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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)

Rubel Castle Preservation Plan

Lead Architect, Engineer, or Designer
John Lesak – Page & Turnbull

Client / Owner
Craig Woods – Glendora Historical Society

Alan White – AQYER, LLC

Advisory Committee
Sandy Kraus – Ad Hoc Preservation Planning Committee

Advisory Committee
Kaitlin Drisko – Ad Hoc Preservation Planning Committee

Advisory Committee
Linda Granicy – Ad Hoc Preservation Planning Committee

Rubel Castle Preservation Plan

Rubel Castle Preservation Plan is one of fifteen winners honored with the 2024 Preservation Design Award. This project was a recipient in the Cultural Resource Studies, Reports 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 Rubel Castle Preservation Plan

The Rubel Castle Historic District (known as Rubel Castle, Rubelia, and Rubel Pharms), is a self-contained, 1.7-acre folk art environment consisting of a walled, 22,000-SF Castle Complex and adjacent, adaptively reused early 20th century citrus buildings. The site includes 14 contributing and 11 non-contributing structures. Rubel, built by volunteers with unconventional materials using unconventional building techniques, possesses unique maintenance challenges.

The Rubel Castle Preservation Plan combines the best of heritage conservation practices and community input to provide a foundation for the preservation and maintenance of this culturally and historically significant site. The Plan is comprehensive; documenting, assessing, and guiding the treatment of the Castle Complex, contributing buildings, and surrounding elements. It provides recommendations aligned with the SOI’s Standard and offers valuable insights for Historic District management. The Plan prioritizes work based on urgency and significance levels, acknowledging the site’s distinct character-defining features.

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.