Our directors strongly believe that architecture students should have an opportunity to learn the fundamental elements of Classical and Traditional architecture in any School of Architecture across the country. Unfortunately not all universities support this interest and so wherever possible the directors give lectures and offer course support. The wider interest in the field of Classical architecture enables the directors to give talks and lectures to interest groups and at public events.


Our Directors are closely involved with a number of UK and international schools, colleges and universities, offering students the chance to learn the specialised skills of traditional and classical design.

ICAA New York

The mission of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is to advance the appreciation and practice of the principles of traditional architecture and its allied arts by engaging educators, professionals, students, and enthusiasts.

British School In Rome

The British School at Rome’s Architecture Programme creates a forum for research and discussion between British, Italian and other European and Commonwealth scholars and professionals


Taking place in Engelsberg, Sweden, The Engelsberg Summer School in Classical Architecture is a four-week intensive programme taught by leading practitioners and academics of modern classical architecture.

Kingston, London

The Department of Architecture & Landscape at Kingston University offers a breadth of built environment expertise and a unique educational experience.


Hugh Petter, George Saumarez Smith and Robbie Kerr regularly lecture on traditional architecture and urbanism. Their lectures are informative, lively, full of illustrations to explain the topic and encourage interaction from the audience. Many of these lectures can include some examples of the director’s work to illustrate the topic or argument.

For more information on these lectures or if you would like to organise for a director to visit and give a lecture, contact the relevant director directly on +44 (0) 1962 843843 or via email to

George Saumarez Smith takes part in INTBAU/TAG talk with Charles Hind on Measured Drawing - October 2021

Robbie Kerr takes part in Architecture Club talk - Gentle Radicalism - April 2021

Robbie Kerr takes part in talk for the ICAA 'The Architecture of Place: Filling the missing middle' - December 2020

Hugh Petter takes part in a discussion on 'Beauty in Development' organised by 3Fox for Montague Evans - November 2020

Diana Yu & George Saumarez Smith talk to INTBAU about 'The road to becoming a Classical architect' - September 2020

George Saumarez Smith gives talk for ICAA ' New Light on the Orders' - July 2020

Hugh Petter gives talk for INTBAU about Nansledan, Newquay - August 2020

Hugh Petter talks about Lutyens & The British School at Rome - June 2020

George Saumarez Smith drawing the Five Orders of Classical Architecture - March 2020

George Saumarez Smith led 'Big (small) Draw' at the RIBA in London as part of their Architecture Drawing Day on Saturday 28th October 2017

George Saumarez Smith at the Architectural Foundation, London on the 3rd November 2011 drawing a freeze from a Greek myth known as 'The Legend of The Winnowing Fan'

The Three Classicists - A 4m x 3m drawing at the RIBA by Ben Pentreath, George Saumarez Smith and Francis Terry, May 2010

Hugh Petter- Working With Tradition; Observation, Understanding And Innovation

George Saumarez Smith talks about 'Classical Architecture in Modern Times' at TED talk, 12 June 2012

Robert Adam - Vernacular as Style? at the International Seminar New Vernacular Architecture, Madrid on October 17 & 18, 2019

George Saumarez Smith lecture: The Romance of Classicism

Driehaus Prize Laureate 2017, Robert Adam acceptance speech on March 25, 2017

Robert Adam - "Anywhere and Somewhere: Globalisation, Populism and Modern Architecture"

Robert Adam "How Chicago Traditions Became Global and How Global Architecture Has Come Back to Chicago"

Robert Adam talks about 'Defining Tradition' at a debate organised by the Traditional Architecture Group on 9th June 2010 at University of Notre Dame in London (part 1)

Robert Adam talks about 'Defining Tradition' at a debate organised by TAG, at University of Notre Dame, London, 9 June 2010 (part 2)

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