Past Events

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown

Saturday, August 18th
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown
3001 R Street, NW
We will meet at the Bean Counter at 1665 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

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 historic Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown. Founded by William Corcoran and completed in 1853, this garden cemetery features an Italianate gatehouse, clasically-inspired mausolea, and a chapel designed by James Renwick. Among its notable “residents” are architects Adolf Cluss (Eastern Market, Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building) and Paul Pelz (Library of Congress).

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event starts half an hour later that normal. We will meet at the Bean Counter at 1665 Wisconsin Ave NW at 10:30am.

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 Historic American Buildings Survey/Library of Congress

Private Tour of The Willard Hotel

Wednesday, August 1st at 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 2nd at 6:00 PM

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

The Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art  is pleased to present a riveting historical tour of the iconic Washington landmark, The Willard Hotel.

The tour shall be followed by cocktails and merriment in The Round Robin Bar. Cocktails not included with purchase of ticket.

Please sign up early for the evening of your choice. Participants are limited.

Purchase Tickets Here

Fall Classic Cocktail Party

Thursday, September 20th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hollerith House
1617 29th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Please join the Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for our Fall Classic Cocktail Party at Hollerith House in Georgetown’s East Village. This Georgian Revival was built circa 1911 by Herman Hollerith, inventor of the key punchcard. It later was home to former president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.

Ticket sales will close on Sunday, September 9th.

Purchase Tickets Here

Private Estate Tour of “V House” and Gaston & Wyatt

Saturday, September 29th
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Gaston & Wyatt LLC
1317 Carlton Avenue, Suite 110
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Join the Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for a morning in Charlottesville. 

The event will begin at Gaston & Wyatt, a well known regional architectural millwork company and strong supporter of the ICAA.  A tour will be provided of their 50,000 square foot facility which houses engineering, production, their windows and doors showroom, and millwork shop.  The group will move on to see some of Gaston & Wyatt’s work at a local estate, the V House.

The V House is the fulfillment of the owner’s lifelong dream of building a Palladian villa designed by Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects.  Of the estate President Bill Clinton commented, “When I look around this beautiful house, I realize that during those eight years in the White House I was only living in ‘public housing.’”

Purchase Tickets Here

Photo courtesy of Gordon Beall

Tour Meridian Hill Park with the National Park Service

Saturday, September 29th
10:00 AM -11:00 AM

Meridian Hill Park
16th St NW & W Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Join the ICAA Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter for a springtime tour of Meridian Hill Park.

Located on the longitude of the original district milestone marker, the park was first a site of a private mansion, then later a retirement home for John Quincy Adams. After later being converted to national parkland, George Burnap and Horace Peaslee created the garden’s Italian style and were among the first to use concrete aggregate for much of the park’s hardscape. With 13 basins, the park’s cascading water element is the largest in North America.

Cost: $15 L’enfants, $25 members, $30 non members


Photography courtesy of Meridian Hill Park, Jennifer Horn

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