Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards

For more than 20 years, the Richard H. Driehaus Preservation Awards has honored individuals, organizations, projects and programs whose work demonstrate a commitment to historic preservation. A generous grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation enables Landmarks Illinois to present nine awards annually in categories for stewardship, rehabilitation, restoration and advocacy along with the distinguished Project of the Year Award and the Joe Antunovich Award for Leadership.

The awards ceremony is held each fall. The event includes a panel discussion with select award winners hosted by Landmarks Illinois’ chairman, an awards ceremony and a reception with all winners. The celebration is an inspiring evening that celebrates Illinois’ historic treasures while inspiring others to take action to preserve, protect and promote historic resources.

View 2016 award winners

View 2015 award winners

View 2015 award ceremony highlights on Flickr

Learn more about the nomination process

2016 Awards Celebration

Join Landmarks Illinois for the 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards Celebration!

Register here!

Date & Location

Saturday, October 22

Venue One

1034 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois


Panel Discussion: "From Vacant to Vibrant"

Panel participants

  • Matthew Carroll, Jail Hill Inn, Galena
  • Karen Conn, Conn’s Hospitality Group, Springfield
  • Peter Holsten, the Strand Apartments, Chicago
  • Moderator: Will Tippens

Program Information


4:00 p.m. Award Winner Panel Discussion
5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
7:00 p.m. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

For more information

Email Tiffanie Williams or call (312) 922-1742.

Award Winners

Clare and Ken Goerlich, Quincy

Joe Antunovich Award for Leadership

Conn’s Hospitality Group, Springfield

Award for Leadership

Gibault High School, Junior American History Project, Waterloo

Award for Advocacy

Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum, Aurora

President’s Award for Restoration

Jail Hill Inn, Galena

Award for Adaptive Use

LondonHouse, Chicago

Award for Adaptive Use

Stone Avenue Train Station, La Grange

Award for Restoration

Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago

Award for Rehabilitation

Strand Apartments, Chicago

Project of the Year Award for Rehabilitation

Learn more about the award winners here.

To see before & after pictures of the award-winning restoration projects, visit our album on Flickr.

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