Past Events

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

CLASSICAL EVOLUTION: Classical Spirit/Modern Style

An Evening with Thomas Pheasant

Monday, October 23rd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

From his recent interiors at Blair House to a modern New York penthouse, Thomas Pheasant shares his process of creating serene interiors with a classical spirit. In this lecture the designer presents a candid inside look at his interiors and discusses the inspirations and the realities of designing from concept to completion.

Cost: $25 Members / $40 General Public / $15 L’Enfants

Students are FREE using Discount Code: IDStudent

Students will need to show proof of current student ID

 

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Image courtesy Thomas Pheasant. ©Max Kim Bee

Designing the Classical Interior

Friday, October 27th 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
and
Saturday, October 28th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Glavé & Holmes Architecture
2101 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23223

Join the WMA ICAA’s Central Virginia Committee for a course on designing the classical interior.  Instructor, James S. Collins, will introduce the fundamental philosophy and elements of traditional architecture and their interiors.  Participants will learn the design principles that are common to the great buildings and interiors of the past.  Handouts will include measured drawings of traditional interiors and carpenter’s guidebooks that were used for centuries as a design tool.  The discussion will include discovering the proportions common to traditional interiors and mastering simple yet time tested methods of designing and configuring chair rails, baseboards, cornices, columns, mantle pieces, and door and window casings.  Friday afternoon’s session will consist of a lecture with PowerPoint presentation. On Saturday, participants will draw an interior of their own design on 11″ x 17″ vellum sheets. Handouts will be provided for required reading. Participants will need to bring their own materials. See list of materials below.

James S. Collins is an architect, educator and historic preservationist. He has taught accredited classes for the ICAA in cities and regions across the country including Charleston, Chicago, New York, North Carolina, Philadelphia, and the Southeast. He practices in New York City and North Carolina.

List of Materials:  Architectural Scale, Adjustable Triangle (Set square), Compass, Drafting Leads, Lead Holders, Lead Pointer, Erasers, Erasing Shield, Circle Template, Masking Tape or Drafting Dots, 12″ Roll of Tracing Paper, 11″ x 17″ Vellum Sheets, Drawing Brush (optional), Proportional Dividers (optional)

Cost: $45 Students & L’Enfants/$95 Members/$135 Non-members

Credits: 9 AIA HSW/LU

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Photo by Impact Photography provided courtesy of James S. Collins Architect

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at the Renwick Gallery

Saturday, November 11th
10am - 1pm

The Renwick Gallery
Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street NW.
We will meet at the Peet’s Coffee across the street at 10:00 a.m.

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 are encouraged to attend. This month, we will be sketching the Renwick Gallery. Once known as the “American Louvre” and famously “dedicated to art,” the building has housed many different occupants and organizations since its completion in 1859. Today, it serves as the craft and decorative arts branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and its classical interiors create a dynamic juxtaposition with the contemporary art displayed therein.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials.
We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.

Cost: FREE

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

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