Nominations sought for 2019 Minneapolis Preservation Awards
The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, Preserve Minneapolis and AIA Minneapolis and are accepting nominations to recognize projects, individuals and community organizations that celebrate the heritage and historic character of Minneapolis.
Categories of nomination include:
- Historic Restoration, Rehabilitation, or Adaptive Reuse
- New Construction
- Preservation Gem
- Grassroots: Advocacy & Education
- The Steve Murray Award
To nominate a building project, individual or community organization complete the online nomination form. Nominees may self-nominate. All projects for nomination must be located in the City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Park System Property, MSP Airport or the Unorganized Territory of Fort Snelling.
The awards celebration will be on Thursday evening, Feb. 28, 2019. The celebration is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
To learn more about the awards, including the selection criteria, or to view a list of past Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards winners, visit the AIA Minneapolis website.
About the partners
American Institute of Architects Minneapolis
AIA Minneapolis is the largest of three AIA Minnesota chapters with more than 1,600 members. Centered in Minneapolis, the chapter territory includes the southwestern portion of the state. As a large chapter, AIA Minneapolis participates with other large chapters nationwide to focus attention on significant issues facing members. The chapter provides leadership, networking, and outreach opportunities for its members. Visit American Institute of Architects Minneapolis website.
Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) was formed in 1972 to serve as a citizen advisory body to the Minneapolis City Council. The HPC is part of a nation-wide network of groups dedicated to the preservation and celebration of our local and national heritage. The Commission holds public hearings on matters related to preservation twice each month. Projects that come before the commission are administered through professional preservation-planning staff in the City of Minneapolis department of Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED). These meetings are specifically held so that the Commission can hear from the public on matters related to heritage preservation. The public is welcome to attend and highly encouraged to participate.
Preserve Minneapolis is a newly registered non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minneapolis by recognizing, preserving, and revitalizing the architectural and related cultural resources of the city of Minneapolis. Founded in 2003, the group was originally brought together to attract the 2007 National Trust for Historic Preservation conference to the Twin Cities. Preserve Minneapolis hosts monthly discussions and tours highlighting preservation activities in Minneapolis.
City of Minneapolis department of Community Planning and Economic Development
The City of Minneapolis department of Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED) provides preservation related services within Minneapolis local government. These services include professional review for preservation permit applications, ongoing efforts to evaluate the historical significance of buildings and districts, recommendations for designation of local landmarks; prepares and administers design guidelines; conducts on-going research of eligible sites and districts; provides public education and community outreach programs; collaborates on the integration of historic preservation with City planning and development activities.
Published Jan 18, 2019