1996 Award Recipients


Read about our 1996 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award Recipients below. You can see all years of award recipients here.

Reliance Building Exterior Restoration Team, Chicago

25th Anniversary Award

The world-renowned landmark in Chicago’s Loop has been successfully rehabilitated through a unique public/private partnership and resulted from long-standing public advocacy efforts. The award-winning team members are: the City of Chicago; Baldwin Development Co.; R. M. Chin & Assocs.; McClier; UBM Inc.; Wiss, Janney, Elstner Assocs., Inc.; and Klein & Hoffman, Inc.

City of Normal, IL and White and Borgognoni Architects, Normal

Preservation Project of the Year

For outstanding restoration and rehabilitation of the Normal Theater. The project represents a very successful effort to restore and reopen a local landmark, as well as utilizing historic preservation to promote civic pride and economic growth in Normal.

Kenyon & Associates Architects, Old Main Administration Building/Illinois School for the Deaf, Jacksonville

Bricks and Mortar Award

Harry Weese Associates, Restoration of Charles F. Buckingham Fountain, Chicago

Bricks and Mortar Award

LR Development, Chicago

Preservation Leadership Award

For its efforts at Hotel St. Benedict’s Flats. Bruce Abrams and his development team proved to a skeptical Chicago development community that historic preservation is a viable and financially successful solution to reuse challenges.

Seymour Persky

1996 Distinguished Illinois Preservationist Award

Persky, a Chicago Landmarks Commissioner, was honored for his lifelong commitment to historic preservation efforts.

Michael Lambert, Plainfield

Preservation Advocacy Award

Lambert received the award for his countless hours of devotion to preservation efforts in Will County.

Lake Forest Foundation for Historic Preservation

Publication Award

For creating a wonderful guide to National Register Properties in the Village of Lake Forest.

Winnetka Landmarks Commission, Winnetka

Educational Program Award

For creating a unique and fun lesson in preservation and local history, the coloring book Colorful Winnetka, a huge hit with parents and children.

The Riverside Historical Commission, Riverside

Special Recognition

Honored for its publication Tell Me a Story, Memories of Riverside, which takes the reader on a tour of growing up and living in Riverside

DLK Architecture Inc., Congress Viaduct Restoration Team

Special Recognition in Urban Planning

For outstanding reconstruction of the famous bridge and plaza in Chicago’s Grant Park.

Joe Antunovich

President’s Award

A special thanks for nine months of volunteer hours in the fight to save the McGraw-Hill Building on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.

Support our advocacy

Be a voice for the future of our communities by supporting Landmarks Illinois. Our work enhances communities, empowers citizens, promotes local economic development and offers environmentally sound solutions.

Become A Member