Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
LOCATION: Room C205, Building C Fort Mason Center

   With Steve Bass

Visiting Professor of Architecture, Notre Dame University
Fellow, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, New York

Presented in a two evening intensive, this course provides an overview of the concept of proportion as a design tool in traditional architecture. Content includes: an explanation of the concept of symbolic or qualitative number; an introduction to Pythagorean and Platonic numerical philosophy;  the relation of number to beauty; the derivation of the ancient musical octave; a discussion of the Golden Section, its mathematics, geometry, and relation to philosophy, particularly its role as geometrical "logos";  and the connection of these ideas to the numerical-geometrical canons of classical architecture. A unique opportunity, these courses may be taken as an introduction to these ideas or as a review for those who have some background with the subject.

Monday & Tuesday, April 9th & 10th, 2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  Room C205, Building C
Fort Mason, San Francisco

Advance registration required. Click here to register:

$30 ICAA Emerging Professional & Student Members
$30 Students with valid student ID

$90 ICAA Members & employees of
Professional Member firms

$130 Non-Members


Students should bring a sketchbook, soft drawing pencils,
and erasers.

Sandwiches, cookies and beverages complimentary

Steve Bass has been an architect since 1974, with a small personal practice in the New York City area.  Born in 1947 he holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute, 1970;  a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art, London, 1991, where he studied under the direction of Dr. Keith Crichlow;  and was a participant in the initial Prince of Wales's Summer Course in Architecture in 1990.  From 2006 to 2008 he was Visiting Professor of Architecture at Notre Dame University.  Mr. Bass is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York City where he teaches on the theoretical and applied aspects of proportion and geometry in design.  He has written for ICAA's journal 'The Classicist', for 'Traditional Building' magazine, and for 'American Arts Quarterly'.  His book, 'Proportion in Architecture' is currently in preparation.