Mission

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts.  The Southeast Chapter fulfills this mission through four program areas: education, publications, awards and advocacy.

 

Education

The Southeast Chapter plays a critical role in keeping the classical tradition alive through its educational programs. ICAA seeks to advance lessons from past design as a guide to creating meaningful architecture and art for the twenty-first century. Since no educational institution in the region teaches the principles of classical design in architecture, the organization helps fill this void. Members have the opportunity to continue their education through lectures, CEU programs, salons, and travel programs and conferences in the United States and Europe.

 

Advocacy

By maintaining a strong voice in the public domain, ICAA advocates the preservation of classicism and historic architecture as vital cultural resources. The organization also plays an important role through its continued support and preservation of programs of study dedicated to training future architects and designers in classicism.

Members of the Southeast Chapter assisted with the preservation of the Crum and Forster Building and the restoration of projects such as the the John N. Goddard Memorial Chapel at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Philanthropy

Beyond membership, the Southeast Chapter relies on the generous support of individual and corporate sponsors. Through its annual fundraising efforts, the chapter is able to enhance its honorarium and program budget so the chapter is able to offer exceptional educational events featuring nationally recognized speakers. The Shutze Awards also are possible through the chapter’s corporate sponsorship program.

Please consider making a gift today so the chapter may continue to offer outstanding programs to it members and the community.

Awards

Soon after its founding, the Southeast Chapter created The Shutze Awards, the first regional awards program to recognize the finest practitioners of classical design in the Southeast.

The award is named for Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Shutze, revered internationally as one of the twentieth century’s most devoted classicists and the first recipient of the Arthur Ross Award, awarded annually by the national organization since 1982.

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