*Due to COVID19 concerns, this event has been POSTPONED.*

We hope to have Bobby and Greg join us at a future date. Those that have registered already can receive a full refund or reserve a spot for future McAlpine Events. Please contact Alyssa Felix at alyssa.felix@classicistutah.org for refunds.

The ICAA Utah Chapter is very excited to announce the visit of Bobby McAlpine and Greg Tankersley of McALPINE Architects! A highly respected firm and household name, McALPINE has built beautiful homes all over the nation, including several here in Utah in recent years. Join us for exclusive tours during their visit March 25-26, 2020! This event is generously sponsored by VCBO Architecture.

*We are closely monitoring the COVID19 situation and these events are subject to change.*

POSTPONED Exclusive Home Tour with McAlpine Architects

Date: Thursday, March 26th
Time: 1pm-5pm
Admission: $60 ICAA Member

This is an ICAA Member Exclusive Event with extremely limited availability! It will sell out! To become a member of the ICAA you can find out more information here.

Guests will meet at 5193 Highland Drive, Holladay, UT and ICAA Utah will provide a charted bus to take guests to visit three McALPINE homes in the Salt Lake City area not previously opened to the public.


Date: Wednesday, March 25th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Room CS404, Utah Valley University
~Free for public and members, no registration required~

In a lecture based on his book, Poetry of Place (Rizzoli 2017), Bobby McAlpine speaks about the creation of romantic houses over his 35+ year career. Continuing the story from his best-selling first book, Bobby delves into the heart’s longing for home and breaking the rules of traditional architecture, harvesting what is true to tell your own story.

More information on the lecture and the rest of our Spring Lecture Series can be found here.

About McAlpine Architects

Bobby McAlpine

Born in an Alabama sawmill town, Bobby McAlpine designed his first house at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since.  Architect, romantic, poet, and entrepreneur, he envisions home as a timeless, graceful, and emotionally evocative place.  From the time he founded the firm in 1983, he has realized this ideal in a diverse array of traditional styles and regional vernaculars for clients all over the country and abroad.  Today, known simply as McALPINE, the firm embraces a brilliant and eclectic family of architects and interior designers with offices in Atlanta, Nashville, New York and Montgomery.  They have been listed on Architectural Digest’s AD100 and Elle Décor’s A-List.  Their designs include hundreds of residences, restaurants, private chapels, follies in a public park and on private lands, hotels, a school, a rehabilitated town, and a family compound on a private island in the Caribbean.  Their extensive portfolio has been widely published in several books and many periodicals including VERANDA, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, SOUTHERN ACCENTS, ELLE DECOR, SOUTHERN LIVING, HOUSE AND GARDEN (both US and British editions), GARDEN AND GUN, COASTAL LIVING, MILIEU, and TRADITIONAL HOME.  Bobby’s popular furniture line, McAlpine Home, is available nationwide.  He holds both architecture and interior design degrees and he continues his lifetime of learning in the world’s classroom.  Bobby’s critically acclaimed book, The Home Within Us (2010), quickly became and remains a Rizzoli bestseller.  His much heralded book, Poetry of Place (Rizzoli 2017), was released in October 2017.

Greg Tankersley

An Alabama native with an architecture degree from Auburn University, Greg joined the bourgeoning firm of Bobby McAlpine, in 1985. His unique talent and proven leadership skills led to a name partnership in the firm in 1997.  For decades, Greg’s award-winning designs have garnered national and international recognition, appearing countless times in numerous prestigious publications, including Architectural DigestVerandaElle DécorHouse Beautiful, Metropolitan Home and Southern Accents.  After almost 30 years in Montgomery Alabama, Greg and wife Mary Robin relocated to New York City to the McAlpine office in Manhattan. Greg’s passions include cooking and a love of the theater (he served on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival).  Their daughter, Sullivan, lives in Dallas.