Friday, November 6, 2009


One of our biggest events every year is participating in CANstruction. This year the theme was 'CAN-tegrity' and we decided to build a life size Bob the Builder. This year we won the award for 'Most Complete Meal' with the cans that we used. After the structures are taken down, all of the canned goods are donated to the Atlanta Food Bank. Thanks to our philanthropy chairs Rebecca Pendley and Phil Schaeffing and the rest of the team for all your hard work. For more info on CANstruction check out their website...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Annual Castleberry Hill Loft Tour

On Sunday, members of the Young ICA&CA went on the Castleberry Hill Loft Tour. This loft & warehouse district on the South end of downtown is an up & coming area that is home to many local Atlanta artists. The neighborhood also hosts an Art Stroll the second Friday of each month.

We started with a lunch at No Mas Cantina, the neighborhood Mexican restaurant, then toured around Castleberry Hill. This year's loft tour featured 8 different lofts that really showcased what it is like to live in an urban historical district.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Glenridge Hall- A Country Estate in Atlanta

On Saturday evening, the southeast chapter of the ICA&CA hosted a membership event at Glenridge Hall. Current ICA&CA members, Young ICA&CA members, students and guests mingled during the cocktail hour and then were treated to a private tour of the home. Thank you to the Young ICA&CA members that served as docents for the tour. It was a wonderful evening exploring and touring one of Atlanta's most beautiful historic homes. As a side note, the house is actually featured regularly on the CW's 'Vampire Diaries.'

Great Room of Glenridge Hall

Glenridge Hall was the country estate built in 1929 for the Glenn family (of Glen Memorial Chapel on Emory campus and other such beautiful structures). Thomas Glenn had the house designed soon after, and possibly to compete with, Altanta's other Tudor-style home Callenwolde, which was owned by his sister, Flora Glenn Candler. Designed by the firm Cooper and Cooper (Sam Inman Cooper was of the Inman family- another of Atlanta's historical families), the house was meant to be an escape from the city as well as a stage for entertaining guests.

Dining Room

The event was also a welcoming party for the new class of Georgia Tech MS of Classical Design students who arrived in Atlanta this fall.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Canstruction Kick Off Meeting Recap

We had a very successful kick off and brainstorming meeting at Manuel's Tavern last Thursday night. Over snacks, drinks, and a little bit of college football we produced a pretty long list of ideas for our upcoming Canstruction design. Now beings the process of narrowing down our lists and producing rough sketches.

If you are interested in submitting any thoughts or ideas, please email us at Below is the schedule for the rest of our CanStruction build for those interested in joining us in the future.

Sunday, Sept. 20th Send in votes/sketches (via email)
Monday, or ASAP Becca (the CanStruction captian) sends out "finalists"
Friday, Sept. 25th Pick design (via email)
Sunday, Oct. 4th Sketch of design due to CanStruction
Wednesday, Oct. 14th Can Selecton Meeting (via email or TBD)
Sunday, Oct. 18th Order cans
Saturday, Oct 24th Design informaiton due to CanStruction
Sunday, Oct. 25th Practice build
Sunday, Nov. 1st Practice build
Wed. or Thursday, Nov 4th or 5th Deliver cans to Undergroung Atlanta
Thursday, Nov. 5th Build Day (4-11pm) at Underground Atlanta
Friday, Nov. 6th Judging and Gala Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, Nov. 17th DeCAnStruction (finish by 11am)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Castleberry Hill Loft Tour

The Young ICA&CA has a tripped planned to visit the Castleberry Hill area of Atlanta- located near the Georgia Dome. This is one of the city's more trendy unknowns, offering many art galleries, unique boutiques and exciting lofts.

If you're interested in exploring with us, we will be meeting for lunch on September 27th, 2009 at No Mas Cantina at noon and then taking the Castleberry Hill Loft Tour 2009. Tickets for the tour can be purchased online beforehand for a reduced price. See the flyer below for more information or feel free to email us at

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Grady Hospital's Goddard Chapel

This past weekend, the southeast chapter of the ICA&CA held a reception at Grady Hospital's Goddard Chapel. The Chapel was originally designed by Philip Trammel Shutze in 1958, a team of local architects, including Jonathan LaCrosse, Steven Markey, and Clay Ulmer, and builders donated their time and efforts to revitalize the chapel. You can find an article published in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution here.

Young ICA Vice President Colleen O'Keeffe was present for the ICA&CA unveiling.

Monday, August 24, 2009

CanStruction Kickoff 2009

Have you ever played with your food? If so, we need you! For the third year running, the Young ICA+CA will participate in CanStruction- an international design competition to rise food stores for the needy while stimulating creative competition between the building disciplines.

Friends and members are meeting at Manuel's Tavern for a Brainstorming Meeting and Happy Hour to kickoff this year's competition. Join us at 7pm Thursday, September 10th, 2009 to toss around food puns and structural challenges over light appetizers.

Manuel's Tavern is located at 602 North Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30307. We hope to see you there!

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Young ICA&CA Committee Chairs

We had our first elections for the Young ICA&CA. The new committees are:

Clay Rokicki- President
Colleen O'Keeffe- Vice President/Membership
Nina Meyer- Secretary
Angie Janesheski- Communications
Kyle Reis- Social, Chair
David VanGroningen- Social, Co-Chair
Jessi Pierce- Education, Chair
Amelia Mackowski- Education, Co-Chair
Phil Schaeffing- Philanthropy, Chair
Becca Pendley- Philanthropy, Co-Chair
Kyle Taylor- Campus Relations

We look forward to another exciting year!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Historic Macon, Georgia

On Saturday May 30th, members and friends of the Young ICA&CA carvanned down to experience one of Georgia's truly great old cities. We went for a guided tour of the Hay House, visited Rose Hill Cemetary (resting place of Neel Reid), and had local and Georgia Tech Masters student David take us on a special tour around the historic streets of Macon.