Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Awards & Prizes

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John Staub Awards

The Texas Chapter is pleased to announce the John Staub Awards program. These awards recognize and promote excellence in the classical and vernacular traditions. Awards will go to design and craftsmanship that contributes to these traditions in Texas and, in turn, builds on the legacy of John Staub. 

SCHEDULE

August 14, 2015 – Regular Entry Deadline: Entry Forms, Fees, and Submittals Due by 5:00pm
September 14, 2015 – Jury Deliberation, Houston
September 18, 2015 – Announcement of Winners posted on www.classicist-texas.org
October 16, 2015 – John Staub House Tour and Cocktail Party, Houston
October 17, 2015 – John Staub Awards Gala, Houston

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible projects must be designed or crafted by a Texas-based practitioner who is also a member in good standing with the Texas Chapter of ICAA. Those with offices outside the state of Texas, may submit a project located in Texas if a good standing member of Texas Chapter of ICAA. There is no requirement that projects be located in Texas for a Texas based practitioner. All projects must have been completed between January 1, 2005 and the time of submittal. Each entrant may submit a maximum of five projects for consideration.

One can join the Texas Chapter of ICAA at the time of submittal: www.classicist-texas.org/membership

FEES

Entry fee is $100 for the first project submitted and $75 for subsequent entries.

DESIGN CATEGORIES

The jury will have latitude in defining categories of projects to receive awards and also in granting special citations. Designers are encouraged to submit projects, regardless of whether they fit neatly into the categories described below. All projects are required to be constructed.

ARCHITECTURE

  • Residential Architecture – less than 5,000sf – Includes single-family houses smaller than 5,000 square feet.
  • Residential Architecture – more than 5,000sf – Includes single-family houses larger than 5,000 square feet.
  • Multi-Family Residential – Includes all multi-family projects up to 12 units.
  • Addition/Renovation – Includes all renovation, addition, and restoration work to residential architecture without  historical consideration.
  • Historic Preservation – Includes all renovation, addition, and restoration work to residential architecture with  historical consideration.
  • Institutional/Civic/Ecclesiastic/Commercial Architecture – Includes all Institutional, Civic, Ecclesiastic, Commercial Architecture and larger scale multi-family projects.

INTERIOR DESIGN

  • Residential Interiors – Includes holistic interior design work within a residential context, including those interiors completed within large multi-family projects.
  • Commercial Interiors – Includes holistic interior design work within a commercial/institutional/ecclesiastic context.
  • One-Room Interior – Includes interior design concentrated in a single room, or tight sequence of conjoined spaces.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

  • Residential Landscape – Includes orchestration of plant material and design of constructed elements in an exterior setting. The work should support and be proximity to a residential dwelling.
  • Institutional/Civic/Ecclesiastic/Commercial Landscape – Includes orchestration of plant material and design of constructed elements in an exterior setting. The work is not required to be designed in conjunction with an architectural building.

ARTISAN CATEGORIES

The jury will have latitude in defining categories of projects to receive awards and also in granting special citations. Designers are encouraged to submit projects, regardless of whether they fit neatly into the categories described below. All projects are required to be constructed.

  • Craftsmanship – Built work crafted by the entrant and completed as a permanent element or component of a building or landscape, either on-site or in a shop.
  • Fine Arts – Built work and Academic Book Publications crafted by the entrant and completed as a stand-alone object.

Please email the Competition Committee with questions about the submittal process: 2015johnstaubawards@gmail.com

MORE INFORMATION

Please visit the Texas Chapter website for more information.