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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)

Mission San Gabriel

Project Lead
Mel Green – Melvyn Green and Associates

Lead Architect, Engineer, or Designer
Kaitlin Drisko – Drisko Architects

Bob Knight – Drisko Architects

Dick Gee – Spectra

Client / Owner
Terri Huerta – San Gabriel Mission

Christina Varvi – RLA Conservation

Construction Manager
Jill Short – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ray Adamyk – Spectra Company

Contractor’s Historic Architect
Dick Gee – Spectra Company

Mission San Gabriel

Mission San Gabriel 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 Mission San Gabriel

On July 2020, a vandal started a fire in the Mission Church causing the entire roof to collapse and damage historic features and art works shortly before its 250-year anniversary.

Work began immediately after the fire, involving a collaborative effort including preservation architects, structural engineer, conservators, and general contractor.  Immediate steps were taken to identity salvageable material and artifacts for restoration. 

The fire destroyed the roof structure as well as irreparably twisted steel beams that were installed during a 1990 structural retrofit.  The steel retrofit and roof was restored with wood shingles to match the original.  Using salvageable wood profiles and HABS drawings, the interior finishes were replicated.  

Materials restoration also included plaster, doors and windows, pulpit and canopy, historic light fixtures, pews as well as artwork and historic artifacts. 

The result of the project is a restoration that is closer to its original character while significantly improving its infrastructure.

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.