Workshop in Classical Architectural Design: Savannah College of Art and Design
5 AIA HSW LUs and 5 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture
This program, presented in collaboration with the Savannah College of Art and Design, introduces the practice of classical architectural design with emphasis on its application in the design of new buildings and places. Traditional architectural design encompasses work that employs the grammar of the classical language and the adaptation of its elements and principles to regional settings. This spectrum of expression may be found in the full range of buildings comprising the traditional city and its neighborhoods, from private to civic edifices.
Presentations on Friday and Saturday feature case studies of recent professional work in this field, introduce the elements of the classical architectural language, and demonstrate ways in which architects utilize the wealth of material found in precedents to inform the design of new buildings.
Online registration for this program is currently closed. If you are a student and you are interested in attending the program, please email [email protected]
The ICAA's Workshops in Classical Architecture are generously funded by The Benton Family Foundation.
Image: Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
What You Will Learn
A Classical Primer: Drawing the Tuscan Order
- Layout a block form of the entire Tuscan Order and explore the proportional relationships of the parts to the whole.
- Produce a detailed drawing of the base, capital and entablature and learn the nomenclature of the various parts.
- Produce a drawing of a portico using the Tuscan Order to explore issues of syntax in application of the classical order within a composition, including the pediment and principle of intercolumniation.
- Explore how the canonical Tuscan order can be modified in built examples in different regions.
The Study of Precedents in Architectural Composition: The Art of Measured and Analytical Field Drawing
- The use of measured and analytical sketchbook drawing as a design tool and resource from the Renaissance to the present day
- Techniques for measuring architectural details and accurately drawing them to scale in a sketchbook
- Familiarity with architectural precedents that can inform future architectural design endeavors
- A sensibility for size, scale, and proportion and composition through measuring and documenting