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

ICAA RMC 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 the 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.


The Rocky Mountain Chapter is based in Denver and serves Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

Chapter Administrator

Ashley Jacobs

Board of Directors

President- Steve Ekman

Vice President- Phil Steinhauer

Treasurer- William Miller

Secretary- Molly Reinhardt

Board Member- Eric Mandil

Board Member- Tom Matthews

Board Member- Ariel Gelman

Board Member- Keith Loftin

Board Member- David Rote

Emeritus- Don Ruggles

Board of Advisors

Advisor- Dan Stern

Advisor- Christian Barlock

Advisor- David Tryba

Advisor- Ramey Caulkins

Advisor- Jody Brotherston

Advisor- Forrester Lamotte- CU Denver Liasion, Students for Classical Architecture



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