Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Announces William H. Harrison Scholarship

William H. (Bill) Harrison – Founder, Principal Architect, Harrison Design

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Announces William H. Harrison Scholarship

Harrison Design is proud to announce the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) will recognize principal architect and founder William H. (Bill) Harrison with a new student scholarship bearing his name. The William H. Harrison Scholarship will be granted annually for the next five years in conjunction with the ICAA’s Intensive in Classical Architecture: New York program.

The William H. Harrison Scholarship will be granted to a student of exceptional promise and aptitude, providing financial assistance to participate in the eight-day course. Participation in the course is part of a four-step curriculum to earn the Institute’s Certificate in Classical Architecture.

Bill served on the National Board of the ICAA for 15 years and continues to serve in an advisory capacity on its Education Committee. He was central to the ICAA’s formation of regional chapters, beginning with the Southeast Chapter, and the introduction of the Institute’s highly successful regional awards programs, including the Southeast’s Philip Trammell Shutze Award.

“To me, sharing knowledge is an integral part of life and an expectation of myself. I want—and we all need—future generations to know how to design well,” said Bill. “I am humbled by and excited to be chosen as a namesake for a scholarship to the ICAA’s Winter Intensive. The Institute is the resource for top-flight education, and Winter Intensive students leave the course stronger designers than when they entered.”

Peter Lyden, the ICAA’s President, said, “Bill was the model of commitment as an ICAA Board member. His energy, enthusiasm, intelligence, and generosity helped to bring the organization to the next level, and we are so proud to recognize his contributions through the William H. Harrison Scholarship. His continued affiliation with the ICAA is testament to his enduring dedication to ensuring that a classical architecture education is available to any student who seeks it.”


About Harrison Design

Harrison Design is a full-service architecture, interior design and landscape architecture firm. Founded in Atlanta in 1991, the company has over 65 architects and designers in seven locations across the U.S. and an office in Shanghai. Its residential expertise encompasses a range of architectural styles, from traditional to modern. The firm’s commercial work includes condominium developments, religious architecture, hospitality and senior living communities.


About the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a nonprofit membership organization and committed to promoting and preserving the practice, understanding, and appreciation of classical design. In New York City and at its 15 Chapters nation-wide, the ICAA offers a broad range of educational programs, including intensives for architecture and design students, introductory programs for middle school students, lectures and walking tours for the public, continuing education courses for professionals and enthusiasts, travel programs to visit classical masterpieces, the publishing of original and reprinted books, and an annual journal entitled the Classicist. Through the annual Arthur Ross Awards, as well as other national and regional award programs, the ICAA also honors contemporary leaders of classical design and the related fields.


About the ICAA Intensive in Classical Architecture: New York

The Intensive, the ICAA’s longest running program, is a one-week immersion in the ICAA core curriculum. The program is designed for professionals and students with limited time, who seek a methodical introduction to the language of classical architecture. Participants learn how to draw, identify, render, and compose with the classical elements to form an understanding of the basic tenets on which the classical tradition is founded.  To find out more about the Professional Intensive in Classical Architecture or the William H. Harrison Scholarship, email or visit


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