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.