The ICAA Intensive in Classical Architecture
Building on the success of previous Intensives in Classical Architecture held in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as continued demand for the Intensive held annually in New York, the ICAA Texas Chapter, in collaboration with the ICAA National Office, is pleased to host the fourth Regional Intensive next fall in Houston. Thank you to the ICAA Texas Chapter for their generous support of this program.
The Intensive is an eight-day immersion in the ICAA’s core curriculum. The program is designed for professionals and students with limited time who seek a methodical introduction to the language of classical architecture. Participants learn how to draw, identify, and compose with the classical elements to form an understanding of the basic tenets on which the classical tradition is founded.
Topics include: The classical elements and composition, proportion, architectural representation through drawing and rendering, the study of precedent, and the literature of classical architecture.
The week culminates in a studio project in which students use the classical canon in the design of a small building. Students are guided through a design process rooted in the Beaux-Arts system in which an initial parti is developed during an esquisse and a charrette into a finished design proposal. The program concludes with a review by an esteemed panel of architects.
The Intensive program satisfies the core subject requirements for the ICAA’s Certificate in Classical Architecture.
The ICAA has secured a special group rate at the Hotel ICON where the program is taking place. If you have signed up for the program and would like to take advantage of the group rate, please email us at email@example.com.
What You Will Learn
- Design principles which will be applied in developing a design that incorporates a columnar type
- How to use the classical language in designing plans, sections, and elevations
- An introduction to the Beaux Arts method of design–a process that may be applied to all aspects and scales of design work
- Various drawing techniques including design sketches, hand-drafted drawings, architectural watercolor rendering, and simple presentation techniques appropriate to a short design problem
The ICAA offers a limited amount of scholarships for students, emerging professionals, and professionals. Each scholarship is merit based and is assessed on a case-by-case basis. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Monday, July 19, 2021. If you require a scholarship, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Completed Scholarship Application Form
- A brief personal statement describing your interest in the program and how the program will support your academic and professional goals
- Examples of your work: suggested 3-4 images submitted as PDFs
- Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Recommendation
- Brief Biography (no more than one or two paragraphs)