2020 Preservation Achievement Awards

Please Note - The Awards Have Been Rescheduled for Tuesday, September 29

2020 Annual Preservation Achievement Awards
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

600 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

4:30 – 5:30 Registration
5:30 – 6:30 Awards Presentation
6:30 – 8:30 Cocktail reception and Live Jazz

Free Valet Parking and Award Winners Gallery

Tickets on sale now:

$135 Preservation Alliance members
$135 Buy One, Get One Free: YFPA Members and Student Members ONLY
$150 Non-members

Photos courtesy of SSM Photography

Young Friends and Students: BOGO tickets available

Thank you to our early SPONSORS 

Alabaster Sponsors
  • IBEW Local 98
Marble Sponsors
  • A. Roy Smith
  • Firstrust Bank
  • Hanson Fine Building & Preservation
  • Janet Klein
  • Materials Conservation Co., LLC
  • North County Conservancy, Inc.
  • Powers & Company, Inc.
Granite Sponsors
  • Cescaphe/VIE
  • David Haas
  • Haas Printing
  • Philly Office Retail
  • Post Brothers Apartments
  • Reading Terminal Market

Special Recognition Award Winners

James Biddle Award

for lifetime achievement in historic preservation

Sara Jane (Sally) Elk

Board of Directors Award

for exceptional stewardship of historic properties


Rhoda and Permar Richards Award

for exemplary service to the Preservation Alliance

Barbara Kaplan

Preservation Education Award

for public advancement of preservation knowledge

Eastern North Arts & Cultural Committee

Public Service Award          

for preservation in the public interest               

Randal Baron

John Andrew Gallery Community Action Award

for achievement by community organizations

State Rep. Jared Solomon and Heather Miller, Stop Royal Farms Coalition

Friends of Abolition Hall

Special Anniversary Award

320th anniversary of 

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Philadelphia

250th anniversary of 

St. George’s United Methodist Church, Philadelphia

Young Friends Award

in recognition of the latest generation of preservation achievement

L&I Riverwards Coalition

Grand Jury Award Winners

915 Spring Garden Street

915 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia

Owner: Arts + Crafts Holdings

Project Team: Arts + Crafts Holdings, Boxwood Architects

A. Mecky Company Building

1717 W. Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia

Owner: Cristo Rey High School

Project Team: Blackney Hayes Architects; Architerra; Bala Consulting Engineers; Bernardon; Berkshire Construction Management;  Clemens Construction Company; Graboyes Commercial Window and Glass Solutions; O’Donnell & Naccarato; Metropolitan Acoustics; Nash Design; Powers & Company, Inc.; Stantec

Al Capone’s Cell at Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia

Owner: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Project Team: Materials Conservation Co., LLC

Blaisdell Pencil Factory

137 Berkley Street, Philadelphia

Owner: Philly Office Retail

Project Team: Philly Office Retail

Charles Schaeffer School

4701 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

Owner: Philly Office Retail

Project Team: Keller & Company; Powers & Company; Seaquay Architectural Millwork; Seiler + Drury Architecture

Esperanza Health Center

861 E. Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia

Owner: Esperanza Health Center

Project Team: Brawer & Hauptman Architects; OmniVest Management, Inc.; Target Building Construction

First African Baptist Church: The Aspen Grove School & The Deacon

1600-06 Christian Street, Philadelphia

Owner: MLK Real Estate Associates

Project Team: S2 Design Architecture; Yowie Interior Design; The Deacon; The Aspen Grove School; Larsen & Landis Structural Engineers; Chestnut Engineering MEP

First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, The

201 S. 21st Street, Philadelphia

Owner: The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia

Project Team: Atkin Olshin Schade Architects; Keast & Hood; Langlotz Stone Design; Mara Restoration, Inc.; Schnabel Conservation, LLC.; Superior Scaffolding Services; WJE Philadelphia

Watercolor by Ben Leech
Frankford Avenue Bridge Over Pennypack Creek

Northeast Philadelphia

Owner: PennDOT District 6-0

Project Team: Loftus Construction, Inc.; TranSystems

The Furness Burial Cloister

19 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia

Owner: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Project Team: Keast & Hood Co.; sbk + partners, LLC; Hedge Construction, LLC; Crowell Design; Keystone Preservation Group

Heid, The

323-329 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia

Owner: PRDC Properties

Project Team: Atrium Design Group; Powers & Company, Inc.; Window Supplier

Historic Lazaretto

99 Wanamaker Avenue, Essington, PA

Owner: Tinicum Township

Project Team: DEDC Engineers; Fifty Three Restorations; H B Frazer; Herbert E MacCombie, Jr, PA, Consulting Engineers and Surveyors; Kreilick Conservation; MacIntosh Engineering; Specialty Plaster; VITETTA; Watts Restoration; West Chester Mechanical; WMG Restorations; Wm M Dunleavy & Co.; Wu & Associates

Infill Philadelphia: Sacred Places / Civic Spaces

Various locations

Owner: Community Design Collaborative and Partners for Sacred Places

Project Team: North 4th LLC; The Philadelphia Masjid/People’s Emergency Center and HOK; Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church, ACHIEVEability, and Brawer & Hauptman Architects; Zion Baptist Church, Called to Serve CDC, and Studio6mm

Monastery Complex

1000 Kitchens Lane, Philadelphia

Owner: City of Philadelphia

Project Team: Boarders and Stewards of the Monastery

Old Pine Fence

412 Pine Street, Philadelphia

Owner: Old Pine Street Church

Project Team: Materials Conservation Co., LLC

Peyton, The

414-422 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia

Owner: Alterra Property Group

Project Team: Coscia Moos Architecture; Powers & Company, Inc.; Reed Street Builders; TriState Capital Bank

Pierre, The

304-306 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ

Owner: M&M Development, LLC.

Project Team: Inglese Architecture + Engineering; Powers & Company, Inc.

Princeton Friends School, Schoolmaster’s House

470 Quaker Rd, Princeton, NJ

Owner: Princeton Friends School

Project Team: Dell-Tech, Inc.; Historic Building Architects, LLC.; James B. Huffman, PE; Princeton Engineering Group, LLC.; Princeton Junction Engineering

Purvis House

1601 Mt. Vernon Street, Philadelphia

Conservator: Spring Garden CDC

Project Team: A-1 Carpentry; Blue Moon Masonry; Charlson Braber McCabe & Denmark; John Gibbons, Architect and Urban Planner; Larsen & Landis Structural Engineers; Philadelphia Historical Commission

Rail Park, The


Owner: City of Philadelphia

Project Team: AP Construction; Center City District; Cloud Gehshan; Friends of the Rail Park; Philadelphia Parks and Recreation; Studio Bryan Hanes; The Lighting Practice; Urban Engineers

St. Agatha-St. James Parish

3728 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Owner: St. Agatha-St. Jame Parish

Project Team: Ascent Restoration; Mara Restoration, Inc.; Superior Scaffolding Services

Village of St. John

2020 N. Tatnall Street, Wilmington, DE

Owner: Ministry of Caring, Inc.

Project Team: Architectural Alliance; Cinnaire; Crystal Trust; Domus Construction; JP Morgan Chase; Laffey-McHugh Foundation Longwood Foundation; NCALL; Powers & Company, Inc.; Weinberg Foundation