Tuesday, December 14, 2010

L.A. Conservancy Preservation Award Application Available; Due January 31

From the LA Conservancy...

The Los Angeles Conservancy welcomes applications for our 30th Annual Preservation Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation in L.A. County. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2011.

Downloadable application (MS Word): http://www.laconservancy.org/awards/PA11_application.doc
Application as Adobe PDF: http://www.laconservancy.org/awards/PA11_application.pdf
General information; info about past recipients: http://www.laconservancy.org/awards/

To qualify, projects must have been completed by December 31, 2010, be located in Los Angeles County, and meet nationally recognized standards for the treatment of historic properties and landscapes (in the case of construction or landscape projects). Recipients will be selected by an independent jury of leading experts in architecture, historic preservation, and community development. We will present the awards at a luncheon in May 2011.

The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2011. Each application has a non-refundable application fee of $50. You can download the application above or on our website, or request one by calling the office at (213) 623-2489.

Preservation Award winners range widely, from sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse projects, to groundbreaking advocacy and education efforts by individuals and groups. We encourage submissions from throughout Los Angeles County that illustrate the value and power of historic preservation. Construction projects may be commercial, residential, or institutional. We also encourage nominations for historic landscape projects and significant contributions to preservation education or program development. Past recipients include the Dr. Ralph J. Bunche Peace and Heritage Center, Oaklawn Bridge and Waiting Station, Palomar Senior Apartments, Point Fermin Lighthouse, City of Huntington Park Historic Preservation Ordinance, and Valley Municipal Building, among more than 200 others.