Institute of Classical Architecture & Art



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Quality, Adaptability & Endurance: The Design of the American CampusRegister Now!

Saturday, April 8; 9 am - 5 pm

Stylistically self-assured buildings, orderly placed in a verdant setting – this idealized model of the American campus is deeply rooted in the national academic identity. This course will seek to examine the ways that classical and traditional architecture have informed the plans and buildings of the American campus, not only in their aesthetics, but in their conception and configuration as well. A general review of the history of the American campus will give way to a focused study of a particular typology and explore ways that the methodology of design that has informed historic campuses can continue to be relevant in the 21st century. The course will be built around a walking tour of four centuries of buildings within the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Rain date is Saturday, April 15th.

Instructors: Clay Hayles and George Knight
Meeting Location: Yale University Campus, specific location TBD
Cost: $230 for ICAA members, $245 for non-members*
Credit: 8 AIA LUs

*Price does not include cost of transportation to and from the Yale Campus

Theory & Practice of Classical Interior DesignRegister Now!

Thursday, April 20th & Saturday, April 22nd; Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm & Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm

This two-session course will introduce the fundamental philosophy and elements of traditional architecture and their interiors. Participants will learn the design principles that are common to the great buildings and interiors of the past. Topics will include discovering the proportions common to traditional interiors and mastering simple yet time tested methods of designing and configuring baseboards, cornices, columns, mantle pieces, and door and window casings.

Instructor: James Collins
Meeting Location: 20 West 44th Street, Suite 310, New York, NY
Cost: $160 for members, $190 for non-members
Credits: 7 AIA LUs
Materials: Architectural Scale, Adjustable Triangle (Set square), Drafting Leads, Lead Holders, Lead Pointer, Erasers, Erasing Shield, Circle Template, Masking Tape or Drafting Dots, 12” Roll of Tracing Paper & 18” X 24” Vellum Sheets

The Study of Precedents in Architectural Composition: The Art of Measured Field DrawingRegister Now!

Thursday, May 4 & Saturday, May 6; Thursday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm & Saturday, 9 am - 12 pm

This course will introduce the student to a method of sketchbook drawing that is focused on accurately measured drawings of accessible architectural details, drawn-to-scale in a sketchbook. This course will emphasize analytical orthographic drawings of plan, section, elevation and profile. Subject matter for measuring and drawing can range from large-scale urban elements, such as squares, streets, street sections, courtyards, gardens, etc., to small details such as doorways, windows, stairs, ornamental stone carving, column capitals and bases, mouldings, ironwork, millwork, paving, etc.

The course is intended for both students and seasoned architects, as drawings can be tailored to experience level.

Instructor: Stephen Chrisman, Fellow of the ICAA and Senior Associate, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, New York
Location: 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Cost: $190 for members, $230 for non-members
Credits: 6 AIA LUs
Materials: Sketchbook; hardbound (+/-) 6” x 9”, stitched binding so the book can open flat, (Suggested; Sennelier Natural Linen Sketchbook 24×16cm, available from L. Cornelissen & Son, London, ?, 12” triangular architects scale, with 1/8”, 1/4”, 3/4”, 1 1/2” and 3” scales, Mechanical pencil with 0.5 HB lead. (Alvin Draft/Matic or similar), Eraserstick; (Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick or similar), 12ft steel tape measure in feet and inches, to the 1/16”, Laser measure (option), Folding wooden rule, 6ft (option), Small pencil bag or case to keep drawing supplies.