Grand architectural experience and film making have always gone hand in hand, and most often these films provide inspiration and influence to our design process. I cannot tell you how many times conversation in the studio has been shaped by the setting in a film and how we often come back to these cities, buildings or rooms as a part of precedent┬ástudies – sometimes based in reality and others from pure fantasy.   As a part of exploring the subject of how architecture and film interact, the ICAA will be honoring James Ivory and Merchant Ivory Productions with an Arthur Ross Award for Fine Arts this year in recognition of a body of work that has often been set in such unique places that…