2013 Excellence in Preservation Awards Announced

Preservation League honors projects, organization and publication that exemplify excellence in historic preservation

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ALBANY, NY (05/08/2013)(readMedia)-- The Preservation League of New York State will present eight Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards at its annual meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at the historic New York Yacht Club at 37 West 44th Street in Manhattan. This statewide awards program honors notable achievements in retaining, promoting and reusing New York State's irreplaceable architectural heritage.

"These projects illustrate the broad range of preservation opportunities in New York State," said Jay DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation League. "From the Metropolitan Transit Authority's stewardship of a century-old Bronx transit station to the rebirth of a Buffalo hotel designed by America's first female professional architect, we commend these efforts to protect authentic examples of our past."

The complete list of award winners is: the New York State Capitol, Restoration of Skylights and Laylights, Albany County; East 180th Street Station, Bronx; Keramos Hall, Brooklyn; Hotel @ The Lafayette, Buffalo; The TAUNY Center, Canton; The Central Trust Building, Rochester. Albany Housing Authority will be honored for organizational excellence. The Buffalo News: Dawn Bracely, Editorial Writer and Stanford Lipsey, Publisher Emeritus, will be honored as an outstanding publication.

"As we launch our 40th Anniversary celebration in 2013, the Preservation League is looking forward to exploring not just the past, but the future of historic preservation," said DiLorenzo. "Many of the 2013 award winners provide valuable examples for other practitioners by incorporating energy efficiency techniques, adaptive reuse strategies and Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits. Each year, we are impressed by the number and variety of laudable nominations, and this year was no exception. We are delighted to give these very different preservation efforts the statewide recognition they deserve."

The program begins at 6:00 p.m. with a reception immediately following. Tickets are available for $60 and may be reserved online by visiting the Preservation League's website at www.preservenys.org. For additional information or to reserve tickets by phone, contact the Preservation League office at 518-462-5658 x13; or by email at slaclair@preservenys.org.

The Excellence in Historic Preservation awards program is supported by a generous grant from the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation.


The Preservation League of New York State invests in people and projects that champion the essential role of preservation in community revitalization, sustainable economic growth, and the protection of our historic buildings and landscapes. We lead advocacy, economic development, and education programs all across the state.