submission guidelines

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

April 1, 2022 Call for Entries

August 12, 2022 Entry Deadline: Entry Forms, Fees, and Submittals Due by 5:00pm

August 2022 Jury Deliberation

September 2022 Announcement of recipients posted on www.classicist-texas.org

November 12, 2021 John Staub Awards Gala, Hotel Emma, San Antonio

 

eligibility

Eligible projects must be located within Texas and practitioner must be a member of the ICAA. All projects must have been completed between January 1, 2012 and the time of submittal. Each entrant may submit a maximum of five projects for consideration.
Those making the submission must have permission to use all photography and/or printed material contained within the submission. The ICAA and the ICAA Texas Chapter reserves the right to use all materials contained within the submission for promotional purposes in future printed and digital media including by featuring winning projects on the ICAA websites (classicist.org and classicist-texas.org), ICAA awards book(s), and ICAA media announcements.

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 – 5,000sf-10,000sf
    Includes single-family houses between 5,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet.

  • Residential Architecture – more than 10,000sf
    Includes single-family houses larger than 10,000 square feet.

  • Addition/Renovation/Folly
    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/Multi-Family/Commercial Architecture
    Includes all Institutional, Civic, Ecclesiastic, Commercial Architecture and larger scale multi-family projects.

 

interior design

  • Residential Interiors
    Includes complete 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/Multi-Family/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 Art
    Built work and Academic Book Publications crafted by the entrant and completed as a stand-alone object.

 

emerging professional

Projects completed during school or within 5 years of graduation, design category projects are not required to be constructed.

  • Residential Architecture, Addition/Renovation/Folly, Historic Preservation, Institutional/Civic/Ecclesiastic/Multi-Family/Commercial Architecture, Residential Interiors, Commercial Interiors, One-Room Interior, Residential Landscape, Institutional/Civic/Ecclesiastic/Multi-Family/Commercial Landscape, Craftsmanship, Fine Art.

 

entry procedure

  1. Each entry must be submitted online through Submittable.com.

  2. All entries must be anonymous. Entrants’ names and/or firm names should not appear anywhere on the images that will be reviewed by the jury.

  3. A project description, 300 words maximum, summarizing significant features of the project, site, landscape and any details necessary to convey the significance of the project to the jury. Do not identify the designer or craftsperson on this sheet, but do include the project title.

  4. Photographs of significant views along with plans, sections, and details to explain the project to the jury. All photographs and drawings should include a brief caption at the bottom of the photo. A maximum of 20 pages/images can be submitted in .jpg or .pdf format. It is suggested that architectural projects be documented clearly within a context, including: site plan with north arrow, building plans, and, where applicable, pre-existing conditions. Projects located within or adjacent to a building, such as decoration or landscape, should include one exterior photo of the building for reference. Craftsmanship entries should include process images.

  5. Entry fee is $100 for Professionals and $50 for Emerging Professionals paid for online through Submittable.com.

Failure to meet any of the specified entry requirements could result in disqualification; you will be notified if any of these entry requirements are not met prior to judging.

notification of winners

Winners of the John Staub Awards will be notified by email prior to the event and recognized at the gala. The winners are expected to attend or send a representative in their place. The winning entries will be displayed on the ICAA Texas website.

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