The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) was founded in 2002, with the Southern California chapter forming just a couple years later. The local SoCal ICAA has since become one of the country’s most active regional chapters with many great educational programs, events and architectural tours.

We have always been passionate about arts and architecture. Design plays a major role in our real estate influence, the luxury communities we serve and our daily lives. We have personal and business partnerships with some of the leading designers. Tim is married to Mark Liddell and Greg is married to Todd Nickey of Nickey Kehoe. The ICAA Southern California is an organization that resonates with our own passion for design.

About the ICAA

The mission of the ICAA is to “advance the practice and appreciation of the classical traditional in architecture, urbanism, and the allied arts.” We have been longtime supporters of the local chapter and have taken part in a lot of the activities they have to offer. We are both passionate about architecture, design, arts and culture—as are many of The HD Group’s real estate clients—so involvement with the ICAA makes perfect sense.

The ICAA Southern California offers a wide variety of educational programs and events, reflecting the diversity of this region. You can attend lectures and presentations from prominent speakers with different fields of expertise. You can take part in studio and field drawing classes for architectural and interior design professionals.

The New Heights Program

The ICAA created the New Heights Program to introduce younger artists and students to the ideas and techniques behind classical architecture design. They even provide scholarships for aspiring students in the United States and abroad.

Here are some upcoming events being hosted by the ICAA Southern California:

May 7
Introduction to the Classical Orders: The Doric Order

This 4-hour class will be hosted at the ICAA SoCal Headquarters in Santa Monica. It is hosted by David Rinehart and will provide an introduction to classical architecture with a special focus on the Corinthian/Doric Order of design.

May 11
Highlights from Hillwood: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Taste for 18th-Century European Furniture

This special webinar will focus on the life, business and design influence of Marjorie Merriweather Post. It will be hosted by Dr. Rebecca Tilles.

May 14
Tour of California Pottery & Tile Works

Here is a rare opportunity to get a guided tour through historic California Pottery & Tile Works. You will learn more about the traditions of California tile-making and decoration, dating back to the early 20th century.

To learn more about the ICAA Southern California and see their full calendar of events and educational programs, click here.

We encourage anyone interested in classical arts and architecture to consider becoming a member of the ICAA or at least donating to support this wonderful program.