Hosted by the ICAA Florida Chapter | 5.5 AIA CES|HSW credits available for attendance at all programming
Join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Florida Chapter for a weekend of walking tours and lectures exploring the urbanism and architecture of two New Urbanist communities in the Orlando area. Celebration, a new greenfield community planned on 5000-acres by Jaquelin Robertson and Robert Stern, includes a Town Center containing numerous buildings designed by notable architects & Baldwin Park was redeveloped on 1,100 acres of a former military base, infilling and reconnecting to the fabric of surrounding neighborhoods. These two walking tours will explore the mixed-use centers and several neighborhoods in each community. Neighborhoods in both communities consist of custom homes nestled alongside production homes and multi-family. Fundamental design principles were established with Architectural Pattern Books and guidelines.
The lectures will be held following a Cocktail Reception on Friday evening at the Looney Ricks Kiss offices in Downtown Orlando, and will cover the history, planning, and design of Celebration, including how it has influenced urbanism and architecture in Baldwin Park and the region.
The tours and lectures will be led by Geoffrey Mouen and Mark Jones, both who have served as The Town Architects of Celebration since 1998.
Please scroll to bottom for information on Transportation and Hotel suggestions.
Baldwin Park Walking Tour3:00pm - 4:30pm1.5 Credits Towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Elective) | 1.5 AIA CES Learning Units|HSW
This 90-minute walking tour explores the urbanism and architecture of Baldwin Park, located in Orlando, which was redeveloped on 1,100 acres of a former military base, infilling and reconnecting to the fabric of surrounding neighborhoods.
The tour starts in the Village Center, the mixed-use core containing a range of commercial and multi-family building typologies and architectural styles. The Village Center wraps the edge of environmentally restored Lake Baldwin. The tour will stop at several neighborhoods containing a wide variety of building typologies and architectural styles, showcasing how custom homes can be nestled alongside production homes and multi-family residences. The buildings featured on the tour will be used as case study examples of how fundamental design principles were established with an Architectural Pattern Book and guidelines.
The tour will be led by Mark Jones, who has served as The Town Architect of Baldwin Park since its inception.
Meet at Baldwin Park Village Center, 4980 New Broad St., Orlando.
(Drive, Uber from Hotel or Brightline, wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather)
Cocktail Reception5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hosted at Looney Ricks Kiss (LRK) Office in Downtown Orlando – 55 West Church Street, Orlando (Drive, Uber or carpool from Baldwin Park).Please join our lecture speakers, sponsors, and ICAA FL Chapter Board Members for a cocktail reception prior to the lectures.
Special thanks to Urbanism & Architecture Event HostsLooney Ricks Kiss
Urbanism & Architecture Lectures6:00pm – 7:00 pm1 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Elective) | 1 AIA CES Learning Unit|HSW
Celebration: Past and Present – presented by Mark JonesThe lecture will cover the history, planning, and design of Celebration, as well as how it has influenced urbanism and architecture. Celebration, a new greenfield community planned on 5000-acres by Jaquelin Robertson and Robert Stern, includes a Town Center containing numerous buildings designed by notable architects. The lecture will explore the history, vision, and master plan, as well as the process of recruiting, educating, and working with production homebuilders. Fundamental design principles were established with an Architectural Pattern Book and guidelines which allow neighborhoods to consist of custom homes nestled alongside production homes and multi-family residences.
Celebration and Beyond – presented by Geoffrey MouenThe lecture will reflect on how Celebration has served as a model influencing urbanism and architecture in Baldwin Park, the Central Florida region, and throughout the nation.Both Geoffrey Mouen and Mark Jones, have served as The Town Architects of Celebration since 1998.
Celebration Walking Tours9:00am – 12:00 pm3 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Elective) | 3 AIA CES Learning Units|HSW
This three-hour walking and driving tour explores the urbanism and architecture of Celebration, located in Osceola County, a suburb of Orlando. Celebration was developed by Disney Development as a new greenfield community planned on 5000-acres by Jaquelin Robertson and Robert Stern.
The two-hour walking tour loop starts in the lakeside Town Center, the mixed-use core containing a range of commercial and multi-family building typologies and architectural styles as well as numerous buildings designed by notable architects. The tour will stop at several neighborhoods containing a wide variety of building typologies and architectural styles, showcasing how custom homes can be nestled alongside production homes and multi-family residences. The buildings featured on the tour will be used as case study examples of how fundamental design principles were established with a detailed Architectural Pattern Book.
The one-hour driving tour will follow, led by Mark Jones (carpooling will be coordinated for those not driving, please specify if you need a ride on registration). Driving tour includes three stops with short walking tours at Celebration Place, Celebration Boulevard, and Island Village
The tours will be led by Geoffrey Mouen and Mark Jones, both who have served as The Town Architects of Celebration since 1998.
Meet at Celebration Town Center, 610 Sycamore Street, Celebration
BRIGHTLINE TRAINThe Brightline runs from Miami, Aventura, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach to ORLANDO.
Trains leave every third quarter of the hour (xx:45) from Miami and are 3 ½ hours travel time to Orlando (2 hours from West Palm Beach), check the train schedules for what works best from your area.
Save 25% on 4 tickets or more with code ALLABOARD.
HOTELSFor attendees planning to spend the night, below is a list of downtown Orlando hotels located closest to LRK’s office at 55 West Church Street:
AC Hotel by Marriott Orlando Downtownhotel closest to LRK office, located at the Sunrail Station (Church Street Station)
Aloft Orlando Downtown8-minute walk to LRK office
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Downtown8-minute walk to LRK office
Hilton Garden Inn16-minute walk to LRK office
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando4-minute walk to LRK office, most expensive choice
With appreciation and gratitude to our
Patron’s Circle SponsorsAlonso & Associates, Inc.Cove Construction GroupFlower Construction
Event Lead Sponsor on InteriorsSciame Homes
Lead Lecture Series SponsorTischler und Sohn (USA) Ltd.
Henry Flagler DonorsBeltBrancaFairfax & SammonGil Walsh InteriorsMarmotechShoreline Building Group
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Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: October 12, 2026
Provider Number: G193
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