The Emerging Professionals of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (EPICAA) is a nonprofit energetic outreach offshoot of the ICAA comprised of students and emerging professionals. This group is dedicated to advancing the appreciation of, and interest in, knowledge of the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism, and the allied arts. Additionally the Emerging Professionals ICAA seeks to gain the interest and participation of individuals who may someday go on to become full members of the ICAA.
The EPICAA is committed to fulfilling this mission through four key pillars: Mentoring, Philanthropy, Networking, and Education.
We provide a forum for students and professionals to foster growth through the interaction and association with peers as well as members of the ICAA.
The EPICAA allows its members to enrich the community around them by using their unique skills to aid those in need by partnering with organizations like Habitat for Humanity.
Committed to building a strong group of young professionals and students who can foster relationships with each other and members of the ICAA. Our goal is to provide the members with a relaxed environment in which to make connections that will result in professional growth for the individual, cultural growth of our similar interest, and member growth of the ICAA.
We provide the opportunity for students, emerging professionals, and the general public to advance the knowledge of the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism, and the allied arts.
The program consists of in-class lectures and drawing classes taught by ICAA educators and architects on architecture, history, place-making, building practices, plaster molding, stone carving, etc. The program leads students through city
and neighborhood architectural walking tours to experience local architecture and field trips. New Heights will also provide a valuable introduction to the many career opportunities in the fields of architecture and the allied arts.
The benefits of incorporating the arts into secondary school education programs are numerous and well-documented. Architecture is a particularly unique and applicable art form as it utilizes many disciplines at once and is already apparent in students’ everyday lives. This program was well received at Alamo Heights in San Antonio.