Richard Wilson Cameron, Beaux-Arts Atelier Founder
Richard Cameron was educated at the University of Toronto and Princeton University and spent a year in Rome teaching for the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Studies Program. In 1992, Richard co-founded the Institute of Classical Architecture (now the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art). Richard has taught drawing, design, and the history of architectural theory at the Institute since its foundation and served on the board of Directors, most recently as its Vice Chairman. Currently the ICAA's Acting Director of Education, he also serves as Director of the Beaux-Arts Atelier. He was awarded first prize in the Royal Oak Foundation’s Annual Architecture Competition in 1993. His work has appeared in House and Garden, The New York Times, Period Homes, New Old House; Traditional Building, and various other books and journals.
Michael Djordjevitch, Architectural Design Studio
Michael Djordjevitch studied Architecture at the University of Toronto, receiving his B. Arch in 1979. He went on to work at the Royal Ontario Museum and taught at the School of Architecture of the University of Toronto while taking courses in Art History. His principal teacher was Prof. Hans Luecke. In 1988, he was accepted into the history and theory program of the School of Architecture of Princeton University, receiving his Masters in 1991. The following year, he was received into the graduate program of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, completing the course and becoming a Fellow of the School in 1993. Throughout the 90’s, he worked as one of the two architects for the Agora Excavations of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. In 2001, be began teaching at the University of Notre Dame's center in Rome. Following the completion of his term in 2003, he was invited to the main campus as a visiting critic.
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.
James Sondow, Foundations of Form; Cast Drawing
A native New Yorker, James was first introduced to figurative drawing in his teens at the Art Students' League and Hunter College High School. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1996, James taught art for the next decade at the Rubin Museum, Saint Ann's School, and various public schools while refining his craft, studying life drawing, painting, and sculpture at Pratt, SVA, and the Art Students' League. In 2003, he began his classical training in the Russian academic method at Bridgeview School of FIne Arts in New York City. Two years of intensive summer study at Russia's premier art academy, the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, cemented James' affinity for their thorough program and their strict teaching methodology. Relocating to St. Petersburg from 2007 to 2012, James became the first American accepted to the Repin Institute's sculpture department in over 15 years. He has exhibited both drawing and sculpture in New York City and St. Petersburg and received various awards including, most recently, the Gloria Medal at the 2013 National Sculpture Competition held at the New York Academy of Art.