March 25, 2023

Measured Drawing: Documenting DC at Catholic University

Measured Drawing: Documenting DC at Catholic University

Saturday, March 25th – 11am – 3pm

Crough Hall, School of Architecture & Planning at The Catholic University of America – Locraft room for class introduction. Outside measuring on or near campus (McMahon Hall or Franciscan Monastery).

620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC, 20064

This 1-session measuring and drawing course will occur on one of the main university campuses in our Nations’ Capitol. Notably, The Catholic University of America is one of the very few Universities in the country and the world that teaches classical traditional architecture as a core part of its curriculum. The University also enjoys access to great examples of classical architectural heritage throughout the city from the Federal core to historic neighborhoods. The Catholic University of America has its own local history of classical and traditional forms as seen in works of ecclesiastical and campus architecture, one of which will be the focus of the measuring exercise. The class will begin with an overview presentation of measured drawing methodology and architectural precedents and then depart for the site of the measuring exercise, where participants will be able to measure and draw details.  This will include onsite feedback and demonstration work. At the conclusion, the drawings will be reviewed, discussed, and admired.

Taught by CJ Howard and Tommy Vince.

C.J. Howard is a practitioner at his own firm and full-time professor at the Catholic University of America.

Some of his research includes the documentation of classical and traditional heritage architecture with a particular focus in the Washington D.C. area. In 2019, Mr. Howard won the Leicester B. Holland Prize Competition for the complete documentation of the Lyceum building in Old Town Alexandria.

Mr. Howard has also been active on the subject of Monuments and Memorials by entering competitions and offering commentary and design proposals. Howard received recognition as the winning entry of a Contrabands’ and Freedmen’s Cemetery Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia.

As a professional architect, he has spent more than two decades practicing in the Washington, D.C. region, where he has had extensive experience working for firms nationally known for their commitment to classical and traditional design.

Mr. Howard has served as Lead Project Architect on major ecclesiastical, residential, civic and urban design projects. Some urban design projects include collaboration with the District Department of Transportation, to propose new visionary projects for our Nation’s Capitol.

Tommy Vince is a project designer at David M. Schwarz Architects in Washington DC. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture with a concentration in Classical Architecture and Urbanism from The Catholic University of America. In 2019, he received the David M. Schwarz Travel Fellowship where he studied the European Public Square and traveled to England, France, and Italy. He was fortunate to have received the Mark Ferguson Award and the Christopher H. Browne Scholarship to study with the ICAA in New York City, NY, Williamsburg, VA, and Rome, Italy. Tommy serves as the chairman of the L’Enfants, the young classicist of the Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter of the ICAA, as well as, a board member for the WMA Chapter. Tommy has taught at CUA’s School of Architecture and with the ICAA.


April 6, 2023

Thomas Kligerman Lecture on “Shingle and Stone : Thomas Kligerman Houses”

Thomas Kligerman Lecture on “Shingles and Stone: Thomas Kligerman Houses”

Thursday, April 6th – 6pm – 8pm

The Georgetown Club – 1530 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

Join the ICAA as we welcome Thomas Kligerman as he discusses his newest book of his work ‘Shingle and Stone Thomas Kligerman Houses’.  Tom serves on the boards of several charitable and educational institutions, including the Design Leadership Foundation and the Billion Oyster Project. His work has been featured in renowned design magazines such as Architectural Digest, LUXE Magazine, Elle Décor, and Veranda. His firm, Ike Kligerman Barkley, has been recognized on the AD100 and LUXE Gold Lists.

Thomas A. Kligerman was raised in Connecticut and New Mexico, and spent years in France and England as a student. These experiences sparked his interest in the rich history of domestic architecture, gardens and landscapes. Tom’s firm Kligerman Architecture & Design is based in New York City. He began his architecture career at Robert A. M. Stern Architects and received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and his Master of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture. He is passionate about the design process, and loves studying and creating architectural models. He serves on the boards of a number of charitable and educational institutions. Tom and his family enjoy summer weekends racing sailboats on the coast of Rhode Island.

Free for ICAA Members – To become a member click here.

For questions or additional information, please contact Stefan Hurray.


April 24, 2023

Robert Adam (1728-1792): The Power of Beauty at the Metropolican Museum of Art

ROBERT ADAM (1728 – 1792)
Monday, April 24, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm
Exclusive Private Tour at the
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
New York, NY
Wolf Burchard, curator, will lead a private tour of Lansdowne House – Dining
Room, a Period Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The room was
designed in 1770 by Robert Adam (1728-1792), one of England’s most
important architects. Lansdowne was inspired by the palace of Diocletian in
Dalmatia. Originally located in London’s Berkley Square it is considered one
of the architect’s most beautiful homes.
Come experience the beautiful spirit of an antiquity room. The Dining Room
– Gallery, was built to showcase Adam’s client’s important antique statutes in
classical niches. His genius was infusing the spirit of antiquity with novelty
and variety in what is known as ‘The Adam Style.’
The young architect Robert Adam was thirty years old in 1757 when he
traveled to Spalatro in Dalmatia (modern-day Split, Croatia). He was on his
Grand Tour and traveled there from Italy. He went to record the 4th century
AD Roman palace, the Palace of Emperor Diocletian. The trip changed his
life. After his return to England his drawings were published in a book: Ruins
of the palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia,
(1764). Adam dedicates the book “To the King,” King George III. He praises
Diocletian, “who revived the Study of Architecture and excited the Matters of
that Art to emulate in their Works the Elegance and Purity of a better Age.” In
this dedication, Adam promises the King an “Age of Perfection that will
complete the Glories of your Reign, and fix an era no less remarkable than
that of Pericles, Augustus, or the Medicis.”
This tour of Robert Adam’s classically inspired room inspires architects and artists today.
For more information, contact Terry Sullivan at 212-203-5946 or

April 28, 2023

2023 John Russell Pope Awards Ceremony

John Russell Pope Awards Ceremony

Event Date: Friday, April 28, 2023

Location: Sulgrave Club 1801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Cocktail Attire

Valet Parking Available

Namesake of the awards, John Russell Pope (1874-1937), was a prominent architect whose many works in and around Washington, D.C., include the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery of Art. A New Yorker, Pope received training at the American School of Architecture in Rome (now the American Academy in Rome) and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He gained renown for his uniquely American interpretation of European classicism. Pope’s domestic and monumental architecture established him, according to architecture historian Stephen M. Bedford, as a “leader in the development of highly refined and restrained American classicism.” The biennial John Russell Pope Awards recognize the best work of individuals who contribute to the legacy of classical and traditional design in the Washington Mid Atlantic region.

The John Russell Pope Awards are held every two years.

The 2023 John Russell Pope Awards Ceremony will be held at the Sulgrave Club on April 28, 2023.

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Please be sure to RSVP by April 24th. Tickets must be purchased in advance.