Date and Time:
Wednesday, February 5th
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
520 Florida Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA-WMA. For our first C&C of the new decade, we will be sketching at the St. Regis Hotel. This Beaux-Arts hotel was opened in 1926 as the Carlton Hotel by the prominent local developer Harry Wardman. Designed by Mihran Mesrobian, architect of the Hay-Adams and Wardman Tower hotels, the St. Regis pairs a subtly quirky exterior with a luxurious-yet-inviting interior. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
We will meet at the Starbucks at the corner of 16th & K Streets (across from the hotel) at 10:00am. We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.
Join the ICAA for a lunch time tour of the German Marshall Fund headquarters building. Originally built in 1912 for the Honorable and Mrs A.B. Butler by Washington architect Clarke Waggaman (Waggaman & Ray) in Neoclassical style, the house later became an embassy and has been the home of the German Marshall Fund since 2002.
Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA-WMA. This March, we will be visiting the Adams Building of the Library of Congress. Planned and constructed during the height of the Great Depression, the Adams Building is notably more restrained than its predecessor, the Jefferson Building. Whereas the Jefferson Building is detailed in a grand Beaux-Arts style, local architects Pierson & Wilson employed a more subdued yet detailed Art Deco for the Adams Building exterior and the interiors. Much of the building’s character comes from its art – including an Ezra Winter mural and several Lee Lawrie bronzes – that celebrate literature and literary heroes. We will meet at the Starbucks at the corner of 3rd & Pennsylvania SE at 10:00am. We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.
“Considering the current situation dealing with Covid-19, we have decided to cancel the upcoming ‘Learning from Palladio’ lecture. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at our events in the near future!”
Join the ICAA for an evening with architectural historian Branko Mitrovic, author of ‘Learning from Palladio’ and ‘Andrea Palladio, Villa Cornaro in Piombino Dese’. Palladio, arguably the most influential architect of the Italian Renaissance, makes him particularly interesting to contemporary architects for his extensive opus and great variety of projects. This lecture is intended to analyze the development of his approach to design in the context of his time and biography.
Dr. Branko Mitrovic received his PhD in both architecture and philosophy, and currently is a professor of architectural history and theory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has been the recipient of the Humboldt Research Award as well as research fellowships from Harvard University, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Humboldt Foundation, The National Gallery (CASVA), and the Clark Art Institute. He has authored 2 books on Palladio as well as 5 other books on architectural history and theory.
Tickets: $20/ Members, $10/ L’Enfants, Free for CURRENT Catholic students