April 14, 2023

13th Annual Al Holm Lecture: Thomas Jefferson. The Architect.

The Union League
Grant East Room
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Cocktails at 6:00pm
Program at 7:00pm

ICAA Members: $25 | General Public: $35
Registration required

Note: The Union League’s dress code is business casual—for men: jacket, collared shirt, and slacks, for women, something comparable. For more information, visit here.

Educator and Artist Rachel Fletcher will discuss Thomas Jefferson’s architectural work, how Palladio plays a role in his work, and where the work is his invention.

Rachel Fletcher is a teacher of geometric proportion to design practitioners and is the author of Infinite Measure: Learning to Design in Geometric Harmony with Art, Architecture, and Nature. She is the creator/curator of such museum exhibits as “Infinite Measure,” “Design by Nature” and “Harmony by Design: The Golden Mean. She teaches at the New York School of Interior Design and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. She was a contributing editor to the Nexus Network Journal for ten years.  A Jefferson Studies Fellowship Award from the Thomas Jefferson Foundation enabled her to study geometric proportions in Jefferson’s architectural works. She resides in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where she founded the Housatonic River Walk, now a National Recreation Trail, and co-founded the Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail. Her website is rachelfletcher.org.

This annual lecture honors Alvin Holm, a founding member and President Emeritus of the Philadelphia Chapter of the ICAA. Past lecturers have included architects Gil Schafer and Peter Pennoyer and architectural historian Anne Walker.