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Tour of Kinloch Woodworking Studio and Showroom

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Kinloch Woodworking
1721 West Doe Run Road
Unionville, PA 19375

Meet us in Unionville for a visit to the showroom, studio, and home of expert cabinetmaker Doug Mooberry, founder of Kinloch Woodworking. As Mooberry explains, “cabinetmaker” is an 18th-century English term for a craftsman who makes any type of furniture by hand. He and his staff are nationally known for their custom furniture, with a vast inventory of products ranging from hideaway desks to garden gates to innumerable styles of chairs. With restoration making up about 20 percent of their work, the rest of the studio’s time is dedicated to creating new pieces of furniture, which span in size from smaller items such as stools or accessories to larger pieces like beds and cabinets. Inspiration for designs come from a variety of places, such as the collections at Winterthur, the Wharton Esherick house in Malvern, and many other museums. Mooberry and his cabinetmakers work collaboratively, their collective knowledge informing a style that often blends classic designs with elements of the modern.

Enjoy a self-guided tour through the Kinloch furniture showroom, learn about the history and evolution of the studio, and hear from the cabinetmakers themselves as we are led through the two-story workshop for a first-hand look at production. After the tour, consider an optional extension to the nearby home of Doug and Pat Mooberry to see their own furniture collection and the barn where the studio stores its “library” of wood.

2 AIA LU credits will be available for this lecture. Please bring your AIA membership number in order to fill out the necessary paperwork.

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ICAA Member: $25 General Public: $35 Students: $15

Horace Trumbauer Walking Tour: A DesignPhiladelphia Event

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Saturday, October 6, 2018
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Horace Trumbauer was Philadelphia’s most prolific architect, whose work can be found across the United States. He is best known, perhaps, for his New York and Newport Gilded Age mansions. In Philadelphia, however, his firm also designed a large number of institutional buildings as well as private residences. Please join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia and Jim Mundy, Director of Education and Programming for the Union League of Philadelphia, for a walking tour that explores Trumbauer-designed buildings that have housed Philadelphia’s premier cultural and social institutions over the past century.

The tour will begin at the Union League of Philadelphia with a light breakfast, and where we will learn about the exterior and interior spaces of this landmark institution. Our tour will then proceed through Center City to include such buildings as the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Racquet Club, the original Ritz Carlton hotel, the St. James apartment house, the Widener Building, the YMCA, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then through the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood to see examples of Trumbauer’s domestic architecture. The tour will end at Rittenhouse Square. The tour is proudly sponsored by Pella Window and Door Company.

Jim Mundy is the Director of Education and Programming for the Foundations of the Union League of Philadelphia. He is an alumnus of The Attingham Summer School for the Study of British Houses and Collections and is presently the President of The Woodlands Cemetery Company and the Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation. Jim has also given architecture tours for the Preservation Alliance.

2 AIA LU credits will be available for this lecture. Please bring your AIA membership number in order to fill out the necessary paperwork.

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Student: $25 ICAA Member: $40 General Public: $55

Making Magnificence: Architects, Stuccatori, and the Eighteenth-Century Interior, with Christine Casey

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Monday, October 22, 2018
6:00 PM
The Union League of Philadelphia
Grant Room
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Join author Christine Casey for a presentation on her recently published book, which tells the remarkable story of the craftsmen of Ticino, in Italian-speaking Switzerland. These craftsmen took their prodigious skills as specialist decorative plasterworkers throughout Northern Europe in the 18th century, adorning classical architecture with their rich and fluent décor. Their names are not widely known – Giuseppi Artari (c.1690–1771), Giovanni Battista Bagutti (1681–1755), and Francesco Vassalli (1701–1771) are a few – but their work transformed the interiors of magnificent buildings in Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Britain, and Ireland. Among the interiors highlighted in this deeply researched, beautifully illustrated volume are Palazzo Reale in Turin, Upper Belvedere in Vienna, St. Martin in the Fields in London, the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford, Houghton Hall in Norfolk, and Carton House in Ireland.

Dr. Christine Casey is an architectural historian with a particular interest in the relationship of architecture and decoration and the role of craftsmanship in architectural production. Her research has developed from an initial focus on Irish eighteenth-century architecture to a broader interest in European early modern architecture. She is currently leading an Irish Research Council New Horizons interdisciplinary research project entitled ‘Making Victorian Dublin.’ Focused on the Museum building at Trinity College Dublin, this joint project with the Department of Geology explores the role of materials and craftsmanship in Dublin’s Victorian architecture.


General Public: $25; ICAA Members: $20; Students: $15

Much Ado About Nothing: Spatial Concepts in Visual Thought

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Tyler School of Art
Architecture and Environment Design Wing, Room 103
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Kick off the fall season with artist Patrick Connors as we enjoy a presentation and workshop on linear perspective, an art whose subject manner is light and whose medium is space.

The “most delightful and noble art” of linear perspective has long benefited artists of diverse disciplines in the pursuit of making their imaginations manifest in paintings, sculpture, drawings, and architecture. In an age of camera-conditioned aesthetics and computer-generated imagery, perspective offers an alternative experience to those derived from machine or technology, one directly based on human experience. Learn some of the basic concepts and techniques that combine to create depth in an image, discuss topics such as foreshortening and value, and acquire new tools that can be used to construct a scene in linear perspective.

Patrick Connors is an easel painter who lives and works primarily in Philadelphia. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, his artwork is exhibited internationally and featured in private and public collections.  He has lectured on linear perspective at Yale University, Philadelphia Art Museum, New York Academy of Art, Graduate Program; and the ICAA: Manhattan and Rome programs.

3 AIA LU credits will be available for this lecture. Please bring your AIA membership number in order to fill out the necessary paperwork.



ICAA Member: $30/General Public: $35/Students: $15

Second Biennial Trumbauer Awards

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00 PM
The Union League of Philadelphia
Lincoln Ballroom
140 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is excited to announce the Second Biennial Trumbauer Awards, to be bestowed on November 15, 2018, in the Trumbauer-designed Lincoln Ballroom of The Union League of Philadelphia. The awards program honors exemplary work in contemporary classical architecture, design, planning, and the allied arts. This year’s program follows the incredibly successful inaugural competition which highlighted the celebrated work of architecture and design professionals in our area.

Named for internationally renowned, native Philadelphian architect Horace Trumbauer (1868-1938), the Trumbauer Awards celebrate contemporary classical projects that express the breadth and inclusiveness present in Trumbauer’s expansive work. Trumbauer’s extraordinary success followed modest professional and social beginnings, and he was unrivaled in the early 20th century in American architecture for the number and magnificence of his projects.

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Ambassador: $250

Supporter: $175

Member: $150

Students: $50