Shutze Awards Submission and Eligibility

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The Southeast Chapter is pleased to announce our Annual Shutze Awards Design Competition to recognize excellence in classical and traditional design. The Awards are named for Philip Trammell Shutze, the Atlanta architect whose work is revered internationally as one of the Twentieth century’s most devoted classicists. The awards will recognize similar individuals who are contributing to the creation of 21st-century Classical and Traditional architecture and related fields.

The awards will be considered for small and large-scale in the following categories:

  • Residential – Single Family
  • Residential – Multiple Family
  • Commercial
  • Civic
  • Urban Design
  • Institutional Projects
  • Interior Design
  • Artisanship / Craftsmanship
  • Renovation – Both Small and Large Scale
  • Landscape / Garden Design
  • Patronage


Who is eligible to enter?

  • Those members, in good standing, of the ICAA, Southeast Chapter.  Please visit more information and to join ICAA.
  • Those with offices in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina the projects may be from any location worldwide.
  • Those with offices outside the Southeast Chapter Region, the projects must be located within the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
  • Individual or firm making the submission must be a member of the ICAA.  One may join the ICAA at the time of submission online at: . Memberships available under $100.
  • We prefer current work, the submission must have been created within the last 10 years. The most recent projects that will be considered must be near completion as of submission.  See entry form or website for submission dates.
  • The individual or firm making the submission must have the approval of all parties with legal ownership of the project, the client, architect and /or designer of record, or developer.
  • Those making the submission must have permission to use all photography and or printed material contained within the submission. The ICAA Southeast Chapter reserves the right to use all materials contained within the submission in future printed and digital media for promotional purposes.


  • Each entry should be submitted in a 9” x 12”, approximate size,  3-ring binder with end pockets.
  • Nothing should be added to the binder that identifies the firm or individual making the submission.
  • The Entry Fee: $150.00 for first entry, $100 additional entries, ($200.00 for late entry) payable by credit card online.*
  • The submission fee should be paid on line at
  • The binder should include:
    • The entry form, found here, enclosed in an unsealed envelope and inserted in the front binder pocket
    • A brief statement summarizing significant features of the project, site, landscape, and any details necessary to convey the significance of the project to the jury.
    • Photographs of significant views along with plans, sections, details and brief captions sufficient to explain the project to the jury.  Similar explanatory information and images should be provided for Interior Design and Craftsmanship submittals.
    • An electronic version of all images at high resolution of a minimum 300 dpi at 8.5” x 11” page size for publication purposes. The ICAA Southeast requires the right to use all photos submitted for future publication and promotional purposes, both in digital and print media.
    • A prepaid self addressed return envelope so the materials may be returned,  all materials will be returned by mail.
    • Failure to meet any of the specified entry requirements could result in disqualification; if disqualified entry fee is non-refundable.


The jury will consist of at least two architects, landscape designers and an interior designer, landscape architect or member of the press.

They will not live or have offices in the geographic area of the Southeast Chapter but will be familiar with ICAA and our mission.  The submission packages will never be seen or handled by any member of the Southeast Chapter and will remain totally under the charge of Mr. Tom Grice, at Georgia Tech.

Submissions are identified by number and there will be no identifying information that would indicate the firm, architect or designer.  The Jury has full authority to choose a winner for each category or create additional categories if the submission(s) require it.  If submissions do not meet the expected level of excellence as deemed so by the Jurors, certain categories may go unfilled.

The Jury process takes place at an undisclosed location and entries remain at that location until the jury process is completed.


Winners of the Phillip Trammell Shutze Awards will be notified by mail and recognized at an evening ceremony held annually.  The winners are expected to attend or send a representative in their place.  The winning entries will be displayed on the Southeast ICAA website and in print and digital media