Ninth Annual Addison Mizner Awards

For Excellence in Classical and Traditional Architecture
The Florida Chapter of the ICAA
Call for Entries

Submission Deadline – Monday Oct. 26, 2020

9th Annual Addison Mizner Awards – February 6, 2021



The Florida Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce our 9th Annual Addison Mizner Award Design Competition for Excellence in Classical and Traditional Architecture. The awards program is intended to celebrate individuals and design firms in Florida and the Grand Caribbean who excel in the advancement and promotion of the ideals of classicism and traditional design in architecture, urbanism and the allied arts.  The awards are named for Addison Mizner, the architect whose civic and domestic works defined the standards of excellence in composition and craftsmanship for classical and traditional design in the early years of urban development in Florida. Addison Mizner’s introduction of the Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean style left an indelible mark on the architecture and urban cultural history of Florida and, to this day, delights those who visit his buildings and urban places.


 The awards will recognize built work in the following categories: Residential under 5,000 sq. ft., Residential over 5,000 sq. ft., Residential Estate over 10,000 sq. ft.,  Multi-Family Residential, Commercial, Civic/Institutional, Historic Preservation, Renovation and Addition, Landscape Architecture, Garden Room, Folly, Residential Interior Design, Commercial Interior Design, One Room Interior Design, Planning and Urban Design , Craftsmanship, Fine Arts, and  Research and Documentation, In addition, an un-built student project will be awarded under the Emerging Classicist category by the Jury. The ICAA Florida Chapter Board of Directors awards by designation distinguished contributions by individual and firms to excellence in Classical and Traditional Architecture and Urbanism in the categories of Service, Pedagogy, Patronage and World Achievement Contribution.


Any work, regardless of location, completed by members of the Florida Chapter of the ICAA is eligible for consideration. National and International ICAA members are eligible to submit projects built in Florida and the Caribbean. Projects must have been completed within the past ten years. Individuals and firms may join the Florida Chapter of the ICAA at any time by visiting 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 printed material contained within the submission. Photo Release Form must be completed and submitted with entry.  The ICAA FL Chapter reserves the right to use all materials contained within the submission on their website, in print, and digital media for promotional purposes.


The jury consists of three jurors selected from among architects, designers and academics recognized for their knowledge of and experience in the practice and theory of classical and traditional architecture. The jurors will convene on Saturday, November 14th, 2020, in the city of Palm Beach, Florida, for deliberation. Jury results will be announced on December 15, 2020 and award recipients will be recognized at an evening ceremony held on February 6th, 2021 in Palm Beach, Florida. AMA recipients will be displayed on the ICAA Florida Chapter website                                                                  

Submission Requirements

Each entry should be submitted in a black 1” three-ring binder with end pockets. The official entry form, photo release form, and submission fee should be enclosed in an unsealed envelope and inserted into the front binder pocket. Nothing should be added to the binder, pages, project summary or product/team list that identifies the firm or individual making the submission.  Entrants must include a prepaid return envelope inserted in the back pocket of the binder so the submission can be returned. The submission fee is $200 for the first submission and $100 for additional submissions. There is no entry fee for the Emerging Classicist category.


The binder submission should include a two page Project Statement summarizing the theoretical and conceptual content of the project, compositional elements and references as well as prominent features of the site, materials and methods of construction,  project administration and any other information necessary to convey the significance of the project to the jury. A maximum of six drawings and twenty photographs can be submitted. Each drawing and photograph should include the project title, image number and caption on the front of each page explaining the image to the jury. Similar explanatory information and images should be provided for interior design, landscape design, planning and urbanism, the emerging classicist and craftsmanship categories. A one-page list of key products, materials, and suppliers as well as a one-page list of key contractors, sub-contractors, and craftsmen and women must be included in back of binder.


Include a CD or USB Flash Drive in the back pocket of the binder with the following files: 300 dpi JPG of each individual photograph and drawing (JPG file name to include image number/project name/name of photographer), a PDF copy of Official Entry Form, a PDF copy of Signed Photo Release Form, Project Summary, and Product/Team List.


The binder and fee must be received by 5:00 PM EST on Monday, November 26, 2020 and should be submitted to the following address: ICAA Florida, C/O Philip Rhea, 224 Valencia Avenue, Coral Gables, Fl. 33134 – Tel 305-951-6314.


For further information please contact Anne Finch, Chapter Director,

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the Official Entry Form. Please include a completed version of this form with each submission.

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the Call for Entries

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the Photo Release Form. Please include a completed version of this form with each submission.