Past Events

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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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

Studio Spotlight Tour: David M. Schwarz Architects

Wednesday, October 11th
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1707 L Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

You are invited to join the ICAA WMA on the first installment of the Studio Spotlight Tours series at the newly renovated office of David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc. The tour will begin with a brief introduction to the history of the firm, followed by a tour of the new office space. Beer, wine, and appetizers will be provided.

David M. Schwarz Architects (DMSAS) is a design firm that sees architecture as both a service and an art. The central tenet of their work is crafting sustainable, human-centered places in stewardship of the public realm; it is a philosophy they have studied and developed through planning and design projects in urban environs for nearly 40 years.

This is a free event.  Registration is required.

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The George Street entrance of the Charleston Gaillard Center. Photo Credit Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at the Organization of American States

Saturday, October 14th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pan American Union Building
200 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging professionals 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 the Pan American Union Building, which is the headquarters of the Organization of American States. This turn-of-the-century building is an early piece of the McMillan Plan and the first major American commission for Paul Cret. It is also notable for its incorporation of historic Central/South American cultural motifs in its Beaux Arts façade and interiors. Participants should bring their own materials.

We will meet at the Starbucks at 20th and E St NW at 10:00 am. We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.

Cost: FREE

RSVP to Anthony Dimanno

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress/Theodor Horydczak Collection
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