2009 Minnesota Preservation Awards

I had the opportunity this year to sit on the judging panel for the 2009 Minnesota Preservation Awards, which is run by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. The awards ceremony was tonight, marking the 25 anniversary since the creation of the awards. With 43 nominations received, it was difficult narrowing down the field to 15 winners. But the overall process was very enjoyable as we viewed different projects throughout the state.

This years winners are:

  • Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd (Adaptive Reuse)
  • Central Park Condos, Red Wing (Adaptive Reuse)
  • Kenwood Queen Anne, Minneapolis (Addition/Expansion)
  • Darlene Kotelnicki ( Advocacy)
  • Garden of Gethsemane, Minneapolis ( Community Effort)
  • Simley High School -Rock Island Swing Bridge Inver Grove Heights (Community Effort)
  • Municipal Grain Terminal, Saint Paul ( Education)
  • Sarina Otaibi-Weaver House, Granite Falls ( Emerging Leader)
  • St Paul Preservation Plan (Preservation Planning)
  • Everett and Shannan Hughes, Red Wing (Restoration/Rehab)
  • Folwell Hall, U of M, Minneapolis ( Restoration/Rehab)
  • Fort Snelling Upper Post (Stewardship)
  • Seven Bridges Road, Duluth (Restoration, Rehab)
  • Mark Swenson, ESG Architects (Career Achievement)
  • Warren Burger Federal Building, Saint Paul ( Sustainable Design)

For more information about these projects please visit the Alliance website.

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