Preservation Awards

V. Romanoff and Associates won the Joseph O. Ciaschi Preservation Excellence Award.

Every year Historic Ithaca presents awards for sensitive restoration and preservation projects within Tompkins County. We’ve made nearly 300 awards since 1968!

A Danby home designed by Richard Meier was recognized for its restoration, along with a barn on the property.

Any preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or adaptive reuse project completed within the past two years may be nominated for an award.  Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of preservation professionals and awards made based on such considerations as the importance of the project to the long-term preservation of the building; adherence to basic preservation principles as outlined in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation; and the impact, or potential impact, of the project on the surrounding community.

Awards are presented in May at Historic Ithaca’s Annual Meeting. Nominations must be received by mail at Historic Ithaca’s office, 212 Center Street, or by email to and must include all information requested below. This year’s application deadline is March 28, 2014. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. For more information, contact Alphonse Pieper at Historic Ithaca, (607) 273-6633 or We are happy to provide guidance in preparing a nomination. Download a MSWord or pdf nomination form.

Ithaca College won for adding new adaptive features to the 2 Fountain Place residence, designed by William Henry Miller.

The City of Ithaca was recognized for sensitive design choices of the Clinton St. bridge and portions of W. Clinton and Prospect Streets -- such as this natural stone retaining wall.

See awards from past years, including before-and-after images:






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