Past Events

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!

John B. Murray Lecture and Book Signing

Thursday, February 28th
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Oehme, van Sweden
800 G Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Join the ICAA WMA at the offices of our hosts, Oehme, van Sweden landscape architecture, for a lecture by John B. Murray based on his new book ‘The Contemporary Palette, A Classicist’s View’. Drinks and hor’deurves will be served and 1 AIA CEU LU credit will be available for this lecture.

With a perspective that values symmetry, scale, and proportion, classical architect John B. Murray is repeatedly asked to look at decades-old, often historic, spaces, modify floor plans, and revisit materials and ornamentation to create a current and fresh spatial vision that addresses the needs of contemporary life. In this talk, John will share how his firm’s classical take on spatial and compositional problem-solving has evolved and embraced fresh, current concepts for elegant living—always with a classicist’s mandate to establish living spaces that are timeless. This highly visual presentation will showcase John’s work in one of New York City’s most iconic residential buildings, as well as several of the projects featured in his recently-released second monograph Contemporary Classical Architecture John B. Murray (The Monacelli Press).

Copies of Contemporary Classical Architecture John B. Murray will be available for purchase and signing following the lecture.

John B. Murray is the principal architect and founder of John B. Murray Architect, a New York firm specializing in city and country residences designed within a classical framework. An honors graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, John joined the firm Parish-Hadley, where he worked with the legendary designer Albert Hadley. Hadley endorsed the founding of his partnership, Ferguson Murray Architects, LLP, in 1987, which then led to John opening his own independent practice, John B. Murray Architect, LLC, in 1997. John is a member of the ICAA’s President’s Council, serves on the board of the Professional Children’s School, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation’s Monticello Cabinet and will be a Design Co-Chair for the 2019 Winter Antiques Show. John B. Murray Architect has received multiple Stanford White and Palladio awards. The firm’s work is regularly published in VerandaArchitectural DigestLuxeElle DecorGalerie, and House Beautiful.

Cost: Free with RSVP


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