The architecture school of the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1868, making it the second oldest such program in the United States. Before then, American students such as Richard Morris Hunt were forced to pursue their architecture studies elsewhere. In 1846, Hunt became the first Ameri...
Tuesday, January 30 2018 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Monday, November 13, 20176:00 PM - 7:30 PMThe Union League of Philadelphia140 South Broad StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19102 Few houses remain that are like the Georgian Revival “Big House” on the Ardrossan estate, designed by celebrated classical architect Horace Trumbauer and commissioned by Robert ...
Monday, November 13 2017 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Private dinner following the Proportions Symposium on Saturday, November 11. Dinner will be held in the Sando Room at the Union League.
Saturday, November 11 2017 5:30 PM — 8:00 PM
Proportion is a key to classical aesthetics, but remains the most misunderstood aspect of architectural design. According to Richard Sammons, an expert in the field of architectural proportion, “without an understanding of proportion and the closely related problem of scale, no architectural ende...
Saturday, November 11 2017 8:45 AM — 5:00 PM
Learn how best to digitally capture the impressive Georgian architecture at Christ Church, where George Washington, Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin were regular parishioners. This hands-on workshop will be led by Tom Crane, Philadelphia’s leading architectural photographer. Both general instruct...
Saturday, October 14 2017 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Money & Mansions: Suburban Residences of Horace TrumbauerPrivate tour led by Jim Mundy, Director of Education and Programming of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of PhiladelphiaSaturday, September 239:00AM - 4:30 PMThe group will meet at The Union League of Philadelphia and be t...
Saturday, September 23 2017 9:00 AM — 4:30 PM
Furness & Hewitt’s architectural splendor on North Broad Street, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), will be the subject of a drawing tour with established artist, Patrick Connors. Completed in 1876, the National Historic Landmark building is the third structure to house PAFA and it...
Saturday, September 16 2017 9:45 AM — 12:30 PM
Start your weekend off with a Friday evening in the Trumbauer-designed Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a private curator’s tour focusing on classical revival in American decorative arts of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Dr. David Barquist, the H. Richard Dietrich Jr. Curator of American ...
Friday, September 15 2017 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Merion Station, PA
The doors to Debra and David Magerman’s newly constructed 16,000 square foot home will be open to the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art this spring, for an opportunity to meet old and new friends in a beautiful Main Line setting. Sited on a 4 acre property in M...
Sunday, April 30 2017 2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Over the course of its 120 year history, the Beasley Building at 1125 Walnut Street has served as an Episcopal church, Jefferson Medical College building, uniform factory, illegal night club, and now – after meticulous restoration efforts – the offices of the Beasley law firm. In conjunction with...
Saturday, April 22 2017 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM