John G. Waite Associates, Architects: Rotunda at the University of Virginia

John G. Waite Associates, Architects: Rotunda at the University of Virginia

The 2019 Palladio Award for Restoration and Renovation goes to John G. Waite Associates, Architects for the Rotunda at the University of Virginia.

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Announcing the 2020 ICAA Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours

The ICAA’s drawing and study courses are built around the tradition of field drawing in sketchbook using methods that have been deployed by practitioners of architecture and allied disciplines since the Renaissance. Then, as now, the objective is to expand one’s compendium of precedents as resources for reference in contemporary design.

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François & Co.

Founded in 1997 by Thierry Francois, projects/products include fireplace mantels, range hoods, architectural elements, surfaces, cut stone, limestone, marble, scagliola, wood flooring, mosaics, fountains, terra cotta, DeCorbusier metal surfaces.

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Supports & Their Toppings

Columns, piers, and walls traditionally have celebratory toppings. The capitals of the three canonic Greek and two Roman additions are the most familiar, but local variations abound, such as these in Chicago and in Richmond, Virginia.


The Gnostic Craftsman

Having previously considered Metaphysics, this essay deals with the second of the three branches of Classical philosophy: Epistemology, that is to say what constitutes real knowledge for the traditional craftsman.