ICAA Summer Studio in Classical Architecture
2016 ICAA Summer Studio in Classical Architecture
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2016 ICAA Summer Studio in Classical Architecture

Taking place June 20-July 16 in New York City, the 2016 ICAA Summer Studio in Classical Architecture is a four-week, immersive program introducing students to the skills, knowledge, and resources essential to the contemporary practice of classical design.


Students build a foundation in classical architectural design, the elements of the classical language, the study of proportion, the literature of classical architecture, drawing and rendering, and the art of building. The program includes trips to architecturally significant landmarks in New York, visits to leading traditional design firms, and studio study with distinguished educators.

Design Studio

The Studio is the centerpiece of the program within which students are introduced to a conceptual, systematic and historically informed approach to the perennial challenges of building design. Students are guided through the classical design process, introduced to the study of precedent and architectural character, and learn how to apply the classical language in the design of a new building.

Field Study

Studio instruction is complemented by extensive analytical and observational drawing to help make the connection between concepts, principles and theory to the design of actual buildings.

New York City is the Summer Studio laboratory. Participants study exemplary achievements in architectural, urban and landscape design and visit important collections within New York City’s cultural institutions.

Destinations include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Morgan Library & Museum, Grand Central Station, The New York Public Library, Columbia University, great houses and gardens such as Old Westbury, urban spaces such as Bryant Park, the residential fabric of New York neighborhoods, and early planned communities such as Forest Hills Gardens.

Office and Studio Visits

Participants will meet and engage with design professionals working at both the regional and global scale to learn about their design process and the ways in which precedent informs their work.


Thanks to the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, the ICAA is able to offer scholarships to ensure accessibility to the program for students of all financial backgrounds. Eligible students accepted into the program will receive a scholarship to offset tuition and will carry the moniker of Driehaus Scholar. The final deadline for submission for the 2016 program is April 22, 2016.

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