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This past Thursday night, the Greek Revival townhouse, home of luxury builder, Nicholas S.G. Stern and interior designer Courtney Stern, was the setting for a cocktail event celebrating the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), its President, Peter Lyden and the newly formed President’s Council.

The Sterns’ house was recently featured in Architectural Digest. It is a landmark townhouse which designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and renovated by Nick’s firm, Stern Projects, with interiors by Mrs. Stern, and therefore seemed a perfect venue for the Institute to celebrate its mission as the nation’s premier organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts.
Peter Lyden, Courtney Stern, and Nicholas Stern.
The ICAA’s President’s Council is the driving force to raise funds and direct strategy for the organization’s multi-faceted education programs, which include training the next generation in classical architecture and the allied arts; launching art and architecture programs for public and private high school students nationwide; partnering with colleges and universities nationwide to enhance the classical element of their art and architecture programs; and providing valuable training opportunities for students that are not available elsewhere.
During the evening, guests learned more about the Institute by visiting with Peter Lyden and ICAA Board of Directors, Mark Ferguson (Chairman) and Suzanne Santry. Long-time ICAA stalwarts Elizabeth and Sam White were also in attendance.

Guests included Denise Lefrak Calicchio, Alejandra Cicognari, Judith DiMaio, Christopher Hyland, Christina and Richard Davis, Jayne Harkness, Amin Jaffer, Elizabeth and Jon Kurpis, Vanessa Noel, Julian Peploe, Kathy and Billy Rayner, David Sprouls, Carol and Dan Strone, Felicia Taylor, and Harriet Weintraub.
Sam White, Elizabeth White, and David Sprouls.
Ron Wagner, Timothy Vandam, Brendon Kelly, and Conrad Hanson.
Stephanie Swan, Ann Lydecker Bunge, and Rick Swan.
Sara Khalifa, Aisha Stoey, and Richard Mauro.
Jonathan and Elizabeth Kurpis. Samantha and Harriet Weintraub.
Lisa Nicolini, Mark Ferguson, and Angela Smith Domzal.
Mark Ferguson, Carol Strone, and Dan Strone.
Peter Lyden with Danielle and Jeff Hirsch.

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