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2017 Arkansas Preservation Awards

The 2017 Arkansas Preservation Awards will honor outstanding achievements in historic preservation from all over the state, including this year’s recipient of the Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement, Tommy Jameson, AIA. Since graduating from the University of Arkansas in 1977, architect Tommy Jameson has spent the majority of his career working with historic properties in his home state of Arkansas. Jameson’s history of service on preservation-related nonprofit boards and commissions is also notable. Join Preserve Arkansas for a reception, seated dinner, and program to recognize Tommy and all of our award winners!

When: January 19, 2018

Where: Albert Pike Memorial Temple, 712 Scott Street, Little Rock

5:30 PM – Reception
6:45 PM – Dinner
7:30 PM – Presentation of Awards with emcee Jessica DeLoach Sabin

Cocktail attire.

Tickets and sponsorships are available! Contact Rachel Patton at rpatton@preservearkansas.org or 501.372.4757 with any questions.

Are you interested in volunteering at the Awards? Click the link below or contact Amara Yancey at ayancey@preservearkansas.org for more information.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Silver Sponsor

Amy and Tim Leach
Kyle and Laura Ann Winning

Bronze Table Sponsor

2017 Arkansas Preservation Awards Recipients

Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement
Tommy Jameson, AIA, Little Rock

Excellence in Heritage Preservation Award
Arkansas Archeological Survey
For “Gathering, Gardening and Agriculture: Plant-based Foodways in the Southeastern United States” 5th grade curriculum

Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation – Infrastructure
Springfield Bridge Project, Conway
Owner: City of Conway
Contractor: Workin’ Bridges

Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation – Residential
Arkansas Democrat Lofts, Little Rock
Owner: 615 Main, LLC
Engineer: Cromwell Architects Engineers
Contractor:
 Central Construction Group

Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation – Commercial
Thompson Building/The Waters Hotel, Hot Springs
Owner: TKZ, LLC
Architect: Taylor/Kempkes Architects
Contractor: Harrison Construction

Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation – Honorable Mention
Lane Hotel/Haas Hall Academy, Rogers
Owner: KLS Leasing, LLC
Architect: JKJ Architects
Contractor: Crossland Construction

Excellence in Preservation through Restoration – Infrastructure
War Eagle Bridge, Hindsville
Owner: Benton County
Architect: Great River Engineering
Contractor: Crossland Heavy Contractors

Excellence in Preservation through Restoration – Nonprofit
Cane Hill College, Canehill
Owner: Historic Cane Hill
Architect: WER Architects/Planners
Contractor: Kinco Construction

Excellence in Preservation through Restoration – Commercial
Isaac Homard House, Little Rock
Owner: Whodunit Holdings, LLC
Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
Contractor: RoyStuart Brown Construction

Excellence in Preservation through Restoration – Honorable Mention
Lockesburg High School Gymnasium, Lockesburg
Owner: University of Arkansas Cossatot Community College
Project Manager: Mike Kincade – UA Cossatot Community College

Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education – Award
Arkansas Archeological Survey
For the Bluff Shelters of the Ozarks website

Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education – Honorable Mention
Department of Landscape Architecture
Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design
University of Arkansas
For “If Walls Could Talk: The Story of the Hicks Property”

Outstanding New Construction in a Historic Setting
Cameron Bluff Amphitheater, Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Owner: Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Engineer: McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Contractor: VEI, LLC

Outstanding Preservation Reporting in the Media
First United Methodist Church, Forrest City
For the “A Moment in History” radio program

Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Advocacy
Mosaic Tempars Building Preservation Society

Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication
For Shadow Patterns: Reflections on Fay Jones and His Architecture
Edited by Jeff Shannon

Outstanding Service in Neighborhood Preservation
Park Avenue Community Association, Hot Springs
For the Historic Park Avenue Walking Tour

Excellence in Personal Projects – Commercial
Zachary Smith and Cheryl Roorda, Hot Springs
236-238-240 Ouachita Avenue

Excellence in Personal Projects – Residential
Chris H. Olsen, North Little Rock
The Edgemont House (Justin Matthews, Jr., House)

Excellence in Personal Projects – Honorable Mention
Joe and Janelle Shell, Adam and Mandi Curtwright, Batesville
Melba Theater

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