For the past 27 years, the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation 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.
2020 LANDMARKS ILLINOIS RICHARD H. DRIEHAUS FOUNDATION PRESERVATION AWARDS
Landmarks Illinois celebrated the recipients of the 2020 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards at a virtual ceremony this year held October 21, 2020. The hour-long online event honored the people behind this year’s nine award-winning historic preservation projects and efforts throughout Illinois.
Watch the full ceremony below!2020 PRESERVATION AWARDS CEREMONY
2020 Award Recipients
Aurora Arts Center, Aurora
Cook County Hospital Administration Building, Chicago
The Mark Twain, Chicago
University of Chicago Keller Center, Chicago
Marilyn and Carl Johnson, Galena
Joe Antunovich Award for Leadership Lifetime Achievement
Garfield School Senior Residences, Moline
Friends of Ziock, Rockford
Roff House, Watseka
Click the button below to learn more about our 2020 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award Recipients. You can also read our 2020 press release here. (Pictured: Marilyn and Carl Johnson in Galena, recipients of the 2020 Joe Antunovich Award for Leadership for Lifetime Achievement)2020 Award Recipients
2020 Awards Jury
Julie Carpenter, Landmarks Illinois
Alyssa Frystak, PlaceEconomics
Heidi Granke, AIA, Heritage Architecture Studio LLC
Anne Lazar, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Emilio Padilla, AIA, JGMA (Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects)
Stacey Pfingsten, AIA Illinois
Lamarr Reid, Americas at Pierre-Yves Rochon, Inc.
Kenneth Watkins, Hàché Group, Inc.
Previous Award Recipients
Learn about award recipients of the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards from 1994 to today.Past Award Recipients
RICHARD H. DRIEHAUS FOUNDATION PRESERVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS
Each year, Landmarks Illinois and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation honor individuals, organizations, projects and programs whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence in historic preservation. Nominated projects must be located in Illinois and have been completed within the last five years. Incomplete projects will not be considered. Read our nomination guidelines.
The 2020 nomination period is now closed.
Awards are presented in the following categories:
An effective local or statewide campaign to preserve and protect a historic resource
- Community Effort/Grassroots Campaign
Individual, municipality, private organization, or joint partnership that has championed historic preservation, planning, or public policy
- Emerging Leader
- Lifetime Achievement
Projects that make possible the continued use of a historic commercial/industrial, residential, or public/institutional structure
- Adaptive Use
- Sustainability Preservation Awards
An elected official who champions historic preservation policy, programs and funding and/or financial incentives recognizing the importance of preserving Illinois’ heritage.
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