Past Events

Fall Classic Cocktail Party

Thursday, September 20th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hollerith House
1617 29th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Please join the Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for our Fall Classic Cocktail Party at Hollerith House in Georgetown’s East Village. This Georgian Revival was built circa 1911 by Herman Hollerith, inventor of the key punchcard. It later was home to former president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.

Ticket sales will close on Sunday, September 9th.

Purchase Tickets Here

Private Estate Tour of “V House” and Gaston & Wyatt

Saturday, September 29th
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Gaston & Wyatt LLC
1317 Carlton Avenue, Suite 110
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Join the Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for a morning in Charlottesville. 

The event will begin at Gaston & Wyatt, a well known regional architectural millwork company and strong supporter of the ICAA.  A tour will be provided of their 50,000 square foot facility which houses engineering, production, their windows and doors showroom, and millwork shop.  The group will move on to see some of Gaston & Wyatt’s work at a local estate, the V House.

The V House is the fulfillment of the owner’s lifelong dream of building a Palladian villa designed by Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects.  Of the estate President Bill Clinton commented, “When I look around this beautiful house, I realize that during those eight years in the White House I was only living in ‘public housing.’”

Purchase Tickets Here

Photo courtesy of Gordon Beall

Tour Meridian Hill Park with the National Park Service

Saturday, September 29th
10:00 AM -11:00 AM

Meridian Hill Park
16th St NW & W Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Join the ICAA Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter for a springtime tour of Meridian Hill Park.

Located on the longitude of the original district milestone marker, the park was first a site of a private mansion, then later a retirement home for John Quincy Adams. After later being converted to national parkland, George Burnap and Horace Peaslee created the garden’s Italian style and were among the first to use concrete aggregate for much of the park’s hardscape. With 13 basins, the park’s cascading water element is the largest in North America.

Cost: $15 L’enfants, $25 members, $30 non members


Photography courtesy of Meridian Hill Park, Jennifer Horn

Book Signing at Circa: Suzanne Kasler, Jeffrey Dungan, and William Abranowicz

Tuesday, October 2nd
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Circa Showroom
3323 Cady’s Alley NW
Washington, DC. 20007

Join the ICAA for a fun evening of cocktails and nibbles at the DC Circa lighting showroom! Designer Suzanne Kasler, Architect Jeffrey Dungan, and Photographer William Abranowicz will be in hand to discuss their latest books and sign copies.  Circa is providing free copies of their books to the first 75 guests and a raffle will feature a Suzanne Kasler table lamp and the latest copy of the ICAA Classicist publication.  Additional books will be available for purchase.  Please RSVP for a headcount.

RSVP via Email Here

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at the Volta Bureau

Saturday, October 13th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Volta Bureau
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007

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.

This month, we will be sketching outside at the Volta Bureau in Georgetown. This brick and sandstone Neoclassical templum in antis, designed by Peabody & Stearns in 1893, is a notable architectural departure from its residential neighbors. The bureau has served as a source of information, education, and resources for the deaf and hard of hearing since its commissioning by inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials. We will meet at Saxby’s at 3500 O St NW for coffee 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: Free. RSVP is required

RSVP to Anthony Dimanno

Image courtesy of Historic American Buildings Survey/Library of Congress

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