Classical Primer

Classical Primer
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This lecture  is a primer on the language and rationale of classical architecture. As an introduction to the classical orders, this course is an overview of the elements of classical architecture for beginners and interested laypersons. It offers an excellent prequel for students who intend to continue their education with more focused study of the individual orders as offered by the Institute. This lecture provides an overview of the core reference literature on classical architecture, exposure to the basic rules, measurements, and proportions used in the classical architectural language, and an overview of the canon of the Orders of Architecture. The course concludes with an exploration of the enduring appeal of classical architecture, helping the student to discover reasons to employ the language in their work, and to answer the question, "Why Classicism?"

Erik K. Evens is Partner of Evens Architects, a KAA Design Company. He is a licensed architect in California, with over thirty years' experience in residential, commercial, hospitality, and institutional work. He is a founding member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Southern California Chapter, and past President and also a Fellow of the ICAA.

KAA Design Group
4201 Redwood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Limited spaces

Tuition: ICAA Members: $25; General Public: $40
3 AIA/Continuing Education Units


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