For over 40 years, Historic Albany Foundation has preserved and protected buildings that have architectural, historic or civic value, by providing technical assistance, education, and advocacy. Since 1976, Historic Albany has given annual awards for projects, individuals and organizations that demonstrate excellence and a commitment to preservation techniques and initiatives.
All awardees have acted as examples of best practices for preservation within the City of Albany and surrounding Albany County. Historic Albany Foundation is thrilled to recognize these projects, individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a strong commitment to Albany’s historic architecture, often in the face of serious challenges.
Award winning projects exemplify the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring and Reconstructing Historic Properties or guidelines for adaptive reuse; and have inspired other preservation efforts. All projects must be within Albany County and fully complete by the application deadline. Self-nominations are accepted with the exception of Certificates of Recognition or Preservation Leadership Awards. Lifetime Achievement Awards are awarded at Historic Albany’s discretion.