2012 Preservation Recognition Award Nominations

Each year in May as part of National Historic Preservation Month, Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations that have completed preservation projects in the past year.  The Foundation is requesting nominations of projects that reflect a commitment to preserving, promoting, and reusing historic buildings and landscapes.  The project must be located in the City of Saratoga Springs; but does not have to be located in a historic district.  Projects are to include exteriors of private property and interiors or exteriors of public spaces.  The building or landscape must be 50 years or older. Those nominated may be individuals, organizations, businesses or municipal representatives.

Projects can range from small, removal of vinyl siding or restoring original wood windows, to large, an entire building rehabilitation or adaptive-reuse.  New construction projects can also be nominated such as compatible new additions and in-fill construction.  Projects must have been completed within the past year.

Nominations will be evaluated by the Awards Committee according to the following criteria: project design sensitivity to the historic character and environment of the property; project execution represents appropriate techniques and preservation practice; degree of difficulty faced and appropriateness of solutions applied.

To nominate a project please contact Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director, at (518) 587-5030 or sbosshart@saratogapreservation.org with the address of the project; a description of the work completed; and, if possible, name of the property owner, and photographs.  Please submit nominations by Wednesday, May 9th.  Nominations are reviewed by a committee of the Board of Directors.   The Preservation Recognition Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 31st at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall City Council Chambers and is open to the public.

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