The City of Evanston Preservation Commission invites home owners, architects, contractors and Evanston residents to nominate preservation projects for the 2007/08 Evanston Preservation and Design Awards.

This program recognizes property owners, architects, contractors and local organizations for their contributions to maintaining and enhancing the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of the City of Evanston through construction projects in the following categories:

  • Sensitive Addition/Alteration: a project that successfully integrated an addition/alteration within the architectural style of a main house or building and complements the context and character of a historic district, neighborhood or a specific area within the City.
  • Adaptive Reuse: a project that creatively achieved the adaptive reuse of an existing structure originally used for another purpose. The project must have undertaken at least substantial rehabilitation.
  • Appropriate New Construction: A new house, building or structure that through its design and use of building materials enhances the quality of the built environment. The project must have a positive impact on its immediate surroundings, including historic district, neighborhood or a specific area within the City.
  • Proper Rehabilitation/Restoration: A project that has closely followed the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for The Treatment of Historic Properties and its Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring and Reconstructing Buildings (landmarks and non-landmark contributing/significant buildings citywide are also eligible).

The deadline for submission of completed nominations is March 28. To obtain the nomination form contact: Carlos D. Ruiz, Preservation Coordinator at (847) 866-2928 or download the nomination from the City of Evanston website.

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