Chapter Events

Tour and Conversation on The REACH at The Kennedy Center

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019


John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20566



The REACH, the recent expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is designed by architect Steven Holl and the firm’s team, led by Chris McVoy. Its three contiguous pavilions are set amidst 130,000 sf of landscaped property designed to integrate the REACH’s interior and exterior space, executed by HOLLANDERdesign|Landscape Architects. Forming a unified campus with the Kennedy Center’s original Edward Durell Stone building, the REACH creates a connection to the adjacent Potomac River and other monuments.


The ICAA and AIA|DC chapters invite you to join Chris McVoy (Senior Partner and Design Architect for Steven Holl Architects) and Edmund Hollander (founder of Hollander Design) for a tour and conversation about the REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Meet at 6:00 PM at the doors to Studio F in the Reach for a tour of the project, led by Chris and Ed, followed by a lecture at 6:45 in Studio F. Feel free to join in for only the lecture at 6:45.




Class and Lecture on Theory and Application of Classical Proportions

Saturday, October 5th, 2019


Catholic University of America School of Architecture + Planning,

Crough Center for Architectural Studies

620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC, 20064


In this course on the theory and application of Classical Proportions, students will learn the historical methods of applying proportion, including geometric construction, arithmetic intervals, and harmonic ratios. Students will analyze and synthesize the orders and elements of classical architecture and how they relate to an overall architectural composition. The course instructors will discuss the relationship of these proportional systems to the philosophy of beauty, comparing various modern notions of beauty and proportion with those of the past.


This course will combine the theoretical with the practical. Students will be invited to implement the materials learned in the lecture by drawing. Students are advised to bring their own drawing boards and materials



Saturday Tour of Iron Masters and Frederick, Maryland

Saturday, November 9th 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Iron Masters, Inc.
5711 Industry Lane, Unit 9
Frederick, MD. 21704
(301) 873-5030


Join the ICAA for a workshop tour of Iron Masters, Inc., 2019 John Russell Pope award winners. Meet at 10:30 for a tour of the design studio before moving into the shop for a forging and fabrication demo. Afterwards the group will into downtown Frederick for a look at the Arts in Public Space project followed by lunch, hosted by Iron Masters. Space is limited so sign up today!


The Tour is free for Members, but RSVP is required