Saturday, February 3, 2018, folks gathered at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte for presentations and discussions on architectural millwork. All photos by Phil Goodwin.

First Session

A well-designed architectural millwork package adds value to your home and increases the health and well-being of the people living there. We discussed the many components and challenges that can arise when working with raw materials and natural species of wood on the job site — challenges that if considered at the beginning stage of the design process, could maximize the value of the project relative to the budget and help to meet and exceed the client expectations.


Second Session

Participants learned to design classically inspired rooms. The instructor demonstrated how to design and assemble the classically inspired moldings and profiles of the interiors of the Duke Mansion (where the seminar was held) using current wood moldings and profiles available today. Participants discovered how to design classically inspired rooms using simple and easy to understand guidelines used by builders and craftspeople for centuries.

MESDA Fall Seminar – Good, Better, Best: Collecting for the 21st Century


Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts

October 13-14, 2017

Just a few seats are left for MESDA’s upcoming Fall Seminar.

Focused on collecting, this program will bring together three engaging and expert speakers who have advised collectors and museums for decades.

Featured presenters include:

Ken Farmer
…advisor, appraiser, auctioneer, and frequent guest on the popular PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

Wes Cowan
…owner of Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. and featured guest on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow and History Detectives.

Colette Loll
…founder of Art Fraud Insights and independent researcher and lecturer on art forgery.


Space is limited.  Pre-registration is required.


You can also contact MESDA at 336-721-7369 or mesdaprograms@oldsalem.org.

Student & Young Professional Memberships Receive a Surprise Complimentary Book this August

Student & Young Professional Memberships
Receive a Surprise Complimentary Book this August

Join, Renew, or Gift a Membership Today!

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is proud to connect students and young professionals all over the country with resources, special opportunities, and access to educational and public programming events of the highest caliber.

All new and renewing Student & Young Professional Memberships will receive a surprise complimentary book from the ICAA for the month of August. Join, renew, or gift a membership today to meet and learn from like-minded classicists in the fields of architecture and design at our lectures, workshops, tours, and social events.

Join, Renew, or Gift a Membership

Benefits for Students & Young Professionals

Be the first to learn about intensives, courses, and related scholarships. Becoming a member means that you’ll never miss out on information about educational programs and scholarships. Members also receive significant discounts on tuition rates for our courses and other programs.

Take your ICAA membership anywhere. Whether you are in a new city for school, an internship, or a new job, you can participate in any event hosted by a local ICAA Chapter as a member.

Receive discounted or complimentary entry to ICAA lectures, workshops, and other programs. Programs across all 15 Chapters feature interesting and accomplished architects, designers, and artisans. They detail the challenges and achievements of their careers, share their insights to the industries, and often open up their showrooms and offices for ICAA members.

This month, receive a surprise complimentary book from the ICAA. The ICAA’s book collection includes titles such as The Tudor Home, The Good Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Edmund Hollander Design, and The Elements of Classical Architecture.

Get Involved Across the ICAA

L’Enfants are the young classicists group of the Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter who regularly organize various events and occasionally offer discounted tickets for events.

The EPICAA (Emerging Professionals of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art) group of the Texas Chapter offers educational and networking opportunities to young professionals of the ICAA.

Workshop in Architectural Design at the University of Miami, Florida,
September 8 & 9

Theory of Proportion course with architect Steve Bass, Northwest Chapter, September 23

Architectural Photography Workshop, Philadelphia Chapter, October 14

Visit classicist.org to view a complete list of membership
benefits, and to join, renew, or gift a membership today.


ICAA-NC Historic Building Trades Workshop

Contributed by Philip Goodwin. All images by Philip Goodwin unless attributed otherwise.

On April 9, 2016, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – North Carolina and the Salem College Historic Preservation Program sponsored a Historic Building Trades Workshop at Salem College in Winston Salem, NC. Three master professionals in plaster work, woodworking, and brick masonry addressed historic restoration work through demonstrations and hands-on learning opportunities. Attendance expectations were exceeded with 43 students, teachers, building professionals, and homeowners interested in historic preservation attending the event.


Originally founded as Salem College and Academy for women in 1772, the college is ranked as the oldest women’s college in the nation. The lovely campus near downtown Winston-Salem is a treasure of meticulously-maintained  historic buildings and structures.


Heather Fearnbach, Coordinator of the Historic Preservation Program at Salem College, kicked off the event. The program offers a Historic Preservation Certificate to students interested in the stewardship of historic structures. Numerous students working on their Certificates attended the event.

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Thank you being one of the very first visitors to the NCICAA’s website, which will be the primary source of information about our chapter. As the site is developed over the coming weeks, months, and years, keep in touch via social media at facebook.com/ncicaa.

Check back often as our events and classes, being held across the state and which are already planned, will be announced here first!

We appreciate your interest and hope to hear from you soon!