iron work in new orleans

A Celebration of New Orleans Style

The historic pastel city on the bayou is a place where the tropics meet the American South, where Creole meets Cajun, Haitian meets African, and the streets are infused with a refreshing energy and French joie de vivre. Like many cities that have experienced growth throughout centuries, New Orleans is composed of different neighborhoods that—though equally charming—reflect distinct architectural styles and moments in time. But with a strong classical European influence blending here with modern American innovation, New Orleans presents a fusion that is greater than the sum of its parts—making it a unique discovery for anyone interested in design.

What to Expect

For this special journey, we are thrilled to partner with the nonprofit membership organization The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, to bring you access to private homes and collections that you won’t find anywhere else.


  • Explore the architectural riches of New Orleans—which vary from the French Colonial and the Neoclassical to styles popular to the area (such as shotgun houses)—with architecture preservation expert John Stubbs.
  • Tour historic private homes dating back to the 19th century, with special cocktail and dinner receptions with local insiders and architecture experts.
  • Meet with artisans and designers in their studios and shop for antiques and other local treasures.
  • Visit iconic New Orleans neighborhoods, including the Garden District, the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, with art historians and curators.
  • Experience New Orleans’ vibrant food and nightlife scenes with meals at top restaurants and the chance to visit jazz clubs.
  • Tour the Historic New Orleans Collection with one of its former curators, including behind-the-scenes visits to the home of the collection’s founders and its brand-new French Quarter museum.
  • Stay at the lovely Windsor Court Hotel.
  • When
    December 11 – 15, 2019
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Intellectuals , Foodies

This Journey's Host

John Stubbs is Christovich Senior Professor of Practice and Director of the Master of Preservation Studies program at the Tulane School of Architecture in New Orleans. He previously served as Vice President for Field Projects for the World Monuments Fund and as adjunct Associate Professor of Preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. A native of Louisiana, John first began his career in architecture preservation abroad as a surveyor on archaeological excavations in Italy and Egypt. He is also the author of two books.

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to advance the appreciation and practice of the principles of traditional architecture and its allied arts by engaging educators, professionals, students, and enthusiasts. The ICAA’s membership represents the diverse and dynamic cross-section of all those involved with the building arts, from architects and designers, to patrons and artisans. These members benefit from the robust network of local and national programs and networking opportunities. The ICAA’s headquarters in New York and 15 chapters nationwide offer a variety of programming, including intensives for architecture and design students, continuing education courses for professionals and enthusiasts and the publishing of original and reprinted books. You can reach out to your local chapter to learn more, or visit

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    December 11 – 15, 2019
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 24 travelers
  • Host
    John Stubbs


  • Accommodations at the Windsor Court Hotel in a Guest Room (4 nights)
  • All meals and beverages as indicated in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admissions and activities, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Expert guides, including your host, John Stubbs


  • Air transportation to and from New Orleans, as well as airport transfers
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included in meals
  • Personal items and expenses, including additional activities
  • All gratuities
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

Indagare has selected the articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

Become an Indagare Member Today!

Join sign in