The Preservation Awards is an annual event that recognizes and honors preservation projects in the Buffalo-Niagara Region. The awardees are individuals, companies, or places that use the built environment of the past to grow and move our communities into a more inclusive and sustainable future.
Preservation is more than just buildings, it’s the whole fabric of the community!
Has there been a project that you believe has preserved the awe-inspiring legacy of the Buffalo Niagara region? Do you know of someone who has been an advocate for preservation, and has instigated change in their community? That is the purpose of these awards, to uphold and give accolades to the projects that inspire us.
Past Preservation Award winners have included the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Robert T. Coles, School 77, the King Urban Life Center, Turner Brothers Lofts, SACRA Construction Skills Training Program, Hamlin Park Taxpayer and Community Association, and The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission’s Strategic Action Plan.
The Preservation Awards will honor achievement in any combination of the following areas:
|Commercial Project||A project that embodies excellence through maintenance, stabilization, repair, planning, restoration, stewardship, adaptive reuse, or rehabilitation of our built environment. Must have been completed in the last 5 years.|
|Residential Project||A project that embodies excellence through maintenance, stabilization, repair, planning, restoration, stewardship, adaptive reuse, or rehabilitation of our built environment including private homes.
Must have been completed in the last 5 years.
|Legacy businesses – stewards of historic structures and neighborhoods
|Individual/organization effort in preservation through advocacy or planning activity.|
|A project designed to protect or promote the preservation of a district or locality.|
|Superior skills or education in construction related activities applicable to the process of preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or reconstruction.|
|Preservation leadership||A project or activity designed to empower community residents to participate in development decisions affecting our shared cultural heritage.|
|Emerging Preservation leader
|This award is given to an individual who embodies the promise of preservation in the next generation.|