This month, join Scott O’Barr, AIA, NCARB for a moderated discussion about Washington: The Classical Citya National Civic Art Society documentary about how Washington, D.C. became an iconic classical city. Beginning with the Founding Fathers’ classical vision for the nation’s capital, the film (25:31) delves into the history of the city’s design, including the L’Enfant Plan, the construction of the U.S. Capitol, and the 1901 McMillan Plan that created the magnificent National Mall and Monumental Core as we know them. After World War II, the federal government introduced Modernism and Brutalist buildings, breaking the aesthetic integrity of the city.
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.