Chapter Events

RESCHEDULED: Columns & Coffee at the Washington Masonic Memorial


Saturday May 13, 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Washington Masonic Memorial
Alexandria, Virginia

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA-WMA. Anyone with an interest in sketching and/or connecting with other artists and architects are encouraged to attend. In May, we will be sketching at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

Modeled on the Lighthouse of Alexandria and dedicated to one of the Freemasons’ most famous members, this memorial was originally intended to be a Masonic temple that would house the local lodge’s collection of Washington memorabilia. It eventually developed into a national memorial and was under construction for nearly 50 years, with its interiors finally finished in 1970.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials.

We will meet at the Uptowner Café at 1609 King St, Alexandria, at 10:00am.

We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.

Cost: $15

RSVP to Anthony Dimanno

Jefferson & Palladio Architects: An American Partnership Lecture by Calder Loth & Annual Meeting

Tuesday May 16, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Heurich House Museum
1307 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, DC

Andrea Palladio’s The Four Books of Architecture opened Jefferson’s eyes to the beauty and majesty of classical architecture. It led him to determine that Palladio’s illustrations and design principles should be the guide for the architecture of the new nation. Using many images, Calder Loth will explore how Palladio’s spirit permeates the forms and details of Jefferson’s works and those of his disciples, and provides lessons for us today.

Please join our Chapter for an evening of networking with members, a brief general meeting, and a lecture on Andrea Palladio & Thomas Jefferson by Calder Loth.

Calder Loth is the Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the Co-President of the Center for Palladian Studies in America. He was the recipient of the 2010 Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Board of Directors’ Honor Award.

Free, registration required. Register on Eventbrite.