Press Release: L.A. Conservancy Announces 2020 Preservation Award Recipients | Los Angeles Conservancy

Press Release: L.A. Conservancy Announces 2020 Preservation Award Recipients

Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, the Preservation Awards Luncheon was canceled. Projects will be celebrated in 2021. 

LOS ANGELES, March 2,  2020--The Los Angeles Conservancy is pleased to announce the recipients of its 39th 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 the architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County.

2020 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.
Warner Music Group Headquarters
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. 

Preservation Awards Luncheon Information

The Preservation Awards Luncheon will be held at the iconic 1976 Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites 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 be the luncheon Presenting Sponsor for the 20th consecutive year. 

Preservation Award recipients are selected by an independent jury of leading experts in architecture, historic preservation, and community development. The 2020 jury included:

Chair: Roland Wiley, AIA
Principal, RAW International

Ashley Atkinson, AICP
City Planner, Los Angeles City Planning
President-Elect/American Planning Association

Eugene Moy
Board Member/Past President
Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

Will Russell Shapiro
Producer, 2 Friends Media

Jenna Snow
Historic Preservation Consultant

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 restorations, 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 Vibiana|Redbird, the J. Paul Getty Trust, and Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

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