Each May at the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Annual Meeting, the Foundation celebrates National Preservation Month by recognizing building owners with Preservation Recognition Awards. Due to the uncertainty of the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the call for nominations was delayed and the awards ceremony will not take place in person. Instead, the Foundation will announce award winners in June digitally.
The Foundation seeks nominations for projects that reflect a dedication to preserving, developing, and reusing historic buildings and landscapes. Those nominated may be individuals, organizations, businesses, or community representatives. Nominations will be assessed by the Awards Committee according to the following criteria: project design sensitivity to the historic character and environment of the property, project execution represents appropriate techniques and preservation practice; degree of difficulty faced and appropriateness of solutions applied.
The project must be located in the City of Saratoga Springs; but does not have to be located in a historic district. Projects are to incorporate exteriors of private property, interiors or exteriors of public spaces, and must be at least 50 years old. Additions to historic buildings and new in-fill construction can also be nominated. All projects must have been finalized within the past year.
To nominate a project or ask any questions about the awards contact Nicole Babie, Membership & Programs Director, at email@example.com. Submit nominations by June 5, 2020 and include the address of the project; a description of the work completed; and, if possible, name of the property owner and photographs.
More information can be found on the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation website.