Who We Are
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to promoting and preserving the practice, understanding, and appreciation of classical design. To do so, the ICAA offers a broad range of educational programs. These include intensives for architecture and design students, introductory programs for middle school students, lectures and walking tours for the public, continuing education courses for professionals and enthusiasts, travel programs to visit classical masterpieces, the publishing of original and reprinted books, and an annual journal entitled the Classicist. Through the annual Arthur Ross Awards, as well as other national and regional award programs, the ICAA also honors contemporary leaders of classical design and the related fields.

The ICAA is a national organization, with 15 chapters across the country and headquarters in New York City. Each chapter organizes its own local programming to reflect the unique members and architectural traditions in its region. The ICAA’s membership represents the diverse and dynamic cross-section of all those involved with the building arts, from architects and designers, to patrons and artisans. These members benefit from the robust network of local and national programs and networking opportunities. Likewise, the organization is continually enriched and inspired by responding to the needs, interests, and passions of its growing membership base.

The ICAA Northern California Chapter (ICAA Northern California), founded in 2004, offers a wide array of programming including continuing education classes, lectures, artisan workshops, architectural and travel tours throughout the Bay Area, as well as art, literary, and historic symposiums. The Julia Morgan Awards, held biennially, were established in 2014 to recognize outstanding work in architecture, design, craftsmanship, patronage, preservation, and restoration throughout the Bay Area. The ICAA Northern California Chapter also provides scholarships to students and professionals to attend the ICAA Professional Intensive and the Summer Studio in Classical Architecture, as well as other ongoing ICAA courses.

Join Us 
Become a member of the Northern California Chapter and enjoy unique benefits, exceptional programs, informative tours and discounts, many of which are exclusive for members only.  Chapter members receive advance notice of events and are able to attend at reduced member-only rates.