Preservation Achievement Awards

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To honor outstanding work in its field, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is seeking nominations for its annual Preservation Achievement Awards.  The awards recognize individuals, organizations, or businesses in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation and adaptive use, compatible new construction, public policy, and educational and planning initiatives.  The deadline for submissions is March 12, 2015.

Individuals, organizations and businesses are invited to submit nominations. Applications are available for construction projects or education, planning or advocacy initiatives are available as fillable forms. The awards will be presented in Concord on May 12, 2015 at the Concord City Auditorium.

 We welcome this opportunity to recognize outstanding projects and people while inspiring others,” said the Preservation Alliance’s Executive Director Jennifer Goodman. 

Last year’s winners featured the work of Historic Harrisville and Patricia Meyers as well as the rescue and restoration of the Webster Stagecoach Stop & Store in Danville; the restoration of the Allenstown Meeting House; the rehabilitation of a Main Street building in Ashland for Squam River Studios; the revitalization of Dearborn Memorial Hall/Odd Fellows Hall in Manchester; the rehabilitation of the Hillsborough Mills for the Pine Valley Lofts in Milford; the stewardship of Stark Park, Manchester; and the outstanding design of new addition for the Milford Readiness Center.

In previous years, the Preservation Alliance has presented awards for PSNH’s and PC Connection’s renovations of historic buildings for corporate headquarters, the restoration of the Acworth Meetinghouse, Gorham Town Hall and the Gregg Free Library in Wilton, the rescue of Daniel Webster Farm in Franklin and the Wentworth-by-the-Sea hotel in New Castle, residential property revitalizations by NeighborWorks Greater Manchester, the re-use of the Plymouth Railroad Station, the proactive policies of the Lighthouse Kids, Gunstock Mountain Resort and Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society, and the Troy, Moultonborough and Goffstown heritage commissions.

Generous program sponsors include Eames Partnership, Hutter Construction, Mascoma Savings Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank, Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc., and North Branch Construction.

Sponsors this past year were Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green, Preservation Company, Common Man Family of Restaurants, Dakota Properties, Inc., Great Bridge Properties, North Branch Construction, Inc., Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Preservation Consultant, Thurston Millwork and CMK Architects, P.A. 

 Contact Goodman at 603-224-2281 or with any nomination questions or to learn about sponsor opportunities.