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October 2, 2017

ICAA John Staub Award

We got a bit of fun news last week when we learned that a Sebastian-built project Sebastian won a 2017 John Staub award from ICAA Texas.

The Spanish Colonial Cabana won the Addition/Renovation/Folly category. This delightful mini building, part of what we call the Beverly Residence, was designed by architects Larry E. Boerder and Daniel Heath.

Boerder commented via Instagram, “ICAA Texas Chapter 2017 John Staub Award. Quite proud to have won for one of our smallest projects ever.”

Even a petit bâtiment like the cabana deserves stylish interiors and Laura Lee Clark met the challenge beautifully.


The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. The Texas chapter, the fastest growing in the US, organizes extensive public education programs, including lectures, exhibits, walking and travel tours, and conferences.

John Staub awards

In 2011, the Texas Chapter of ICAA launched the inaugural John Staub Awards, in honor of Houston architect, John Fanz Staub, known over his 40 year career for combining elements from historic styles to create homes that were unique and stately.

The John Staub Awards recognizes national and local practitioners who are committed to promoting excellence in both classical and vernacular traditions within Texas and beyond.

More 2017 John Staub award winners

Curtis & Windham scooped up two residential architecture awards, one for the 5000 – 10,000 feet category and another in the ‘more than 10,000 sf’ category.

It was no surprise to see Hull Historical named the winner in the Craftsmanship category for its Historic Millwork category – English & French.