2023 Preservation Awards | Los Angeles Conservancy

2023 Preservation Awards

Congratulations to our 2023 Preservation Award Winners! 

The Los Angeles Conservancy is delighted to recognize exceptional achievement in the field of historic preservation in Los Angeles County.

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Edinburgh Bungalow Court 
The 2023 Chair Award is a testament to historic preservation’s ability to bring people together to save historic places important to them and their community. Thanks to the passion and action of this West Hollywood community, a new generation of Angelenos will call the Edinburgh Bungalow Court “home sweet home.”


All Seasons Brewing Co./Firestone Tire and Service Center
This former Firestone service station—a radiant example of Streamline Moderne architecture—has been overhauled into an adaptive reuse success story that celebrates L.A.’s car culture heritage. 

Carthay Neighborhoods Historic District
After years of community organizing, neighbors successfully added three historic neighborhoods to the National Register of Historic Places, proving there’s plenty of ‘power to the people’ in historic preservation. 

Downtown L.A. Proper Hotel 
The adaptive reuse of this Renaissance Revival marvel into a modern hotel shows how older buildings can serve a new purpose while adding to the revitalization of a historic district. 

First Congregational Church of Long Beach
The repair and restoration of the stunning façade of this century-old center of spiritual and civic activity have galvanized both the congregation and community pride.

The Hollywood Sign
2023 marks the centennial of this world-famous landmark, and the preservationists behind The Hollywood Sign Trust are making sure that it is ready for its close-up!  

Long Beach Suburbanization and Race Historic Context Statement 
This document represents the resolve of a city to capture the under-told story of its diversity, housing segregation, and civil rights—providing an important framework for evaluating historic places associated with its communities of color.

Tail o' the Pup
One of L.A.’s most iconic examples of roadside architecture is back for a whole new generation of Angelenos to enjoy thanks to this loving restoration: pop culture and preservation never looked (or tasted) this good! 


Devon Barnes, Jury Chair
Principal, Gruen Associates

Arturo Chavez
General Manager, El Pueblo Historic Monument

Jessica Hencier
​Project Manager, Craig Lawson & Co., LLC

Andrea Mauk
Real Estate Professional, Writer, Artist, and Community Preservation Advocate

John Schwab-Sims
President, The Glendale Historical Society

About the Preservation Awards
Since 1982, the Los Angeles Conservancy has honored excellence in historic preservation through its annual Preservation Awards. The awards are selected by an independent jury of experts in architecture, historic preservation, and community development. 
Award recipients range widely, from sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse projects, to groundbreaking advocacy and education efforts by individuals and groups. 
In addition to the project awards, the Conservancy bestows a special Chair’s Award for exceptional contributions. Though hardly comprehensive, our website contains profiles of a number of past Preservation Award recipients
About the Los Angeles Conservancy
The Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County. What began as a volunteer group in 1978 now has more than 5,000 member households, the largest membership of any local preservation organization in the U.S. 
Media Contact: Lisett B. Chavarela, lchavarela@laconservancy.org