The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art was officially founded in 2002, to advance the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism, and the allied arts.
The ICAA’s Southern California Chapter followed two years later, and has grown to be one of the nation’s largest and most active regional chapter. We fulfill our mission through classes, community events, and tours. Our programs appeal to laypeople and professionals alike.
Our dynamic mix of educational programs reflects the diversity of our membership throughout Southern California. Studio and field drawing classes help design professionals refine their visual presentation skills. Lectures by prominent speakers from around the world offer insight into historic landscape architecture, the works of notable interior designers past and present, and cultural influences on design. We provide scholarships to students for inspiring programs in historic cities in the US and abroad. The New Heights Program cultivates interest in classical architecture in a new generation by providing middle-school students an interactive course of study in classical architecture
Learn the fundamentals of design, gather inspiration for a new project, meet like-minded people, create beautiful artwork, tour a historically significant building: the opportunities for education, inspiration and connection are far-reaching. Become a part of this incredible community.
The Legacy Award
The Legacy Award is the ICAA SoCal’s annual gala fundraiser, which honors an individual’s exceptional achievement and contribution in advancing the classical tradition in architecture, interior design, and art. Honorees include:
2021 Legacy Award Recipient Nancy Goslee Power
Nancy Goslee Power is a celebrated garden designer based in Santa Monica, California. She has built countless public gardens including The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena and the Beverly Hills Beverly-Canon Gardens, and many private gardens in Southern California, on the East Coast, and in Australia and Europe. Her most famous private garden is Moraga Vineyards in Bel Air, California. She is the first Gold Medal winner of the Henry F duPont award for garden design, and is the recipient of the Giants of Design Award from House Beautiful and the American Academy Rome’s prestigious Resident Award in 2004. Nancy has published two books The Gardens of California, 1995, which has become a classic in its field, and The Power of Gardens, a monograph of her firm’s work. She contributed “Essay on the Garden” for the Norton Simon’s book Living Art and has been included in many international garden books, magazines and newspapers.
2019 Legacy Award Recipient Richard Holtz
Richard Holtz is the founder of Richard Holtz, Inc., which for the past twenty five years has specialized in the construction of fine custom homes. He has always focused on maintaining the highest standards for quality, integrity and value with his clients as well as his staff. A graduate from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and Architecture, he became a licensed architect and contractor in 1972.
2018 Legacy Award Recipient Timothy Corrigan
One of the world’s leading interior designers, Timothy Corrigan has offices in Los Angeles and Paris. He has received numerous honors, and has designed licensed collections for Perennials, Schumacher, Samuel & Sons, Fromental, Royal Limoges, and THG-Paris. He is the author of The New Elegance: Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today and An Invitation to Château du Grand-Lucé (both published by Rizolli).
2017 Legacy Award Recipient Jeff Hyland
Jeff Hyland is a Los Angeles real estate expert, architectural historian and the co-founder and President of Hilton & Hyland. He is co-author of The Estates of Beverly Hills and author of The Legendary Estates of Beverly Hills (both published by Rizzoli), and the recipient of The Will Rogers Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award from the City of Beverly Hills.
2016 Legacy Award Recipient Suzanne Rheinstein
Suzanne Rheinstein is an interior designer and owner of Hollyhock, the renowned home furnishings store. She is the author of At Home: A Style for Today with Things from the Past (Rizzoli, 2010) and Rooms for Living (Rizzoli, 2015). Suzanne and her work have been featured in numerous regional and national lifestyle publications and blogs.
2015 Legacy Award Recipient Peter McCoy
Peter McCoy is the owner and founder of McCoy Construction, which has been in business over 30 years. He received the American Institute of Architects Merit Award, and serves on the boards of Marlborough School and The Good Samaritan Hospital. Prior to his years in construction, Peter was president and CEO of Sotheby’s, worked in the White House as Deputy Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and then became Under Secretary of Commerce with the United States Department of Commerce, Washington D.C.