The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art-Northern California Chapter is dedicated to advancing the contemporary practice, preservation, and appreciation of the classical tradition in our regional architecture and the allied arts throughout Northern California.

The Institute fulfills its mission through four program areas:

ICAA provides a forum and comprehensive educational resource for students, design and building professionals, and the general public, both in the United States and in Europe. Academic Programs include a Master of Science in classical design with Georgia Tech; continuing education courses; study tours; seminars; and intensive winter and summer programs for professionals. Public Education Programs include lectures, exhibits, walking and travel tours, and conferences on classical architecture and the allied arts.

ICAA publishes an annual journal, The Classicist, and new and reprinted books on classical design through “The Classical America Series in Art and Architecture.” The Forum, a newsletter for members, is published three times a year.

Through the annual Arthur Ross Awards ceremony, and locally in Northern California through the Julia Morgan Awards, the ICAA recognizes excellence by honoring the achievements and contributions of architects, painters, sculptors, artisans, landscape designers, patrons, and others in preserving and advancing the classical tradition. The Rieger-Graham Prize and the Alma Schapiro Prize provide opportunities for designers, architects and fine artists to study abroad as affiliated fellows of the American Academy in Rome.

ICAA maintains a strong ‘voice’ in the public domain, championing the continuation of the classical tradition as a vital cultural resource.