Preservation Awards Archive
Since 1988, Preservation Massachusetts has recognized outstanding achievement in preservation effort through our awards program. Our first and highest award, the Paul E. Tsongas award was given to the late Senator at the first annual awards dinner in April, 1988. During the past three decades, we have recognized projects, people, and organizations and introduced a number of different awards to spotlight specific areas of preservation excellence.
Below you will find a listing of our most recent awardees, links to award videos as well. For more information on an award recipient or theme, please contact our office.
Click on links to view the award videos on YouTube.
In honor of its namesakes, the Paul & Niki Tsongas Award recognizes those who have played an extraordinary role in promoting the preservation of our Commonwealth’s past for the benefit of the future.
2018 – The Next Generation
2017 – The Power of Preservation
2016 – Women in Preservation
2013 – Producing Preservation, Act I: Behind the Scenes
2009 – Governor Deval Patrick
2008 – The Colonial Theatre, Whaler’s Place, Baker Square II & The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2007 – Bank of America
The Charles W. Eliot Award recognizes organizations with exceptional vision and excellence in planning.
2009 – Harvard University’s Office of Sustainability
2009 – The Trustees of Reservations
2008 – (No award given)
2007 – Save Fenway Park
Created in 2009, Robert H. Kuehn Jr. Award is reflective of the innovative and unique legacy of Robert H. Kuehn, Jr., recognizing extraordinary projects that meld collaborative partnerships with creative and cutting-edge ideas for the rehabilitation and active reuse of historic buildings.
2009 – MassInnovation for Anwelt Apartments, Fitchburg
2009 – Overlook Associates LLC & Nobis Engineering, Inc. for the Nobis Engineering Building, Lowell
Created in 2015 The Mayor Thomas M. Menino Award is given to preservation projects that are transformative, catalytic, embrace the community, create partnerships, and revitalize the best of the past to make something good for the future.
2018 – Riverwalk, Lawrence
2017 – Uphams Crossing, Dorchester & a special recognition for James W. Igoe
2016 – The Lofts at 30 Pine, Gardner
2015 – The Bruce C. Bolling Building in Dudley Square, Roxbury