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