50th Annual ACHF Preservation Awards

Submit a nomination for the 2019 ACHF Preservation Awards.

 

See the award categories below to determine which category the property you have in mind best fits.

Deadline for submission:

April 10, 2019

THE 50TH ANNUAL
ATHENS PRESERVATION AWARDS

June 3, 2019 •  6:30PM - 8:00PM

The Historic Morton Theatre

The Preservation Awards, a signature event of the ACHF, highlights the best preservation projects from the past year and the stories behind them.

Part of ACHF's mission is to increase awareness of the value of historic resources to the Athens community. The annual awards play an important role in highlighting the projects and the people behind them that keep the town's historic fabric vibrant.

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ACHF is seeking nominations for our first annual Places in Peril List.

 

The list intends to raise awareness about the unique history of Athens, Georgia. We hope you will join us in nominating properties that you feel have historic and cultural value but have a serious threat to their existence.

 

Nominees may include but are not limited to historic homes, buildings, structures, cultural landscapes, and cemeteries.

 

Thank you for dedicating your time to preserve the spirit of Athens!

PRESERVATION AWARD CATEGORIES

OUTSTANDING

REHABILITATION

The category honors excellence in the wholesale rehabilitation of a structure. Rehabilitation is defined as the act of returning a dilapidated, neglected, and/or damaged property to a state of utility through repair or alteration, which makes possible an efficient, contemporary use while preserving those portions or features that are significant to its historical, architectural and cultural integrity. Whenever possible, projects should comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

The category recognizes the successful adaptive reuse of a historic building for a new purpose. Projects will be judged on the basis of sensitivity to the building’s character-defining features and architectural integrity, innovative design solutions, and impact on the local community. Examples may include: a gas station to a restaurant, a warehouse to shared office space, a residential building to an inn, etc.

OUTSTANDING ADAPTIVE

REUSE OF A

HISTORIC BUILDING

OUTSTANDING RESTORATION

Restoration is defined as: “The act or process of accurately recovering the form and details of a property and its setting as it appeared at a particular period of time by means of the removal of later work or by the replacement of missing earlier work.” This award is presented to restoration projects of exemplary quality completed in the course

of the last three years. Consistent employment of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Restoration is a necessary qualification.

The award for Stewardship is given to an individual or organization in recognition of exceptional long-term care of a historic property, structure, or site in the strictest sense of preservation.

STEWARDSHIP

OUTSTANDING

NEW

CONSTRUCTIONIN A

HISTORIC AREA

Exclusively for new construction, this category recognizes architectural designs in a local historic district, National Register District, or older neighborhood that are contemporary yet compatible to their surroundings. Projects may include an individual structure or an addition to a historic structure.

  • Considerations for individual structures include scale, massing, setback, materials, roof shape, window openings and compatibility of overall design.

  • Considerations for additions to historic structures include subordinance to the original structure,

  • massing, materials, roof shape, window openings and compatibility of overall design.

Recognizing exemplary activities in the field of historic preservation, this award is presented to persons, groups, businesses, and government entities for a wide variety of projects and accomplishments. Examples may include:

  • Contribution to the advancement of and/or having a positive impact on the field of historic preservation.

  • Consistent employment of standard preservation practices, particularly those stipulated in the Secretary of the

  • Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

  • Completion of historic preservation-related projects that involve a broad scope and/or scale.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

PUBLICATIONS AND

PROGRAMS

The category honors innovative and successful programs/publications that make a lasting contribution to ourknowledge and understanding of local history, heritage and historic preservation. Examples include printedmaterials, websites, social media efforts, and educational workshops.

The category honors individuals or groups that have used collective action to make a significant contribution to

local preservation and heritage through education and advocacy campaigns.

GRASSROOTS PRESERVATION

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN PRESERVATION

The category recognizes projects that exhibit sensitive and creative solutions to older or historic buildings without
compromising integrity or character. A broad range of work will be considered, including incorporating issues of
sustainability, technology, and integration of accessibility improvements.

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