Past Events

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at the Willard InterContinental

Saturday, December 8th
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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

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 Willard InterContinental. Henry Willard founded the hotel in 1847, when he consolidated and enlarged six existing buildings on the site. Since that time, it has become one of the most famous hotels in Washington, DC, and a temporary residence for numerous presidents and vice presidents. The current Beaux-Arts building, designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, opened in 1901. Its guest rooms, hotel bar, and “Peacock Alley” have nearly become the definition of luxury. 

We will meet at Swing’s Coffee at 14th and G 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.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials.

Cost: Free. RSVP is required

RSVP to Anthony Dimanno

Image Courtesy of the Library of Congress/Historic American Building Survey

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

RSVP Here

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