THE CLASSICAL MIND - DISCUSSION GROUP
Sep
22
1:30 PM13:30

THE CLASSICAL MIND - DISCUSSION GROUP

THOLOS

ICAA Northwest Tholos is an architecture and interior design discussion group dedicated to classical design in contemporary practice.  This seminar intends to advance the classical mind (a “Third Recall”) defining 21st century principles of classicism that have generational and universal import inexorable to cultural and civic identities and aspirations.  Content varies from detail & décor - to hand-drawn, hand-made artistry, precedent and typology - to ontology of construction and understanding the ideal city.

Proem:  Classicism is not interested in a history of sentimentality.  Instead, classical architecture is forward looking, progressive and based on foundations of conservation and investment rather than consumption and waste.  Its principles encourage community, harmony with nature and economy of resources and energy. These values apply from the smallest towns to the greatest cities, are of human scale, and facilitate an efficient and satisfying way of life.  Classicism is a product of human artistic skill in making rather than an industrial process, and its aura of craft traverses a well-spring of tectonic character within a variety of structurally-symbolic and structurally-poetic traditions & cultures. Its metaphorical provinces and laws of beauty mean concepts of structure can exhibit a straightforwardness of vernacular in simplicity, durability and essentialness - as well as attain cultural and civic import through honorific, high style elaboration.

Nature and Her Processes provide an origin and destination in this praxis, both in terms of sustainable building science and architecturally figurative celebration. The beautiful and the useful are at once mutually achieved in traditional design forms, and thus serve with environmental fortitude.  In this continuum, as a language of well-building and aesthetic intelligence, classicism redefines itself for modern problems, promotes a revived culture of building, and promises progress through enduringness of craft, quality and beauty.

DATE:  THIRD SUNDAYS - Sept. Nov. 2019/ Jan. March. May. July. Sept. Nov. 2020

TIME:  1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION:  720 MARKET ST, KIRKLAND, WA 98033

REGISTER:  Please submit your intentions in joining Tholos Academy by writing a short paragraph.  Email to Duncan McRoberts:  duncan@mcroberts-associates.com

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UNIV. OF PORTLAND:  DUNDON-BERCHTOLD HALL CELEBRATION
Sep
27
1:30 PM13:30

UNIV. OF PORTLAND: DUNDON-BERCHTOLD HALL CELEBRATION

RAMSA LECTURE & TOUR, with Partner Gary Brewer

Please join the University of Portland, Soderstrom Architects, and renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) for a celebration, lecture and tour of Dundon-Berchtold Hall, the newest addition to the University of Portland campus.

RAMSA Partner, Gary Brewer, AIA, will present a lecture and slide show on the scope of the project from conception to finished product, highlighting the body of knowledge and process required to design and build a new gothic revival building today.

LOCATION:  DUNDON-BERCHTOLD HALL in the BRIAN DOYLE AUDITIORIUM

LECTURE:  1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

SITE TOUR:  2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Admission is free and refreshments will be provided!

Images Courtesy of Jeff Stikeman Architectural Art, 2017

Images Courtesy of Jeff Stikeman Architectural Art, 2017

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ICAA-NW RAINIER CLUB LECTURE SERIES:  part one
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

ICAA-NW RAINIER CLUB LECTURE SERIES: part one

FERGUSON & SHAMAMIAN ARCHITECTS, with Mark Ferguson, Partner

Mark Ferguson is a founding partner of Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, an Architectural Digest AD 100 practice formed in 1988 with Oscar Shamamian, located in New York City. The firm specializes in traditional residential design and works nationally and internationally. Their completed projects are frequently published and have been recognized with several notable awards, including the ICAA Arthur Ross Award in 2003. Mark has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art since 1992 and served as its Chairman from 2014-2016.

Mark Received a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1978 and Master of Architecture from Princeton University in 1982. He moved to New York with his wife, Natalie Jacobs, in 1982. His early work on renovations to houses in Tuxedo Park and Croton-on-Hudson introduced him to the practice of new traditional architecture. The experience led to a position at Parish-Hadley Associates where he collaborated with interior decorators and artisans in the creation of new residences guided by traditional design principles. He met his future partner there and after three years they established a practice to fill an underserved need and to demonstrate the authority of tradition in good design.

BOOK SIGNING:  DOORS OPEN 1:00 p.m.

SESSION I:  MARK FERGUSON 1:30 p.m.

SESSION II:  MICHAEL S. SMITH 2:45 p.m.

PRIVATE DINNER 6:30 p.m. exclusively in honor of Mark Ferguson & Michael S. Smith, ICAA Northwest Donors & Corporate Sponsors receive invitation to attend a private dinner following the Rainier Club Lecture Series.  Seating is limited.  For more information, contact Duncan McRoberts  duncan@mcroberts-associates.com

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ICAA-NW RAINIER CLUB LECTURE SERIES:  part two
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

ICAA-NW RAINIER CLUB LECTURE SERIES: part two

MICHAEL SMITH, INTERIOR DESIGNER

Michael Smith is considered one of the design industry’s most respected talents with an international profile of residential and commercial clients. Over the course of his career, Smith has consistently developed a style that has been characterized as a delicate blend of “European tradition and American modernism.” Most recently, his work was celebrated in five best-selling books from Rizzoli Publishing: Elements of Style (2007), Houses (2008), Kitchens and Baths (2010), Building Beauty (2013), and The Curated House (2015).

He is the recipient of many prestigious awards and accolades, including over 10 appearances in Architectural Digest’s AD 100, and the 2018 recipient of the Arthur Ross Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for excellence in the field of interior design. He was also named 2003 Designer of the Year by Elle Décor. In addition, his projects have been featured in such noted publications as Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Town and Country, Domino, Metropolitan Home, Interior Design, and W.

A native of California, Smith studied interior design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. In 1984, he continued his studies at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Returning to the U.S. one year later, he worked briefly under the tutelage of legendary antiques dealer Gep Durenberger before subsequently moving to New York to work with the well-known designer John Saladino. Three years later, he returned to California and opened a home furnishings store. His design firm was launched in 1990, and he has continued to build his business through the introduction of his signature furniture and fabric lines Jasper and Templeton, sold exclusively in multi-line showrooms throughout the U.S. and Europe.

The same aesthetic of classically inspired modernism is seen in his Signature Lines, collections Michael designs for other top design industry names. He has partnered with some of the finest manufacturers in the business who reflect his values of updated traditional looks, uncompromising craftsmanship and easy-to-live with luxury.

Michael Smith serves on the Board of Trustees for Otis College of Art and Design and has co-chaired the American Friends of the Olympia International Fine Art and Antique Fair. In February of 2010, Mr. Smith was appointed by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.

Michael divides his time between Los Angeles, New York City and Madrid.

BOOK SIGNING:  DOORS OPEN 1:00 p.m.

SESSION I:  MARK FERGUSON 1:30 p.m.

SESSION II:  MICHAEL S. SMITH 2:45 p.m.

PRIVATE DINNER 6:30 p.m. exclusively in honor of Mark Ferguson & Michael S. Smith, ICAA Northwest Donors & Corporate Sponsors receive invitation to attend a private dinner following the Rainier Club Lecture Series.  Seating is limited.  For more information, contact  Duncan McRoberts:  duncan@mcroberts-associates.com

Use either register button once - for the same event.

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ICAA-NW PORTLAND SKETCHING TOUR
Jun
23
10:30 AM10:30

ICAA-NW PORTLAND SKETCHING TOUR

MONTGOMERY STREET RESIDENCES

Join the ICAA-NW chapter as we visit renowned high style classical residences in the S.W. Hills of Portland, Oregon, for a measured drawing class and sketching tour. The event will be led by Ferguson & Shamamian Principal, and Notre Dame alumnus, Stephen Chrisman, who practices in New York City. Stephen will be providing a lecture on French American architecture, as well as on methods & means of performing measured drawings - Saturday evening before the tour.

The tour will focus on historic period houses from the era of American Beaux Arts Eclecticism. It will begin with a private viewing of the very distinguished and authentic A.J. Lewthwaite house, in the French Renaissance Louis XVI style, designed by Albert Parr & Francis Ward of San Francisco (c. 1926).

Other residences on the tour, to name just a few, will include the prominent Max S. Hirsch residence in the Tudor style by Architect Ellis Lawrence (c. 1922); the elegant Leon Hirsch residence in the Jacobethan style by Architects Sutton & Whitney (c. 1922); the formal William P. Hawley residence in the Colonial style by Architect Ellis Lawrence (c. 1927); the unique Coleman Wheeler English Cottage style residence by Architect A.E. Doyle (c. 1923); and the Frank J. Cobb Tudor-Jacobethan masterpiece by Architect A.E. Doyle (c. 1917).

LECTURE: Saturday 06/22 from 5:00-6:00 pm @ Emerick Architects, 321 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 200, Portland.

SKETCH TOUR: Sunday 06/23 from 10:30-3:30 pm @ 1715 SW Montgomery Drive, Portland.

Refreshments will be provided on site and admission is free!

LEON HIRSCH RESIDENCE

LEON HIRSCH RESIDENCE

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NORTHWEST CUSTOM INTERIORS:  Premiere Craft in the Puget Sound
Jun
8
1:30 PM13:30

NORTHWEST CUSTOM INTERIORS: Premiere Craft in the Puget Sound

NWCI TOUR, with owner Alan Bridgman

Please join the ICAA-NW for a private tour of Northwest Custom Interiors, with owner Alan Bridgman, who will guide us through his company’s production warehouse and explain everything from intricate profile knife making processes, to cabinetry production, sanding, painting, joinery, shop drawings and custom installation of modern and classical significant architectural elements.

This is a unique opportunity to comprehend the métier of fine craftsmanship in architecture and interior design, and how your design ideas may be made real.

Refreshments will be provided on site & admission is free!

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ARCHITECTURE BY MCROBERTS ASSOCIATES

ARCHITECTURE BY MCROBERTS ASSOCIATES

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ICAA-NW WINE & DESIGN:  part three
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

ICAA-NW WINE & DESIGN: part three

Join us for the June installment of ICAA Northwest’s Wine & Dine, a group that meets every few months to engage a specific topic related to architecture and design. Discussions are typically built around excerpts from architectural writing.

The upcoming topic focuses on architecture’s role in the social and economic fabric of society. We will discuss a chapter from Justin McGuirk’s book “Radical Cities.” We will also explore relationships between urban design and Distributionism, an economic framework that could have broad-reaching consequences on the built environment and on the ethos of society as a whole.

Information about the readings will be emailed out prior to the event. Attendees must purchase their own refreshments.

LOCATION: CERULEAN WINE

ADDRESS: 1439 Northwest Marshall Street, Portland, OR 97209

Theoretical images by Leon Krier

Theoretical images by Leon Krier

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ICAA-NW FEBRUARY WINE & DESIGN
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

ICAA-NW FEBRUARY WINE & DESIGN

Please join us for the second installment of ICAA-NW’s Wine & Design, a brand-new discussion group that meets every 3-4 months. Discussion each meeting will center around an architectural writing or design-related topic, which will serve as a springboard for lively discussion. If applicable, readings will be emailed out to attendees prior to the event.

At our February meeting, Briana Miller and Brian Kramer will lead us through Briana’s recent research on the textiles of Timberline Lodge and the how they relate to its furniture and architecture. Come learn more about her work and see where it takes our discussion!

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