Past Events

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

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at Union Station

Saturday, February 9th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington DC, 20002

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 historic Union Station. A national landmark, the station is a Beaux-Arts masterpiece designed by Daniel Burnham. Known for its triumphal arch entry, massive vaults, and exquisite sculptures, the building has welcomed visitors and commuters to our nation’s capitol for over a century.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials. We will meet at the Blue Bottle Coffee in the station’s main hall 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 the Library of Congress/Historic American Building Survey

L’Enfants Annual Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, February 27th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Shaw’s Tavern
520 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Join us for the fifth annual anniversary gathering of the L’Enfants! We will meet at Shaw’s Tavern on Wednesday, February 27th for drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. It will be a time to socialize, to talk about the direction of the club, and to make some announcements of upcoming events!

This event is open to members and non-members alike so please do share this invitation to anyone you know who might be interested in joining our group of young professionals. Our members share interests ranging from drawing and sketching, to expanding their knowledge of the classical arts, to learning about the rich traditions of local art and architecture right here in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Please RSVP to Hannah Myers Here

We hope to see you there!

Thanks to Traditional Building for sponsoring this event!

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