2019 Preservation Awards

A well-designed, vibrant city is the result of hundreds of small, individual decisions. Come celebrate the projects that got it right.

On Thursday, November 21, Providence tastemakers assemble to honor the best in historic preservation, design, and planning in one of the city’s landmark buildings.

Cocktail hour will be held in the newly-renovated wing of the Providence Public Library. Awards program and seated dinner to follow. Help PPS recognize projects that have brought new life to buildings and neighborhoods in historic Providence!

Date: Thursday, November 21

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Location: Providence Public Library, 225 Washington Street

Tickets: $250 per person

Awards Dinner tickets are now sold out. Please contact our office at 401-831-7440 with any additional questions.

2019 Award Winners

The Pavilion at Grace, 300 Westminster Street

60 King, 60 King Street

The Winslow Building, 225 Weybosset Street

Bomes Theatre, 1017 Broad Street

A.T. Cross Building, 53 Warren Street

Almy Street School, 14 Meader Street

WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge

Click here for full details on our award winners

Additionally, PPS celebrates Point225, the Wexford Building at 225 Dyer Street, for its leadership in new construction, and landscape architect Adam Anderson for his place-making designs at The Living Edge on S. Water Street and 10,000 Suns on Parcel 5 in the I-195 District. PPS honors the Jewelry District Association for their neighborhood advocacy and leadership.

PPS recognizes 95 Lofts at 95 Chestnut Street and Case-Mead Lofts at 76 Dorrance Street, in addition to 60 King, Almy Street School, Winslow Building, and WaterFire Arts Center above, for successful use of state and federal historic tax credits, vitally important financial incentives in historic preservation.


Our Awards Jury featured preservation and design professionals from New Orleans:

A New Orleans resident for more than a decade, and a graduate of Tulane’s Preservation Studies program, Danielle Del Sol was recently named the Executive Director of the city’s Preservation Resource Center. Formerly the editor of Preservation in Print magazine, Del Sol also teaches a “Preservation Advocacy” course at Tulane, and serves on the Central Busi­ness District Historic District Landmarks Commission.

A graduate of Tulane’s School of Architecture, Lary Hesdorffer had a 35 year career with the City of New Orleans in preservation and planning activities that included serving as executive director for all three of the city’s historic district commissions. During a six year hiatus away from New Orleans, he was the Senior Director of Properties for the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Over the years, he has appeared before a wide variety of professional, educational and civic groups, and has authored numerous articles about historic buildings, preservation and planning.

Camille Jones Strachan is an attorney in private practice in New Orleans. A Trustee Emerita of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, she is also a founding and former board member of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, the for-profit subsidiary of NTHP. Her long-time interest in neighborhood revitalization led to her service on the board of Felicity Redevelopment, focused on the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans.

A native New Orleanian, Peter Trapolin, FAIA is the founding principal of Trapolin-Peer Architects and has dedicated nearly four decades of professional experience to the city he calls home. He attended Tulane’s School of Architecture where he received the Moise Goldstein Award honoring his historic preservation work as well as the AIA Scholastic Award for Excellence in the study of architecture. In 2017 Peter was recognized with AIA’s prestigious fellowship designation for his exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society as a whole.

Pick Your Fan Favorite!

You have an opportunity to help determine our final award winner! This year we are presenting a fan favorite award from the community. Finalists come from the pool of nominations submitted by members of the public. Click here for more information and to vote for your favorite preservation project in Providence! Voting ends at midnight on Friday, November 15. One vote per person, please. 

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