Call for Nominations: 2016 Preservation Merit Awards

It’s that time of the year again! Preservation Austin is excited to announce the call for nominations for our 56th Annual Preservation Merit Awards. This awards program honors visionary approaches to preserving our city’s unique architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage. By recognizing outstanding individuals, businesses, organizations, and institutions, we hope to inspire others to carry on this important work.

Projects must be located within the City of Austin and completed between January 1, 2014 and August 15, 2016. Recipients will be honored at our Preservation Merit Awards Celebration luncheon at the Driskill Hotel November 9.

Download the nomination form, due August 15, HERE. Please read the application guidelines carefully since some rules have changed. A $20 application fee, per nomination, is now required except for those nominations submitted for advocacy efforts.

Preservation Awards honor the preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of historic properties; outstanding infill which enhances the historic fabric; the preservation of a cultural landscape; and sustainability initiatives which respect a property’s historic character.  Stewardship Awards honor ongoing efforts to manage and maintain historic resources. Special Recognition Awards honor those who have exhibited leadership in preservation, including through craftsmanship; education; public service through advocacy, neighborhood preservation, or research; or outstanding media coverage of preservation issues.


Questions? Contact Programs Coordinator Lindsey Derrington at programs@preservationaustin.org or 512- 474-5198 ext. 7724.