Online Teaching Course: Introduction to Classical Architecture
This course introduces students to the 2,500 year old Western Classical Architecture tradition: its sources in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and development through Medieval, Renaissance and Enlightenment periods. The vocabulary of classical architectural elements, forms and composition will be introduced via online lectures, reading assignments and topic discussion boards.
Erik Evens, AIA, Southern California ICAA Chapter President
Timeless Homes of New England: Professional Perspectives on Classical and Traditional Design
Classical and Traditional Residential Architecture is alive and well! Sometimes marginalized by the design community as being outmoded, uninventive and unsustainable, over the last three decades growing interest in the mission of Institute of Classical Architecture & Art has repeatedly shown otherwise. Our clients want homes that last; fit seamlessly into the landscapes they reside, and are at the heart of generations of family memory-making. As relevant today as any contemporary design approach, learn how four professional practitioners marry these principles into timeless, enduring residential designs that are intrinsically sustainable and specific to New England.
To celebrate the inaugural Boston Design Week, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) has partnered with the Boston Design Center (BDC) to offer a program about the significance of classical and traditional residential design in New England. The engaging panel features four of region’s most talented design and construction professionals followed by a reception at the Waterworks showroom.
John P. Margolis, AIA,
Architect & Principal, Margolis, Incorporated Architecture
ICAA, New England Chapter President
David Andreozzi, AIA,
principal of Andreozzi Architects, National Chairman of AIA-CRAN, Barrington,
Sally Wilson ASID,
principal of Wilson Kelsey Design, Inc. Interior Design, Salem, MA
Gregory Lombardi, ASLA,
principal of Gregory Lombardi Design Landscape Architecture, Cambridge, MA
principal of Payne/Bouchier Fine Builders, Boston, MA
Wednesday, March 26th from 11am-1:30pm
To RSVP, type
Classical & Traditional Residential Design
in the subject line through the registration link below.
Boston Design Center, Seminar Room, Suite 548,
Reception will immediately follow at the Waterworks Showroom, Suite #147
Guided Tour of Selected Works and Sketching at the Museum of Fine Arts
Saturday, March 29th
Museum of Fine Arts
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5523
Online Teaching Course: Understanding the Classical Orders & Moldings
This course provides an introduction to the five classical orders: the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite types. The course explores their development in classical Greece and Rome, and as the primary compositional elements of classical architecture throughout subsequent centuries. The course also provides an overview of the geometry and terminology of classical moldings, the smallest classical parts, from which all of the more complex classical elements and forms are composed. This exploration of the orders and moldings will be provided via online lectures, reading assignments and topic discussion boards.
This class provides an overview of the concept of proportion as a design tool in traditional architecture. Topics include: the concept of Pythagorean and Platonic numerical philosophy, the relation of number to beauty, the derivation of the ancient musical octave, a discussion of the Golden Section, and the connection of these ideas to the numerical-geometrical canons of classical architecture. This study of proportion will be introduced via online lectures, reading assignments and topic discussion boards.
The Landscape and Architecture of Wellesley College
In 2001, for the 125th anniversary of the founding of Wellesley College, emeritus Professor Fergusson co-authored a book titled The Landscape and Architecture of Wellesley College. Join Fergusson on a tour and lecture of the beautiful Wellesley College campus.
Saturday, October 11th
106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481
Free of Charge
Free of Charge
5th Annual Bulfinch Awards
First Annual Boston Design Week
The 10-day citywide design festival will feature 60+ events throughout the city of Boston, its neighborhoods and in many suburbs.
The festival culminates with our AD20/21 show at The Cyclorama March 27-30: www.AD2021.com
At The Boston Center for The Arts
539 Tremont Street, in the South End
2014 BSA Design Awards: Housing Design Award Call for Entry
Any housing type anywhere in the world may be submitted if the architect/firm currently resides in New England or New York. Any architect anywhere in the world may submit projects located in New England or New York.
The sole judging criterion is design excellence. The jury is empowered to determine the extent to which design excellence is defined by aesthetic, functional, contextual, sustainability, social or other characteristics such as “liveability.” The jury may elect to honor projects by building type or other categories or may honor projects without making any such distinctions.
5th Annual Architectural Symposium: Richard Morris Hunt - America's Architect
Do not miss the opportunity to examine Hunt and his influence on Newport’s landscape. A native of Brattleboro, Vermont, Hunt became America’s preeminent architect in the nineteenth century. After studying at the
École des Beaux-Arts
in Paris, Hunt’s prolific career included founding the first American architectural school in New York and co-founding the
American Institute of Architects
. He changed the perception of architects and insisted that they be viewed as professionals along with doctors and lawyers. His work included residences, churches, public and commercial structures from New York to North Carolina to Illinois. The largest concentration of Hunt buildings are in Newport, Rhode Island, and include the Travers Block, Ochre Court, and The Breakers. In 1895, on his way from Boston to North Carolina, Hunt stopped in Newport after contracting pneumonia. He died shortly thereafter and is buried in Island Cemetery in Newport.
Richard Guy Wilson, PhD Commonwealth Professor of Architecture, University of Virginia
John Grosvenor, AIA, NCARB Principal, Northeast Collaborative Architects
Paul Miller Curator, The Preservation Society of Newport County
Belcourt of Newport
Credits: 6 CEU
Saturday, May 3rd from 8:30am-4:30pm
International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum
194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
The Traditional Building Conference Series delivers focused, relevant education for architects, contractors, craftspeople, designers, building owners and facilities managers in a time efficient format at beautiful historic venues. In a two-day interactive symposium you will learn from best-in-class experts and practitioners about historic preservation; adaptive use, urban infill, classical design; sustainable design building restoration/maintenance; and traditional craft. Meet the editors of
Period Homes, Traditional Building, New Old House, Arts & Crafts Homes, Early Homes,
Old House Journal
. Network with your industry peers, clients and the technical representatives from restoration/renovation product suppliers.
The Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits and a registered provider for Credential Maintenance with the Green Building Certification Institute. Credits for NARI; AIBD; and certain NAHB classifications.