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The 2024 Design Awards Event

We’re celebrating 15 award winning projects, as well as the Trustee’s Awards for Excellence and the President’s Awards at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles, followed by a special social event with food and drinks in the stunning ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel. Tickets to the Awards Ceremony and the post-awards reception are $225 for members and $250 and available here (discounted to $175 if you’re attending our Annual Conference – combo packages available on our conference page)

Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room

Project Lead or Principal
John Bechtel – Architectural Resources Group (ARG)

Architect (Design)
Stephen Farneth – Architectural Resources Group (ARG)

Client / Owner
Thomas Polansky – The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens

Historic Restoration Subcontractor
Reuben Lombardo – Spectra Company

Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room

Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room is one of fifteen winners honored with the 2024 Preservation Design Award. This project was a recipient in the Preservation or Restoration category. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at

About Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room

When the Tea Room closed at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, leadership at the Huntington saw an opportunity to renovate the beloved restaurant while also assessing ways it could permanently respond to a new reality wherein outdoor dining is not just a desire, but a necessity. The 110-year-old billiard and bowling alley of Henry Huntington received a comprehensive rehabilitation, preserving and modernizing of the original structure, bringing the building up to structural, environmental, and health code requirements. The project also added two new outdoor dining spaces on a cross-axial arrangement to the original long, rectangular footprint of the building. The new dining spaces provide an opportunity to enjoy tea in an outdoor setting in one of the most beautiful gardens in the country and expand dining capacity without impact to the historic building.

About CPF and the Awards

The California Preservation Awards are a statewide hallmark, showcasing the best in historic preservation. The awards ceremony includes the presentation of the Preservation Design Awards and the President’s Awards, bringing together hundreds of people each year to share and celebrate excellence in preservation.

The California Preservation Foundation (CPF), a 501c3 nonprofit, was incorporated in 1978. We now support a national network of more than 36,000 members and supporters. Click here to learn how you can become a member.