Please note: This in-person program is free to to ICAA Members and $30 for the general public.
Join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) for an in-person conversation with Alexa Hampton, Janice Parker and Eric J. Smith about the holistic approach to interior design, landscape design and architecture. The lecture will explore the inner workings of the design process and the importance of cohesiveness between interiors and exteriors in creating homes that have an “of this place” component. The regional vernacular can inform every aspect of a project, giving the impression that it has always been there.
The innovative work of architect Eric J. Smith is at once an homage to tradition and an expression of the living beauties that these traditions still offer. An ardent classicist, Smith’s work is often historically inspired, but his point of view is thoroughly modern - a deep understanding of his clients’ lives and lifestyles is the foundation of every project. Smith practices a design ethos that takes extreme attention to beauty, tradition, craft, and comfort as its hallmarks.
Over the course of a career that spans more than 30 years, Smith and his eponymous firm are lauded for the breadth and scope of their work, which has included the design of new homes and apartments as well as residential renovations in cities, suburbs and rural areas across the United States and in the United Kingdom. Smith is the author of the recently published monograph, Renewing Tradition (Rizzoli), which surveys his impressive career and cements his place as one of the country’s foremost architects in the classical vernacular.
Born and raised in New York City, landscape architect Janice Parker grew up studying the natural and urban environment. While studying at Parsons School of Design, and with John Brookes at the Clock House School of Garden Design in England, she worked in the floral business, designing extensively for public and private events and spaces. These experiences solidified her passion for landscape design, and in 1984 she officially launched her eponymous firm, Janice Parker Landscape Architects. She chose the unique journey of gaining her landscape architecture license through independent training, practical experience and mentorship from other respected professionals in the field of design. Janice is a member of the Board of Trustees for the New York Restoration Project and helped to launch the Cherry Tree Project for the Million Trees NYC initiative with her design of the Harlem River Esplanade.
Since Alexa Hampton took the reins of Mark Hampton, her father’s iconic firm, as owner and president in 1998, she has advanced its legacy of elegant, practical, classically based interiors for modern living. Regularly named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 and House Beautiful’s Top Designer list as well as Elle Décor’s A-List, Hampton translates the classical principles of good design and decoration into some of today’s most elegant, enduring, and functional domestic landscapes.
Like her father, Hampton is a highly regarded author with two critically praised books on design to date – The Language of Interior Design and Decorating in Detail. In an ever-expanding portfolio of acclaimed products, Hampton provides smart, stylish, design-rich solutions for every aspect of the home. Hampton sits on the board of trustees for the New York School of Interior Design and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
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.
Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Dell Mitchell Architects
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Hyde Park Mouldings
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