Past Events

Tour the Studio of Netflix’s House of Cards

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Joppa, Maryland

Netflix’s show, House of Cards is known not just for its lurid portrayal of life inside the beltway, nor for compelling performances from Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.  It’s also remarkable for the beautiful, richly-detailed sets depicting public and private Washington.

ICAA members are exclusively invited to tour these sets, which in seasons past have featured the White House’s private and public spaces (the residences, oval office, press room, etc.), Air Force One and various homes and offices of the show’s key power players.

The tour will be led by a member of the stage design/set decoration team. The tour will address the rigor with which the design team has recreated some of Washington DC’s most iconic classical spaces; as well as address how lighting, proportion,, and depth are used to create the visual interest on the small screen.

The studios are in Joppa, Maryland, which is approximately 90-100 minutes’ drive from the DC area.

Spaces are limited.  This tour is for members only.  Cost: $125

To reserve your spot, email Jennifer Horn .  Tickets will be granted in the order they are received.

Reservation confirmation upon receipt of check mailed to:

Jennifer Horn
JHLA
2221 S. Clark Street, 11th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

 

Social Sketching: Columns & COCKTAILS

Night Sketching at the Lincoln Memorial

Saturday, September 9th
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Lincoln Memorial

Meet at the Hive Bar
Hotel Hive
2224 F Street, NW

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 is encouraged to attend.

This month, we will be visiting the Lincoln Memorial. Since one of the best ways to view the Memorial is at night, we will be doing evening, white-on-black sketches. Participants will have the opportunity to try a unique drawing technique, focusing on light as opposed to shadows and line-work.

White pencils and black paper will be provided.

We will meet at the Hive Bar at Hotel Hive (2224 F ST NW) for a cocktail before walking to the Memorial. We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.

RSVP to Anthony DiManno

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress/Theodor Horydczak Collection

Essential Foundations, Proportions, and Forms; the Tuscan Order

Friday, September 29th
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Lecture

The Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008

Kick off your weekend at the Cosmos Club by examining classical compositional strategies and formal devices of the Tuscan Order!  Friday night also offers an opportunity to meet your professional colleagues in a relaxed setting over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  The Education Committee cordially invites you to the Mid Atlantic Chapter’s most engaging program of the year.

The two-hour Friday evening seminar focuses on the forms and proportions of the canonical Tuscan Order.  The presentation will begin with a brief history of the development of the order, followed by an overview of the methodology behind its construction including a PowerPoint component.  The seminar will conclude with a review of some of the applications of this robust columnar type, and the way by which it is employed in making familiar architectural motifs such as superimposition, the fornix, and the serliana.

Richard Economakis combines practice and teaching in architecture. He is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame and currently serves as Director of Architecture and Urbanism in the School of Architecture’s Graduate Program.

Materials:  Sketchbook (preferably spiral bound for ease of handling), No. 2 pencils or 2H / HB mechanical pencils, eraser

Cost: $30 Members / $50 Non-members

Credits: 2 AIA HSW/LU

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Thank you to our sponsor:  

Hoyle Stone Products

 

The Doric Order

Saturday, September 30th
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Education Session

The three-hour Saturday morning seminar will combine lecture and drawing components of the Doric Order.  The presentation will begin with a brief history of the development of the order and an overview of the methodology behind its construction, followed with step-by-step instructions on how to draw the order.  The blackboard session will involve manual drawing of the order to illustrate the ideal ratios and proportions established by Renaissance treatise authors Vignola and Palladio.  The seminar will emphasize the tectonic nature of the order and its origin in load-bearing post-and-lintel assemblages.

Richard Economakis combines practice and teaching in architecture. He is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame and currently serves as Director of Architecture and Urbanism in the School of Architecture’s Graduate Program.  

Materials:  Sketchbook (preferably spiral bound for ease of handling), No. 2 pencils or 2H / HB mechanical pencils, eraser

Cost:  $40 Members / $60 Non-members

Credits: 3 AIA HSW/LU

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Thank you to our sponsor:  

Hoyle Stone Products

National Academy of Sciences Lunchtime Tour

Wednesday, October 4th
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20418

Join us for a very special lunchtime tour of the National Academy of Sciences building on the National Mall.

Designed by architect, Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, and completed in 1924, this Greco Roman inspired building was made even more unique with its many Art Deco elements.  A major renovation was begun by Quinn Evans Architects in 2010 and completed in 2012.

Highlights of the tour will include the original entry façade and the spectacular great hall inside, which includes murals by Albert Herter.

This elegant and striking building is rarely open to the public, so please be sure to join us.  Register today!

Cost: $10 L’Enfants / $15 Members / $25 General Public

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©Max MacKenzie: Image courtesy of Quinn Evans Architects
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