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Lectures, Tours, Events

The Politics of Preservation

Thursday, August 6, 2015; 6:30pm Lecture; Reception to follow

The ICAA is pleased to present The Politics of Preservation, in partnership with the Museum of the City of New York. The New York City Landmarks Law establishes a system for the designation, protection, and preservation of the city’s most important architectural and historic properties. The law is implemented by the Landmarks Commission, which is mandated to work with the City Council in carrying out its mission of designating new landmarks. Its work is also impacted by various individuals and groups that have a direct stake in the process: property owners and developers, advocacy groups representing a wide spectrum of beliefs and positions, architects, media outlets, and government agencies. Out of necessity, the political process plays a part in all these interactions. This panel will explore the broad issues that bring the political process to bear on the operations and execution of the Landmarks Law. This program delves into the themes of the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, on view through September 13th. 

Morris Adjmi, FAIA, Founder and Principal of Morris Adjmi Architects?
Peg Breen, President, The New York Landmarks Conservancy?
Kenneth K. Fisher, Member, Cozen O’Connor?
Robert Tierney (moderator), Former Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission

Location: The lecture will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine (1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street); reception to follow at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street).

Cost/Reservations: $10 for ICAA members; Free for MCNY members, $12 for students/seniors, $16 for non-members. Visit the Museum of the City of New York website to reserve. The discount code is SAVE50.

The Saving Place public programs series is made possible through the generous support of the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation. The symposium is co-sponsored by Historic Districts Council, The Municipal Art Society, New York Preservation Archive Project, New York Landmarks Conservancy, and is co-presented with AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture, AIANY Historic Building Committee, American Scottish Foundation, Art Deco Society of New York, The Beaux Arts Alliance, Bronx Museum of Arts, Brooklyn Heights Association, Brooklyn Historical Society, Carnegie Hill Neighbors, Central Park Conservancy, Columbia University GSAPP, Cooper-Hewitt, CUNY Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Docomomo US/New York Tri-State, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, Global Gateway Alliance, Gotham Center for New York City History, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, The Hamilton Heights-West Harlem Community Preservation Organization, Historic House Trust, The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, Judd Foundation, Kaufman Music Center, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, Merchant’s House Museum, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, Neighborhood Preservation Center, New York Harbor Parks,  New York School of Interior Design, New York Transit Museum,  NYC Landmarks 50, NYC & Co., Pratt Institute, Preservation League of New York State, Roosevelt Island Historical Society, Society of Architectural Historians, Time Square Alliance, and The Victorian Society New York, Metropolitan Chapter of the VSA.

AIA CES credits will be offered for attending this program.

Photo credit: Iwan Baan

Rocky Mountain Chapter: Third Annual Newman Awards

Tuesday, September 15, 2015; 6:00–10:00 PM

The 3rd annual Newman Awards will recognize achievement in six categories including architecture, interiors, landscape design, history and journalism, student awards, and artisanship.

Winners of the Newman Awards will be recognized at an evening ceremony held on September 15, 2015 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO.

For more information about the Newman Awards, please visit the ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter website or contact Anne Hackett, ICAA RMC chapter coordinator,, 720-375-2952.

Lecture with Renny ReynoldsRegister Now!

September 24, 2015; 6:30 pm Reception; 7:00 pm Lecture

Details to be announced.

Artist Studio Tour with Leonard PorterRegister Now!

October 3, 2015

Details coming soon

The History and Application of Architectural and Ornamental Plaster

Thursday, October 22, 2015; 6:30pm Reception;; 7:00pm Lecture (optional visit to Cast Gallery to follow)

Details to be announced.

2015 Stanford White Awards

Wednesday, December 2, 2015; 6:00-9:00pm

Save the date! The Institute is honored to host this year’s awards presentation and reception on Wednesday, December 2nd.

Ticket information and more details to follow.

The 2015 Stanford White Awards are generously sponsored by:
Zen Restoration
S. Donadic, Inc.
Horizon Builders
Eric J. Smith Architect, PC
Linda London, Ltd.
The Nanz Company
Vella Interiors

For information on sponsoring the 2015 Stanford White Awards, contact Kathleen Maloney, Associate Director of Development, at or call 212-730-9646 ext. 106.