General Information


Modernism on the East Coast – Philip Johnson and the Harvard Five


Early bird tickets are available until Sunday, 31 December 2017

Deadline to register is Friday, 6 April 2018

All registration is subject to availability. Register early to secure a spot. Space is limited and events may sell out before deadline.

Member discount for Iconic Houses Friends                                                 

We encourage you to join ICONIC HOUSES as Member or recurring Friend to qualify for the discounted 'Members and Friends' registration fee. For information about the Iconic Houses membership or becoming a Friend of Iconic Houses, please visit For Friends, the discount applies from a recurring contribution of €150 / $185 or more per year.


Registration Fees                                    Early Bird  / January

IH-Members / IH-Friends / Students  

Pre-Conference House Tours Wednesday 16 May      $ 250            $ 300

Thursday 17 & Friday 18 May                                 $ 600            $ 700

Post-Conference Tour Cape Cod Sat 19-Mon 21 May $ 350            $ 450


Non IH-Members

Pre-Conference House Tours Wednesday 16 May       $ 300            $ 350

Thursday 17 & Friday 18 May                                  $ 650            $ 750


NOTE: Members and Friends receive member price for one. 


Registration fees

Full event registration will include conference materials, coffee/tea breaks, refreshments and box lunches on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 May 2018, entry fee lecture program, transportation and site admission for the house tours on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 May. 

* Expert Meetings are limited to 40 participants.

* Students must e-mail their ID card prior to registration.

* A Post-conference Tour to Cape Cod is open to 40 Iconic Houses Members and recurring Friends of Iconic Houses.  


Transportation is provided for all House Tours. Transportation is not provided to Dolce Norwalk from any other hotel.



A box lunch and beverage will be provided to all attendees registered for the conference tours on Tursday 17 and Friday 18 May, Wednesday Pre-Conference Tour and Saturday Post Conference Tour. For those who attend the Experts Meetings on Tueday 15 May, lunch is by individual arrangement and not included in the conference fee. 


Coffee breaks

Coffee and refreshments are provided in breaks between the Expert Meetings and in breaks between conference sessions.  


What to Wear

Average temperatures in the New Canaan area this time of year range from the low 50s to high 70s. Casual dress with light layers is recommended for tours. All tours are rain or shine. Please check the forecast before you travel and bring an umbrella and waterproof jacket if rain is in the forecast. The evening events are casual.



At the tours, comfortable flat-soled walking shoes are advised (at some houses even required); those in heels, please bring flat shoes or socks to wear in the houses. Also, please be advised that some sites have uneven, sloping or gravel terrain (hillclimbing and steps), as well as walking for short distances. Shoe covers will be provided and required at several sites.



While we strive to make our tours accessible to all, please be advised that tour sites may not be able to accommodate all visitors.


Photo Policy

Exterior photography is permitted at all tour sites unless otherwise stated during the tour, provided it does not interfere with the tour schedule and is for private, non commercial use only. Staff will advise when interior photography is permitted. Failure to abide by these policies may affect future access to private sites and the Iconic Houses Foundation's ability to interact productively with the owners. Thank you for your cooperation.



Conference sessions may be age-appropriate for high school students and above. Iconic Houses tours cannot accommodate children under the age of 12. No pets are allowed at any of the conference sessions, afternoon tours or evening events. No smoking is allowed on tours or at evening events.



Please be aware that each conference session, tour and event will start at its scheduled time. Sessions, buses, tours and events will not be delayed waiting for latecomers. Please respect your fellow conference attendees by arriving on time for bus departures, and by following the instructions of bus staff and tour docents who must maintain a strict schedule.



All tours depart from Dolce Norwalk. Vans will transport attendees from Dolce Norwalk to the tour locations on Wednesday the 16th, Thursday the 17th and Friday the 18th and back. No private vehicles are allowed at the house locations, those attending must use the vans. House Tours on May 16th, 17th and 18th, will depart from and return to Dolce Norwalk. Guests who choose to stay at alternate locations will be responsible for securing their own transportation to Dolce Norwalk. Parking at Dolce Norwalk for participants of the conference is possible and free of charge.



In Norwalk, the "SoNo" district of South Norwalk has several blocks of very cute little shops and restaurants and bars where you could have a pleasant dinner-and-drinks on the Thursday evening when dinner is by individual arrangements.


Liability Waiver

In consideration of my admission to the properties toured through the Iconic Houses Foundation (IHF), I agree to waive, release and hold harmless IHF and the owners, operators, members, students, officers, directors, trustees, agents, successors and assigns, of each and every house and entity included in the conference, including any announced changes, from any and all claims, injuries, causes of action, demands, costs, liability and/or harm of any kind that I may have or may acquire against each of them as a result of my participation in this event. This release shall not be effective if the claim or injury is the result of the sole negligence of the named entity.


Cancellation Policy

Call +31 622 69 07 11 or email by January 1 for a refund minus $25 cancellation costs. Cancellations between January 1 and April 15 will receive a 50 percent refund. Cancellations after April 15 will not receive a refund. 'No shows' (due to all causes including natural disasters) are non-refundable and registrants are liable for the full registration fee. Our conference program is subject to change at any point before or during the conference itself. We are unable to accept responsibility for changes made which are outside of our control.



All questions regarding registration and payment can be addressed to the Iconic Houses Network in Amsterdam by mail to or through +31 20 419 58 25 (during office hours, Central European Time).


For architecture Notes and further information on the conference program, please consult our website.




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