The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Rocky Mountain Chapter (ICAA, RM) is dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts in our region.  

ICAA, RM fulfills its mission through four program areas: education, publications, awards, and advocacy.


ICAA provides a forum and comprehensive educational resource for students, design and building professionals, and the general public, both in the United States and in Europe.

Academic Programs

Continuing education courses; study and drawing tours; seminars; intensive winter and summer programs for professionals; and academic partnerships extending a unique curriculum.; and in our chapter through a partnership with the University of Colorado, College of Architecture and Planning.

Public Education Programs

Includes lectures, exhibits, walking and travel tours, and conferences on classical architecture and the allied arts.


ICAA publishes an annual journal, The Classicist, and new and reprinted books on classical design through “The Classical America Series in Art and Architecture”. The Forum, a newsletter for members, is published twice per a year, complemented by a lively array of email updates from across the country throughout the year and an online blog at blog.classicist.org.


Through the annual Arthur Ross Awards ceremony, and in our chapter through the Newman Award ceremony, ICAA recognizes excellence by honoring the achievements and contributions of architects, painters, sculptors, artisans, landscape designers, patrons, and others in preserving and advancing the classical tradition. The Rieger-Graham Prize and the Alma Schapiro Prize provide opportunities for designers, architects and fine artists to study abroad as affiliated fellows of the American Academy in Rome.


ICAA maintains a strong voice in the public domain, championing the continuation of the classical tradition as a vital cultural resource.

The Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC) of ICAA brings classical architecture and arts to the Denver community through public and member-only events including guest lectures, workshops and home tours. The RMC also supports the development of educational programs and scholarships in classical architecture at the University of Colorado Denver.


Chapter Administrator

Ashley Jacobs

Board of Directors

President- Chad Cox

Vice President- Phil Steinhauer

Treasurer- William Miller

Secretary- Tom Matthews

Board Member- Eric Mandil

Board Member- Teri Clemens

Board Member- Ariel Gelman

Board Member- Don Ruggles

Board Member- Steve Ekman

Board Member- John Wyszynski

Board of Advisors

Advisor- Kimberly Moore

Advisor- Dan Stern

Advisor- Chris Easter

Advisor- Rachelle Folsom

Advisor- David Rote

Advisor- Molly Reinhardt


To reach the ICAA-RM Chapter please email Ashley Jacobs, Chapter Administrator at: