Chapter Events

A Tour of the Restored Bulfinch Governor's Suite

Event details, including date and time, to be determined.
Location:
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 01233

Gardens of Beacon Hill

Location:
Beacon Hill, Boston
Date:
Saturday, May, 30, 2015

The Online Continuing Education & Certificate Program with the BAC

On February 7, 2014 The Online Continuing Education & Certificate Program with the BAC was officially launched with the leadership of the National ICAA Headquarters and with the assistance of Sheldon Richard Kostelecky, our Chapter Executive Vice President of Education. The first class will be taught by our energetic and enthusiastic colleague Southern California Chapter President Erik Evens, AIA. See below for calendar details:

  • February, 2014: Design Talks with Aaron Helfand & John Tittmann @ the Boston Architectural College (BAC). (Reschedule date pending weather)
  • March 24 - May 4, 2014: BAC/ICAA Online Teaching Course: Introduction to Classical Architecture with Southern California ICAA Chapter President Erik Evens, AIA.
  • March 26, 2014: Build It Right Once, Panel Discussion with the ICAA/NE President John P. Margolis, AIA at the Boston Design Center.
  • March 29, 2014: Sketch & Guided Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • March 31 - May 10, 2014: BAC/ICAA Online Teaching Course: Understanding the Classical Orders & Moldings.
  • April 7 - May 17, 2014: BAC/ICAA Online Teaching Course: History of Western Classical Architecture
  • April 28 - May 17, 2014: BAC/ICAA Online Teaching Course: Theory of Proportion.

Online CE Courses Fall 2015

Details on online courses for Fall of 2015 to be announced.

6th Annual Bulfinch Awards

Join the ICAA New England chapter in recognizing contemporary excellence in New England classical and traditional design as we celebrate the Sixth Annual Bulfinch Awards named in honor of Charles Bulfinch, the Boston architect who played a key role in introducing neoclassicism to America in the late 18th century. 

Further details TBA. Date to be confirmed.

Other Events

Traditional Building Windows Conference

Windows are an important character defining feature of buildings. But, when they suffer from neglect and lack of maintenance, they present significant challenges for rehabilitation including cost, detailing, and return on investment. For additions to historic buildings or new construction, getting the details right is critically important for achieving the right look and long-term durability. We will examine wood, steel, aluminum, and bronze and the preservation or replication of these 20th-century materials. Window work, from restoration of old windows to the design and installation of new windows, generates jobs and serves as an important economic engine. Join us for two days of demonstrations, discussions and direction about working with windows – historic, old and new, traditional, and mid-century modern.

The third annual Traditional Building Windows Conference is produced in collaboration with the National Park Service. 

The Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits. Credits for NARI, AIBD, IDCEC, LEED Accredited Professionals, and certain NAHB classifications may be available as well.

Tuesday, April 28th to Wednesday, April 29th

Location:
Marriott Downtown Boston
275 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Date:
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015
Member Price:
$89-$175
Non-Member Price:
$89-$175

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Past Events

Cognitive Architecture: An Evening with Author Ann Sussman

Author Ann Sussman will discuss her recent book Cognitive Architecture, written with Justin B. Hollander, which reveals the subconscious tendencies at work when we navigate the world around us. These 'hidden' predispositions reflect our long evolutionary trip as revealed by recent research in psychology and neuroscience, and can help explain why we favor certain urban conditions and building configurations and shun others. 

Ann Sussman, AIA, is an architect, artist, writer, and community organizer. With Justin Hollander, she created the Open Neighborhood Project, using art, craft and digital tools to increase public participation in planning, and earning the Commonwealth's "Gold Star Award."

Her studio is at ArtScape in the Bradford Mill, an art and business enclave in Concord, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, February 24th from 6 PM to 8:30 PM

Reception at 6 PM with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. 

Preregistration required.   

Location:
The College Club of Boston
44 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Date:
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015
Member Price:
$20
Non-Member Price:
$30

Americans in Paris: Talk and Book-signing by Co-author Margot M. Ellis

Americans in Paris: Foundations of America’s Architectural Gilded Age, Architecture Students at the École des Beaux-Arts 1846-1946

AMERICANS IN PARIS tells the story of an influential group of American architecture students who attended the École des Beaux-Arts and went on to design and build many of our nation’s most recognized buildings and monuments. American alumni of the world-renowned school, famous for being the greatest art and architecture school in the world at the time, include Richard Morris Hunt, Guy Lowell, John Russell Pope, Julia Morgan, and many others.

Margot M. Ellis was educated at Manhattanville College where she received a bachelor’s degree in French Studies and Harvard University where she received a master’s degree in Anthropology. Hired as a research assistant by Mr. Carlhian, Miss Ellis spent 15 years completing the manuscript and brought it to publication after the death of Mr. Carlhian in 2012. She is an author and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. The late Jean Paul Carlhian, while with the legendary Boston firm Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott, is most noted for enlivening the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Carlhian designed the National Museum of African Art and the Sackler Gallery of Asian Art, both part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. In addition, he designed campus buildings for Harvard University, where he formerly taught at the Graduate School of Design, Northeastern University in Boston, and Middlebury College in Vermont. He graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts in 1945, receiving the best thesis prize and, as a Wheelwright fellow at Harvard, received a master's degree in City Planning in 1947.

Friday, March 27th from 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Reception at 6 pm with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

There will be copies of the book for sale and a book signing afterwards.

Preregistration required.

Location:
The College Club of Boston
44 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Date:
Friday, March, 27, 2015
Time:
6:00 pm
Member Price:
$20
Non-Member Price:
$30

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