Preservation Awards

View the 2014 Preservation Award slideshow 

View the 2014 Ciaschi Award slideshow 

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


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.

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

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Award winners 1

In May six properties were recognized for preservation and rehabilitation. Pictured are the 2014  awardees and Rick Lazarus, this year’s recipient of the Ciaschi Award for Preservation Excellence.

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