Congratulations to the 2015 Excellence Award Winners
A crumbling factory that is now a focal point of neighborhood revitalization. A private residence that suffered years of neglect before being restored by descendants of its original owner. A community meeting space that has been restored with an eye toward sustainability in a changing coastal environment. These were just a few of the Award-winning projects honored by the Preservation League on May 13, 2015.
The complete list of award winners is:
Daniel Conkling House – Rensselaerville, Albany County
Lafayette Lofts – Buffalo
The Tishman Building – Buffalo
DePaul Carriage Factory
Apartments – Rochester
El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 - New York
Pier A Restoration and Adaptive Reuse - New York
Remington Lofts on the Canal - North Tonawanda, Niagara County
Rye Meeting House: Sustainable Preservation, Ecology and Conservation – Westchester County.
The Preservation League is committed building a strong foundation for the future of historic preservation. In New York State, preservation and reuse of our historic buildings is fundamental to the economic revitalization of our cities, towns, and villages. The restoration of our historic neighborhoods, Main Streets, and underutilized buildings continues to create jobs, provide housing, promote tourism, stimulate private investment, and conserve energy, resources, and open space.
Our annual Awards program allows us to highlight projects that could one day provide new examples of best practices in historic preservation. The generous support of the Arthur F. & Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation enables the Preservation League to continue to applaud a wide variety people who make preservation happen – from architects to municipalities, from individual property owners to members of the press, from elected officials to not-for-profit agencies.
The Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards program makes it possible for the League to continue to encourage standards of excellence and to increase public awareness and support for historic preservation throughout the state.