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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)

Japanese Heritage Shoya House

Project Lead
Kimberly Pacheco – John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.

Audrey Ng – Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Additional Participant(s)
Fukuoka  –  

Additional Participant(s)
Kumada  –  

Additional Participant(s)
Suzuki  –  

Additional Participant(s)
Yokoi  –  

Additional Participant(s)
Yoshiaki Namakura – DESIGN 1ST

Additional Participant(s)
Kaori Hamada Walter – M. Okamoto & Associates

Masao “Mike” Okamoto – M. Okamoto & Associates

Additional Participant(s)
Robert Hori – Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Scott Burroughs – Snyder Langston

Additional Participant(s)
Geoffrey Moussas – DESIGN 1ST

Additional Participant(s)
Maki Noda – DESIGN 1ST

Japanese Heritage Shoya House

Japanese Heritage Shoya House is one of fifteen winners honored with the 2024 Preservation Design Award. This project was a recipient in the Cultural Heritage, Intangible Assets 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 Japanese Heritage Shoya House

The 3,000 square foot Japanese Heritage Shoya House was originally constructed in Marugame, Japan approximately 320 years ago. Initially a magistrate’s house and center of village life, the home was passed down through a single family for generations, and donated in 2016 to the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.

Relocation and seismic stability of the structure, which features mortise and tenon joints and natural wood trunk and branch features, was a multi-year collaboration between local experts in both countries. New wood shear walls, hold downs, and foundations were delicately integrated to maintain the cultural and architectural integrity, while offering public occupancy within current building code parameters.

As part of a 2-acre re-created period compound with traditional landscapes, outbuildings, and interactive components, the home offers an immersive glimpse into rural Japanese life some 300 years ago, providing insights into the culture and sustainability practices.

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.