Since 2003, the Historic Preservation Office has sponsored the District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. These awards honor outstanding preservation projects and exceptional contributions by individuals and organizations in support of historic preservation in the District.
The District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office in partnership with the DC Preservation League and the Daughters of the American Revolution, presented the 2019 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation at DAR Constitution Hall on Wednesday, May 8.
Built in 1929, Constitution Hall was designed by John Russell Pope to accommodate DAR’s annual Continental Congresses and other activities of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The monumental Neoclassical building, executed in Alabama limestone, contains the largest concert hall in Washington, DC which hosts a variety of events including concerts, speakers, films, graduations, and, of course, the Preservation Awards!
This year’s awards are presented in the categories of Volunteerism and Community Involvement, Archaeology, Education, Design and Construction, State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award, HPRB Chair's Award, and Individual Lifetime Achievement Award.
2019 Awards and Awardees
Volunteerism and Community Involvement
Bloomingdale Historic Designation Coalition
Joseph Levesque; Betsy McDaniel; Patricia Ellis Mitchell; James Myers; Scott Roberts
Moxy Hotel, Washington, DC, 1011 K Street NW
Douglas Development Corporation; EHT Traceries; Stantec
Mapping Segregation in Washington DC
Prologue DC, LLC – Mara Cherkasky; Prologue DC, LLC – Sarah Shoenfeld
Design and Construction
Patterson House, 15 Dupont Circle NW
Hartman-Cox Architects; Saul Urban & Rooney Properties; Manhattan Construction
The Bell Tower at Stanton Park, 609 Maryland Avenue NE
Morningstar Community Development, LLC; MCN Build, Inc.; Cooper Carry Architects
The Sanctuary, 819 D Street NE
Bonstra|Haresign ARCHITECTS; The Rubin Group; Cumberland Stained Glass
The Mission Apartments, 1350 R Street NW
Eric Colbert & Associates PC; EHT Traceries; Alturas Real Estate Interests, LLC; McCullough Construction
Uline Arena, 1140 3rd Street NE
Antunovich Associates; Douglas Development Corporation; James G. Davis Construction Corporation; EHT Traceries
State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award
700PENN, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Esocoff & Associates/Weinstein Studio + Gensler; McCullough Construction; Clark Construction Group, LLC; EastBanc; Stanton Development
HPRB Chair's Award
Modernization of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R Street NW
cox graae + spack architects - design architects for the LBA-CGS Joint Venture; DC Department of General Services; McKissack & McKissack; GCS|SIGAL; EHT Traceries
Individual Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert C. Sonderman
The 2019 preservation awards reception is generously supported by the following:
Landmark Partner – Douglas Development Corporation
Capstone Partners – Antunovich Associates│ Atlantic Refinishing and Restoration, Inc. │ Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP │ Bonstra│ Haresign ARCHITECTS │Dentons US LLP | EHT Traceries | KCE Structural Engineers
Keystone Partners – Bank of America Merrill Lynch │ Clark Construction Group, LLC│ Quinn Evans Architects│ Roadside Development | Saul Urban LLC
Cornerstone Partners – Fay Armstrong | Amy Ballard | Howard Berger | Eric Colbert & Associates PC | Direct Dimensions │ EastBanc │ GCS-SIGAL │ Hartman-Cox Architects │Madison Marquette | Morningstar Community Development | Shalom Baranes Associates │Simpson Gumpertz & Heger| Wagner Roofing Company | Juliet Zucker, Long & Foster Real Estate
President's Circle – BELL Architects, PC | Boston Properties | DAVIS Construction | John DeFerrari and Susan Decker |ECS Mid-Atlantic | EYP Architecture & Engineering | Federal City Caterers, Inc. | Fivesquares Development |Sarajane Foster | Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda, LLP | Grunley Construction Company, Inc. | Holland & Knight | David M. Schwarz Architects | SJG Properties | James A. Smailes | SmithGroup | Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Individual Sponsors – David Haresign, FAIA and Patricia Haresign |Betsy McDaniel | Donald Beekman Myer, FAIA and Ellen Myer | Darwina Neal, FASLA | Michael Singer | Charles and Helen Wilkes | Evelyn & Bob Wrin