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The 2023 Design Awards Event

For 2023, we’re celebrating 16 award winning projects at the historic Fort Mason Center for the Arts & Culture in the Cowell Theatre, preceded by a special social event in the stunning Design Award-winning Pier 2 Atrium.

We’re celebrating four years of the Preservation Design Awards at this special opportunity for winning teams and conference-goers. Wines will be split into six groups, tied to winning projects from all four years. There will be some surprises, a silent auction, and food and drink served.

Rooted in Richmond


Project Lead
Jonathan Haeber – City of Richmond

Planning Staff Lead
Jonelyn Whales – City of Richmond

Client or Owner
Lina Velasco – City of Richmond

Historic Preservation Commission Chair
Joann Pavlinec – City of Richmond

App Developer
Daniyal Syed – Action Data Systems

Historic Preservation Commissioner
Caitlin (Harvey) Hibma – City of Richmond

Historic Preservation Commissioner
Michael Hibma – City of Richmond

Historic Preservation Commissioner
Fatema Crane – City of Richmond

Historic Preservation Commissioner
Linda Hemmila – City of Richmond

Historic Preservation Commissioner
Gretchen Stromberg – City of Richmond

Specialty / Sub-Contractor
Liam O’Donoghue – East Bay Yesterday

Museum / Archives Specialist
Victoria Stuhr – Richmond Museum of History & Culture

Museum / Archives Specialist
Evelyn Santos – Richmond Museum of History & Culture

Specialty / Sub-Contractor
Marc Robinson – Action Data Systems

Specialty / Sub-Contractor
Maria Leticia Oregon – RAP Center

Rooted in Richmond

Rooted in Richmond is a winner for the 2023 Preservation Design Award for Cultural Heritage, Intangible Assets. 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 Rooted in Richmond

The Rooted in Richmond App is a collection of 16 historic sites – tangible and intangible – located along the Richmond Greenway. This multimedia walking and biking tour (made possible by a Certified Local Government Grant and a volunteer project management team) allows visitors to hear from Richmond residents, historians, and notable civic leaders. The Android and Apple-based app is also accessible on the web for people to learn about the diverse sites associated with Richmond in the 20th century. The tour also includes a narrated Spanish version.

The tour features exclusive audio interviews, 3D models of Richmond’s historical artifacts, and dozens of vivid historical images. Stops automatically trigger as you pass by, including Pre-WWII Japanese rose nurseries; the Pullman Palace Car factory; Social Justice and Civil Rights in Richmond; a WPA-era mural rediscovered in a post office basement; Ohlone shell mounds; and much more.

The tour is six miles in length and can be completed all at once, or in three equal segments of two miles each. 

You  may visit the full tour and browse the tour stops by visiting one of the following options below. 

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 30,000 members and supporters. Click here to learn how you can become a member.