What You Will Learn

  • The history and evolution of the Greek Doric order
  • The key characteristics that distinguish the Greek Doric order from other classical orders
  • The architecture of important ancient Greek temples such as the Parthenon and the second tempe of Hera at Paestum, which became models for the Greek Revival in the USA
  • How Stuart and Revett's book Antiquities of Athens and other factors played a role in rekindling interest in Grecian architecture throughout the UK and USA in the 1800s
  • The contents of three important pattern books and their authors that codified Grecian elements and orders
  • The story of the spread of the Greek Revival aesthetic in the 1800s in regional American architecture and the development of Greek style building types unique to the USA
  • Examples of contemporary Greek Doric buildings based in the UK and USA
  • How to draw a simplified elevation of a typical Doric order and identify the key parts
  • Common proportional relationships between parts of the order
  • Typical details such as antae and acroteria
  • How historic and contemporary precedents can be utilized for new design work in the Greek Doric style
  • How to apply precedent, rules of composition, and class resources in a design exercise which will result in a hand drawing of a simple façade or entry wall


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Limited Free Tuition Spaces for Students and Emerging Professionals

*Before registering at the Students and Emerging Professionals rate, please note the special conditions listed below.

The ICAA provides up to three complimentary spaces in each Continuing Education course for students or young professionals to attend. Upon signing up, you will be entered into a pool of applicants. Individuals will be randomly selected two weeks before the course begins, and all sign-ups will be notified via email. Upon applying, please email a copy of your ID showing that you are aged 35 or younger to [email protected]. Should you have any questions about this special program, please email [email protected]

Special thanks to John F.W. Rogers for his generous support of ICAA programs for young architects and designers.


How can I contact the ICAA regarding a course?

Questions regarding the ICAA's courses may be directed via email to [email protected]; via phone to 212-730-9646 ext. 112; or via mail to our National Office at 20 West 44th Street, Suite 310, New York, NY 10036.

How do I register for an upcoming ICAA continuing education course?

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.

Does the ICAA offer the same continuing education courses seasonally?

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.

Which courses count towards the ICAA Certificate in Classical Architecture?

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]

Do I need to have prior experience to keep up in a studio-based class?

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.

What do I have to do to get AIA/CEU credit for a continuing education course?

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.

What is the difference between AIA Elective and HSW credits?

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 approved by the AIA for HSW credit, please contact [email protected]

I am no longer able to attend a course for which I have registered. Am I able to receive a refund of my registration payment for the course?

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 and refund policy by clicking here.