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Preservation Awards

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Congregation 2015 Awardee

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.

Registration is now open to attend the 2019 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. This year’s program will take place Wednesday, May 8 at the historic DAR Constitution Hall. Cosponsored by the Historic Preservation Office, the DC Preservation League, and Daughters of the American Revolution, the awards celebrate preservation excellence in design and construction, volunteerism and community involvement, stewardship and education. Honorees will include recipients of the State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award, HBRB Chair’s Award, and the Individual Lifetime Achievement Award.

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!

Please RSVP here to join us in this National Historic Landmark as we honor the 2019 preservation award winners.

DAR Constitution Hall
311 18th Street and 1776 D Street, NW
7:00 pm awards ceremony, reception to follow

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 | 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


Visit Past Awards Programs