Classical Primer
Erik Evens, Instructor
Tuesday, January 14th, 6-9pm 
KAA Design Group, 4201 Redwood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066 

Taught by Principal Erik Evens, this lecture course is a primer on the language and rationale of classical architecture. As an introduction to the classical orders, this course is an overview of the elements of classical architecture for beginners and interested laypersons. It offers an excellent prequel for students who intend to continue their education with ore focused study of the individual orders as offered by the Institute. This lecture provides an overview of the core canonical reference literature on classical architecture, exposure to the basic rules, measurements, and proportions used in the classical architectural language, and an overview of the canon of the Orders of Architecture. The second half of the course concludes with an exploration of the enduring appeal of classical architecture, helping the student to discover reasons to employ the language of their work, and to answer the question, "Why Classicism?"

Tuition: $40 ICAA Members and employees of professional member firms; $60 General Public;
3 AIA Credits
Annual pass holders receive a 15% discount.

To register or for further details > [email protected] or (310) 396-4379


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The Mediterranean in Southern California

Architecture inspired by great traditions of the Mediterranean region has a long, rich history in California. The fruits of this long lineage flavor the character of our cities and dot the surrounding hillsides. At KAA Design, we have often found the Mediterranean architectures to be a perfect fit for our clients wishing to build here.

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