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37th Annual California Preservation Awards
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 6 – 7:30 PM 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. This year’s program includes a month of live conversations and experiences scheduled throughout October, featuring some of the most talented professionals and leaders in history, historic preservation, and architectural design. All programs are FREE and open to the public. We encourage donations to CPF so we can continue bringing you these high-level programs and experiences. There is also an option to donate the cost of a “virtual ticket” to our event for $250, entirely 100% tax-deductible.
Part 1: Energy Efficiency & Resiliency Upgrades - 10/6 - 12 - 1 PM
Part 1: Energy Efficiency and Resiliency Upgrades for Preservation Projects – October 6, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM
What are the top interventions that can be applied to historic buildings? Case examples drawn from several innovative Design Award nominations will illustrate lessons learned and issues encountered for projects that involved geothermal, lighting, seismic and related upgrades to historic buildings.
Featured Projects include…
Speakers for Alameda High School:
- Mark Quattrocchi, FAIA, Partner, QKA – Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
- Chris Del Core, P.E., Costa Engineers, Inc
Speakers for Burbank Auditorium:
- Daniel Backman, AIA, LEED AP, TLCD Architecture
- Jeff Blaevoet, Principal, Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
Part 2: Preservation-themed Movie Night Screening - 10/9 - 6 - 8 PM
Part 2: Preservation-themed Movie Night Screening: Two Week’s Notice with Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock – October 9, 2020 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM Can a wrecking-ball developer discover the value of preservation and find romance at the same time? Will he ever understand NEPA or Section 106? In this 2002 film, Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) is an intelligent liberal lawyer who specializes in historic preservation and pro bono causes in New York City. George Wade (Hugh Grant) is an arrogant real estate developer and stylish playboy. But he doesn’t stand a chance against Lucy’s knowledge of preservation and her love for old buildings and the community! Get a glass of wine or your fave cocktail and relax with friends. We will be interacting in the chat box while watching a live screening of this Romantic Comedy featuring the unlikely romance between preservationist and developer!
Part 3: Conservation Approaches to Historic Buildings - 10/13 - 12 - 1 PM
Part 3: Conservation Approaches to Historic Buildings – October 13, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Some preservation projects require nimble approaches as new discoveries are made. Should materials be fully replaced? Or should they remain and be conserved? What role do craftspeople play in the project? And how can the challenges of the materials – whether wood, plaster, terra cotta, or glass – inform the treatment approach? Three Design Award entries will be highlighted in this session, each of which illustrates varied conservation approaches to unique and irreplaceable aspects of an historic building rehabilitation.
Part 4: Adaptive Reuse in Downtown - 10/20 - 12 - 1 PM
Part 4: Adaptive Reuse in Downtown – October 20, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:00 P
Adaptive Reuse projects present unique challenges compared to standard rehabilitation projects. This set of downtown adaptive reuse examples provide a variety of lessons applicable to architects, engineers, planners, and consultants. Learn how project participants used innovative methods to overcome project challenges and create stunning new spaces built from the bones of beautiful old buildings in downtown Los Angeles and beyond.
Preservation Design Awards Event - 10/21 - 6 - 7:30 PM
Preservation Design Awards Event – October 21, 2020 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM
The California Preservation Awards are a statewide hallmark, recognizing excellence 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. For the ﬁrst time, the California Preservation Awards and President’s Awards ceremony will be held online on October 21, 2020, as part of a month-long celebration of history and design.
Congratulations to the 2020 Preservation Design Award Winners!
118-year-old Inverted Stained Glass Dome Conservation, Resurrection Oakland
Cultural Resource Studies
Jay Littleton Ball Park
Sacramento Historic District Plans, Sacramento
“Sequoia Field: A Documentary,” Visalia
Alameda High School Rehabilitation & Seismic Upgrade, Alameda (Trustee’s Award for Excellence Winner)
Bank of Guerneville Building, Guerneville
Livermore Railroad Depot Rehabilitation and Relocation, Livermore
Rejuvenation of a Historic Power House, San Francisco
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Headquarters Rehabilitation, Sacramento (Trustee’s Award for Excellence Winner)
St. Joseph’s Church, San Francisco
Bel Vue Hotel, Sacramento
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
Hacienda at Scribe Winery, Sonoma
Miles C. Bates House (The Wave House), Palm Desert
Urth Caffe, Orange
Robert Frost Auditorium, Culver City
Bradbury House, Los Angeles
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sue Mossman, Executive Director, Pasadena Heritage
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation
Thank you to our Jury for the 2020 Preservation Design Awards!
Since joining Structural Focus in 2002, Wayne has been a keystone of the management team. He manages a diverse portfolio of projects including the design of new studio production facilities, tenant improvements for various creative offices, renovation and strengthening of historic buildings and evaluations and repairs of industrial buildings. Distinguished projects include Wallis Annenburg Center for the Performing Arts, Anaheim Citrus Packing House, Orchard Gables Bungalows, Huntington Library Japanese Tea House, and Hollywood Bungalow Courts. Wayne is passionate about the need for structural engineers to communicate the greater mission of structural engineering,
Kelly Comras, FASLA, RLA, holds a Master’s degree in landscape architecture and is a member of the State Bar of California. She was the first staff landscape architect in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area; taught park planning and design at UCLA; and is a national ASLA award winner. Comras’ present practice focuses on research and publication in the field of cultural landscape. Her work includes an NEA study of historic gardens in Pasadena; the J. Paul Getty Trust’s, The Stairways of Castellammare; and a dune restoration at Will Rogers State Beach. She is a founding member of The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Stewardship Council, and past-President of the California Garden & Landscape History Society. Comras’ recent publications include: Ruth Shellhorn, 2016; Women, Modernity, and Landscape Architecture, 2015; and Landscape Architecture Magazine.
Stephanie Kingsnorth leads Pfeiffer Partner’s work in preservation and rehabilitation. A Principal of the firm, her work has focused primarily on existing structures of all ages through all phases of design, including Historic Structures Reports, space planning and programming, concept drawings, design documentation and construction administration. Her broad experience includes the restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings dating from the 1890s. Notable projects include Griffith Observatory Renovation and Expansion, Atascadero City Hall and Printery Rehabilitation, California Institute of Technology South Houses Renovation, and several historic buildings for Stanford University. Ms. Kingsnorth is a member and past president of the Los Angeles Conservancy and continues to serve on the Conservancy’s Advocacy Committee. She is a registered architect in California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and New York.
Rosa has over 30 years of experience as a conservator of sculpture, contemporary art and historic buildings. She holds an M.A. in art history and conservation from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation, the American Academy in Rome and the International Center for Conservation in Rome (ICCROM). Rosa’s long and varied career has included fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania’s archeological museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and field conservator positions for the joint University of Pennsylvania-Tel Aviv University Expedition to the Coastal Plain of Israel. She was the founder of the Los Angeles firm Sculpture Conservation Studio and served as its director of conservation from 1988-2008. Rosa lectures frequently on public art and conservation of modern finishes.
Kelly Sutherlin McLeod, FAIA founded her eponymous architectural practice in 1988. KSMA’s design for new construction, adaptive reuse and preservation encompasses institutional, commercial, residential and cultural projects. KSMA has served as project architect for preservation projects for many of the most important 20th century design masterworks in Southern California. KSMA elevates heritage conservation into the mainstream of international architectural discourse, through award-winning projects that advance best practices and excellence in design. Kelly is a former president of the CPF Board of Trustees.
Bridget Maley manages a San Francisco-based architectural history and historic preservation consultancy, architecture + history, llc. She has contributed to a wide range of award-winning historic preservation projects, including significant sites in western national and state parks, as well as many in historic campus settings. Recently, Bridget has been working on National Register nominations for two, Mission 66-era National Park Service complexes in Sitka and Glacier Bay, Alaska. Bridget has completed evaluations of buildings and landscapes in three of California’s iconic civic centers: Pasadena, San Francisco and Berkeley. Bridget completed her Master of Arts degree in Architectural History at the University of Virginia, where she has remained active, recently participating on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Architecture.
As Vice President of Design, Delivery, and Operations, Steve is responsible for daily operation of The Walt Disney Company’s west coast corporate facilities, encompassing approximately 200 buildings and over 9 million square feet. Steve’s team is also responsible for all design and construction in the western region as well as Latin America, including tenant improvements and ground-up construction. Steve oversaw the historic rehabilitation of Grand Central Air Terminal on Disney’s Glendale campus, which won a Preservation Design Award in 2015.
Sam Ragsdale has 17 years of construction experience with MATT Construction where he is currently a Senior Project Manager. Over the course of his career he has focused on Historic Preservation, Adaptive Reuse, Higher Education, Museum, Office and Retail projects. Representing MATT Construction as Project Manager Sam led the renovation and repositioning of the Petersen Automotive Museum into the world’s preeminent Automobile Museum. At the Kidspace Children’s Museum Sam was on the team that converted a group of historic greenhouse buildings in Pasadena’s Brookside Park into an interactive children’s museum. Sam was also the preconstruction manager who planned the restoration of the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple, a project which went on to earn the LA Conservancy’s preservation award.
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About the Preservation Design Awards
Since 1983 over 500 projects have been recognized with a Preservation Design Award. Winning projects 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. The jury selects projects that have furthered, to a notable degree, the purposes of the profession, consistent with the California Preservation Foundation’s mission.
About the President’s Awards
President’s Awards honor people deserving of special recognition for their outstanding preservation efforts. Since its inception in 1991, this program has recognized more than 150 individuals and organizations whose work allows others to gain a deeper appreciation of historic resources and their value to California’s economy, environment and quality of life. All proceeds from this event support the California Preservation Foundation’s statewide education and advocacy programs.