6 AIA LUs and 6 Credits Toward the Certificate in Classical Architecture
“Regarding Roman Buildings, I began to measure all their parts minutely and with the greatest care. I became so assiduous an investigator of such things that, being unable to find anything that was not made with fine judgment and beautiful proportions. I repeatedly visited various parts of Italy and abroad in order to understand the totality of buildings from their parts and commit them to drawings.” - Andrea Palladio, Forward to The Four Books on ArchitectureSince the Renaissance, architects have sketched and measured all facets of architecture in portable bound books. Architects have used the sketchbook to record historical artifact in both pictorial representational, three-dimension sketches, and in carefully-measured drawings drawn to scale.This course will introduce the participants to a method of sketchbook drawing that is focused on accurately-measured drawings of accessible architectural details, drawn to scale in a sketchbook. This course will emphasize analytical orthographic drawings of plan, section, elevation, and profile.Subject matter for measuring and drawing can range from large-scale urban elements, such as squares, streets, street sections, courtyards, and gardens, to small details such as doorways, windows, stairs, ornamental stone carving, column capitals and bases, moldings, ironwork, millwork, and paving.The course will consist of two parts. The first part, on Friday, September 21, is an evening lecture and discussion on the history of measured sketchbook drawings, from Palladio to the present day, and a discussion of the importance of the Morris-Jumel Mansion in the age of classical architecture in colonial America. We will also review the precedents that may have informed the design. The second part of the course, on Saturday, September 22, will consist of measured drawing exercises at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.The ICAA would like to thank the Morris-Jumel Mansion for graciously welcoming participants for the September 22 session of this course.
The course is intended for both students and seasoned architects, as drawings can be tailored to experience level. No specific artist training is required. Basic pencil drawing and drafting skills are recommended, including knowledge of the use of an architectural scale and tape measure. A passion for classical architecture and a love of drawing are required.
To register for a continuing education course hosted by the ICAA National Office, you can use the registration link noted on the program page, email [email protected], or call 212-730-9646 x112.
Please also note the ICAA National Office Registration and Cancellation Policy, which you may access by clicking here.
ICAA Chapters manage course registration for their own events. While Chapter programs may be listed on classicist.org, you should check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, pricing, and information on how to register.
The ICAA National Office does not offer recurring continuing education classes on a regular basis, but aims to offer future sessions of classes whose demand exceeded capacity. Core classes are generally offered annually or semi-annually.
The frequency of ICAA Chapter courses varies by region.
You can find a list of the ICAA's core curriculum subject areas along with more details about the ICAA Certificate in Classical Architecture program by clicking here. For questions about specific courses that aren’t on this list, please contact [email protected]
Most ICAA continuing education courses are suited to all artistic and academic backgrounds. Seasoned artists and novices alike have enjoyed and improved on their skills in ICAA classes. If a class has any pre-requisites or is recommended for a certain experience level, this will appear on the class listing on the ICAA website.
While Chapter courses may be listed on classicist.org, you should check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, pricing, and pre-requisites.
In order to receive AIA credit, you will need to sign an AIA attendance sheet that is circulated with the ICAA’s own attendance sheet at the beginning of each class. You’ll provide your AIA number, if applicable, email address, and full name as it will appear on your certificate of completion, should you indicate that you would like to receive one. If you neglect to provide any of this information, or if you have questions regarding your credits, please contact [email protected]
For questions related to a regional Chapter's continuing education course, please contact that Chapter directly.
Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) in architecture includes topics that relate to the structural integrity and soundness of a building or a building site. Course content must focus on these topics in order to provide HSW credits. For more information on ICAA classes that have been endorsed by the AIA for HSW credit, please contact [email protected]
In many cases, you will be able to receive a full or partial refund of your course registration fee. For courses in the New York Region, you may refer to the ICAA's Continuing Education cancellation policy by clicking here.