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Lectures, Tours, Events

Breakfast & Books with Allan GreenbergRegister Now!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017; 9:00 A.M. Breakfast, 9:30 A.M. Lecture

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce the next event in the Breakfast & Books series, in partnership with Rizzoli Bookstore. Once again, the Rizzoli Bookstore will welcome ICAA members and guests before store hours on Wednesday, October 25th, for a discussion with renowned architect, Allan Greenberg of Allan Greenberg Architect, LLC. Allan will be discussing the book Julius Shulman Los Angeles: The Birth of a Modern Metropolis by Douglas Woods and Sam Lubell.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Allan Greenberg was educated at the University of Witwatersrand, where he trained in classical, Gothic, and modern architecture. He worked for leading Scandinavian modernist architect Jørn Utzon, with whom he worked on the Sydney Opera House. After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 1965, he spent two years in the City of New Haven’s Redevelopment Agency and later served as Architectural Consultant to Connecticut’s Chief Justice from 1967 to 1979. He received his U.S. citizenship in 1973.

His publications include George Washington, Architect, The Architecture of Democracy: American Architecture and the Legacy of the Revolution, Lutyens and the Modern Movement, and two monographs of his work. In 2006, Greenberg was the first American to be awarded the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture, in recognition for built work and scholarship that has enriched the American architectural and cultural landscape.

Light refreshments will be available before the presentation, with the opportunity to purchase books afterwards.

Location: The lecture and breakfast will take place at the Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway between 25th and 26th Street, New York, NY 10010.

Cost/Reservations: Free for ICAA Members; $30 General Public. Reservations are required.

This lecture is co-hosted by The Rizzoli Bookstore.

Robert Adam: Country House Design, Decoration & the Art of Elegance

Thursday, October 26, 2017; 6:15 P.M.

The ICAA is pleased to partner with The Royal Oak Foundation to present Robert Adam: Country House Design, Decoration & the Art of Elegance. In this lecture, architectural historian Jeremy Musson will talk about Robert Adam’s extraordinary life and work, describing his unique design process, his patrons, and his enduring legacy to the world of design.

Mr. Musson will illustrate and describe magnificent country house interiors designed by Adam, including National Trust treasures such as Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, Osterley Park in Middlesex, and Saltram in Devon, as well as other famous houses such as the Duke of Northumberland’s Syon House, Newby Hall in Yorkshire, and Lord Mansfield’s Kenwood House.

Location: The General Society Library at 20 West 44th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10036

Continuing Education: 1 AIA LU

Cost/Reservations: Registration is through The Royal Oak Foundation. $30* for ICAA members and members of The Royal Oak Foundation; $40 non-members. Reservations are required.

*ICAA members: use co-sponsor code 17FICAANY to receive the discounted price.

For more information and to register, please visit The Royal Oak Foundation’s website.

ICAA at Work: Nanz

Thursday, November 30, 2017; 6:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

ICAA at Work is a recurring opportunity for ICAA members to interact with the New York region’s vibrant community of showrooms, workshops and studios. In a convivial social setting, participants can learn more about the host organization, see their work first-hand, and meet and speak with the people behind the works they create and purvey.

Please join The Nanz Company on November 30th from 6:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. to celebrate the opening of their new workshop and showroom. Food and drinks will be served.

Location: The Nanz Company, 121 Varick Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10013

Cost/Reservation: No advanced registration required. Free and open to to ICAA members and students only.

The 6th Annual Stanford White AwardsRegister Now!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Join the ICAA in celebrating this year’s laureates in a ceremony at New York’s Metropolitan Club. Early Bird Tickets are now available at the reduced price of $225.

Location: The Metropolitan Club of New York, 1 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

Cost/Reservations: Early Bird Tickets are now available for purchase. Reservations are required.

Further details to be announced.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:
Artistic Doors and Windows
Flower Construction
Les Métalliers Champenois – Horus Bronze Corp.

Silver Sponsors:
D. Reis Contracting Corp.
Highline Construction Group
Peter Pennoyer Architects
Rusk Renovations
S. Donadic Inc.
Tischler und Sohn USA Ltd.
Vella Interiors, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors:
Clark Construction Corp.
COVAX Design
Janice Parker Landscape Architects
Linda London Ltd.
Marmi Natural Stone
Remains Lighting

Award Sponsor:
E.R. Butler & Co.

The Artistic Country House: The Work of Harrie T. Lindeberg

Wednesday, January 31, 2018; 6:30 P.M. Reception, 7:00 P.M. Lecture

Join architect Peter Pennoyer and architectural historian Anne Walker, authors of Harrie T. Lindeberg and the American Country House, for a look at one of the early twentieth century’s most prominent, but largely forgotten, residential architects.

At the turn of the twentieth century, opportunities were limitless and Lindeberg, a first generation American of Swedish descent, rose from humble beginnings to become one of the era’s most coveted practitioners. Working first with partner Lewis Colt Albro and then on his own, Lindeberg designed houses in Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Westchester. With each house, he continued to develop a recognizably personal and artistic style that, while traditional, expertly synthesized its diverse, inspirational sources. As his reputation grew, he was called to Houston, Texas; Lake Forest, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota, amongst other locales, by such prominent families as the Armours, Pillsburys, and van Beurens. In discussing Lindeberg’s signature style, Pennoyer and Walker will share photos of many of these stunning homes, as well as insight into the people who lived there.

Peter Pennoyer founded Peter Pennoyer Architects, an award-winning firm recognized as a leader in classicism and historic preservation, in 1990. He is a member of Architectural Digest’s AD100, a trustee of the Morgan Library & Museum, President of the Whiting Foundation, and co-author, with Anne Walker, of five books on early twentieth-century American architectural practices. He is also the author of A House in the Country, written with his wife, interior decorator Katie Ridder. Peter has served as chairman and board member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and in 2014 he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

Architectural historian and author Anne Walker holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College. In 2000, she joined Peter Pennoyer Architects and has since collaborated with Pennoyer on five books about 20th century American architecture. She is the author of Peter Pennoyer Architects, the co-author of The Ford Plantation Architectural Pattern Book with Donald M. Rattner, The Finest Rooms in America with Thomas Jayne, and Life at the Top: New York’s Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings with Kirk Henckels. Walker is an adjunct professor at New York University and has appeared as a commentator in National Geographic’s television series “American Mansion.”

Copies of Harrie T. Lindeberg and the American Country House will be available for purchase after the lecture.

Location: The General Society Library at 20 West 44th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10036

Continuing Education: 1 AIA LU

Cost/Reservations: Free for ICAA members, $30 General Admission. Reservations are required.

Further registration details TBA.

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Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour & ScholarshipsRegister Now!

June 2 - 9, 2018

Examining the Classical Tradition in Rome through Drawing and Watercolor

The Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour provides participants practical knowledge of the classical tradition as manifested in the architecture, urbanism and landscapes of Rome. The means for studying Rome’s wealth of architectural and urban precedent is through observational drawing and watercolor.

Drawing is a tool for understanding the world around you. It provides one with a way of thinking about the things they see. During the course of this drawing tour participants will undertake the challenge of developing their skills in representing complex three-dimensional forms.

Participants will examine the works of artists and architects while seeing what they saw in-situ throughout the city of Rome. Participants will use their works as benchmarks to emulate and surpass. In this manner participants will actively engage the tradition as a means for not only to developing individual drawing techniques for documenting the world around us but also to provide participants with tools for seeing. The class will make use of a variety of media and techniques in the undertaking of drawings that will entail a variety of scales from the human figure, building detail, building, piazza and city. The course will explore a number of techniques and subject matter. The subjects will include the figure, architecture including architectural details, plan section and elevation, and landscape. Particular attention will be placed on perspective, especially two point views, lighting, shades and shadow.
There are no prerequisites for the program.

50 AIA LUs

Tuition for the Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour is $2,700 ($2,600 for ICAA members). Travel to and from Rome and accommodation for the duration of the course is not included in the cost. Participants may pay by credit card when registering online or by mailing a check made out to the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art with “Rome” in the memo.

The Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours honor the generosity, leadership, and legacy of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s late Trustee, Mr. Christopher H. Browne. The ICAA is pleased to award four scholarships to drawing tour students annually in the name of Mr. Browne, a long-time supporter and champion of classicism. Scholarship recipients will receive the moniker “Christopher H. Browne Scholars.” me supporter and champion of classicism. Scholarship recipients will receive the moniker “Christopher H. Browne Scholars.”

The deadline for completed scholarship application forms is April 6, 2018.

The following materials are required for consideration for a scholarship:

Completed Scholarship Application Form
• A brief letter describing why you are interested in, and how you will benefit from the program
• Examples of your work: suggested 3-4 images submitted as PDFs
• Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
• Letter of Recommendation

INSTRUCTORS: Ben Bolgar, Thomas Rajkovich, and Richard Piccolo

Itinerary for the tour will be released in the coming months.