The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, The Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and Preserve Minneapolis announce the recipients of this year’s preservation awards. The partners honor exemplary projects, individuals, and community organizations that celebrate and enhance the heritage and historic character of Minneapolis. These awards highlight the year’s best achievements for transforming a historic property, building, or landscape and reinventing it to incorporate both new and old elements in a way that that is respectful to the past. Projects are judged on attention to the quality of design, architecture, workmanship, and materials as well as the positive impact on the surrounding neighborhood and community.
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The following honors were presented during the 23rd annual Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Awards luncheon on May 15:
Historic Restoration, Rehabilitation, or Adaptive Reuse Project
City Place Lofts
Ever wood Co.
City Place Housing Limited Partnership
Kaas Wilson Architects
American Masonry Restoration
J.P. Morgan Chase
MN Housing Finance Authority
Howe Community School Rehab
Miller Dunwiddie Architecture, Inc.
Meyer Borgman Johnson
Pierce Pini & Assoc.
Elert & Assoc.
Damon Farber Assoc.
Robert Rippe & Assoc.
Minneapolis Federal Office Building – Old Post Office
US General Services Admin. (GSA)-Great Lakes Region
Snow Kreilich Architects
Collaborative Design Group
Saint George Apartments
Plymouth Oak Apartments
Stevens Square Community Organization
Paul Meyer Architects
New Addition to an Historic Building
Hennepin County Library – Roosevelt
Hennepin County Properties Services
Hennepin County Libraries
Mattson Macdonald Young, Inc.
Anderson-Johnson Associates, Inc.
Engineering Design Initiative
Single Family Residential
VMS Kaufmann House
McConkey Johnson Soltermann
Karen Melvin Photography
EJ Hansen, AIA Glass Art Project
Eric J. Hansen, AIA
James Kuipers, Assoc. AIA
Woodruff Home Advisors
Glass Art Designs, Inc.
Joe Kelly Tile
Countryside Wood Products
Joe Nichl Studio
Unique Painting & Finishing, LLC
Great Northern Granite
Community Education and Advocacy
Hiding in Plain Sight Audio History Tour
Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association (MHNA)
Good Luck and Good Fortune
Growth with Preservation: Planning and Advocating for Dinkytown
March-Holmes Neighborhood Association (MHNA)
Dinkytown Business Association
City of Minneapolis
Community Planning & Economic Development
The Steve Murray Award
Sue Hunter Weir
Sue Hunter Weir has shown leadership, courage and dedication to heritage preservation in Minneapolis over her lifetime as a preservationist and historian. She may be most known for her preservation work with Pioneers & Soldiers Cemetery. The non-profit group, Friends of the Cemetery has raised more than $900,000 to help restore the iron fence around the site. Sue has also taught courses on preservation and led historic walking tours. She has helped introduce the next generation of preservationists by leading discussions with students from middle school through college. Since 2011, she has served as a member of the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission.
About the Partners
American Institute of Architects Minneapolis
AIA Minneapolis is the largest of three AIA Minnesota chapters with more than 1,600 members. Centered in Minneapolis, the chapter territory includes the southwestern portion of the state. As a large chapter, AIA Minneapolis participates with other large chapters nationwide to focus attention on significant issues facing members. The chapter provides leadership, networking, and outreach opportunities for its members. Reference our website at http://www.aia-mn.org/about/chapters/aia-minneapolis/
Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) was formed in 1972 to serve as a citizen advisory body to the Minneapolis City Council. The HPC is part of a nation-wide network of groups dedicated to the preservation and celebration of our local and national heritage. The Commission holds public hearings on matters related to preservation twice each month. Projects that come before the commission are administered through professional preservation-planning staff in the City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED). These meetings are specifically held so that the Commission can hear from the public on matters related to heritage preservation. The public is welcome to attend and highly encouraged to participate.
Preserve Minneapolis is a newly registered non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minneapolis by recognizing, preserving, and revitalizing the architectural and related cultural resources of the city of Minneapolis. Founded in 2003, the group was originally brought together to attract the 2007 National Trust for Historic Preservation conference to the Twin Cities. Preserve Minneapolis hosts monthly discussions and tours highlighting preservation activities in Minneapolis.
City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic DevelopmentThe City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED) provides preservation related services within Minneapolis local government. These services include professional review for preservation permit applications, ongoing efforts to evaluate the historical significance of buildings and districts, recommendations for designation of local landmarks; prepares and administers design guidelines; conducts on-going research of eligible sites and districts; provides public education and community outreach programs; collaborates on the integration of historic preservation with City planning and development activities.