Press Release: L.A. Conservancy Announces 2019 Preservation Award Recipients | Los Angeles Conservancy

Press Release: L.A. Conservancy Announces 2019 Preservation Award Recipients

LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2019—The Los Angeles Conservancy has announced the recipients of its 38th annual Preservation Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation. This year’s projects reflect a wide range of efforts to preserve L.A. County’s architectural heritage.

The award recipients are:


Vibiana | Redbird, downtown Los Angeles
The effort to save the Cathedral of St. Vibiana was a defining moment for Los Angeles preservation. Its creative adaptive reuse solution continues to serve as a model for projects across the region.


Asian Americans in Los Angeles Historic Context Statements, Los Angeles
These documents provide an important framework for evaluating historic places associated with L.A.’s rich (but too often overlooked) Asian American heritage.

A.V. Walberg Residence & Adjoining Properties, Highland Park-Garvanza
This visionary project serves as a creative example of how we can balance the need for adding density to L.A.’s neighborhoods while still respecting a neighborhood’s historic character.

Beverly Fairfax Historic District National Register Nomination, Beverly Fairfax
A successful grassroots effort to list one of L.A.’s most prominent Jewish enclaves in the National Register of Historic Places celebrates the community and heritage that formed within this tight-knit community.

Bradbury House, Pacific Palisades
This extraordinary rehabilitation of a cultural landmark was fueled by a family’s passion to protect it for the next generation.

Google Playa Vista, Playa Vista
This stunning project brought a hub of innovation back to life for a new generation of tech giants.

Los Angeles Union Station, downtown Los Angeles
This five-year rehabilitation project ensures that the crown jewel of L.A.’s transportation system will continue to serve generations of Angelenos.

William Andrews Clark Memorial, West Adams
This creative design solution to a historic library proves that preservation and modernization can coexist.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon on Thursday, July 25 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The luncheon is a rare opportunity for hundreds of business and community leaders to hear inspirational stories of how historic preservation strengthens communities and fosters economic development. City National Bank will sponsor the luncheon for the nineteenth consecutive year.

Preservation Award recipients are selected by an independent jury of leading experts in architecture, historic preservation, and community development. The 2019 jury included:

CHAIR: Jack H. Rubens
Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Christopher P. Espinosa
General Manager, El Pueblo de Los Angeles

Peyton Hall, FAIA
Principal Architect, Historic Resources Group

Chandler McCoy
Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute

About the Preservation Awards
Since 1982, the Los Angeles Conservancy has honored excellence in the field of 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. Past recipients of this award include the Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Trust, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and photographer Julius Shulman.

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 the largest membership of any local preservation organization in the U.S.

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