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From architectural icons, to transcendental cultural landscapes, California is rife with places worth celebrating. The California Preservation Foundation’s mandate not only focuses on educating and advocating for the protection of these places. We also have celebrated the places that matter most to Californians, from its monumental works of architecture and engineering, to the diminutive-yet stunning roadside vernacular architecture of places like Route 66.
California Preservation Conference
Since 1976, we have held an annual statewide conference where preservationists can gather, exchange ideas, network and organize around important issues. This 2018 conference takes place in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley, where we will explore the seismic changes facing our communities, and the deep roots that bind us together. The conference features cutting edge presentations, tours of the region’s most historic sites, and a closing reception at the birthplace of Silicon Valley-the Hewlett Packard House and Garage. More information is available on our conference page here.
Preservation Design Awards
The Preservation Design Awards honor the accomplishments of architects, engineers, developers, preservation consultants, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and others for outstanding examples of preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction, contextual infill, sustainability, cultural resource studies and reports, craftsmanship and preservation technology, and archaeology and interpretive exhibits. The 2018 Preservation Design Awards ceremony will take place in the fall at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Nominations are now open, and additional information will be coming soon!
Workshops & Webinars
CPF has educated preservationists on a vast array of historic preservation topics, through our leading on-site and online professional training programs. We equip advocates statewide – and across the country – with the tools they need to protect the places that matter to them. More information is available using the links below.
More about the California Preservation Foundation
Here Tomorrow, a stunning 250-page tome of the state’s most beautiful preservation achievements takes its inspiration from our three-decade old Preservation Design Awards, which celebrate the best in historic preservation. This section of our website contains stories and narratives that celebrate the complexity and beauty of California’s historic places.
We hope you enjoy these stories, and encourage you to purchase Here Tomorrow to share in the celebration of California’s multilayered and multicultural history.