Intensive in Classical Architecture: Denver

The ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter, in collaboration with the ICAA National Office, is pleased to host a Regional Intensive this Summer in Denver.
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.

Please note that in addition to the programming offered August 5 – 12, there will be an optional Hand Drafting session held on Friday, August 4. If you are interested in attending, please email when you sign up for the Intensive program.

August 5 @ 10:00 am
10:00 am — 8:00 pm (10h)


ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter