Press Release: L.A. Conservancy Announces 2022 Preservation Awards | Los Angeles Conservancy

Press Release: L.A. Conservancy Announces 2022 Preservation Awards

LOS ANGELES, August 25, 2022The Los Angeles Conservancy is delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 Preservation Awards, recognizing exceptional achievement in the field of historic preservation in Los Angeles County. The breadth of projects reflects a wide range of efforts to preserve L.A. County’s cultural and architectural heritage. Winning projects will be recognized at an open-air celebration on Thursday, October 13th, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, winner of last year's Chair Award. 
For forty years, the L.A. Conservancy has recognized some of Los Angeles County’s most remarkable efforts to preserve architecturally and culturally significant historic resources—showcasing the power of historic preservation as a beacon of the past and future. 
Each year, an independent jury of experts in architecture, preservation, and community development selects a distinguished group of projects demonstrating outstanding achievement in historic preservation.

2022 Preservation Award Recipients
After a three-year renovation, one of L.A.'s most glamorous icons resurges as the magnificent home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. 
Once threatened with demolition, this revitalized historic landmark is now bustling with activity and new life.
This outstanding rehabilitation and adaptive-reuse project brings a long-vacant historic theatre back into productive use as a flagship of the world's largest technology company. 
The thoughtful renovation of one of L.A.'s best examples of Mid-Century Modern roadside architecture reinvigorates a beloved legacy business. 
After years of vacancy and disrepair, this rehabilitated century-old campus has reclaimed its role as a vital community resource. 
This decade-long rehabilitation and new construction project preserved a historic garden apartment complex and added 140 housing units without compromising its historic integrity.
City of San Gabriel Citywide Historic Context Statement 
This authoritative account of the City of San Gabriel's diverse history sets the foundation for identifying and protecting the city’s treasured historic and cultural resources. 
What began forty years ago with two artists and a few discarded signs has flourished into a well-respected museum that preserves and celebrates the rich cultural history of L.A. through its neon lights.
This bold grassroots podcast highlights L.A.’s rich heritage and bolsters the groundbreaking work of those who will shape the future of historic preservation: students. 
The 2022 Preservation Awards will be presented at an outdoor celebration on Thursday, October 13th, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This annual celebration 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 returns as a presenting sponsor of the Preservation Awards. 
Preservation Award recipients are selected by an independent jury of leading experts in architecture, historic preservation, and community development. 
Linda Griego, Jury Chair
Trustee, National Trust for Historic Preservation 
Christina Morris
Senior Field Director, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Helen Tocco
Senior Project Engineer, GBX Group; Member, Palms Neighborhood Council
Grant Sunoo 
Director of Community Building & Engagement, Little Tokyo Service Center
Jenna Hornstock
Deputy Director of Planning for Land Use at the Southern California Association of Governments; Member, Los Angeles City Planning Commission
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.
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 6,000 member households, the largest membership of any local preservation organization in the U.S. 
Media Contact: Lisett B. Chavarela, 

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