Preservation League Seeks Entries for 2018 Awards

Annual awards honor projects, organizations, individuals and publications that exemplify excellence in historic preservation

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Interior of Beekman Hotel and Residences/Temple Court, NYC; one of the 2017 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award winners. Photo by HQP.

ALBANY, NY (12/11/2017) (readMedia)-- The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2018 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in historic preservation throughout New York State. The nominations must be submitted online by February 15, 2018. The awards will be presented on May 9, 2018.

"Preservation and reuse of our historic buildings is fundamental to the economic revitalization of our cities, towns, and villages," said Jay DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation League. "The restoration of our historic neighborhoods, Main Streets, and underutilized buildings continues to create jobs, provide housing, promote tourism, stimulate private investment, and conserve energy, resources, and open space. Our annual awards program allows us to highlight projects that offer examples of best practices in historic preservation."

The League especially encourages nominations that may provide case studies or models incorporating energy efficiency, adaptive reuse, or New York's Rehabilitation Tax Credit program.

To review the guidelines and download a nomination form, please visit the Preservation League's website at For additional information on the awards contact the Preservation League office at 518-462-5658 x17; or by email at

The 2017 Excellence Award winners were: Phoenix Brewery Apartments, Buffalo; Beekman Hotel and Residences/Temple Court, New York City; A. Philip Randolph Houses, Phase One, New York City; South Street Seaport Museum: the 1885 sailing ship Wavertree, New York City; Rouge Tomate Chelsea, New York City; Marriott Syracuse Downtown (formerly Hotel Syracuse); Pickens Hall & Opera House, Heuvelton; Argos Inn, Ithaca. The former Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation and the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, Ruth Pierpont, was honored for decades of service to the cause of historic preservation in New York State.