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.

Preserving L.A. Project Team

Project Lead
Ken Bernstein – Angel City Press

Stephen Schafer – HABSPHOTO.com

Angel City Press

Preserving Los Angeles

Preserving Los Angeles is a winner for the 2020 Preservation Design Award for Cultural Studies / Reports. 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 californiapreservation.org/awards.

About “Preserving Los Angeles”

Preserving Los Angeles is an authoritative chronicle of urban transformation, a guide for citizens and urban practitioners alike who hope to preserve the unique culture of their own cities. Author Ken Bernstein, who oversees Los Angeles’s Office of Historic Resources, tells the comprehensive story of how historic preservation has revived Los Angeles neighborhoods, created a Downtown renaissance, and guided the future of the city. Under Bernstein’s leadership, Los Angeles has developed one of the most successful historic preservation programs in the nation, culminating with the completion of the nation’s most ambitious citywide survey of historic resources. Bernstein showcases Los Angeles as a model for other cities, demonstrating how preservation can revitalize neighborhoods and build community. Bernstein’s informative text is richly illustrated with more than 300 full-color images by prominent architectural photographer Stephen Schafer. The photography-heavy appendix devoted to historic sites can serve as a field guide to hundreds of the city’s most notable locations. Preserving Los Angeles illuminates a Los Angeles that will surprise even longtime Angelenos—highlighting dozens of lesser-known buildings, neighborhoods, and places in every corner of the city.

Featured Image Courtesy and Copyright Stephen Schafer