the Pantheon was built. Filippo had his eye on the impossibly large proposed cupola of Santa Maria del Fiori back in Florence. When he returned in 1418 he competed against Ghiberti again for the completion of the Cathedral design, on hold since 1297. He won.
Competitions are not new. They began in Athens with a call for entries for what would be the Parthenon. But Brunelleschi would continually compete for the successive parts of the Cathedral of Florence from 1418 to his death in 1446.
The NoCal Chapter’s Julia Morgan Awards took place on June 16th and were an enormous success. Seventy-four projects were submitted. The winners were selected by an impressive jury; Gil Schafer AIA, Architect, from New York; Andrew Cogar AIA, Architect from Atlanta; and Suzanne Rheinstein ASID, Interior Designer from LA. The Jury complemented our Chapter on the quality and particularly, the volume of submittals. They were much impressed with the high quality of the Artisan and Craftsman submittals, concluding that we are lucky to have such a fine community of artists. We are immensely proud of all the awardees, including the Board awarded honor to Adolphus Andrews, Jr. for his patronage.
The JMA’s directly benefit our Chapter’s education and scholarship programs, and are one of ten different Chapter Awards made by the 15 Chapters of ICAA. These award programs focus honor and celebration upon projects which propagate classical design and craftsmanship. The evolving definition of “classical” proceeds from a lively discussion of the projects and objects in our region, and is also informed by the Institute’s education curriculum, which includes courses on The Orders, The Elements, Proportion, History and Theory, and Drawing.
We’d like to welcome to the Board the following fine folks: Clayton Timbrell, Ed Westbrook, Elisa Stancil, and Alessio De Francesca. Finally I’d like to thank Ed Hardy for his many years of work on the Board and best wishes for a happy retirement.
The Northern California Chapter has had an incredible start to 2016 with a diverse and energized calendar of programming – the highlights are below. I’d like to thank everyone involved in making these major events happen; our Board of Directors, Board Committees, our Chapter Director and our amazing Emerging Professional volunteers. There is much to look forward to – lectures, Artisan events, the Fall Antiques Show. We have a full plate. Join us
In Firmness, Commodity, and Delight,
THE 2016 JULIA MORGAN AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE CLASSICAL TRADITION
~ KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PRESENTERS ~
Coburn D. Everdell, AIA ~ President, Board of Directors, ICAA Northern California
Peter Lyden ~ President, ICAA National
Elisa Stancil ~ Board of Directors, ICAA Northern California ~ Founder; Stancil Studios
Martin Chapman ~ Curator, European Decorative Arts & Sculpture, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Mark Ferguson ~ Chairman, Board of Directors, ICAA National ~ Ferguson & Shamamian Architects
~ HONOREES ~
Craftsmanship & Artisanship
ADAM THORPE AND TONY SMITH
ADOLPHUS ANDREWS, JR.
Landscape & Garden Design
ELIZABETH EVERDELL GARDEN DESIGN
Interior Design & Decoration
DOUGLAS DURKIN DESIGN
TUCKER & MARKS
THE WISEMAN GROUP
CHARLIE BARNETT ASSOCIATES
ANDREW SKURMAN ARCHITECTS
The Northern California Chapter of the ICAA provides this and upcoming newsletters to help
you keep a pulse on what's happening and to let you know about upcoming dates and events.
CONNECT WITH US
Members had a rare opportunity to explore the art and craft of glass casting during a studio tour of John Lewis Architectural & Art Glass. Watch the video here...
NoCal member James Haas, an expert on Civic Center history and politics, will give a lecture "San Francisco and the City Beautiful: A History of Civic Center, 1893-1918" on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Koret Auditorium, Main Library, Lower Level .
And a unique session of forging steel at the Bay Area blacksmith shop of metal artist, Jefferson Mack. Watch the video here...
The National ICAA Summer Studio program finished on July 16th with 18 students attending the four week immersive program . See their progress through video, photos and more...
Coburn D. Everdell AIA
Chapter President and Director for Education
Thank you Vanguard Properties for sponsoring this issue of the Northern California Chapter Newsletter
In partnership with Sir John Soane's Museum, London, members welcomed Thomas A. Kligerman, President of the Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation and principal of Ike Kligerman Barkley, for a unique perspective on Cuba's incredible architectural landscape. At the SF Design Center with reception generously sponsored by epoca.
Fulfilling our mission of advancing the contemporary practice of the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism and the allied arts, the Northern California Chapter offers educational scholarships for study in the Elements of Classical Architecture programs through the ICAA National Institute. Scholarships are open to all students and emerging architects, interior designers, or artisans living/working in Northern California. For information, contact Chapter Director, Nancy O’Connor at email@example.com.
The The Classicist ~BLOG~. Enjoy the images, news, and information presented by ICAA National in this rich diary of classical delights (more...)
Hart Howertonhosted a members-only reception and office tour, highlighting the work that makes them one of the most influential and distinguished design teams in the world.
NoCal member Mark Addison creates hand-crafted modern interpretations of historic architecture into functional objects d'art, modeled in 3D and faithful to the original building in every dimension and detail (more...)
For more information on the ICAA Northern California Chapter or to become an Annual or Event Sponsor please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 445-6700
WINTER INTENSIVE ~ NEW YORK CITY ~ January 7th to January 14, 2017. This eight day program fully immerses participants in a fast-paced studio environment as they complete coursework in the foundational skills and principles of classical design. Classroom hours are balanced between studio work, lectures, guided tours and site visits. The program satisfies the core course requirements for the ICAA’s Certificate in Classical Architecture. (more...)
Mark your calendars for the ICAA Designer Day Lunch & Lecture, Saturday, October 29th, at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show (details to follow). As we continue to plan our 2016 calendar, please check our website for other newly announced tours, education classes and lectures, book signings and other first-class programming and events.
Waterworks graciously hosted
the ICAA Emerging Professionals
at their San Francisco showroom.
San Francisco wrestles with how to fit new buildings into old settings. SF Chronicle's architecture critic, John King, gave members a history of the trend in San Francisco and whether it's preservation or desecration (more...)
In 1402 the 25-year-old goldsmith Filippo Brunelleschi entered a competition for the decorative panels on the doors of the Cathedral Baptistry in Florence. He lost.
He lost to Lorenzo Ghiberti, his great rival then and for years after. Annoyed and depressed, he rejected a proposal to collaborate with Lorenzo. Filippo and his buddy Donatello took off for Rome. They spent the next 13 years knocking about, living like gypsies among the then nasty ruins. They precisely measured the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian Orders for the first time. They figured out how