Preservation Merit Awards
Established in 1960, Preservation Austin’s annual Preservation Merit 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 submitting nominations is free and open to all.
Preservation Austin thanks our 2016 preservation merit awards underwriters for their generous and dedicated support:
Preservation Awards honor the preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of historic and recent past properties; outstanding infill and sympathetic additions which enhance the historic fabric; the preservation of a cultural landscape; and sustainability projects and initiatives which respect properties’ historic character.
Stewardship Awards honor ongoing efforts to care for, manage, and maintain historic resources.
Special Recognition Awards
Special Recognition Awards honor those who have exhibited leadership in preservation. This includes outstanding public service through advocacy, public projects, neighborhood preservation, or research; the craftspeople who maintain and restore our historic resources; educational programs, curricula, or informational tools that focus on preservation and history; and outstanding media coverage of preservation issues by reporters, writers, publishers and publications.
Calls for nominations are announced every summer. Recipients are announced the following fall and celebrated at our annual awards luncheon at the Driskill Hotel.