Past Events

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at The Folger Shakespeare Library

Saturday, April 14th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Folger Shakespeare Library
201 E Capitol St NE
We will meet at Le Bon Cafe at 2nd and Pennsylvania Ave SE at 10:00am

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter.

Anyone with an interest in sketching and/or connecting with other artists and architects is encouraged to attend.

This month, we will be sketching at the Folger Shakespeare Library. This library is among the earliest “stripped classical” designs of Paul Cret, developed as a compromise to appease both the classically-minded Commission of Fine Arts and the classicism-averse client, Henry Clay Folger. He would go on to use a distinctive mix of Beaux-Arts, early Art Deco, and early Modernism to great success in other buildings and monuments.

We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials.

Cost: Free. RSVP is required

RSVP to Stephen Howard

Image courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

Private Tour of The Homes of Monument Avenue

Friday, May 4th
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Branch Museum of Architecture
2501 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA.

Join the ICAA Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter for an exclusive private tour of amazing homes of Richmond’s Monument Avenue.

The event will begin at noon at the Branch Museum of Architecture, the former home of the Branch Family designed by John Russell Pope and built in 1919. Lunch will be provided, with a lecture by Calder Loth on the Branch Museum beginning at 12:30. Following the lecture, a brief presentation will be given by Gibson Worsham on the historic homes of the 2300 block of Monument Avenue. The group will depart the museum and walk down the 2300 block discussing the historic homes and accessing three private residences designed by Baskervill and William Lawrence Bottomley.

Given the nature of the access to private homes, the group is limited to 20 participates which will be divided into two groups for the home tours.

Upon the conclusion of the event interested participates are invited to meet at a local eatery.

Cost: $15

JOIN US!

Special Thanks to our Sponsor Riverside Brick.

Photography courtesy of the Branch Museum of Architecture

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at The Red Cross Headquarters

Saturday, May 12th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Red Cross Headquarters
17th and D Streets NW
We will meet at Starbucks at 20th and E at 10:00 am.

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter.

Anyone with an interest in sketching and/or connecting with other artists and architects is encouraged to attend.

This month, we will be sketching outside of the Red Cross Headquarters. Designed by the firm Trow-bridge & Livingston in 1915, it has served as both the Red Cross Headquarters and as a memorial to the women who served during the Civil War. The site itself is made up of three monumental buildings covering an entire block and is nestled between the equally stunning DAR Headquarters and the Corcoran.

We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials.

Cost: Free. RSVP is required

 

RSVP to Anthony DiManno

 

Image courtesy of Library of Congress Historic American Building Survey

Exclusive Campus Tour of Christopher Newport University

Saturday, June 2nd
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Christopher Newport University
1 University Pl, Newport News, VA 23606

Join the ICAA Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter and the Center of Palladian Studies in America for a tour of this impressive new University led by Randy Holmes, and the architecture firm, Glavé & Holmes Architecture.

Christopher Newport University has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past decade, converting the former suburban community college-type school into a campus of classically inspired buildings and landscapes, resulting in significant positive change to student enrollment and school rankings.

The recent completion of Christopher Newport Hall was the culmination of the university’s master plan for the campus’s great lawn. Its compelling design has been recognized as both a Palladio Award winner in 2016 and a John Russell Pope Award winner in 2017. This building along with seven other projects completed as a part of the master plan will be the subjects of this presentation and tour.

This event will begin with a presentation by Glavé & Holmes Architecture on the university’s master plan and campus buildings. A box lunch will follow the presentation, proceeded by a tour of the campus buildings. The event will end with a question and answer session in the award winning Pope Chapel.

Cost: $20 L’Enfants, $20 members, $20 non members

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Photography courtesy of Glavé & Holmes Architecture

Brushes & Brunch: An Introduction to Ink Wash Rendering

Saturday, June 23rd
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Catholic University of America School of Architecture + Planning, Crough Center for Architectural Studies
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC
20064

This course introduces the techniques of Beaux-Arts wash rendering. Students will begin by learning the basic skills needed to produce a traditional ink wash rendering of a classical elevation. They will then develop an understanding of the qualities and characteristics of light, shade, shadow, and reflected light, as well as a sensibility for how architectural geometries, forms, planes, and profiles modulate light and shade and subsequently render form apparent. This course is designed to increase students’ command of the formal possibilities of space, mass, form, and profile.

Participants will be creating their own renderings of the Doric column capital of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery to take home! There will be light brunch bites and beverages provided, as well as all of the necessary materials for the rendering.

Eligible participants will earn 4 AIA LUs.

Cost: Non-members: $65
Members: $45
L’Enfants: $25 (Scholarships Available!)
Students: FREE with valid Student ID

RSVP

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