Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Awards & Prizes


The Arthur Ross Awards in celebration of the classical tradition, which is held each year on the first Monday of May, has become a very successful special event for ICAA friends, members, and supporters. A fund-raiser to further the educational mission of the Institute, the Arthur Ross Awards gala serves to honor those working in the classical tradition, and brings together our community for a festive spring event. Simultaneously, it eponymously celebrates the enduring example of our late Honorary Chairman.

The Southeast Chapter of the ICAA also presents The Shutze Awards in mid-winter each year to recognize excellence among regional practitioners in several categories.

The Bulfinch Awards, presented by the New England Chapter of the ICAA in late November of each year, recognize excellence in New England Classical and Traditional Design.

In 2011, the Texas Chapter of the ICAA presented the inaugural John Staub Awards program for designers and craftspeople based in Texas.

The ICAA is pleased to offer two biennial prizes, the Rieger Graham Prize for architecture and the Alma Schapiro Prize for fine artists. The prizes alternate years and grant the recipient a three-month Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, the premier overseas center for independent study and research in the fine arts and humanities. The prizes are limited to United States citizens. The purpose of both prizes is to advance the career of the architect or artist recipient and to foster the continuity of knowledge of the classical tradition as a vital aspect of contemporary culture around the globe.

current & past winners

Arthur Ross Awards

2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Addison Mizner Medal Awards

2013, 2012

Stanford White Awards

2013, 2012

Shutze Awards

2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

John Staub Awards


Bulfinch Awards

2013, 2011, 2010

Rieger Graham Prize

2012, 2010, 2008, 2006

Alma Schapiro Prize

2009, 2007

Edward Vason Jones Scholarship

Past Winners

The Hampton University Scholarship


The Hannah McCarthy Smith Memorial Scholarship


other prizes & awards