20 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 20 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture
The ICAA’s drawing and study courses are built around the tradition of field drawing in a sketchbook—including measured, analytical and perspective drawings—that have been deployed by practitioners of architecture and allied disciplines since the Renaissance. Then, as now, the objective is to expand one’s compendium of precedents as resources for reference in contemporary design. This four-day course is part of an expansion of the ICAA’s Drawing Tours in Rome and Paris to travel to important American destinations, and follows on the 2019 Christopher H. Browne Colonial Williamsburg Drawing Tour. This year’s program provides an opportunity to study, through field drawing, the architecturally rich environs of Charleston, South Carolina - a laboratory of American classical and traditional design, building, and planning from the 18th century to the present day. Each day is structured around the study of representative examples of building types that form the fabric of Charleston, with a focus on their composition, detail, and contribution to the urbanism and landscape of the city. Drawing locations will include the 19th century Market Hall, historic houses such the Aiken Rhett House, campus buildings at the College of Charleston, important 18th and 19th century religious buildings, and one of the most significant 18th century houses in America--Drayton Hall.In addition to significant historic sites, there will be a visit to an innovative in-progress new urbanist neighborhood project called “Catfiddle Street”, which builds on the city’s urban patterns and building traditions while exemplifying the spirit of classical architecture as a local enterprise and living language. A draft itinerary for the 2020 Christopher H. Browne Charleston Drawing Tour is available here. Please note that the schedule and locations are subject to change. Should you have any questions about this program, please contact [email protected]
Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning ProgramProgram Level: IntroductoryProvider Number: G193AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: December 9, 2022Provider 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.”
The following materials are required for consideration for a scholarship:
The final deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, February 7, 2020. You may refer to the ICAA's cancellation policy here.
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, and typically between four and six places are funded by scholarships.
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.