Preserve Arkansas Award Winners Announced

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Friday, October 27, 2017

Preserve Arkansas has announced the recipients of the 2017 Arkansas Preservation Awards. The Awards Banquet will take place on January 19, 2018, at the Albert Pike Memorial Temple at 712 Scott Street in Little Rock.

The following is a complete list of honorees:

Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement

Tommy Jameson, AIA, Little Rock

Excellence in Heritage Preservation Award

Arkansas Archeological Survey for “Gathering, Gardening and Agriculture: Plant-based Foodways in the Southeastern United States” 5th-grade school curriculum

Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation Award

Infrastructure: Springfield Bridge Preservation Project, Conway

Residential: Arkansas Democrat Lofts, Little Rock

Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation Award

Commercial: Thompson Building/The Waters Hotel, Hot Springs

Honorable Mention : Lane Hotel/Haas Hall Academy, Rogers

Excellence in Preservation through Restoration Award

Infrastructure: War Eagle Bridge, Hindsville

Nonprofit: Cane Hill College, Canehill

Commercial: Isaac Homard House, Little Rock

Honorable Mention : Lockesburg High School Gymnasium, Lockesburg

Outstanding New Construction in a Historic Setting Award

Cameron Bluff Amphitheater, Mount Magazine State Park, Paris

Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education Award

Arkansas Archeological Survey for the Bluff Shelters of the Arkansas Ozarks website

Honorable Mention: Department of Landscape Architecture

Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design, University of Arkansas, for “If Walls Could Talk: The Story of the Hicks Property”

Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Advocacy Award

Mosaic Templars Building Preservation Society

Outstanding Preservation Reporting in the Media Award

First United Methodist Church, Forrest City for the “A Moment in History” radio program

Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication Award

University of Arkansas Press for Shadow Patterns: Reflections on Fay Jones and His Architecture

Outstanding Service in Neighborhood Preservation Award

Park Avenue Community Association, Hot Springs for the Historic Park Avenue Walking Tour

Excellence in Personal Projects

Commercial: Zachary Smith and Cheryl Roorda, 236-238-240 Ouachita Avenue, Hot Springs

Residential : Chris H. Olsen, The Edgemont House (Justin Matthews, Jr., House), North Little Rock

Honorable Mention: Joe and Janelle Shell, Adam and Mandi Curtwright, Melba Theater, Batesville.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at For more information, please contact Preserve Arkansas at 501-372-4757 or [email protected].

Preserve Arkansas is the statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to building stronger communities by reconnecting Arkansans to our heritage and empowering people to save and rehabilitate historic places. By presenting educational programs, advocating for preservation at

the federal, state, and local levels, and assisting historic property owners with the means and expertise to preserve and restore their structures, Preserve Arkansas has been a statewide voice for preservation in Arkansas for 36 years.


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