in the 19th century, this course will demonstrate how the Grecian language can continue to inspire design solutions today.
The Arsenal Building, New Orleans. Photo credit: Jacques Levet
Jacques Levet, Jr. is an architect at D. Stanley Dixon, Architect in Atlanta, GA. Jacques, born and raised in Southeast Louisiana, began his professional career in Biomedical Engineering and medicine. During his medical training, he became involved in the preservation community of New Orleans and founded a youth-oriented organization, Louisiana Home, aimed at safeguarding the state’s cultural heritage. Jacques decided to change his career path and obtained a master’s degree in Classical Architecture at Notre Dame. While in graduate school, Jacques focused on American classicism and obtained a grant allowing him to study the American Greek Revival, traveling over 6000 miles around the country and visiting over 100 different historical sites. Since then, he has received a number of awards such as an Acanthus Award, a Shutze Award, and the J. Neel Reid Prize which allowed him to study Jefferson’s time in Paris and how it affected America’s early architectural development.
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Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: November 10, 2024
Provider Number: G193
Provider Statement: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G193. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
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