“To advance the appreciation and manifest the principles of classical and traditional architecture and its allied arts by engaging practitioners, students, educators, and architecture enthusiasts of Louisiana.”

Our Story

The Louisiana Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art is dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of classical architecture and all its allied arts throughout the State of Louisiana. New Orleans is known for its unique architectural heritage that combines French Creole, Spanish and American influences, and the Louisiana Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art believes that the lessons learned from this rich heritage can be applied to our new works, as well as to help aid those who work to preserve and rehabilitate our historic architecture.


Join us for wine and hors d’oeuvres at 1008 Dauphine for a look at an intriguing historic renovation using tax credits.

Situated in one of the most revered historic districts in the world, the French Quarter of New Orleans, 1008-1010 Dauphine Street, built c. 1833, represents construction during the middle of the period of significance (1745-1933). The complex consists of two historic brick buildings. The property is in the upper east quadrant of the French Quarter, facing Dauphine Street and bound by St. Philip Street upriver, Ursuline Avenue downriver, and Bourbon Street river-side. Since as far back as records go, the buildings have been used as a multi-family compound and have housed dozens of working-class families and individuals working in or around the French Quarter. As a result, these buildings represent the residential lifeline of the French Quarter, a key aspect of the neighborhood’s vitality that needs to be fostered. The building’s highest and best use continues to be a multi-family compound but was in dire need of extensive restoration in part due to decades-long deferred maintenance.

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Our facts

As a part of a larger organization, our objective is to reach artists, craft persons, landscape architects, architects, and interior designers across Louisiana in order to address the importance of traditional, classical art in our state. 


Our Testimonials

We appreciate all of the support from our members and the community. Our members enjoy learning about Louisiana’s architectural culture. Here are a few quotes from those who have indulged in our organization’s endless opportunities. 

Eye Opener

"Further opened my eyes to Classical Architectural and Art details."
Peter Patout

Classical Planning

"The combination of rum, New England, Louisiana and Classical Planning was an interesting mix. I thoroughly enjoyed it." Tommie Cockfield, AIA


"Very informative and inspiring." Herschel Hoffpauir

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National Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

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.