2014 Preservation Awards

2014 Preservation Awards

Location: 106 W. 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64105

On March 4th, 2015 at the Hotel Phillips, Historic Kansas City honored the winners of 2014 Preservation Awards. Congratulations to our winners!

Best Adaptive Re-Use: Awarded to a project that is an exemplary example of a creative, innovative and appropriate re-use of a historic structure. The current use of the building must differ from its historic use.

Excellence:      Crossroads Academy of Kansas City Charter School, 1015 Central Street, Kansas City, MO; Project team: BNIM, McCown-Gordon, MC Realty

Merit:              Mt. Washington School Apartments, Independence, MO; Developer: Sherman and Associates

Best Preservation Practices: Awarded to a project that has undergone work in preservation, rehabilitation, restoration or reconstruction per preservation standards and guidelines.

Excellence:      Cosby Hotel, 9th & Baltimore, Kansas City, MO;  Developer: Sunflower Development

Merit:              3614 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO; Restored by John Hoffman

Contemporary Design in a Historic Context: Awarded to a project that displays appropriate and innovative contemporary design in a historic context.

Excellence:      1515 Walnut, 1515 Walnut Street Kansas City, MO; Architect: Helix Architecture + Design

Merit:              Rafter E. Studios, 45th Street & Fairmount Avenue; Architect and Owner John Eck

Conservation:  Awarded to a project that displays excellence in building and material conservation.

Excellence:      Liberty Memorial Restoration, Kansas City, MO; Project Team: Susan Richards  Johnson & Associates, KCMO Parks & Recreation Department, The National WWI                                 Museum, Gould Evans & Associates, Structural Engineering Associates, JE Dunn Construction

Community Catalyst: Awarded to a project, individual, business or group that has greatly contributed to the reinvestment in or revitalization of a historic neighborhood.

Excellence:      Seven Oaks School, Kansas City, MO; Developer: J. Bryan Jones

Merit:              The Sundry, 1706 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO; Developer: Shirley Helzberg, Architect:  Helix Architecture + Design

Innovation in Preservation: Awarded to a person, group, project or idea that displays innovation in the field of preservation.

Excellence:      Phantoms of Kansas City; Founded by Brian Noland & Kemet Coleman

Merit:             Squeezebox; Created by Karla Deel www.squeezeboxcity.com

Preservation and Sustainability:  Awarded to a building, idea, group, publication, film or other project that goes above and beyond to promote preservation as a green activity.

Excellence:      Historic Green

Richard Nadeau Award: Awarded to an individual or group willing to go the extra mile and be a tireless advocate for preservation. Embodies and embraces the idea that “advocacy is the willingness to annoy people.”

Excellence:      Save Kemper Arena Campaign: DuRon Netsell and Bob Specht

Jane Flynn Award: Awarded to an individual or group whose actions have greatly impacted preservation in KansasCity – has fought a preservation battle, worked tirelessly to preserve a structure or neighborhood, or has promoted preservation through planning and public policy.

Excellence:      Steve Foutch

George Ehrlich Award: Awarded to a group or individual for an outstanding publication in preservation, history, urban design or a related topic.

Excellence:      Kansas City’s Parks and Boulevards by Patrick Alley & Dona Boley

Merit:              Windows of Kansas City: As Art, History and Inspiration by Bruce Mathews with forward by Shirley Bush Helzberg

Stewardship Award:

Excellence:      Rod Parks, Nicol House, 5305 Cherry, Kansas City, MO

Lifetime Achievement Award: Brad Nicholson for his longtime advocacy and commitment to the preservation of the Crossroads.