“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.


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Our facts

As a part of a larger organization, our objective to reach artist, craftsmen, landscape architects, architects, and interior designers across Louisiana in order to address the important 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.