Category: Preservation Awards

Baltimore Heritage 2020 Preservation Award Winners

On behalf of all of us at Baltimore Heritage, we would like to congratulate the winners of our 2020 Historic Preservation Awards. These people and their work are saving some of Baltimore’s most important historic places and transforming our city’s neighborhoods. Thank you!

We had been planning an in-person celebration for June to recognize the winners, but are canceling it because of the coronavirus. We are still thinking through how to celebrate this year’s awardees virtually and please stay tuned for that. In the meantime, take a look at the list below and if you know any of them, please reach out and say congratulations. They deserve it.

*If you were part of an award-winning project, and you were not listed below, please let us know.

Restoration and Rehabilitation Awards:

113 West Ostend Street

  • Mr. Joshua Parker
  • Labyrinth Properties LLC
  • Cole Builders LLC

421 George Street

  • Matthew and Megan Strott

500 South Ann Street Store Front

  • David H. Gleason Associates
  • Contraction Administration Services

2318 Mount Royal Terrace

  • Ruth Wright

3840 Bank Street

  • Urban Design Group LLC

Beth Am Synagogue

  • Beth Am Synagogue
  • Alexander Design Studio
  • Red Sketch Landscape Architecture
  • Colbert, Matz Rosenfelt, Inc
  • Acoustical Design Collaborative, LTD
  • Carney Engineering
  • Henry Adams, LLC
  • Flux Studio
  • CapEx Advisory Group
  • Southway Builders
  • David Hess 

Clifton Mansion Dining Room

  • Thomas Moore Studio
  • Gillian Quinn
  • Laurie Timm
  • Mariah Gillis
  • Sue Crawford
  • Bridget Cimino
  • Ewa Pohl
  • Vincent Green Architects
  • Matthew Mosca
  • Henry Johnson
  • Tom McCracken
  • Friends of Clifton Mansion
  • C&H Restoration
  • Brough Schamp
  • Erik Kvalsvik

H.L. Mencken House and Museum

  • Society to Preserve H.L. Mencken’s Legacy, Inc.
  • Azola Building Rehab, Inc.
  • Manifold Design
  • Baltimore National Heritage Area
  • Baltimore City Department of General Services
  • Baltimore Office of the Mayor
  • Washington Place Equities
  • Baltimore Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation
  • P & E Engineering & Consulting, LLC
  • JLR Design Consultants, Inc.

Johns Hopkins University Maryland Hall Cupola

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • SM+P Architects
  • Lewis Contractors
  • Worcester Eisenbrandt

Ministry of Brewing

Adaptive Reuse and Compatible Design Awards:

Hoen & Co Lithograph

  • 2101 East Biddle LLC
  • Cross Street Partners
  • City Life Historic Properties
  • Ziger/Snead LLP
  • 1200 Architectural Engineers Pllc
  • Kovacs Whitney & Associates
  • James Posey Associates
    STV, Inc
  • Michael S. Walkley, P.A.
  • Budova Engineering
  • Froehling & Robertson, Inc
  • Urban Green Environmental
  • Betty Bird & Associates LLC
  • EHT Traceries Historic Preservation
  • Cohn Reznick LLP
  • Reinvestment Fund (TRF)

  • City First Bank
  • PCG
  • Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
  • City First New Markets Fund II, LLC
  • National Trust Community Investment Corp
  • Telesis Corporation
  • Baltimore City
  • Ace Environmental Services, Inc
  • Fence Masters
  • Knockorp LLC
  • SHE Excavating, Inc
  • English Concrete, Inc
  • Fleet Electric Inc
  • Kevson Services Group
  • Best Fence
  • Ruppert Landscaping
  • Watchmen, LLC
  • Worcester Eisenbrandt

Ministry of Brewing

  • Present Company
  • Jeff Hunt
  • Michael Powell
  • Ernst Valery
  • D.A. Drenner Concrete Construction, Inc
  • Quiet Floors Systems LLC
  • Elite Restoration of Maryland
  • Neuner Masonry Company Inc
  • Wilson Point Steel, Inc.
  • Slaghammer’s Welding
  • Majer Metal Works
  • L McCoy Framing Co, Inc.
  • Loudoun Stairs
  • Reisterstown Lumber
  • Heidler Roofing
  • North American Roofing
  • CNC  Roofing LLC
  • ACW Inc

  • Fullview Aluminum & Glass
  • Revolution Windows Systems
  • Tegeler Construction & Supply
  • Unified Door & Hardward Group, LLC
  • CEV Building Systems LTD
  • Eastwood Painting & Contracting, Inc
  • Business Flooring
  • Polished Concrete Systems, Inc.
  • MD Partitions
  • Mats Inc
  • Livingston Fire Protection Inc.
  • Scaffold Resources LLC
  • Delaware Elevator
  • Fidelity Mechanical Services
  • Benchmark Automation & Controls
  • Pro Vigil
  • J. Poist Gas Co
  • KMT Disposal

A. Hoen & Co Lithograph

Special Recognition for Once-in-a-Lifetime Restoration and Rehabilitation Work:

Center for Health Care and Healthy Living at the Baltimore Hebrew Orphan Asylum

  • Ballard Spahr LLC
  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • Behavioral Health System of Baltimore
  • C.L. McCoy Framing Co.
  • Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation
  • Cross Street Partners
  • Reinvestment Fund
  • Southway Builders
  • Waldon Studios Architects

Enoch Pratt Free Library

  • Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Beyer Blinder Belle
  • Ayers Saint Gross
  • Mueller
  • Sustainable Building Partners
  • WFT
  • AMT Engineering
  • Jensen Hughs
  • Spexsys
  • Restl
  • VDA
  • Tillotson Design
  • ASSA ABLOY
  • Cerami & Associates
  • Gilbane
  • Baltimore Department of General Services
  • SVA 

Heritage Preservation Awards:

Henry Holt Hopkins, for leadership in restoring the Washington Monument, Clifton Mansion, and the Clifton Gardener’s Cottage

Charlie Duff, for helping us understand Baltimore’s historic and contemporary development through his book North Atlantic Cities 

Doors Open Baltimore, for helping thousands of people appreciate Baltimore’s historic places through its annual Doors Open Baltimore event

Dr. Gary Rodwell, for dedication to completing the renovation of the Baltimore Hebrew Orphan Asylum and commitment to revitalizing historic communities in West Baltimore

Douglas Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award:

David H. Gleason, FAI

David Gleason has been a preservation leader in Baltimore for over 50 years, including serving on the board of directors of Baltimore Heritage, as president of the Fell’s Point Preservation Society, as a commissioner at CHAP, as a volunteer in efforts to preserve neighborhoods like Lafayette Square and Market Center, and in countless historic restoration projects he undertook as a professional architect. 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Lead Sponsors

  • GLB Concrete
  • Hord Coplan Macht
  • Lewis Contractors
  • PNC
  • Quinn Evans Architects
  • Southway Builders
  • Zeskind’s Hardware and Millwork

Sponsors

  • AGM Financial
  • brennan + company architects
  • Discern Health
  • GWWO, Inc.
  • Roland Park Place
  • Poverni Sheikh Group
  • Murphy & Dittenhafer
  • Terra Nova Ventures
  • Whiting Turner
  • Ziger Snead

Call for 2020 Preservation Award Nominations

We are happy to share that Baltimore Heritage has begun accepting nominations for our 2020 Preservation Awards. Please send us a nomination and help us celebrate award-worthy work, from rehabbing buildings to volunteering as a tour guide or on an archeology dig. Nominations are due February 21 and self nominations are encouraged. 

Our awards recognize preservation work of all kinds. Our Heritage Achievement Awards honor people who have made a contribution to Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods, including authors, advocates, community organizers, and neighbors who volunteer their time and talents.

Our Preservation Project Awards honor owners, architects, contractors, and craftspeople who have completed bricks-and-mortar projects, from restoring a historic rowhouse to creating new spaces in a former brewery or factory. We know that preservation work comes in all sizes and often requires a whole team of people, and we seek to recognize everybody who makes a rehab project happen. 

Please take a look at our award categories and guidelines or go ahead and submit a nomination for a project award or achievement award today. We try to keep the process quick and easy, but if you run into trouble, please give Johns Hopkins a call at 410-332-9992 or send him an email at hopkins@baltimoreheritage.org.

Thank you for helping us recognize Baltimore’s heritage stewards. Stay tuned for details on our annual awards celebration this spring! 

Crowd of people sitting and standing within a large industrial space.

Thank you for celebrating with us at our 2019 Preservation Awards!

We had a wonderful evening last Thursday in a fabulous space at the A. Hoen & Co. Lithograph Building. Thanks to everyone who attended our 2019 Preservation Awards Celebration and made it a success. Special thanks to our hosts and sponsors—you can find the full list of sponsors below.

With awards including converted churches and schools, remarkable rowhouse restorations, innovative exhibits interpreting our shared history, and even the revival of an antique street car, this year’s awardees covered a lot of ground. Take a look at the award winners below and please make sure to congratulate them the next time you see them around the city!

Arched entrance to a large industrial building.
June 13, 2019.

Restoration & Rehabilitation Awards

2229 Callow Avenue

Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, Edgemont Builders, SM+P Architects

Marburg House, 6 E. Eager Street

Charles Belfoure, J.C. Porter Construction, Marburg House LLC, SM+P Architects

3522 Elm Avenue

April Gilkey and David Rachamim, O’Connell & Associates, Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

2431 Eutaw Place

Amazonia Flooring, Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, Edgemont Builders, Froehling & Robertson, Inc., G&C Environmental Services, Inc., Healthy Neighborhoods, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Pando Alliance, Skarda and Associates, Inc., SM+P Architects, SRBR Engineers, Inc., The Dulin Group of Long and Foster, Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

First German United Evangelical Church Conversion, 1728 Eastern Avenue

ATI, Inc., Edgemont Builders, Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

218 E. Lafayette Avenue

Blank Slate Development, LLC

2131 E. Lombard Street

Jessica and Joshua Ruck, O’Connell & Associates, One Source Contract

1 West Mount Vernon Place (Hackerman House)

Lewis Contractors, Moseley Architects, Regan Associates, The Walters Art Museum

Five people standing with an award certificate
Award recipients from the Walters Art Museum with executive director Johns Hopkins and board president Krista Green. June 13, 2019.

Preston Street Lofts, 2-4 E. Preston Street

2 E Preston Street Partners LLC, Analogue Design, Charles Belfoure, Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

Chez Hugo Bistro, 206 E. Redwood Street

Foundry Architects, Helm Foundation, Southway Builders

Station Arts Homes, 325, 327, 329, 312, 316, & 318 E. Lanvale Street

Charles Belfoure, Edgemont Builders, Station Arts Homes, Trace Architecture, Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

George Peabody Library Skylight Restoration, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place

1200 Architects, GHD, Johns Hopkins University, George Peabody Library, Ziger|Snead Architects

Adaptive Reuse & Compatible Design Awards

Carriage House Renovation & Addition (The Brown/Thaddeus Residence), 2214 E. Pratt Street

21st Century Power Solutions, Architecture & Urban Views, Bromin Construction, Noel Brown and Sereen Thaddeus

St. Brigid’s School & Convent Conversion, 900 S. East Avenue

900 Southeast LLC, AB Associates, Charles Belfoure, Fanny Zigdon Interior Designs, One Source Contracting, Poverni Sheikh Group, SETO Architects, Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

Fleet Street Lofts, 3801 Fleet Street

J. Cole Builders, SETO Architects, Walid Hajj

The Fox Building, 3100 Falls Cliff Road

Alexander Design Studio, Carney Engineering Group, Henry Adams LLC, Macrostie Historic Advisors, Morris Ritchie & Associates, Red Sketch Landscape Architecture, The Time Group, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Recreation Bowling Alley Conversion, 602 N. Howard Street

ATI, Inc., Poverni Sheikh Group

Heritage Preservation Awards

Car 554 Restoration at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Baltimore City Historic Tax Credit Program

Baltimore Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, Baltimore Department of Planning

Chinatown Collective

Ephrem Abebe, Daniel Ahn, Marisa Dobson, Julie Eugenio, Stephanie Hsu, Leandro Lagera, Robin Lee, Daniel Pham, Jamie Sumague

Enslaved at Homewood: Research, Exhibit & Programming

Homewood Museum

Preservation in Practice Program at Morgan State University

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, HOPE Crew – National Trust for Historic Preservation, Morgan State University, National Park Service, National Trust’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, The Peale Center

A group of four people holding award certificates
Award recipients from the Peale Center, Morgan State University, and the National Trust’s HOPE Crew with board president Krista Green. June 13, 2019.

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Banners

C&D Design, Baltimore City Office of the Mayor, Preservation Society

Eutaw Manor and Furley Hall Signs at Herring Run Park

Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks, Belair Edison Neighborhoods, Inc., Friends of Herring Run Parks, Herring Run Archaeology Project, Katie Mancher, Sarah Hope

Historic Sites of Industry in the Jones Falls Valley

Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance, P.J. Bogert Graphic Design, Preservation Maryland

Hosts

  • Cross Street Partners
  • City Life Historic Properties
  • Strong City Baltimore
A man standing with a microphone.
John Renner from Cross Street Partners welcoming people to the A. Hoen & Co. building. June 13, 2019.

Lead Sponsors

  • Agora, Inc.
  • Eastend Design Group
  • FreedomCar
  • GLB Concrete Construction
  • Lewis Contractors
  • PNC
  • Southway Builders
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork
  • Co-Sponsors
  • AGM Financial Services
  • brennan + company architects
  • Discern Health
  • Gant Brunnett Architects
  • GWWO Architects
  • Roland Park Place
  • SM+P Architects
  • Terra Nova Ventures
  • Ziger|Snead Architects
A large piece of stone with the reverse image of a print painted in black.
2019 June 13.

Celebrate the 2019 Preservation Award Winners and the transformation of the A. Hoen & Co. Building!

Please join us on Thursday, June 13 for our 2019 Preservation Awards Celebration at the Hoen & Co. Lithograph Building!

From this 1885 motor factory turned printing plant, Hoen designed and published everything from survey maps in the late 1800s to psychedelic album covers in the 1960s. Today, it is being converted into a hub of offices, job training facilities, and community space in East Baltimore—and we’ll get to see it right in the middle of the transformation. With this enormous former manufacturing building as our backdrop, we’re pleased to be honoring this year’s best work in historic preservation, from the restoration of an antique streetcar at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum to the tremendous efforts by the Chinatown Collective to bring new life into Baltimore’s historic Chinatown.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food and drink then the awards presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. This year, we’re going green! Plates, cups, and everything else we use will be either compostable or recyclable, and with food from Blue Pit that includes their signature vegetarian BBQ, we’re trying to do our part to minimize our impact. Get your tickets today and join us to celebrate our city’s efforts to revitalize our historic building and communities.

Thanks to the sponsors of this year’s event, whose generous contributions keep Baltimore Heritage going throughout the year.

Lead Sponsors

  • Agora, Inc.
  • Eastend Design Group
  • Freedom Car
  • GLB Concrete
  • Lewis Contractors
  • PNC
  • Southway Builders
  • Whiting Turner Contracting Company
  • Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

Sponsors

  • AGM Financial Services
  • Brennan and Company Architects
  • Discern Health
  • Gant Brunnett Architects
  • GWWO Architects
  • Roland Park Place
  • SM+P Architects
  • Southway Builders
  • Terra Nova Ventures
  • Ziger/Snead

2019 Award Recipients

Project Awards

Restoration and Rehabilitation

  • 2229 Callow Avenue
  • Marburg House, 6 E. Eager Street
  • 3522 Elm Avenue
  • 2431 Eutaw Place
  • First German United Evangelical Church Conversion, 1728 Eastern Avenue
  • 218 E. Lafayette Avenue
  • 2131 E. Lombard Street
  • 1 West Mount Vernon Place (Hackerman House)
  • Preston Street Lofts, 2-4 E. Preston Street
  • Chez Hugo Bistro, 206 E. Redwood Street
  • Station Arts Homes, 325, 327, 329, 312, 316, and 318 E. Lanvale Street
  • The George Peabody Skylight Restoration, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place

Adaptive Reuse and Compatible Design

  • Carriage House Renovation & Addition (The Brown / Thaddeus Residence), 2214 W. Pratt Street
  • St. Brigid’s School & Convent Conversion, 900 S. East Avenue
  • Fleet Street Lofts, 3801 Fleet Street
  • The Fox Building, 3100 Falls Cliff Road
  • Recreation Bowling Alley Conversion, 602 N. Howard Street

Achievement Awards

Heritage Preservation

  • Car 554 Restoration at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum
  • CHAP Historic Tax Credit Program
  • Chinatown Collective
  • Enslaved at Homewood
  • Preservation in Practice Program at Morgan State University
  • Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Banners
  • Eutaw Manor and Furley Hall Signs at Herring Run Park
  • Historic Sites of Industry in the Jones Falls Valley

Share your nominations for our 2019 Preservation Awards!

We need your help to find the past year’s best preservation projects as we get ready to give out our 2019 Preservation Awards. Please send in your a nomination by Friday, February 22!

A large room with tall arched windows, padded chairs, and long bookshelves.
Baltimore City College Library. Courtesy JRS Architects.

Last year’s award recipients included the rehabilitation of Baltimore Center Stage, the restoration of the school library at Baltimore City College, the transformation of the Rec Pier into the Sagamore Pendry Hotel, and a book of photographs showing Baltimore’s unique collection of historic theaters. Our Preservation Project Awards recognize property owners, architects, contractors, and craftspeople who have recently completed rehabilitation, restoration, and adaptive reuse projects. Our Heritage Achievement Awards honor individual and organizations who have supported Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods through writing, advocacy, education, and community service.

Learn more about our award categories and guidelines then send in your nomination for a project award or achievement award today.  Self nominations are welcome. We try to make the submission process straightforward but, if you run into trouble, please give me a call at 410-332-9992 or send me an email at hopkins@baltimoreheritage.org and I’ll be glad to help.

Thank you for helping us recognize and celebrate Baltimore’s many accomplished preservationists with this year’s awards. And look out for details on our annual awards celebration this spring.