Detail of auditorium at Ogden High School, recipient 2013 National Preservation Honor Award.
Image Courtesy of Ogden High School
Vision, perseverance, dedication, determination, and energy are all required to see a preservation project through to completion. The recipients of the 2013 Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Awards exhibit all these qualities and more. And this evening we celebrate their hard work which has given our nation's historic sites--from a historic mission constructed from 1613 to a modern marine stadium--a new lease on life.
Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award
As the seventh president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Richard Moe’s legacy is far-reaching and lasting. Under Moe’s leadership, the National Trust advanced the public’s understanding of how our lands, cities, towns, neighborhoods, and buildings are vessels for our national memory and identity. With Moe at the helm, the preservation movement’s focus shifted from simply saving historic buildings to instilling a preservation ethic across America.
American Express Aspire Award
Recognizing Emerging Leaders in Preservation
Alison King is the founder of the Modern Phoenix Neighborhood Network and the award-winning website modernphoenix. net. Her work to research and document Midcentury Modern buildings across Phoenix has created a local movement of like-minded modern enthusiasts. King’s work researching Phoenix’s architectural treasures has helped her to become a leader of a new generation of preservationists.
Presidio Public Health Service District-San Francisco, CA
National Trust/Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation
Through a continuous public/private partnership, the Presidio Trust and Forest City Residential rehabilitated and adaptively used the Presidio Health Service district to create a sustainable mixed-use community within a unique national park.
Riverside Plaza-Minneapolis, MN
National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation
The $65 million restoration of Riverside Plaza renovated more than 1,300 units of affordable housing near downtown Minneapolis. It has set the bar for rehabilitating large-scale 1970s developments while showcasing how preservation can re-energize an entire community.
Don Worth-Miami, FL
Peter H. Brink Award for Individual Achievement in Historic Preservation
Don Worth’s tireless efforts over the past year have taken Miami Marine Stadium from almost certain demolition and put the stadium on the path back to being a vibrant entertainment venue and community icon.
The Maritime-New Orleans, LA
The Tony Goldman Award
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The 1893 Maritime apartment building, New Orleans’ first skyscraper, underwent a $36.5 million renovation that helped to revitalize the neighborhood. This mixed-use building now contains ground-floor commercial space, second-floor office space, and 105 apartments on the upper floors.
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm- Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
Trustees’ Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm’s mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic by preserving their agricultural fields, gardens, art, and architecture through sustainable practices. A wide variety of creative programming combined with the built and natural beauty of the property makes this one of the most impressive historic properties in the Southwest.
Cleveland Restoration Society-Cleveland, OH
Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence
Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) is Northeast Ohio’s most respected voice for heritage conservation. CRS has saved countless historic sites across the region, and it’s well-known for it’s Heritage Home Program, Sacred Landmarks Assistance and Preservation Services, and the renowned magazine Façade.
2013 NATIONAL PRESERVATION HONOR AWARDS
Boyle Hotel-Los Angeles, CA
The rehabilitation of the 1889 Boyle Hotel created affordable housing and a cultural center for the Boyle Heights community.
Kelly Cullen Community-San Francisco, CA
The 1909 Central YMCA Building was restored and now provides supportive housing for 174 of the city’s chronically homeless and supportive services for the entire Tenderloin neighborhood.
Indiana Landmarks Center-Indianapolis,IN
An 1891 church was restored and rehabilitated to serve as the headquarters for Indiana Landmarks and as a thriving cultural center that has reinvigorated the community.
Warren Cultural Center-Greenfield, IA
The restoration of three historic buildings located on the town square helped spur on a cultural renaissance in Greenfield.
African Meeting House-Boston,MA
The 1806 African Meeting House was restored to its mid-19th-century appearance to ensure its continued use as a community meeting place, while honoring the building’s rich history.
NSO Bell Building-Detroit,MI
The redevelopment of the 1929 Michigan Yellow Pages Building provides a new beginning for this historic building and the 155 formerly homeless individuals that now call it home.
St. Louis Public Library, Central Library-St. Louis, MO
The two-year, $70 million restoration of the 1912 Central Library provided much-needed upgrades and has helped inject new life into downtown St. Louis.
St. Augustine Mission-Isleta, NM
The restoration of the 1613 St. Augustine Mission re-established the church as the spiritual and architectural anchor of Isleta’s revitalized historic Native American Plaza.
Fort Sam Houston-Fort Sam Houston,TX
The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act allowed Fort Sam Houston to renovate, rehabilitate and adaptively use a variety of buildings in four historic neighborhoods on the base.
Ogden High School-Ogden,UT
The 70-year-old Ogden High School was restored to meet the 21st-century needs of its students, while preserving its historic character.