What historic places have you seen restored in your neighborhood in the past year? Are you a home-owner celebrating the end of a jaw-dropping rehabilitation project? Or the architect behind an inspired example of adaptive reuse? We need your help to nominate Baltimore’s best in preservation projects and heritage achievements for our 2015 Historic Preservation Awards.
We launched our awards program in 1961 and,over the past fifty years, we have recognized close to 300 projects—everything from the rehabilitation of Seton Hill rowhouses to the amazing effort to save the American Brewery. In 2014, our awards celebration honored sixteen projects reflecting the work of over 100 individuals and local firms.
Take a look at our guidelines for more information about our awards categories and review process. Our nomination form is intended to be simple and easy – requiring only a short narrative about the project or achievement, images (before and after photographs are encouraged for all bricks-and-mortar project), and names and contact information for all project partners. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 6, 2015 for consideration by our review committee.
Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for our 2013 Preservation Awards Celebration at Mill No. 1. We owe a special thanks to our event sponsor PNC Bank and to our host Terra Nova Ventures whose tremendous rehabilitation of the historic Mt. Vernon Mill Company No. 1 was a highlight of the evening.
Every year we have the pleasure of honoring a host of projects and individuals for a diverse range of exceptional restorations, thoughtful adaptive reuse projects, and leadership within Baltimore’s preservation community. This year was no different, as we recognized the meticulous restoration of the Basilica of the Assumption, the inspiring rehabilitation of the former David Bachrach House in Reservoir Hill, and the adaptive reuse of the historic Morgan Millwork Company as the MICA Graduate Studio Center. We were especially glad to present Ms. Kathleen Kotarba with the Douglas H. Gordon Award for Lifetime Achievement for over 30 years of service to historic preservation through her work with the Baltimore Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation and well beyond.
If you couldn’t join us last month you can find a gallery of photos from the event on Flickr or on our Facebook page. Read on for the full list of award winners and join us in celebrating the businesses and individuals who have contributed to these important accomplishments in historic preservation. Stay tuned for more updates over the summer profiling each award-winning project!
Restoration and Rehabilitation Award
Basilica of the National Shine of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Archdiocese of Baltimore, Cho Benn Holback + Associates, Lewis Contractors, Keast & Hood Company, Alan Gilbert Photography
1515 Eastern Avenue Baltimore Home Rentals, David H. Gleason Associates, Inc.
106 South Gilmore Street Urban Design
1711 Guilford Avenue Mr. Umar Moulta-Ali
The Linden House The Women’s Housing Coalition, Episcopal Housing Corp., K. Lechleiter Architects, Southway Builders, Peristyle LLC, Clifton Company LLC, T&D Plumbing and Heating Co., A-L Abatement, Inc., C.L. McCoy Framing Co., John H. Myer & Son, Inc., Western Cary Building Products, Tri-County Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc., Chesapeake Siding Contractors, Inc., Walbrook Mill and Lumber, Zeskind’s Hardware and Millwork, Shenandoah Sash and Door, Inc., Carpentry & Hardware Services, Inc., Novo Construction, Healthy Neighborhoods
400 Block of East Oliver Street TRF Development Partners, O’Connell and Associates
St. Mary’s Chapel at Paca Street Associated Sulpicians of the United States, Kann Partners, Lewis Contractors, Thomas Moore Studios, Giorgini Construction
Adaptive Reuse and Compatible Design Award
Everyman Theater Everyman Theater, Cho Benn Holback + Associates, Lewis Contractors, Theatre Projects Consultants, James Posey Associates, Inc., Keast & Hood Company, Gower Thompson, Shen Milsom Wilke, Inc., Dunlop Lighting Design, Alan Gilbert Photography
MICA Graduate Studio Center Maryland Institute College of Art, Cho Benn Holback + Associates, Whiting Turner, James Posey Associates, Morabito Consultants, Gower Thompson, Lazarus Design Associates
Heritage Preservation Award
Monsignor Arthur W. Bastress For the preservation and stewardship of St. Alphonsus Church
Douglas H. Gordon Award
Ms. Kathleen Kotarba For over thirty years of service and leadership for historic preservation in Baltimore