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2022 Arkansas Preservation Awards

January 27, 2023

Robinson Center, 426 W. Markham Street, Little Rock

Doors open at 5:45 PM

6 PM – Reception

6:30 PM – Dinner

7:15 PM – Awards Program

On January 27, 2023, Preserve Arkansas will host its annual Arkansas Preservation Awards dinner and program to honor individuals and organizations for projects focused on historic preservation, education, and advocacy throughout the state. Honorees and guests will celebrate with a reception and banquet at the Robinson Center in Little Rock, followed by a program recognizing John K. Mott, FAIA, and the award-winning projects. Dr. Ethel Goodstein-Murphree, Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event. 

2022 Parker Westbrook Award Winner

John K. Mott, FAIA
Born and raised at Fort Smith, Arkansas, architect John Mott has been a trusted leader in historic preservation for more than 50 years. After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Mott worked for his father’s architecture firm in Fort Smith, today known as MAHG Architecture, before relocating to Washington, DC. He went on to become Director of Preservation at John Milner Associates, now MTFA Architecture. He has led the MTFA Design + Preservation team on more than 200 restoration and adaptive reuse projects across the country. His notable Arkansas projects include Old Main and Vol Walker Hall at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, the Drennen-Scott and Willhaf houses at Van Buren, and the Clayton House at Fort Smith. For his prolific work in historic preservation and his enthusiasm and willingness to share his expertise with younger generations, John Mott is most worthy of recognition.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Level Amount Sponsor Benefits
Gold $5,000
  • Designation as Presenting Sponsor in press release and program
  • 10 tickets at the most prominent reserved table
  • 2 bottles of champagne at your table
  • Submit a 30-second video to play at event
  • Logo/name most prominently featured at event
  • Prominent verbal recognition during event
  • Logo and link on Preserve Arkansas website and social media accounts
Silver $2,500
  • Recognition in press release and program
  • 10 tickets at a prominent reserved table
  • 2 bottles of champagne at your table
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Logo and link on Preserve Arkansas website and social media accounts
Bronze $1,500
  • Recognition in program
  • 10 tickets at a reserved table
  • Logo on Preserve Arkansas website and social media accounts
Patron $250/$400
  • 1 ticket for $250 or 2 for $400
  • Preferred seating
  • Listing in program and Preserve Arkansas website

2022 Arkansas Preservation Award Recipients

Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement John K. Mott, FAIA, Potomac, MD
Excellence in Heritage Preservation Washington County Historical Society
For the “This Place Matters” campaign
Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation – Winner Buffalo River Historic Jail and Museum, Marshall
Owner: City of Marshall and Searcy County
Architect: Revival Architecture, Inc.
Contractor: BWC Builders, Inc.
Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation – Honorable Mention Arts on Main, Van Buren
Owner: Arts on Main
Architect: MAHG Architecture
Contractor: Beshears Construction
Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation – Honorable Mention Karcher House, Little Rock
Owner: Kartcher Properties
Architect: Scott Smith
Contractor: Gardner Custom Homes
Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation – Honorable Mention The Reserve/W.C. Brown House Historic District, Hot Springs
Owner: Historic Ventures, LLC
Architect: Taylor/Kempkes Architects
Contractor: Summit Properties
Excellence in Preservation through Restoration – Winner Thomas Administration Building, El Dorado
Owner: South Arkansas Community College
Architect: Taylor/Kempkes Architects
Contractor: Flynco Construction Group
Excellence in Preservation through Restoration – Honorable Mention Powhatan Methodist Church, Powhatan Historic State Park
Owner: Arkansas State Parks
Architect: WER Architects/Planners
Contractor: Wagner General Contractors
Excellence in Preservation through Restoration – Honorable Mention Arkansas State Treasurer’s Suite, Little Rock
Owner: State of Arkansas
Architect: Clements and Associates/Architecture, Inc.
Contractor: Baldwin & Shell Construction
Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education Professor Carl Matthews, Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design
For his Advanced Design Studios in Hot Springs
Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication Eureka Springs Historic District Design Guidelines
By the Eureka Springs Historic District Commission
Excellence in Personal Projects Damon and Margaret Reed, Morrow
For the Morrow Farmstead
Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse Eagle Building/The Grumpy Rabbit American Eatery
Owner: Jim and Gina Wiertelak
Architect: Ryan Biles

Contractor: Hart Construction
Outstanding New Construction in a Historic Setting Mississippi County Courthouse Rehabilitation and Addition, Blytheville
Owner: Mississippi County
Architect: Revival Architecture, Inc.
Contractor: CNI Construction
Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Advocacy Patricia Blick, Little Rock
For her work with the Quapaw Quarter Association to save Little Rock’s historic places

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Bronze Table Sponsors

David and Patricia Blick

 

Beverage Sponsor

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