4 AIA CES Learning Units|HSW | 4 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Elective)
The Urban Sketching courses at the ICAA provide a unique opportunity to study and sketch urban spaces on-site in a traditional neighborhood, while learning about the neighborhood’s architectural and urban history. During these courses, instructors lead the students along a route highlighting the selected neighborhood’s architectural gems, its unique urban moments, and its problematic modern interventions. Historical maps and images are used to compare and contrast the neighborhood’s conditions throughout its existence. Furthermore, students learn what makes a neighborhood traditional, and sketch on different locations along the route, using drawing types like figure-ground plans and street sections. The selected neighborhood changes year to year: from Greenwich Village to the Financial District; this year, we cross the East River and explore Brooklyn Heights.Brooklyn Heights is a neighborhood of rich architectural and urban character. It is made up of a variety of urban typologies, as well as a mix of building types and uses. From the beginning, Brooklyn Heights was planned to accommodate smaller blocks and smaller lots for the working class, as well as larger blocks and lots for Manhattan’s elite. Here, you will find grand rowhouses coexisting with apartment buildings, mixed-use buildings, civic buildings, and even carriage houses and mews housing. Exploring the neighborhood is a lesson in scale, as well as best practices in the use of various thoroughfare types and public space types. Additionally, later interventions in the fabric of Brooklyn Heights provide the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past in order to foster better design practices today.
The ICAA is committed to the safety of our students and instructors during our programs. To that end, we will follow all CDC guidelines during the program. All participants must agree to follow the ICAA's health and safety policies for the program, which are available to review here. Should you have any questions about the ICAA's policies, please contact us at [email protected].By registering for this event, I represent that (a) I have not tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the event, (b) If I test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the event, or if I am showing signs of COVID-19, I will not attend, (c) I have not been exposed within 10 days of the event to somebody who has tested positive for COVID-19 and (d) I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition, I understand the risks associated with attending this event, assume those risks, and waive any and all claims of liability against ICAA for any damages or harm suffered as a result of attending.
Rodrigo Bollat Montenegro is the founding principal of RBM Architecture & Design, a firm that focuses on custom residential design, community urban planning, and the continuing adaptation of traditional values in architecture and urbanism in our modern world. He describes his previous work experience as having been trained in the best of both worlds: excellence at the detailed residential scale and collaborative project management while working at Ferguson & Shamamian Architects in New York City, and mastery in traditional urban design and humanely-scaled, mixed-use buildings while at Estudio Urbano in Guatemala City. His current work ranges from new residences in Guatemala and Costa Rica and custom office designs, to revitalization of historic farms. Following his undergraduate studies in architecture at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, Rodrigo graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a masters degree in classical architecture and urban design. He is the 2022 recipient of the Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition, collaboratively awarded by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, The Prince of Wales’ Foundation, and the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism. Rodrigo is a licensed architect in the state of New York and in his native Guatemala, where his practice is based. He is a Fellow at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art where he serves in various committees and is a recurring instructor.
Anthony Catania is a professionally-trained and licensed architect, with a Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. He spent 4 years working as a Project Architect with Torti Gallas & Partners, followed by 3 years as an architect and urban designer with Michael Watkins Architect. Anthony then established his own practice, AMC Architecture & Design, in order to focus on the design of traditional urban building types—suited for new, walkable communities, along with existing and reviving urban neighborhoods. His design philosophy is guided by an attention to historic precedent, as well as the ability of architecture to reinforce the identity of place and foster a sense of community.
Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: May 26, 2025
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).
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