Past Events

Architectural Field Trip: Historic Annapolis

Saturday, November 10th
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Kimmel Studio Architects
619 Severn Avenue #202
Annapolis, MD 21403

This November, instead of hosting our normal Columns & Coffee, the L’Enfants are coordinating a very special field trip to Historic Annapolis. We will be taking tours of the Maryland State House (the oldest operating capitol building in the United States) and the US Naval Academy (including Bancroft Hall and the Main Chapel). In the afternoon, we will explore downtown Annapolis and some of its historic homes.

Participants should bring money for lunch and should expect a significant amount of walking. Additionally, the L’Enfants will be coordinating carpools, so please let us know if you need or are willing to provide a ride when you RSVP. Free parking is being graciously provided by Kimmel Studios Architects (619 Severn Ave #202, Annapolis, MD 21403), so please plan to arrive there no later than 9:30am.

Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 2nd at the latest. Space is limited to 12 people, so first come first served.

Cost: $12 for L’Enfants and Students, $25 for Members

Purchase Tickets Here

Image Courtesy of  the Library of Congress/Historic American Building Survey

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at the Willard InterContinental

Saturday, December 8th
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

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 Willard InterContinental. Henry Willard founded the hotel in 1847, when he consolidated and enlarged six existing buildings on the site. Since that time, it has become one of the most famous hotels in Washington, DC, and a temporary residence for numerous presidents and vice presidents. The current Beaux-Arts building, designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, opened in 1901. Its guest rooms, hotel bar, and “Peacock Alley” have nearly become the definition of luxury. 

We will meet at Swing’s Coffee at 14th and G St NW for coffee at 10:00am. 

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 the Library of Congress/Historic American Building Survey

Private Lunchtime Architectural Tour of the Historic Octagon House

Tuesday, December 11th
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The Octagon House
1799 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Join the ICAA for an exclusive inside lunchtime tour of the Octagon House. Completed by 1800, the house was designed by Dr. William Thornton, the architect of the US Capitol.  Colonel John Tayloe, the owner of the house, also owned Mt. Airy Plantation in Richmond County, Virginia.   

Cost: $5 for L’Enfants, $10 for Members, and $25 for Non-Members

Purchase Tickets Here

Image Courtesy of Robert Tarasovich

WMA ICAA Holiday Party

Thursday, December 13th
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Stark Showroom
Washington Design Center, Suite 430
1099 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Join the ICAA for our annual Holiday party hosted by Stark.  In conjunction with the Design Center holiday open house, other showrooms will also be open both before and after our private ICAA event for you to attend. RSVPs are appreciated through Eventbrite.

Cost: Free to all members


Lunch Tour of John Russell Pope’s National City Christian Church

Tuesday, February 5th
Noon - 2:00 PM

National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Join the ICAA for an inside look at John Russell Pope’s National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle. Completed in 1930 of Indiana limestone, with later side wings added in 1950, the design was influenced by James Gibbs’ St Martin-in-the-Fields church on Trafalgar Square. Stained glass windows depict the 2 presidents associated with the church; James Garfield and Lyndon Johnson (whose funeral was held at the church). Our tour will be led by Rev. Steven Baines.

Cost: Free to Members

Register Here

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