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Spring 2017 Architectural Events

Each season, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art promotes the practice of classical and traditional design through exclusive classes, tours, and lectures. We’re pleased to announce the following events for Spring 2017:


SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
SKETCHING SOCIAL AT THE UNION LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA


Join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art—Philadelphia for an opportunity to sketch the interior of the historic Union League of Philadelphia, followed by discussion and lunch at a nearby restaurant.
We will focus on the Neo-Classical interiors of the 1910 addition, designed by Horace Trumbauer. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience the visual sensations of Philadelphia’s greatest architect.
For more information, and to register visit: https://icaa-phila.ticketleap.com/sketching-social-at-the-union-league-of-philadelphia (http://classicist-phila.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=05c082a1df744a47c69792746&id=8489541963&e=17cb45219a)


SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
TRUMBAUER AWARDS WINNERS' SHOWCASE AT THE HISTORIC HOME SHOW


Come admire the winning projects of the inaugural Trumbauer Awards at the Historic Home Show. This annual show is the only national event dedicated to restoring, renovating, and furnishing traditional and historic homes, as well as building historically inspired new homes.
All 10 winning projects will be exhibited in this show dedicated to the best in today’s craftsmanship. John Milner, FAIA -- Principal, John Milner Architects and winner of two Trumbauer Awards -- will also lead a lecture on how to build a “new old house” as part of the event’s Old House University. Of interest to both homeowners and professionals, the Historic Home Show showcases products, services and fine crafts providers who can assist attendees with their period-inspired projects.
The Historic Home Show graciously extends complimentary admission to the show to ICAA members. Professional ICAA members are also encouraged to invite a client to the show with complimentary admission. For further details and to receive a ticket, please email icaaphila@gmail.com.
For more information, please visit: www.historichomeshows.com (http://classicist-phila.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=05c082a1df744a47c69792746&id=dff7c8f6bb&e=17cb45219a)


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
CONVERSATIONS WITH RADICAL TRADITIONALISTS: CLASSICAL INTERIORS, HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY


Modernist design education diminishes, or eliminates entirely, the subject of architectural history. This is well understood by Dr. Elizabeth Dowling, Professor Emerita of Architecture at Georgia Tech, who has taught architectural history for over thirty years and has demonstrated the connections between history and current classicism in her recent book, Classical Interiors: Historical and Contemporary (Rizzoli, 2013).
In an illustrated lecture using nineteenth-century historical paintings, architectural renderings and current photography, Dr. Dowling will present examples of residential work that demonstrate the continuity of classicism and the vibrancy of current design that draws from the rich history of twenty-five centuries of architecture. She will provide an overview with contemporary examples from twenty American and European firms, with particular focus on the Philadelphia firms of Alvin Holm, John Blatteau and John Milner. Designers, patrons, students and architectural enthusiasts will find classicism’s variety enduringly delightful.
For more information, and to purchase tickets visit: https://icaa-phila.ticketleap.com/conversations-with-radical-traditionalists/ (http://classicist-phila.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=05c082a1df744a47c69792746&id=08c639ab10&e=17cb45219a)


THURSDAY, MARCH 23
THE ANNUAL ALVIN HOLM LECTURE: CHRISTINE G. H. FRANCK


There is a renaissance of classicism in the arts, architecture, and civic art today that has the potential to restore beauty, civility, and harmony to our shared American life. Christine G. H. Franck has been at the forefront of this modern classical renaissance, through her work as a designer, educator, author, and passionate advocate and has observed both extraordinary growth in and significant challenges to contemporary classicism. In her illustrated lecture, Franck will share her perspective on the scope, quality, and concerns of today’s classical renaissance.
Christine G. H. Franck is a designer, educator, and author currently serving as the first Director of the new Center for Advanced Research in Traditional Architecture (CARTA) at the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning. Franck is a recognized expert on the subjects of architectural education, historic American domestic architecture and modern classical architecture.
For more information, and to register visit: https://icaa-phila.ticketleap.com/christinefranck/ (http://classicist-phila.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=05c082a1df744a47c69792746&id=a7e749bc91&e=17cb45219a)
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017
SPRING SOCIAL AND HOUSE TOUR AT THE HOME OF DEBRA AND DAVID MAGERMAN
The doors to Debra and David Magerman’s newly constructed 16,000 square foot home will be open to the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art this spring, for an opportunity to meet old and new friends in a beautiful Main Line setting. Sited on a 4 acre property in Merion Station, the Doric order of the entry portico and limestone façade establishes the proportional rules used throughout the “U” shape planned building.
Attendees will be able to tour the ground floor of the house, and hear about the architectural work from Peter Archer whose firm, Archer & Buchanan, completed the project. Chuck Hess will speak about the landscape architecture, and Steve Hendricks will discuss the millwork.


For more information, please visit: http://classicist-phila.org/events/ (http://classicist-phila.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=05c082a1df744a47c69792746&id=057ffae90c&e=17cb45219a)
If you have questions about any of our Spring 2017 events, please contact us at icaaphila@gmail.com. We hope to see you this Spring!




INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL ART & ARCHITECTURE, PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER