Classical Lecture Series & Book Signing
John Simpson, Guest Speaker
Please note this lecture will be filmed. Attendees are kindly asked to sign arelease form.
London-based architect John Simpson is one of the world’s leading practitioners of New Classicism, a contemporary architecture movement that continues the practice of classical and traditional architecture, and embraces the virtues of durability, functionality, and beauty. His design ethos revolves around the notion that architecture is a public art, where each facade forms the character and shape of the public realm—the streets, the squares, and the major civic spaces that we use—creating an architectural language that is recognizable and which shapes our collective cultural experience.
John Simpson studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He has received numerous prestigious honors, including the Palladio Award, the Royal Institute of British Architects Award, The Royal Fine Arts Commission Trust Building of the Year Award, the American Institute of Architects Honor Award, and the Arthur Ross Award of the Institute of Classical Architecture, among many others.
Free for 2019 Classical Lecture Series Season Pass Holders
ICAA Members - $30
General Public - $55
Generously Hosted By:
Paul Ferrante, Inc.
Melrose Place Showroom
8464 Melrose Place
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Parking: Metered street parking on La Cienega Boulevard and Melrose Place, or a parking lot behind Paul Ferrante, accessed from La Cienega Boulevard, just north of Melrose Avenue. ($ 12.00 after 5:00 PM.)
This 2019 Classical Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support from:
Richard Holz, Inc.
Shawn Nelson Builders
© The Architecture of John Simpson: The Timeless Language of Classicism by David Watkin, Rizzoli New York, 2016.