Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards

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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 awards annually in various categories. The awards ceremony is held each fall.

Submit a nomination for the 2002 LANDMARKS ILLINOIS RICHARD H. DRIEHAUS FOUNDATION PRESERVATION AWARDS

Landmarks Illinois is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards. Nominations for the annual awards program are due June 1, 2022.

Winners of the 2022 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards will be selected from the following general categories:

  • Advocacy: An effective local or statewide campaign to preserve and protect a historic resource.
  • Leadership: Individual, municipality, private organization or joint partnership that has championed historic preservation, planning or public policy.
  • Preservation: Projects that make possible the continued use of historic commercial/industrial buildings, multi-family/affordable housing residences, public/institutional structures or preserves a cultural heritage site.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Mitigation of climate change through preservation technologies.

In addition, one of the 2022 selected winners will receive the Richard H. Driehaus Legacy Award, which honors the memory of the late Richard H. Driehaus. The recipient of this esteemed award must demonstrate the immense power of preservation, following in the footsteps of Driehaus who believed reusing places of our past creates positive change and motivates others to save important places.

(Pictured: Restoration work at Duncan Manor near Townada, which received a Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award in 2021)

Nomination Guidelines

Submit an award nomination

Nominations for the annual awards program are due June 1, 2022, and can be submitted using Landmarks Illinois’ online nomination form.

(Pictured: Representatives from Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep accept their award at the 2021 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Preservation Awards Ceremony. Credit Kai Brown Photography)

Nomination form

Previous Award Recipients

Learn about award recipients of the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards from 1994 to today.

Past Award Recipients

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