Laureates are selected annually by a jury of peers in the design professions through a blind adjudication process.
Projects in this category encompass all architectural work that is residential in use, including single-family and multi-unit housing, and projects in rural, suburban, and urban environments.Projects may be submitted in the following sub-categories:
- Houses – New Construction Under 5,000 sq. ft.
- Houses – New Construction Over 5,000 sq. ft.
- Houses – Renovations & Additions (please make clear delineation between ‘before’ and ‘after’)
- Townhouses & Apartments
- Ancillary Structures (projects that work in support of a larger structure or development)
- Multi-Unit Projects
COMMERCIAL, CIVIC, AND INSTITUTIONAL ARCHITECTURE
Projects in this category encompass all architectural work that is non-residential in use.
Projects in this category focus on the interior design and decoration of spaces, and will be judged on the quality of the work independent of the interior architecture.Projects may be submitted in the following sub-categories:- Houses- Townhouses & Apartments- Commercial, Civic, & Institutional- One Room (projects should focus on a single interior room or space)
Projects in this category encompass all work associated with the landscape and natural environment, and may be located in rural, suburban, and urban contexts.
HISTORIC PRESERVATIONProjects in this category recognize achievement in restoration, preservation, and adaptive reuse of historic structures of high architectural caliber. Entrants should demonstrate the process as well as the finished product.
CRAFTSMANSHIP AND ARTISANSHIPProjects in this category represent works of arts and crafts created as a permanent element of an architectural project. Entrants should be directly involved in the specific design or execution of the work.
STUDENT PROJECTSProjects in this category should represent work completed in an academic setting within the past 5 years. Active students may submit projects located in New York, New Jersey, or Fairfield County, Connecticut. Recent graduates who are currently employed at an ICAA member firm in the awards region may submit any student project, regardless of location.