Past Events

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.

Attendees may receive 1 HSW LU for attending this event. AIA numbers will be recorded at check in.

Tour John Russell Pope’s DAR Constitution Hall

April 22, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

1776 D Street NW, Washington DC

On April 22 tour John Russell Pope’s DAR Constitution Hall. This special access tour is in honor of the WMA ICAA’s John Russell Pope awards, held on April 21. Constitution Hall opened in 1929 to house the annual Continental Congress of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Guests on this tour will be guided through the auditorium, private room as well as the newly restored historic interior lobby space.

Tickets: $25 regular admit; $20 member; $15 L’enfant

Reserve tickets on eventbrite.

Private lunchtime DOJ (Department of Justice) Architectural Tour

Thursday, April 6
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20530

Join the ICAA for an exclusive inside lunchtime tour of the Department of Justice on Thursday, April 6. The building was completed in 1935 by the Philadelphia firm of  Zantzinger, Borie & Medary and combines the best of early 20th century Classaicism with custom Art Deco trimmings (primarily in aluminum).  Recently renovated by Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates, the building is looking better than ever.

The tour is limited to 20 members. After signing up for the tour you will be contacted by the ICAA for your Social Security number for security reasons (required by DOJ). On the day of the tour please remember to bring your photo ID to gain entry.  Your name must be on the approved list to gain entry.  Please show up promptly at noon to go through security for the 12:15 tour.

Ticket sales for this tour end on March 27.

$15 members/10 L’enfants / $25 non-members

To reserve your tickets, visit the Eventbrite page here.

L’Enfants Game Night

April 5, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Board Room DC
1737 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Indulge in the social side of Classicism with other emerging professionals and students for a game night! Architecture and DC themed games will be on hand, including the popular Cards against Urbanity! But feel free to bring a favorite to share or grab one off the shelf at the bar.

Attendees should know that the Board Room only serves drinks, but upon arrival we’ll coordinate delivery from one of the many restaurants nearby.

The L’Enfants is a group of Young Classicists from the Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The L’Enfants are young architects, artists, historians and others with interests ranging from drawing and sketching, to learning about the rich classical architecture of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The objective of the L’Enfants is to connect developing professionals who share these interests along with a common focus of Classical architecture, building, and design.

All are welcome to join The L’Enfants upcoming events, whether to learn, teach or simply enjoy good company. Annual membership to the L’Enfants is $10, and you can join here.

RSVP required to Stephen Howard, at

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

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