Preservation Achievement Awards

The 18th annual Preservation Achievement Awards being presented at the iconic Statler, an icon of mid-20th-century design. Rendering courtesy of Preservation Dallas

After 16 years of vacancy and being listed on local, state, and national endangered lists, The Statler is one of Dallas’ biggest preservation success stories. It was recently recognized as such by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

So it’s totally appropriate that the 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards will be held here next week, with keynote speaker Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This event is hosted by Preservation Dallas

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for the May 31 event, is giving away two tickets to this sought-after affair. Read on to find out how you can win!



The 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards feature keynote speaker Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

This year’s Preservation Achievement Awards promise to be something special! In place of its annual awards reception, Preservation Dallas will host a sit-down dinner on May 31 at 6 p.m. in the legendary Statler Ballroom.

Not only does the location itself hold such a treat for preservation enthusiasts, the awards include a special tribute near and dear to friends of Dallas. According to Preservation Dallas:


2017 Preservation Achievement Awards

The Liberty Bank Building received a 2016 Preservation Achievement Award. All photos courtesy of Preservation Dallas

Do you know of an outstanding preservation project that deserves recognition, or maybe one that you have done? If so, then nominate it for the 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards, to be presented in May.

Each year, Preservation Dallas presents the Preservation Achievement Awards to a select group of individuals, organizations, and businesses for projects involving the preservation, rehabilitation, and enhancement of Dallas’ historic buildings and neighborhoods.

“The Preservation Achievement Awards are a great way to recognize the outstanding preservation projects that have taken place and the efforts that the owners go through to preserve an important part of Dallas’ built history,” said David Preziosi, Executive Director of Preservation Dallas. “We are grateful to them for saving a piece of Dallas’s past for its future.”

Now is the time to make your nominations for the 18th annual awards. Award nominations are being accepted for:

  • Rehabilitation or adaptive use of a residential historic building.
  • Rehabilitation or adaptive use of a commercial, institutional, or mixed-use building.
  • Rehabilitation of a historic landscape, park, or other historic resource.
  • New construction/infill in a historic neighborhood. This can include an addition directly attached to a building, or an entirely new building (infill) that enhances the historic nature of the original building or streetscape or urban environment.