Past Events


Join the ICAA for a day of touring around Annapolis

Saturday, October 29th 2016
9:30 am

Maryland State House
100 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401

Start the day with a private tour by the Maryland Historic Trust of the Old Senate Chambers in the Maryland State house. Original construction of the Maryland State House began in 1772, the rooms of the Old Senate Chambers have been recently restored to their 1783 appearance when the National Congress was meeting there.

A short walk down the street is the Hammond-Harwood house dating to 1774.  Designed by William Buckland, it serves as one of the finest examples of Colonial classicism in the country and the earliest existing house inspired by Palladio in the United States.

Lunch will be served in the gardens of the Harwood-Hammond house with 3 catered choices from local favorite Chick & Ruth’s Delly.

Lastly we will cross the Severn River to Ferry Farms which has stunning views of downtown Annapolis.  We will tour a private home designed by Good Architecture PC, interior design by Mona Hajj Interiors, landscape design by Graham Landscape Architecture, and built by Winchester Construction.

This is one not to miss; REGISTER TODAY!

Cost: $60 ICAA Members / $90 Non-Members / $30 Students & L’Enfants

Thank you to our sponsor Gaston & Wyatt.

Images: Top – Old Senate Chamber / Middle – Hammond Harwood House: Don Roland photographer / Bottom – Ferry Farms, image courtesy: Vince Lupo

Private Congressional Cemetery Architectural Tour

Sunday, October 30
2:00 pm

Congressional Cemetery
1801 E Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Join historian Jeff Trinca on a tour exploring the more architectural side of Congressional Cemetery on October 30th at 2pm for approximately 2 hours.

Highlights will include the graves of notable Washingtonian Architects interred at the cemetery including William Thornton and George Hadfield (architects of the Capitol), Robert Mills (Washington Monument, Treasury, east wing of the White House amongst others), and Joseph Bruff (architectural designer of numerous treasury buildings).  Also see the prototypical burial markers designed by Benjamin Latrobe to commemorate high ranking government officials. Please wear comfortable walking shoes as the paths are rugged.  Tour will take place rain or shine. There is plenty of street parking alongside the main entrance at 1801 E Street SE where we will begin the tour promptly at 2pm.

Tickets are $15

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Image credit: Stefan Hurray

L’Enfants Columns and Coffee

November 5, 2016
11:00am - 2:30pm

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

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 at the National Portrait Gallery in Chinatown.

The Portrait Gallery is located in a mid-19th century Greek revival building that was once home to the US Patent Office. As a part of the Smithsonian network of musuems, it is free and open to the public, so participants are encouraged to explore the interiors and the courtyard for creative inspiration. Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials.

We will meet at Bakers & Baristas at the corner of 7th and E St NW at 11am. Please note that this is one hour later than usual. 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 at anthony.dimanno <at>

Image credit: Library of Congress/Historic American Building Survey

How to Study Buildings:

An Analysis of Architectural Composition and Precedent

Friday, November 11, 2016 and Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday, November 11th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
201 Fourth Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Saturday, November 12th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Library of Congress
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540
(between Independence Ave. and East Capitol Street)

One of the most essential components of the study of classical architectural composition is the analysis of existing buildings.  This study leads to selection of modelsor precedent for new buildings. This classs will explore how to look at and study the essential elements of a building.  The elements discussed will include the parti of the building, composition of the exterior and interior elevations, building sections, proportion and scale, the classical orders, and the use of ornament.  The course will consist of one lecture, and a field day of sketchbook drawing looking at The Library of Congress.

Class 1 • Course Introduction and Lecture No. 1

Class 2 • Field Study, sketchbook drawing

Love American Style: 150 Years of Shingle Style Architecture

Tuesday, November 15th
6:30 pm Reception
7:15 pm Panel Discussion

St. John's Episcopal ~ Georgetown
3240 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Please join WMA ICAA for a panel discussion.  In this lively one-hour conversation, leading interior designer Patrick Sutton will engage with architect Thomas A. Kligerman and architect John Ike, two of the three founders of the eponymous and acclaimed design firm Ike Kligerman Barkley of New York City and San Francisco. For this distinguished design firm, the study and application of shingle architecture spurs creativity, enables new answers to old questions, and requires opening one’s mind as well as one’s eyes. We will hear why they believe the American romance with the shingle style has lasted nearly 150 years and how they combine the modern necessities of today within this iconic style in the award-winning work of their firm. Following Q and A, the architects will sell copies of their recently released “The New Shingled House,” and will illustrate each book with a personalized sketch as well as signature.

Cost: $25 ICAA Members and Employees of ICAA Professional Member Firms / $40 General Public / $15 L’Enfants and Students

Thank you to our supporting sponsors: August & Joseph, and Pyramid Builders.


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