Our Chapter holiday party will honor Stephen Salny and the publication of his new book William Hodgins Interiors. An illustrated lecture and book signing, Candace Barnes Showroom will host this year’s festivities.
December 4, 2013
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The Northern California Chapter of the ICAA has had a great year so far. We provide this and upcoming newsletters to help you keep a pulse on what's happening and to let you know about upcoming dates and events.

As president of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Northern California Chapter, I am thrilled with the efforts of Kevin Peters, Chapter Secretary, and Nancy O’Connor, Chapter Coordinator, with this premiere issue of the ICAA Northern California's e-newsletter. This ICAA NoCal e-newsletter will be a great resource for members to keep up-to-date with ICAA NoCal events and will also enable members to access the ICAA calendar to plan ahead for all that's happening in the upcoming weeks. I am proud to announce that Eric Friedman (Chapter Co-Vice President) and Kevin Peters represented the Northern California Chapter of the ICAA at the ICAA National Convention of Chapter Presidents in New York in 

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The annual Sponsor Appreciation Evening will feature Allan Greenberg lecturing on his newly published monograph, Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect.

January 15, 2014

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Our Spring Tour “Castles in the Sky” was an exclusive visit into six of San Francisco’s premier private residential apartments.

Our education classes and lectures continue to inspire local supporters. Popular instructor Domiane Forte presented “The History & Theory of Proportion.” He was joined by USC School of Architecture’s Andrea Keller.   

Andrew Skurman kicked off the Meet the Author Series with his recently released monograph, Contemporary Classical. Pictured here with ICAA member, Shay Zak of Zak Architecture. (More...)

Meet the Author Series with Texas architect Michael Imber, presenting Michael G. Imber Ranches, Villas & Houses.

Former Chapter President, Joe Lucier, organized our Annual Lecture Series focusing on the extraordinary legacy of William Randolph Hearst, who would be celebrating his 150th birthday this year.

This year’s blow-out party to recruit and welcome new members was organized by our membership committee and hosted by Richard Beard and team at B.A.R. Architects, San Francisco.

The Northern and Southern California Chapters came together in October for a weekend in San Simeon and tour of Hearst Castle, including day and evening tours, a special luncheon, Hearts winery wines, and a private lecture by Hearst historian, Victoria Kastner. (More...)

In 2014, we launch a series of free "On the Board' tours for ICAA members. The tours will allow members to visit the offices of architects and designers involved with the ICAA. The first tour will be hosted by Andrew Skurman Architects.
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The ICAA will partner with SFMOMA’s Architecture & Design Forum for a tour of the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco. Celebrating the 30th year of SFMOMA's permanent collection of architecture and design, Bernard Maybeck's drawing for the design of the church is among the collection's earliest works.
December 10, 2013
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The final segment in this year’s Meet the Author series, Lucia Howard  lectured on her new book, Shingle Style: Living in San Francisco's Brown Shingles.

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October. They bring back a clarity and enthusiasm about how our work here in Northern California relates to the overall goals of the ICAA:
• Through events and education, we are promoting the classics in art and architecture locally.
Through your membership and support, we help our national organization run a New York based school called the Beaux Arts Atelier that educates students in classical design.
Together, we are leading the way for new Chapters to form and new members to join our diverse and growing community of ICAA advocates across the country.
The ICAA NoCal has had a wonderful year. We look forward to seeing you at our programs and events in 2014, as we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of our ICAA Chapter.

Our annual Designer Day Lunch & Lecture at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show honored Suzanne Tucker, featuring her work and the publication of her second book, The Romance of Design. (More...)

For more information on the ICAA Northern California Chapter or to become an Annual or Event Sponsor please contact us at info@classicist-nocal.org or call (415) 445-6700

Meet the Author Series with designers Andrew Fisher & Jeffry Weisman and their book, Artful Decoration. (More...)

An impressive roster of Hearst historians educated our members this year. Speakers included Mark Wilson, architectural historian and author; Amy Lippert, Assistant Professor from the University of Chicago; Mary Levkoff, Dept. Head of Sculpture & Decorative Arts at The National Gallery, and Gray Brechin Ph.D., author and project scholar from U.C. Berkeley. (More...)

In January, our chapter benefited from selling a library of rare and diverse architectural books through the Pacific Book Auction.

Steven Semes, Associate Professor School of Architecture at University of Notre Dame, presented a fascinating lecture on “The Architecture of the Classical Interior Revisited.”  (More...)