20 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture | 20 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective
Newport is an exceptional city that encompasses significant architecture from the 17th century to the early 20th century. The city is home to important examples of 17th, 18th, and early 19th century houses, churches, and public buildings. Some of the early notable buildings include the Wanton Lyman Hazard House of 1696, the Old Colony House of 1741, the Redwood Library of 1750, and the Old Brick Market by Peter Harrison, who is often considered America’s first architect. In the late 19th century, the emerging early single style buildings of HH Richardson and McKim, Mead & White--including the Watts Sherman House, The Casino, and the Isaac Bell House--took form. Shortly thereafter, the 'Cottages', including the grand houses of Rose Cliff, Marble House, The Elms, and the Breakers were built along the sea cliffs just outside of the colonial city.The Newport Drawing Tour will engage the urbanism of the colonial town; significant colonial houses and their details; the shingle houses and their details; and the more formal architecture of the 'Cottages'. The focus of the tour is on intense architectural study and field drawing, and will include focused instruction ranging from detailed measured drawings to quick analytical drawings and comparative drawings of details.
A draft itinerary for the 2023 Christopher H. Browne Newport Drawing Tour is now available to view here. Please note that there may be changes and updates to this itinerary leading up to the program. For more information about this program, please contact [email protected]
Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: February 28, 2026
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.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
The Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours honor the generosity, leadership, and legacy of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s late Trustee, Mr. Christopher H. Browne. The ICAA is pleased to award four scholarships to drawing tour students or emerging professionals annually in the name of Mr. Browne, a long-time supporter and champion of classicism. Scholarship recipients will receive the moniker “Christopher H. Browne Scholars.”Additional scholarships for the Christopher H. Browne Newport Drawing Tour are available thanks to the Southeast Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
The following materials are required for consideration for a scholarship:
The deadline for all scholarship applications is Monday, March 6, 2023.
The price is only for the course instruction. You will need to make and pay for your own flights and accommodation.
Typically a combination of students and professionals attend. The tour has 16 spots available in total.
The ICAA does not provide materials, but will provide a full materials list at least one month before the course. Typically, the cost of materials is between $100 and $200.
No. Programs are designed to introduce a broad range of skills and experiences which is only possible through full participation.
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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]
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