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.
Nominations are reviewed and awards determined by Historic Albany’s Preservation/Advocacy Committee. Not every category may have an award each year.
Nominate A Project
To nominate a building, please submit the form below and email the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "PMA Nomination - [Project Name]" OR click on the link above for a downloadable form that can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to: Historic Albany Foundation, 89 Lexington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206, Attn: Preservation Merit Awards
Additional Information Required
Please submit the following information with your nomination form:
- A detailed narrative explaining the project and why the nominee deserves recognition. Describe the project including a description of the starting conditions, full scope of work, budget, funding sources including grants or tax credits, etc., challenges faced, and sustainability initiatives implemented.
- A complete list of project participants with individuals, company names, and role in the project for all key persons involved with the project.
- A minimum of 4 images of the project, including 1 before and after of both the exterior and interior. You may submit as many photos as you like. Architectural drawings may also be submitted. Please include photo credits.
All nominations must be received by Friday, January 27, 2017 at 5 pm and must include all supporting materials. To discuss a nomination or for questions, please contact Cara Macri at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518)465-0876, ext. 12. Thank you! Email photos to email@example.com
NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5 PM ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016.