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 will celebrate the recipients of the 2020 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards at a virtual ceremony this year. The hour-long online event will honor the people behind this year’s nine award-winning historic preservation projects and efforts throughout Illinois. Please join us for an inspiring presentation on our 2020 award recipients and a tribute to those who made them possible. (Learn about each award recipient here)
Registration for the virtual event is required.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Registered guests will receive via email a custom link and information on how to access the online ceremony prior to the event.
Free for Landmarks Illinois Members
$10 for non-Landmarks Illinois Members
BREWERIES SAVING BUILDINGS: A VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR
Crack a beer or cider and join us for a special event before our virtual 2020 awards ceremony hosted by Skyline Council! This fun, interactive event will focus on how craft breweries are revitalizing historic building and neighborhoods in Illinois and include a taste-testing of craft brews with those who make them! Brewmasters and owners from past preservation award-winning projects Eris Brewery & Cider House of Chicago and Prairie Street Brewing Company of Rockford will take us on a tour of their historic homes and lead us in a virtual taste testing of their beer and ciders! Accordion music by Eddie Torrez will lend to the Octoberfest vibe!
Guests are encouraged to preorder and pick up craft beers and ciders from Eris and/or Prairie Street breweries before the happy hour event! This will enable guests to follow along in the event’s taste-testing. (*See information on featured beer and cider below*) Registrants for the Breweries Saving Buildings pre-party will receive an email with instructions for preordering and purchasing beer and cider tasting kits, along with other event details.
If you do not live near Eris or Prairie Street Brewing or where their craft beer and cider is distributed, we welcome you to join us with your favorite Illinois craft beer or cider! Locate a nearby brewery using this Illinois map of craft breweries. Pick up a few of their best-selling brews before the event and join in on our happy hour fun!
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
(Immediately before the 2020 awards ceremony!)
$5 registration fee
Click the button below to preorder your beer or cider for the happy hour event. Preorder by October 16.Preorder form
Happy Hour FEATURED BEER & CIDER
PRAIRIE STREET BREWING: SCREW CITY – PREMIUM LIGHT LAGER
Screw City Light is Prairie Street Brewing’s best selling beer. Light, in flavor and color. A nose of fresh baked white bread. Crisp and clean on the palate. Screw City Light pays homage to the classic American lager. 4.2% ABV
PRAIRIE STREET BREWING: PRAIRIE STREET IPA – WEST COAST STYLE IPA
Prairie Street Brewing’s flagship IPA. Brewed with locally grown Cascade hops. Deep amber colors translate into spicy citrus, floral, and toasty caramel aromas. Dry, yet Fruity. Delightful citrus and grapefruit flavors lead to a slightly resinous finish. 6.4% ABV
ERIS: PEDESTRIAN – DRY HARD CIDER
Semi-dry cider with a green gold hue. Apple forward wine like aroma, ripe apple, crisp, and slight dry finish. Modern Cider, Dry Category. 5.6% ABV 12oz
ERIS: BLUSH – CHERRY HARD CIDER
Semi-dry cherry cider with a blush like rose color. Cherry and ripe stone fruit aroma with tart and sweet cherry hints that leave a nice dry apple finish. Modern Cider, Fruit Category. 5.9% ABV 12oz
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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