Past Events

Essential Foundations, Proportions, and Forms; the Tuscan Order

Friday, September 29th
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Lecture

The Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008

Kick off your weekend at the Cosmos Club by examining classical compositional strategies and formal devices of the Tuscan Order!  Friday night also offers an opportunity to meet your professional colleagues in a relaxed setting over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  The Education Committee cordially invites you to the Mid Atlantic Chapter’s most engaging program of the year.

The two-hour Friday evening seminar focuses on the forms and proportions of the canonical Tuscan Order.  The presentation will begin with a brief history of the development of the order, followed by an overview of the methodology behind its construction including a PowerPoint component.  The seminar will conclude with a review of some of the applications of this robust columnar type, and the way by which it is employed in making familiar architectural motifs such as superimposition, the fornix, and the serliana.

Richard Economakis combines practice and teaching in architecture. He is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame and currently serves as Director of Architecture and Urbanism in the School of Architecture’s Graduate Program.

Materials:  Sketchbook (preferably spiral bound for ease of handling), No. 2 pencils or 2H / HB mechanical pencils, eraser

Cost: $30 Members / $50 Non-members

Credits: 2 AIA HSW/LU



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