Introducing... the 2020 Preservation Awards!


Things are looking a lot different this year, so let us introduce you to a few new (and exciting) changes and a new class of preservation award recipients!

Introducing... A New Celebration We are expanding the 2020 awards celebration with a virtual multimedia event! For two weeks, from October 12-22, Preservation Massachusetts will honor awardee projects, teams, and sponsors via our website, email campaigns, social media, and videos from our sponsors. Introducing... The 2020 Award Recipients Our 2020 Awards Recipients represent the strong foundations and supportive collaborations that bring new life to our historic buildings and landscapes, push boundaries, and create new aspirations for historic preservation in the Commonwealth. Congratulations to them and we are excited to celebrate you in October! Be sure to check our website, sign up for emails and follow us on social media as we celebrate this year's award winners!

The 2020 Awards Program Culminates LIVE in a virtual event on October 22 We will celebrate 2020’s awardees in new and innovative ways that champion their accomplishments and inspirations more broadly and that encourage increased engagement within the broader preservation community. There are so many ways for you to get involved! The celebration will culminate in a LIVE virtual event on October 22 that will include the announcement of the 2020 People’s Choice Preservation Award, selected by YOU! More details to come soon!

The 2020 Preservation Award Recipients Charles Eliot Award for organizations with exceptional vision and excellence in planning for preservation

  • Boston College for the McMullen Museum of Art and Conference Center, Boston

  • Planning Office for Urban Affairs & St. Francis House for The Union at 48 Boylston, Boston

  • Stephen J. Wessling Architects, Inc.

Frederick Law Olmsted Award for dedication to the promotion of our cultural landscapes

  • Friends of the Public Garden, Boston

  • The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Boston

Robert H. Kuehn Award for projects that meld collaborative partnerships with creative and cutting-edge ideas for the rehabilitation and active reuse of historic buildings

  • Harvard Hall, Cambridge

  • Mass MoCA, Building 6, North Adams

  • Martha's Vineyard Museum, Vineyard Haven

  • The Gale Store, Northborough

Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award for projects that are transformative, catalytic, embrace the community, create partnerships, and revitalize the best of the past to make something good for the future

  • The Brynx Apartments, Boston

  • Parkside on Adams, Roslindale

  • Soldier On, Pittsfield

  • Mystic Water Works, Somerville

  • Sterling Lofts, Attleboro

Paul & Niki Tsongas Award for people and projects that have displayed the highest level of commitment to historic preservation in the Commonwealth

  • 161 & 162 Federal Street, Salem

  • 7 Judith Chase Lane, Nantucket

  • 89 South Senior Living Community, Pittsfield

  • Abbot Mill II, Westford

  • Abby's House, Worcester

  • Boston Volvo Village, Boston

  • The Central Building, Worcester

  • The Dahod Family Alumni Center at the Castle, Boston University

  • Pratt Memorial Library Building Committee, Shelburne Falls

  • Thorndike Exchange, Lowell

  • Brewer-Young Mansion, Longmeadow

2020 People's Preservation Choice Award Voted on by YOU! Details coming soon!

Click here for more details on our 2020 Awards Program and follow us on social media for the latest updates as we share the stories of our awardees and raise support for Preservation Massachusetts!

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