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Bob Kempkes (left) and Anthony Taylor of Hot Springs, recipients of the 2018 Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Preserve Arkansas, the statewide nonprofit advocate for historic preservation, will honor the recipients of the 2018 Arkansas Preservation Awards on January 25, 2019, at the historic Albert Pike Memorial Temple, 712 Scott Street, Little Rock. The evening will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 and the presentation of awards with emcee Rex Nelson at 7:30.

Named for Preserve Arkansas’s founding president and pioneer preservationist, the 2018 Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement will be awarded to Hot Springs architects Anthony Taylor and Bob Kempkes. Taylor and Kempkes founded Taylor/Kempkes Architects, P.A. in 1986 at Hot Springs. Over the years, Taylor and Kempkes have demonstrated a strong commitment to the preservation of our state’s built environment and the revitalization of downtown Hot Springs. Their notable Hot Springs projects include the restoration and/or rehabilitation of the Mountain Valley Spring Company Building, Old Post Office, Quapaw Bathhouse, and the Thompson Building. Please join us in congratulating Anthony Taylor and Bob Kempkes, and make plans to celebrate their achievements with us on January 25!

When: January 25, 2019
Where: Albert Pike Memorial Temple, 712 Scott Street, Downtown Little Rock
5:30 PM – Reception
6:45 PM – Dinner
7:30 PM – Presentation of Awards
with emcee Rex Nelson

Online ticket sales have ended. Please call us at 501-372-4757 or email info@preservearkansas.org to be placed on the waiting list. Thank you!

 

Volunteers Needed!

Are you interested in attending the best party in preservation? Sign up to be a volunteer! Shifts are short, the work is fun and the party can’t be beat. Many options and shifts available. Volunteers receive free admission to the Arkansas Preservation Awards. We hope you will join us!

List of 2018 Arkansas Preservation Award Recipients

Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement

Award: Anthony Taylor and Bob Kempkes, Taylor/Kempkes Architects, Hot Springs                                                                                 

Excellence in Heritage Preservation

Award: Ginger Sandy
For “Cedar Grove/Mobley Historical Preservation” Facebook page

Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation

Award: Des Arc Public Library (Historic First Presbyterian Church), Des Arc

Owner: Prairie County
Architect: Robert M. Schelle Architects

Award: Griffin Auto Company Building, El Dorado

Owner: El Dorado Festivals & Events
Architect: DLR Group
Contractor: Nabholz Construction

Award: ScholarMade Achievement Place, Ivy Hill Academy of Scholarship (Historic James Mitchell School), Little Rock

Owner: ScholarMade Achievement Place
Architect: Wittenberg, Delony & Davidson, Inc., Architects
Contractor: Clark Contractors, LLC

Excellence in Preservation through Restoration

Award: Brunson House, Historic Washington State Park

Owner: Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
Architect: WER Architects/Planners

Award: Methodist Manse, Cane Hill

Owner: Historic Cane Hill, Inc.
Architect: WER Architects/Planners
Contractor: Kinco Constructors

Award: Shiloh Meeting Hall, Springdale

Owner: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, City of Springdale
Architect: Clements & Associates/Architecture, Inc.
Contractor: Cameron Construction

Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education

Award: University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design, Department of Landscape Architecture                         
For the “Rising Above – Rohwer Reconstructed: Interpreting Place through Experience” website

Additional collaborators on the “Rohwer Reconstructed” project include the Arkansas State Archives, Arkansas State University, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, University of Arkansas Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, and Special Collections at the University of Arkansas Library.

Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Advocacy

Award: U.S. Congressman Bruce Westerman, Representing Arkansas’s 4th District, for his efforts to save the Federal Historic Tax Credit during tax reform

Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication

Award: University of Arkansas Press

For “It’s All Done Gone”: Arkansas Photographs from the Farm Security Administration Collection, 1935-1943
By Patsy G. Watkins

Excellence in Personal Projects

Commercial: Mary Ann Lee, Indigo Blue Coffeehouse, Pine Bluff

Residential: Greg Gallagher, 1919 Beech Street, Texarkana

Honorable Mention: Cecil and Denise Ennett, Kleinschmidt House, Little Rock

Thanks to our generous sponsors!

Silver

Tim and Amy Leach

Bronze

Courtney C. Crouch, Jr. and Brenda Crouch

Friends of “Rising Above – Rohwer Reconstructed” website

Carl H. Miller, Jr.

Patrons

Ted and Leslie Belden

Porter Briggs

Courtney C. Crouch, III and Amber Crouch

Hon. John C. Edwards

Rep. David Hillman

JAMESON Architects, PA

Timothy W. Maddox, AIA

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC

Justice and Mrs. David Newbern

Mark and Cheri Nichols

Soos Stained Glass

Stone’s Throw Brewing

Taylor/Kempkes Architects

WD&D Architects

Beverage Sponsor

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