ICAA Intensive at Greystone Mansion by Tim Barber

This week, the Southern California Chapter of the ICAA is conducting the first-ever ICAA Intensive outside New York City, at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills (designed for the Doheny family in 1927 by Gordon B. Kaufmann).

The intensive is an eight-day course of study that introduces participants to the ICAA’s core curriculum through coursework in the classical orders, composition, proportion, drafting, observational drawing, and the literature of classical architecture. 

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Never to Late to Learn Something New by Tim Barber

 I was lucky to get an education in Ohio in the ‘70s. We studied Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus. We learned logic, philosophy, debate, Latin, Spanish and French. We took phys. ed., art, music (choral, band, orchestra) and theatre classes. Why do I write this long list? 

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Bringing Traditional Architecture Back into Design Schools by Tim Barber

We at TBL have been ardent supporters and participants in the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art for 12 years. Tim was a founding member and past President of the Southern California chapter and a past Trustee on the National Board. He co-chaired (with Brooke Gardner) two ICAA affordable housing competitions with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles in 2009 and 2011.

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