2000 Award Recipients


Read about our 2000 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award Recipients below. You can see all years of award recipients here.

Reliance Building, Chicago

Preservation Project of the Year

Award honored McCaffrey Interests, Inc., Antunovich Associates (project architect) and McClier (restoration architect) for preservation of the Reliance Building, recognized as one of the world’s most architecturally significant buildings. The building was adapted into a first-class, European-style boutique hotel.

Allerton Crowne Plaza, Chicago

Outstanding Adaptive Reuse

Award honored Eckenhoff Saunders Architects and Pepper Construction Company for the restoration of a famed Chicago building and the tallest building on Michigan Avenue when built in 1924.

Wright-Designed Ward Willits House, Chicago

Outstanding Restoration

Award honored John Eifler & Associates, Architects for the restoration of the Willits house – often referred to as Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Prairie Home.

Graceland Cemetery Monuments Conservation, Chicago

Oustanding Private Leadership

Rose Hotel, Elizabethtown

Outstanding Rehabilitation

Award honored White & Borgognoni Architects for the restoration of the Rose Hotel – one of Illinois’ oldest and longest operating hotels. The hotel, along the Ohio River, is an important point of interest in Southern Illinois.

Robert Parker Coffin, Barrington

Leadership in Resource Protection Planning

Coffin was nominated by the Barrington Area Historical Society for his work with the society and as an architect in the interest of preservation. He was the leader in the preservation of the Old Barrington Center.

Glencoe Historical Society and Glencoe Historic Preservation Commission, Glencoe

Innovative and Effective Program Award

Publishers of a coloring-activity book for children, What’s So Great About Glencoe? The architectural primer is distributed to the third graders in Glencoe.

Michael Rachlis and Kay Pick of Rachlis and Pick

President’s Award

The award honored the Rachlis’ for their work on preservation advocacy in Illinois.

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