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.