Martin Brandwein, The Orders
Martin Brandwein, AIA, is a New York City architect specializing in traditional design. His firm has worked on numerous projects including the restoration of a Brooklyn townhouse, which received the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy in 1997. For over 20 years, Mr. Brandwein has taught drawing classes in classical architecture at the National Academy of Design, The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and Historic Windsor’s Preservation Institute. He is a Fellow of the ICAA and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Architecture.
Steve Bass, Proportion
Steve Bass is an architect in practice since 1974. His work has consisted of a wide variety of modest scale commercial and residential projects in the New York City area. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art, London, where he studied under the direction of Dr. Keith Critchlow and was a participant in the initial Prince of Wales's Summer Course in Architecture. From 2006 to 2008, he was Visiting Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Bass is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York City where he teaches on the theoretical and applied aspects of proportion and geometry in design. He has written for ICAA's journal, The Classicist, Traditional Building, and American Arts Quarterly. His book, Proportion in Architecture, to be published by W. W. Norton, is currently in preparation.
Marvin Clawson, The Literature and Theory of Classical Architecture
Marvin Clawson earned his Bachelor of Architecture at Louisiana Tech University and his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York City. Prior to founding Clawson Architects, Mr. Clawson was the Director of Architectural Design at LRK Architects, Inc. and an Associate at Cooper, Robertson & Partners. He also worked with the offices of Thierry W. Despont, Ltd. and Charles T. Young Architects. Currently, he leads the Clawson design team while also teaching classes at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and a member of the Association for Preservation Technology, the U.S. Green Building Council, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and the Congress for New Urbanism. Mr. Clawson also volunteers within the community and is on his town’s economic development advisory committee.
Andy Taylor, Architectural Rendering in Wash
Andy Taylor practices architecture in his own firm based in Brooklyn, NY. Since graduating from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, with a Bachelor's of Architecture degree in 1985, Mr. Taylor has worked for many firms in New York City and was a founding partner of a design firm. He recently opened his own business specializing in custom residential design, and is dedicated to serving his clients with elegant and well-built houses that adapt historical styles to present day living standards. His interest in teaching the technique of traditional architectural rendering in wash developed soon after he completed a course on the subject in the winter of 1991.
Mason Sullivan, Drawing and Sculpting
An American artist from the western United States, Mason Sullivan embarked on his artistic studies in 2001. After a brief stay in university, he left to study art full time. While studying painting, he was introduced to his twin loves, anatomy and sculpture, and soon focused on little else. In 2004, Mason left home to attend the Florence Academy of Art, where he enrolled in the sculpture program. From 2005 until the spring of 2008, he was the teaching assistant for the anatomy department. While in Europe he won acclaim in several exhibitions across the continent. Mason is currently teaching figurative sculpture at the Grand Central Academy in New York.
Seth Joseph Weine, Architectural Drawing
Seth Joseph Weine was educated at Pratt Institute and has three decades of working experience in architecture and design. He has worked at several firms, including Weisberg, Castro Associates, Artec Consultants, Tom O’Toole, and Fairfax & Sammons Architects. His work includes architectural, interior, and furniture design; project management; research; and mentoring. A Fellow of the ICAA, he has served in many roles: as the first art director and member of the editorial team for The Classicist, graphic designer for organization projects, member of the publications committee (where his actions propelled the publication of key texts like the Antiquities of Athens and Architectural Composition), jury coordinator for the Arthur Ross Awards, frequent juror for ICAA’s professional drawing intensives, and, most recently, as an active figure in the design and development of the Beaux-Arts Atelier.