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Call for Nominations for the 2020 Preservation & Design Awards

Post Date:03/18/2020 10:49 AM

HouseThe Evanston Preservation Commission is calling for nominations for the 2020 Evanston Preservation & Design Awards. The program is aimed at recognizing property owners, architects, contractors and local organizations for their contribution to maintaining and enhancing the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of the City of Evanston.  Nominations are due by Friday, April 3, at 5 p.m. 

Award categories include: Sensitive Addition/Alteration, Adaptive Use, Appropriate New Construction, Proper Rehabilitation/Restoration, Innovative Solutions in Preservation, Sustainability and Resilience, Life Achievement/Preservationist of the Year, and the Margery B. Perkins Award. 

Award recipients will be selected by a jury of experienced individuals in the fields of preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, planning and architectural history.

Eligible projects must have been completed within the last five years. With the exception of publicly owned buildings, buildings open to the public, and exceptional interior restoration in private buildings, only exterior projects are eligible for consideration. This program is open to all projects and is not limited to historic preservation. 

Nomination forms can be accessed online at Digital forms should be submitted to and paper forms should be mailed to Evanston Preservation & Design Awards, c/o Carlos D. Ruiz, Senior Planner/Preservation Coordinator, Community Development Department, Planning & Zoning Division, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Room 3201, Evanston, IL 60201.

All submissions are due by Friday, April 3, at 5 p.m. and must include before and after digital photos of the nominated project. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the deadline may be extended if necessary. 

For more information about the 2020 Preservation & Design Awards, visit or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may also dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

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