Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) presented seven awards for local preservation excellence at its 49th annual meeting on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. The awards ranged from an education award to a lifetime achievement honor. Innovation, creativity, collaboration—and persistence–made these projects possible.
This year’s honorees are: 2013 Preservation Award Winners
Education Award: The award recognizes organizations or individuals who have produced quality programs, publications, inventories, etc., promoting awareness of historic preservation.
o Cincinnati’s Terrace Plaza Hotel: An Icon of American Modernism; Shawn Patrick Tubb
The first monograph about a Cincinnati Modernist landmark, Cincinnati’s Terrace Plaza Hotel tells the dramatic story of the design and construction of this modern masterpiece, and explores its potential for reuse.
Lifetime Achievement Award: CPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who, throughout their careers, have made major contributions to historic preservation in Cincinnati.
o David and Barbara Day, of David Day, Designer & Associates, Inc.
The art and restoration work of husband-and-wife partners David and Barbara Day celebrates Cincinnati’s history, architecture and unique character.
Rehabilitation Award: This award recognizes owners and developers of historic buildings that have been substantially restored or rehabilitated and comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Work must have been completed within the last year.
o The Reserve, Downtown
Developer and Co-Owner: Ashley Commercial Group. Co-Owner: Arcadia Communities. Partner: City Studios Architecture.
This classic 1927 office tower in the West Fourth Street Historic District has been successfully renovated as apartments and commercial space using historic tax incentives.
o Developer: 21c Museum Hotels
Architect: Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel. Partners: The McCall Group LLC, Deborah Berke Partners, Kohrs Lonnemann Heil Engineers PSC, Atlantic Engineering, Messer Construction, Judith B. Williams, Illumination Works LLC.
A hundred years after it opened, a multi-year renovation using historic tax credits has returned the former Metropole to its original use as a luxury hotel. (Photo Credit: Glint Studios)
o Andreas E. Burkhardt House
3989 Beechwood Avenue, North Avondale, Owner: Sandra Wilson
A long-neglected Swiss Chalet-style residence in North Avondale’s elegant Rose Hill district has been rescued from decay and lovingly restored by its preservationist owner
o Glenmore Playhouse
3716 Glenmore Avenue, Cheviot, Owner: The Drama Workshop
A beloved Cheviot bowling alley has been saved from demolition and repurposed as the permanent home for a West Side drama troupe.
Sustainability Award: This honors major improvements in the energy efficiency of a historic building, while preserving its architectural character.
o GreenSource Cincinnati Headquarters, Downtown, Owner: GreenSource Cincinnati
An 1875 brick townhouse has been renovated to LEED Platinum standards as a showcase for green technology: the first historic downtown building to be so honored.