Past Events

Book Signing at Circa: Suzanne Kasler, Jeffrey Dungan, and William Abranowicz

Tuesday, October 2nd
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Circa Showroom
3323 Cady’s Alley NW
Washington, DC. 20007

Join the ICAA for a fun evening of cocktails and nibbles at the DC Circa lighting showroom! Designer Suzanne Kasler, Architect Jeffrey Dungan, and Photographer William Abranowicz will be in hand to discuss their latest books and sign copies.  Circa is providing free copies of their books to the first 75 guests and a raffle will feature a Suzanne Kasler table lamp and the latest copy of the ICAA Classicist publication.  Additional books will be available for purchase.  Please RSVP for a headcount.

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Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at the Volta Bureau

Saturday, October 13th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Volta Bureau
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007

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 outside at the Volta Bureau in Georgetown. This brick and sandstone Neoclassical templum in antis, designed by Peabody & Stearns in 1893, is a notable architectural departure from its residential neighbors. The bureau has served as a source of information, education, and resources for the deaf and hard of hearing since its commissioning by inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials. We will meet at Saxby’s at 3500 O 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.

Cost: Free. RSVP is required

RSVP to Anthony Dimanno

Image courtesy of Historic American Buildings Survey/Library of Congress

Private Classical Baltimore

Saturday, October 20th
11:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Homewood House
Johns Hopkins University Campus
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218

Join the ICAA for an incredible tour of private classical Baltimore.   The tour kicks off with a tour and lunch at the historic Homewood House.  Afterwards the group will move onto three private homes in the nearby Guilford area, including one by architect John Russell Pope and lovingly restored by the homeowners with the help of Winchester Construction and designer Mona Hajj.

The tour will conclude with a tour and cocktail reception at the home of designer Mona Hajj.  This is one not to miss!

Cost: $80 for members and $120 non-members

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Image Courtesy of Mona Hajj

The Roman Empire’s Effect upon the Development of Islamic Architecture in Spain.

Wednesday, October 24th
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Please join the Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter for its Fall Symposium at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC.  The topic for discussion is the legacy of the Roman Empire’s building traditions on the development of Islamic architecture in Spain.

Professor Steven W. Semes, Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame will lead a panel discussion that will address why the teaching of cultural exchanges is an important facet in training contemporary architects.  Multicultural influences in Western architecture have been significant since Roman antiquity, when buildings responded to local traditions as well as to more universal patterns of Roman building practice.

Attendees of the lecture are eligible to receive 1.5 AIA approved Learning Units.

Cost: $30 for ICAA members, $50 for non-members, $10 for students, and free for all L’Enfant members.

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L’Enfants RSVP Here

Beauty, Neuroscience & Architecture

Wednesday, November 7th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The George Town Club
1530 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

For centuries man has sought to express beauty in architecture and art. Today neuroscience is helping to determine how and why beauty plays such an important role in our lives. Donald H. Ruggles, architect, draws upon fifty plus years of experience in architecture to delve into the forces behind this transformative emotion. Founded on a series of lectures given over the past five years to enthusiastic audiences, his new book Beauty, Neuroscience, and Architecture postulates that beauty can and does make a difference in our lives including improving important aspects of our health.

Mr. Ruggles lecture will investigate the differences between the two continuous and inseparable streams of neurological inputs from the autonomic nervous system and their effects on our subconscious recognition of patterns in art and architecture.  He will demonstrate the importance of beauty related to our health and well-being with an emphasis on the positive opportunities available to architects, designers, and artist.

6:30 PM reception followed by 7:15 PM lecture.

Cost: $15 for L’Enfants, $25 for members, $30 for non-members

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