Nominate your favorite preservation project for Historic Kansas City award

The Historic Kansas City Foundation is known for its annual list of endangered buildings, but it also gives awards for preservation done right.

In fact, the foundation has just opened the call for nominations for its annual Preservation Awards. Nominations are due by January 10.

Nominees can be individuals, groups or projects located within the greater Kansas City area. Projects must have been completed in calendar year 2013.

Here are the awards categories:

  • 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 historical use.
  • Best Preservation Practices: Awarded to a project that has undergone work in preservation, rehabilitation, restoration or reconstruction. For more information visit
  • Contemporary Design in a Historic Context: Awarded to a project that displays appropriate and innovative contemporary design in a historic context.
  • Community Catalyst: Awarded to a project, individual, business or group that has greatly contributed to the reinvestment in or revitalization of a historic neighborhood.
  • Innovation in Preservation: Awarded to a person, group, project or idea that displays innovation in the field of preservation.
  • 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.
  • 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.”

Visit the Historic Kansas City website for more details and nomination forms.


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