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Preservation Awards

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The L.A. Conservancy is pleased to release a Preservation Award Winner Seal, starting with recipients in 2020.
2020 Preservation Award Recipients
In the middle of a homelessness crisis, this project serves as a noteworthy example of how underused historic buildings can serve an essential new purpose.
This project thoughtfully restored a beloved century-old city park, preserving its original pioneering design, while making it environmentally sustainable and adding modern infrastructure and design features to meet changing community needs. 
This survey helps guide future projects in L.A. County Parks properties, ensuring that some of L.A.’s most accessible historic resources are preserved. 
This ambitious rehabilitation project revives a glamorous Hollywood landmark to its original splendor and honors its cultural heritage and identity.
A successful grassroots effort to save a historic home in the City of Glendale forty years ago is now a celebrated nonprofit helping to preserve its community’s rich and diverse history and architectural heritage. 
After years of neglect, a painstaking rehabilitation project transformed this former bank building into a hotel and returned it to its former grandeur.
This project brought Culver City High School’s iconic performing arts facility into the twenty-first century while respecting its historic architecture, enabling it to continue inspiring students.
This remarkable adaptive reuse project restored the historic integrity of a former Ford Model T showroom and factory and turned it into an inspiring creative office and retail space. 

About the Awards

Since 1982, the Conservancy has honored excellence in the field of historic preservation with our 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.

Submissions come from throughout Los Angeles County and illustrate the value and power of historic preservation.

In addition to the project awards, the Conservancy bestows a special Chair's Award for exceptional contributions.

Past recipients of the Chair's Award include the Vibiana|Redbird, Google Playa Vista, and the Asian Americans in Los Angeles Historic Context Statements.

Construction projects may be commercial, residential, or institutional. Historic landscape projects, as well as contributions to preservation education or program development, are also encouraged.

Past Award Recipients

Though hardly comprehensive, our website contains profiles of a number of past Preservation Award recipients