Awards for Excellence 2017

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Each year, the Kansas Preservation Alliance honors the efforts of individuals and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to saving Kansas’ historic places. Since 1981, our annual Awards for Excellence ceremony has grown to become the largest statewide preservation awards assembly and recognizes exceptional accomplishments in the areas of advocacy, rehabilitation, philanthropy, and leadership.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 awards. Please take this opportunity to recognize the efforts of fellow preservationists. Awards for Excellence are given in the following categories:

Preservation Advocacy

The Preservation Advocacy Award for Excellence acknowledges outstanding individuals, organizations, or institutions for their demonstrated commitment to the advancement of historic preservation in Kansas.

The 2017 Preservation Advocacy nomination form can be found here.

Historic Preservation Project

The Historic Preservation Project Award for Excellence recognizes individuals or groups responsible for the rehabilitation of historic buildings and sites. Projects must meet the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and be eligible for listing in the Register of Historic Kansas Places.

The 2017 Historic Preservation Project nomination form can be found here.

Last year’s recipients can be found below.

2015 Awards for Excellence

Medallion Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation
Save our Stage, Brown Grand Opera House, Concordia (Cloud County)

Medallion Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation
Dillon House Restoration, Dillon House, Topeka (Shawnee County)

Medallion Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation
Lyons House Project, Dr. E. A. Lyons House, Norton (Norton County)

Preservation Merit Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation
Marshall Theatre Historical Rehabilitation, Marshall Theatre, Manhattan (Riley County)

Merit Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation
Stone House at Prairiewood, Samuel Kimble Farmstead, Manhattan (Riley County)

Medallion Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation
St. Thomas Historic Residences, Thomas County Hospital, Colby (Thomas County) 

Honor Award for Excellence in Preservation
Turnhalle Preservation, Lawrence Turnhalle, Lawrence (Douglas County)

Honor Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation
Wiley Plaza Rehabilitation, Wiley Building, Hutchinson (Reno County)

Honor Award for Excellence in Restoration
W. R. Gray Studio Restoration, W. R. Gray Studio, St. John (Stafford County)

Past Award Winners

2014 Awards for Excellence
2013 Awards for Excellence
2012 Awards for Excellence
2011 Awards for Excellence
2010 Awards for Excellence