The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Southeast Chapter (ICAA SE) is pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for the 15th Annual Shutze Awards Design Competition recognizing excellence in classical and traditional design.

The awards are named for Philip Trammell Shutze, 1890-1982, the Atlanta architect whose work is revered internationally as one of the Twentieth century’s most devoted classicists. Shutze, a Georgia native, received his architectural training at the Georgia School of Technology, Columbia University, and the American Academy in Rome.  While at the American Academy, Shutze joined teams of sculptors, painters, architects, and landscape architects to field measure Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings and gardens.  His lengthy career included approximately 750 projects, with favorite styles ranging from Italian Baroque to English Regency and American Georgian. In 1982, Philip Shutze received the inaugural Arthur Ross Award from then Classical America, now ICAA.

The Southeast Chapter’s Shutze Award entries aim to recognize similar individuals.  Those who are contributing to the creation of 21st-century classical and traditional architecture and related fields. Both small and large-scale projects are considered for the Shutze Awards.


All 2021 Shutze Award entries and submission fees will be accepted and processed online through Submittable.com.  If you are new to Submittable, the first time entering the site please create an account including a password.  Once the account is created please choose the appropriate entry form, either ‘Professional Firm’ or ‘Student/Emerging’ Professional, and begin building the entry.

Additional entries:  Once the initial entry is complete, including payment of the entry fee, simply return here to the landing page and begin the next entry.





  • Members of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Including both individual members and member firms in good standing.  Visit https://classicist-se.org/membership/join/ for more information.
  • ICAA members with offices within the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, the project may be located anywhere worldwide.
  • ICAA members with offices outside the Southeast Chapter Region, the projects must be located within the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • Projects submitted for entry must have been completed within the last ten (10) years and be substantially complete by the time of submission.
  • The individual or firm making the submission must have the approval of all those with legal ownership of the project and/or its design: including client, architect/designer of record, and/or developer.
  • The individual or firm 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 submitted in future print and digital media for promotional purposes.


  • Open to young professionals/recent graduates and current students in the fields of art, design, craftsmanship, or preservation. There is no age limit.
  • The project must be completed in an academic studio. The project is not required to have been built.
  • Applicants must be current members of ICAA at the time of submission.
  • The applicant must meet one (1) of the following criteria:
    • A student in a university within the Southeast Region, defined as the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
    • A recent graduate, defined as graduation within the last 5 (five) years, on or after January 2016, with a firm in the Southeast Region, as defined above.
    • A student whose home address is within the Southeast Region, as defined above.
    • The project is in the Southeast Region, defined as the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • Submissions may include drawings and/or photographs of the project. A minimum of five (5) images of the project is required. Work completed by an art student in an academic studio may include images of the body of work rather than multiple images of the same assignment.


Submissions will be considered in the following categories:

Architecture – Projects in this category encompass all architectural work that is residential or commercial, civic, institutional, or ecclesiastic in use.

  • Residential – Over 5,000 sf
  • Residential – Under 5000 sf
  • Residential Renovation – Over 5000 sf
  • Residential Renovation – Under 5000 sf
  • Commercial/Civic/Institutional/Multifamily/Planning

Interior Design – Projects in this category focus on the interior design and decoration of spaces. Interior architecture will only be considered if it is executed in conjunction with the decoration and notated as part of the single submitting designer’s scope.

  • Residential Interior Design – Under 5000 sf
  • Residential Interior Design – Over 5000 sf
  • Interior Design – Commercial/Civic/Institutional
  • One Room – Projects should focus on a single interior room or space.

Landscape/Garden Design – Projects in this category encompass all work associated with the landscape and natural environment; residential, commercial, civic, institutional, and ecclesiastic.

  • Residential/Estate – one acre or more
  • Residential/Garden – less than one acre
  • Civic/Commercial/Parks/Planning

Artisanship/Craftsmanship – Projects in this category are intended for individuals and companies in the allied arts (i.e. construction, woodwork, plaster, masonry, sculpture, decorative painting, fine arts, ironwork, etc.). Entrants should be directly involved in the specific design or execution of the work.


Student/Emerging Professional – Projects may represent any of the above categories.


Project Statement: A brief summary to convey the project’s significance to the jury. The summary should highlight features of the project, concept, site, landscape, and any specific details.  300-word maximum.

Project Images and Captions: Photographs of significant views along with floor plans, elevations, sections, details, etc. should be used to explain the project to the jury.  A brief caption is required for each image/photograph.

  • A minimum of 10 photographs/images are required and a maximum of 20 photographs/images are allowed.
  • Files may be pdf, jpg, or tif.
  • Image files are to be a minimum resolution of 300dpi.
  • Each file is to be number sequentially and include the following file naming convention:
    [01-20]_[Project Name]_[photo, plan, elevation, etc.]
  • Plans shall include a north arrow and graphic scale.  Elevations and details shall include a graphic scale.
  • Drawings are included in the 20 image maximum count.
  • Required drawings include floor plans, and site plan, if relevant.
  • Relevant drawings may include elevations, sections, details, and concept sketches.
  • Interior Design submissions are to include the following drawings: furniture plans, lighting plans, and floor finish plans if applicable.
  • Landscape submissions are to include the following drawings: site plan and planting plans.

Failure to meet any of the specified entry requirements could result in disqualification; if disqualified, the entry fee is non-refundable.

Please note the following browsers are compatible with Submittable: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge version 20 or higher. 


Regular Submission Deadline: by 7:00 PM June 18, 2021 
$150 per project 

Late Submission Deadline: by 7:00 PM June 25, 2021
$200 per project 

   Student/Emerging Professional Deadline: by 7:00 PM June 25, 2021
$25 per project 

The Professional entry fee is $150 per project submitted and must be paid as part of the entry through Submittable. Upon completion of the submission, final review of the submission, and acceptance of the Terms of Use, the entry fee is to be paid on Submittable.com’s payment page. The submission is not complete until the entry fee is paid. The entry fee will increase to $200 per project after 7:00 PM on June 18, 2021. The late entry period will close on June 25, 2021, at 7:00 PM. 

The Student/Emerging Professional entry fee is $25 per project. Entries for this category will close on June 25, 2021, at 7:00 PM.


The three-person Jury will consist of at least one architect, a landscape architect or designer, and an interior designer. The Jurors will not live or have offices in the geographic area of the Southeast Chapter but will be familiar with ICAA and our mission. Submissions are identified by number only and there shall be no identifying information that would indicate the firm, architect, or designer. The Jury has full authority to choose a winner for each category. If submissions do not meet the expected level of excellence as deemed so by the Jurors, certain categories may go unfilled.


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

Contact Lynn Amoroso Chapter Administrator – icasoutheast@gmail.com

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