Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

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Who we are

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. The Institute’s headquarters in New York and fifteen regional chapters together offer a diverse array of courses, publications, lectures, awards, and travel programs. Today there are fifteen regional and local Institute chapters together extending this unique public service: Chicago-Midwest Chapter | Florida Chapter | New England Chapter | New York Chapter | North Carolina Chapter | Northern California Chapter | Ohio & Lake Erie Chapter | Philadelphia Chapter | Rocky Mountain Chapter | Southeast Chapter | Southern California Chapter | Texas Chapter | Utah Chapter | Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter

The organization is a valued educational resource for students of art, planning, and architecture, design professionals, and the general public assisted today by the growing network of regional and local chapters. The ICAA offers a wide array of programs: continuing education classes; travel programs; lectures; salons; and conferences. It publishes an academic journal called The Classicist as well as the acclaimed book series called the “Classical America Series in Art and Architecture.”

Mission

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts.

ICAA fulfills its mission through four program areas: education, publications, awards, and advocacy.

Educaton

ICAA provides a forum and comprehensive educational resource for students, design and building professionals, and the general public, both in the United States and in Europe.

Academic Programs include continuing education courses, study tours, and intensive winter and summer programs.

Public Education Programs include lectures, exhibits, walking and travel tours, and conferences on classical architecture and the allied arts.

Publications

We keep our members informed and connected to the very best of classicism and its contemporary application. ICAA publishes an annual journal, The Classicist, and new and reprinted books on classical design through “The Classical America Series in Art and Architecture.”

Awards

Through the annual Arthur Ross Awards ceremony, ICAA recognizes excellence by honoring the achievements and contributions of architects, painters, sculptors, artisans, landscape designers, patrons, and others in preserving and advancing the classical tradition. The Rieger-Graham Prize and the Alma Schapiro Prize provide opportunities for designers, architects and fine artists to study abroad as affiliated fellows of the American Academy in Rome.

Advocacy

ICAA maintains a strong voice in the public domain, championing the continuation of the classical tradition as a vital cultural resource.