ICAA Chapter News


The Southeast Chapter continues our tradition of offering a full roster of varied and informative events.

The opening event of 2014 was a lecture titled Temples and Tombs: Recent Architectural Projects of Craig Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton of Radnorshire, Wales presented his recent body of work encompassing exquisitely detailed private chapels, a mausoleum, and an elegant estate bath house. The event was hosted by the Southeast Chapter President, Michelle Reid Moody.

The 8th Annual Shutze Awards took center stage at the beginning of March. The weekend began with the Friends of Shutze party on Friday evening at the Cherokee Town Club. The evening was an opportunity to celebrate the generous sponsors of the Shutze Awards. This year’s Presenting Sponsor was Berndsen Custom Homes, owned by Jon Berndsen, a founding member of the Southeast Chapter.

On Saturday morning at the Little Chapel of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church designed by Philip Shutze, Mr. Calder Loth shared his in depth knowledge of classical motifs and the origins of the motifs in a lecture titled "Ancient Sources for Familiar Motifs." Saturday evening culminated in the elegant awards celebration held in the Piedmont Driving Club Ballroom. The esteemed jury of this year’s awards consisted of Marc Appleton, Appleton and Associates; Russell Windham, Curtis & Windham Architects, and Clinton Smith, editor of Veranda Magazine. With over 300 attendees celebrating the festivities, awards were presented for residential design and renovation, craftsmanship, interior design, and accessory structures. The evening featured a special presentation of the Patron Award for Lifetime Achievement given to Mr. Dan Carithers, an Atlanta icon of interior design.

As an involved community participant, the Southeast Chapter’s Outreach Committee held a lecture, "Preservation Saved Classicism," given by Dr. Elizabeth M. Dowling during the Atlanta Preservation Center’s month long Phoenix Flies – A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites.

The Southeast Chapter hosted presented its First Annual Meeting in mid-April, featuring our founding firms and culminating in the unveiling of the newly redesigned Chapter website.  Later in April, in collaboration with the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, The Guild hosted a reception and lecture with Dr. Elizabeth Dowling discussing her latest book, Classical Interiors: Historical and Contemporary.

The Education Committee hosted a very successful weekend workshop in May, "Drawing and Applying the Tuscan and Doric Orders" with Martin Brandwein.  

In June a group of 22 architects, designers, contractors, and classical enthusiasts journeyed to Annapolis, Maryland for the Southeast Chapter 2014 Patron Trip hosted by Laura Howard Dupree and Tracy Smith. The group enjoyed an architectural excursion of Annapolis, nestled on the Chesapeake Bay. The tour included historic Georgian homes, notable Downtown Annapolis, the Maryland State House, and a behind the scene guided tour of the magnificent United States Naval Academy and its grand collection of Beaux-Arts buildings.  Billeted in the historic Maryland Inn, the group enjoyed the casual ambience of downtown Annapolis and walking in baroque style streets and alleys. The 2015 Patron Trip will be an exploration of Natchez, Mississippi hosted by Tracy Ward and Judy Talley.

Our upcoming events include Shutze Awards Submittal Workshop, A Morning of Free Hand Drawing with Lane Duncan, a lecture and art show with Ray Gindroz, Materials and Methods Workshop, concluding 2014 with the Annual Holiday Party.

For more information on the Southeast Chapter, please visit www.classicist-se.org

8th Annual Shutze Awards Celebration, Piedmont Driving Club Ballroom

8th Annual Shutze Awards Winners. Left to right: John Howard of Howard Design Studio, Sean McNeish of Morgan Creek Cabinet Company, Laura Howard Depree of Laura Howard Depree, Architect, Tammy Connor of Tammy Connor Interior Design, Morgan Harrison of Morgan Creek Cabinet Company, Stan Dixon of D. Stanley Dixon, Architect

8th Annual Shutze Awards Celebration - John Morris, Suzanne Kasler, Nancy Berndsen, Jon Berndsen

Annapolis Patron Trip, tour of the United States Naval Academy

Annapolis Patron Trip – Jack Talley, Sue Redd, Martha Smith, Jim Strickland of Historical Concepts, Judy Talley of Marmi Natural Stone

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Past Events

The 2013 summer and fall programming of the Southeast Chapter offered a variety of opportunities to experience classical design in the form of lectures, tours, and workshops with a little socializing and networking in the mix.

In June The Guild, formerly known as the Young ICAA, visited Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia for their annual day trip. The group spent the day exploring the 16 gardens over the 200-acre estate. During their visit over 140 species of water lilies were in bloom, as were the hydrangeas, roses, and daylilies.

On a lovely early fall evening in October, members of the Southeast Chapter joined John B. Murray for a lecture and book signing at the Spanish/Mediterranean style Hagedorn residence, which won a 2011 Shutze Award for Landscape and Garden Design. The evening began with a cocktail reception in the exquisite garden, followed by John Murray’s lecture based on his recent book, Classical Invention, The Architecture of John B. Murray. The Southeast Chapter is very grateful to the generous sponsors for this event, Nanz, Tischler and Sohn, Marmi Natural Stone, and Ludowici Roof Tile.

For two Saturdays in November, a number of architects and artisans took part in the second of the Southeast Chapter’s Mixed Media Series - Watercolor Painting in Architectural Representation. Georgia Institute of Technology visiting lecturer, Lane Duncan was the instructor for two class sessions exploring both the medium and technique of watercolor painting, in particular as it applies to architectural representation. The class featured lively presentations and discussions along with hands on experimentation.

December saw a lively group join The Guild’s traditional holiday home tour. This year featured Callanwolde, a 1920s Gothic-Tudor mansion located in Atlanta’s historic Druid Hills neighborhood. Now a fine arts center, the 27,000 square-foot mansion highlighted Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers for the holiday season.

The City of Decatur’s restored City Hall was the venue for a lecture featuring Steve Mouzon, The Original Green in tandem with Clay Chapman, Hope for Architecture. Steve presented his ideas on original sustainability, including the design and construction practices that made buildings function and live for multiple centuries, prior to the Thermostat Age. The presentation was lively, informative, and thought provoking. Clay Chapman, a local Decatur, Georgia resident, master mason, and artisan presented some of his recent residential projects employing structural masonry and heavy timber construction techniques. Clay’s homes put into practice the theories that Steve presented in his portion of the lecture.

Along with the slate of education and tour opportunities, members of the Southeast Chapter took time to celebrate a great year, at the annual Holiday Party held on December 10. The party was graciously hosted by Sub-Zero Wolf at their Atlanta Showroom. Festive and delicious fare was beautifully prepared by the Sub-Zero Wolf in-house chef. In addition to Sub Zero Wolf, Design Galleria, and Parc Monceau were generous sponsors for this annual event.

The Guild at Gibbs Gardens.
Photo courtesy of the Southeast Chapter.

Mixed Media Series – Watercolor Painting in Architectural Representation.
Photo courtesy of the Southeast Chapter.

Mixed Media Series – Watercolor Painting in Architectural Representation.
Photo courtesy of the Southeast Chapter.

Mouzon/Chapman Lecture – Clay Chapman is speaking.
Photo courtesy of the Southeast Chapter.

Hagedorn Residence – Garden.
Photo courtesy of the Southeast Chapter.

Hagedorn Residence – Front Façade and Garden.
Photo courtesy of the Southeast Chapter.

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