Introduction to the Classical Orders: The Tuscan Order

David Rinehart, Instructor

Location: ICAA SoCal Headquarters, 1556 17th Street, Santa Monica CA 90404


Limited capacity.

This fast-paced class provides an introduction to understanding and laying out classical architecture through a study of the Ionic Order. Students of all abilities will learn the proportions, details and essential parts of classical architecture by laying out a column, entablature, and pediment. The class will end with a sketch problem combining these elements to create a classical door aedicula and a typical façade. Most importantly, you will learn why the study of the classical orders is an essential foundation in the study and practice of architecture whether traditional or contemporary.

David Rinehart is a Los Angeles-based architect with broad experience in the design of multi- and single-family residences, mixed-use developments, institutional buildings, as well as master planning and urban design. Mr. Rinehart joined Moule & Polyzoides in early 2019, following over ten years at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York.  He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame, with a minor in classical literature and a concentration in furniture design. He received his Master of Environmental Design degree in Architectural History, Theory & Criticism from Yale University where he was awarded a Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscript Library Fellowship and served as a curatorial assistant for the Yale School of Architecture. His graduate thesis focused on the work of the early-twentieth-century Italian architect Marcello Piacentini.  Mr. Rinehart is a registered architect in the State of New York, a member of the Society of Architectural Historians, and a Fellow of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, where he has served as an Instructor since 2015. He has taught workshops on classical architecture at universities across the country and core curriculum courses in New York and Atlanta, and most recently served as a lead Instructor at the Summer Studio in Classical Architecture in New York. He has served on a number of ICAA committees including the Classicist Committee and the Governance Committee.

$45 for ICAA Members / $65 for General Public

A materials list will be sent to registered students prior to the class

Image: Ionic Order plate from the ICAA Primer by Alvin Holm and Martin Brandwein, rendered by Matthew Collins

The SoCal Education Programs are made possible by the generosity support from:

Leadership Circle
Tim Barber Architects
Landry Design Group

American College of the Building Arts
Reside Custom Homes
Susan Masterman Architects

Boswell Construction, Inc.
Crestron Electronics
Ric & Suzanne Kayne & Jenni Kayne & Richard Ehrlich
Shawn Nelson Builders

March 12 @ 9:00 am
9:00 am — 1:00 pm (4h)

ICAA SoCal Headquarters