A Classical Overture: An Introduction to the Language of Classical Architecture Part II

1.5 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective & 1.5 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (3 credits total for attending both Parts I & II)

This two-part, three-hour lecture course is a primer on the language and rationale of classical architecture. As an introduction to the classical orders, this course is an overview of the elements of classical architecture for beginners and interested enthusiasts. It offers an excellent prequel for students who intend to continue their education with more focused study of the individual orders as offered by ICAA. This lecture provides an overview of the core canonical reference literature on classical architecture, exposure to the basic rules, measurements, and proportions used in the classical architectural language, and an overview of the canon of the Orders of Architecture.

Erik K. Evens is Principal of Evens Architects, a boutique studio of the KAA Design Group. He is a licensed architect in California, with over thirty years’ experience in residential, commercial, hospitality, and institutional work. He is a founding member and former president of the Southern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and a national Fellow of the ICAA.

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Free for ICAA Members

Non-members $40

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Please note registration will close 1 day prior to the class.


This event will be presented via Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link prior to the program. If you have any questions about this class, please email info@classicist-socal.org.

February 7 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm — 6:30 pm (1h 30′)


Erik K. Evens