Mouldings and Mimosas: Spring Industry Social & Lecture at Tague Lumber

Sponsored by:

Tague Lumber / Norwood Windows and Doors

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Sunday, March 25, 2018
11:00 a.m. Social, 12:00 p.m. Lecture
Tague Lumber Showroom
181 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355

Join us for an exclusive brunch and a private tour of the Tague Lumber Showroom with their expert staff and representatives. We hope this will be a wonderful opportunity for guests to connect with our dynamic network of industry leaders, celebrated practitioners, and all those who champion the classical arts.

After brunch, we welcome you to join architects Martin Brandwein and Fred Bissinger for a presentation as they share practical ways to apply classical design methods. Drawing from his extensive knowledge of classical architecture, ICAA Fellow and architect Martin Brandwein will discuss how to categorize moldings by geometry and function, and use standard molding profiles in classical design. He will support his talk with drawings and physical examples. ICAA board member Fred Bissinger will present several ideas for practical application found in Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid, by author Marianne Cusato, which provides easily understood advice that rarely costs more to build, depending simply on good proportions and sound construction principles.

The social and lecture will be held in the Tague Lumber Design Showroom in Malvern, PA. The 10,000 s.f. facility is the site of extensive product displays of kitchens, baths, windows, doors, hardware, millwork, mouldings, sidings, decks, and more, and boasts a staff of top designers available to help make any dream a reality.

Martin Brandwein, AIA, is a New York City architect and instructor specializing in traditional design. For over twenty-five years, Mr. Brandwein has taught drawing classes in classical architecture at the National Academy of Design, The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, and Historic Windsor’s Preservation Institute.

Fred Bissinger is the principal architect at F.L. Bissinger Inc., an architecture firm that focuses on single family residential architecture and specializes in “Artisan Revival” style houses, which aim not to copy the past, but to create new masterpieces that use the vocabulary of tradition to write original architectural poetry.

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

Cost/Reservations (includes Spring Industry Social and Lecture): $15 ICAA members/$30 General public

Rebuilding Penn Station: A Lecture with Richard Cameron

Sponsored by:

​Sponsored by Spire Builders.

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Monday, April 9, 2018
The Skyline Room
Parkway Central Library | Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA

Richard Cameron, principal designer at Atelier & Co., Brooklyn, NY, and one of the original founders of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, has developed an ambitious plan to rebuild New York City’s old Penn Station in all its former glory. The original McKim Mead & White structure, which opened in 1910, was torn down in 1963 and replaced with the current underground station that serves 600,000 passengers a day. As Clem Labine explains in Traditional Building Magazine, the Rebuild Penn Station plan has three major elements: (1) Reconstruct the grand spaces of the original Penn Station; (2) Create a modern transit hub that connects two subway lines, two commuter railroads, and Amtrak; (3) Redevelop the area in and around Penn Station to create a world-class urban destination – like Rockefeller Center. McKim had envisioned his splendid rail terminal as the centerpiece of a spectacular City Beautiful project – but he died before his full dream could be realized.

The Rebuild Penn Station Plan station plan has generated coverage from The Gothamist, City Lab, and The New York Times.

The lecture will be held in the beautiful Skyline Room—offering sweeping views of the city—on the fourth floor of the Parkway Central Library Branch. Rebuilding Penn Station: A Lecture with Richard Cameron is part of the ICAA Philadelphia’s celebration marking 150 years since Horace Trumbauer’s birth. Throughout 2018, the Chapter will be hosting a number of Trumbauer-themed events throughout the region in honor of the native Philadelphian’s tremendous contributions to American architecture, including his firm’s design of the Parkway Central Library Branch. The year of celebration will culminate with the second Trumbauer Awards ceremony, on November 15, 2018, in the Trumbauer-designed Lincoln Ballroom of The Union League of Philadelphia. The awards program recognizes the work of individuals and firms to preserve and advance the classical tradition in the greater Philadelphia area.

Richard Cameron is a principal designer at Atelier & Co. in Brooklyn, NY. He is the co-founder of both the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and The Beaux-Arts Atelier, an educational platform for practicing architecture as a fine art. In 2013 he received The Arthur Ross Board of Directors Honor Award from the ICA&A. Richard has a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Toronto and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Architecture Magazine, Architectural Digest, and on the Brian Lehrer show.

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


This event is free to the public; however, advanced registration is required. To register, please visit:

Framing Rittenhouse Square: A Walking Tour of Historic Windows and Doors Led by Jim Mundy

Sponsored by:

​North American Window & Door Co., Inc.

Kolbe Windows & Doors

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Saturday, April 14, 2018
Group meets at 10:30 AM, Lunch at Dandelion Pub at 2 PM
Meeting location: The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

The neighborhoods surrounding Rittenhouse Square provide some of the most intriguing and diverse forms of domestic and institutional architecture in Philadelphia’s Center City. The city’s booming economy after the Civil War fostered expanding upper middle and upper classes who wanted to live around the historic square in houses designed by some of the city’s leading architects of the day such as: Frank Furness, Theophilus Parsons Chandler, Charles Barton Keen, Wilson Eyre and many others.

This tour of the neighborhood’s late 19th and early 20th century architectural legacy, with a focus on notable historic windows and doors, will provide a visual and historical introduction to the still vibrant urban neighborhood.

The tour will meet at The Union League of Philadelphia, where coffee and light refreshments will be provided. The group will then embark on a three-hour walking tour, and dine at Dandelion Pub for lunch (included in the registration fee).

AIA LU continuing education credits are available for this tour.

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


$30 ICAA members; $40 General public; $25 Students with current ID

Private Tour: Longwood Gardens Main Fountain Restoration

Sponsored by:

Rittenhouse Builders

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
5:30 PM
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Nowhere else in the world is there a setting that marries fountains, theater, and garden, establishing the Longwood Garden Main Fountain Garden as the finest performance fountain in the world. After a three-year renovation by an all-star-cast of designers, this legendary space reopened to the public in the summer of 2017. The ICAA Philadelphia Chapter is pleased to offer a private tour of the new Main Fountain Garden, led by Miriam Kelly, Senior Associate at Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB), who designed a major rehabilitation for the 80 year-old complex, which had been chronically compromised by numerous mechanical problems and aging infrastructure. Guests will also be given access to the pumphouse plaza, lobby, and tunnels―areas typically not made available to the public.

The tour will begin at 5:30PM and will offer guests the full context of the renovation project, covering such topics as stone restoration, horticulture, the innovation behind the new fountains, the inclusion of the grotto, and a rare peek into the tunnel infrastructure. Following the tour, guests are invited to enjoy the gardens—tickets include admission to Longwood’s celebrated fountain performance once the sun sets.

Miriam Kelly is a British Architect experienced in the repair and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. In 2006, she won the prestigious Lethaby Scholarship with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and has since joined the UK’s Register for Architects Accredited in Building Conservation. She holds two Masters Degrees in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. Before moving to the United States, Miriam worked at some of the most sensitive historic sites in the UK including Windsor Castle, the Royal Pavilion Estate, Lowther Castle and Bath Abbey.


$30 ICAA Members; $45 General Public

Behind the Scenes at Ardrossan: A Private Tour and Reception

Sponsored by:

Freeman’s Auctioneers and Appraisers

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
4:00 p.m.
Ardrossan Estate
811 Newtown Road
Villanova, PA 19085

Join us for a unique opportunity to gain an insider look at one of the Main Line’s most spectacular estates. Enjoy an afternoon program with guided tours of the first floor of the house, and learn firsthand about the design of the estate and its interior, as well as several of the art objects in its collections. Tours will be followed by a light cocktail reception.


Cost/Reservations: $99 ICAA Members; $125 General Public