Our 2017 Award Winners

2017 Preservation Achievement Award Winners

Congratulations to these outstanding individuals and organizations

Special Recognition Award Winners

James Biddle Award James Biddle Award

for lifetime achievement in historic preservation
Frank G. Matero, Professor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania

Kathy DowdellRhoda and Permar Richards Award

for service to the Preservation Alliance
Katherine Dowdell, Principal,Farragut Street Architects

CH ConservancyBoard of Directors Award

for exceptional stewardship of historic properties
Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society

John Andrew Gallery Community Action Award

for achievement by community organizations
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust
Powelton Village Civic Association

Preservation Education Award

for public advancement of preservation knowledge
Brandywine Raceway Rehabilitation Project and book, From Creek to Tap
PHMC Disaster Planning for Historic Properties Initiative

Special Anniversary Award

30th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Lit Brothers building

Economic Impact Award

for preservation that benefits economic development
Ajax Metal Company Plant aka The Fillmore Philadelphia

Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance Award

in recognition of the latest generation of preservation achievement
2017 Community Futures Lab

Grand Jury Award Winners

135-137 N. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 135-137 N. 3rd Street

135-137 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: Eli Alon and Jack Azran

Project Team: Eli Alon and Jack Azran; Powers & Company, Inc.

3_841_north_american_exteriorafter2841 North American Street

841 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: KTRE: Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake

Project Team: KieranTimberlake; John Milner Architects, Inc.; ARCH Preservation Consulting; AJ Lewis; Fisher Marantz Stone; Elliott-Lewis; SSM Group, Inc.; Zahner; Michael Moran Photography; Christopher Leaman Photography

2__2404sprucesteetfacaderestoration_exteriorafter2404 Spruce Street Facade Restoration

2404 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owners: Deborah Baird and James Ronca

Project Team: Orion General Contractors, Inc.; John Weber, Inc.; O’Donnell Roofing Company;  A.C. Gentry, Inc.; Accolades Painting Inc.; Joseph M. Kitchen Photography, Inc.

12_adams_avenue_bridge_upstream_afterAdams Avenue Bridge over Tacony Creek Rehabilitation Project

Adams Avenue over Tacony Creek, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: PennDOT District 6-0

Project Team: PennDot District 6-0; Alfred Benesch & Company; Loftus Construction; Solidwall, LLC

15_Bartrams_exterior-after-HouseAndCarrGarden2016Bartram’s Garden: The Preservation of the John Bartram House and Re-Creation of the Ann Bartram Carr Garden

5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: Bartrams’ Garden with Philadelphia Parks and Rec

Project Team: Bartram’s Garden; Philadelphia Parks and Rec; Ground Reconsidered; CVMNEXT; Fairmount Park Conservancy; Frens and Frens

2_chesterman_exterior1afterThe Chesterman

410 Memphis Street, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: Doron Gelfand, GY Properties

Project Team: GY Properties; Kassis Ventures; Cecil Bakers + Partners; Powers & Company, Inc.; Peroni Management

15 EPCH Overview AfterEast Park Canoe House Rehabilitation

2400 John B. Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: City of Philadelphia, Parks & Rec

Project Team: Philadelphia Parks & Rec; Philadelphia Department of Public Property; SMP Architects; Heritage Design Collaborative; Murphy Quigley; Mulhern Electric; Dolan Mechanical; Temple University; General Asphalt Paving of Philadelphia

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3002 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: Cedarcove-Mazzarini Properties and Mosaic Development Partners

Project Team: Interface Studio Architects; Philadelphia LISC; PIDC; RCJ Consulting; McKissack Construction Group; BHG Consulting Inc.;Aqua Economics & Engineering, LLC; Larsen & Landis; Savage & Associates Law Group; Powers & Company, Inc.

03_mediaviaducts_cobbs_constructionHistoric Viaducts of the Media-Elwyn Regional Rail Line

Media Elwyn Line

Project Owner: SEPTA

Project Team: SEPTA; Gannett Fleming, Inc.; Jacobs Project Management Co.; Neshaminy Constructors, Inc.

14_secondbank_completedcolumnsInterior Architectural Conservation of the Second Bank of the United States

143 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: Independence National Historical Park

Project Team: Independence National Historical Park; RAAD Construction Group; Kreilick Conservation, LLC

4_larchwoodflats_currentfacade2Larchwood Flats

501 S. 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: Spak Group

Project Team: Spak Construction; CDS Realty, LLC; Capstone Law; Jibe Design; Tom Hughes Architects; GNP Design; SE2 Engineering, LLC; Helcrist, LLC; Burhans Glass Company, Inc.

4_lincoln_exteriorafter2The Lincoln Building

1222-26 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: David Perlman

Project Team: PRDC Properties; Venco Building Group; Powers & Company, Inc.; Atrium Design Group

18th AC Bryn MawrM. Carey Thomas Library Rehabilitation

212 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA

Project Owner: Bryn Mawr College

Project Team: Bryn Mawr College; CVM Professional; Levine & Company, Inc.; Dan Lepore & Sons Company; Norwood Windows & Doors; Hunter Roberts Construction Group; Belcher Roofing Corporation; Mara Restoration, Inc.; The Sullivan Company; GSM Roofing

11_notredamemansion_exteriorafter4Mansion Building Historic Restoration

560 Sproul Road, Villanova, PA

Project Owner: Academy of Notre Dame de Namur

Project Team: Academy of Notre Dame de Namur; W.S. Cumby, Builders & Construction Managers; Joseph B. Callaghan Engineers; Pullman SST, Inc.

4_parktowneplacemuseumdistrictresidences_exteriorafter2Park Towne Place Museum District Residences

2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia , PA

Project Owner: Apartment Investment & Management Company

Project Team: Barton Partners Architects Planners; Tryba Architects; McHugh Engineering; Bohler Engineering; Pennoni Associates; InLiquid; Joseph B. Callaghan, Inc.; Joseph Dugan, Inc.; Skanska USA; Clemens Construction; Heritage Consulting Group; The Dezzi Group, Ltd.

1_pennovationcenter_northeastfacadeafterPennovation Center

3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: University of Pennsylvania

Project Team: University of Pennsylvania; Hollwich Kushner; KSS Architects


1241-1245 N. Front Street, Philadelphia , PA

Project Owner: Burkey Holdings, LLC

Project Team: Bright Common Architecture + Design; Steve Yuty-Burkey; Hutec Engineering; Larsen + Landis; 475 High Performance Building Supply

7_designcenterhistoric7Queen Memorial Building

1313 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: Cormac McAleer

Project Team: McAleer Construction, LLC; Law Office of Henry M. Clinton, LLC; Farragut Street Architects; Partners for Sacred Places

15_furnessbridge_AFTERRehabilitation of the Century-Old Furness Bridge

660 South Ridley Creek Road, Media , PA

Project Owner: The Wirt Thompson Family

Project Team: Pennoni,;J.D. Eckman, Inc.

09_stonearchbridgesrehabilitation_bridge_1212_afterStone Arch Bridges Rehabilitation

Media Elwyn Line, Norristown Line, West Trenton Line, Lansdale Line

Project Owner: SEPTA

Project Team: SEPTA; Michael Baker International; Burns Engineering, Inc.; Transystems, Inc.; Jacobs Project Management Co.; James J. Anderson Construction Company, Inc.; IEW Construction Group; AP Construction Inc.

10_versailles_exteriorafter3The Versailles

1530 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: Alterra Property Group LLC

Project Team: Alterra Property Group LLC; Barton Partners; City Center Construction Corp.; Powers and Company, Inc.

2_kling-house_exteriorafterVincent G. Kling Midcentury House Renovation

1000 North Lane, Gladwyne, PA

Project Owner: Mr. and Mrs. Bentley Saul

Project Team: k YODER design; Matt Nichols Masonry, LLC; Larsen & Landis; Hanson Fine Building + Preservation; Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.; Jeffrey Totaro Architectural & Interiors Photographer

47911146_afbornot-historicexteriorimage Walnut Lane Bridge over Wissahickon Creek

Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, PA

Project Owner: PennDOT District 6-0

Project Team: PennDOT; TranSystems; Buckley & Company;Sun Precast Company