Historic Seattle is excited to launch a new program series highlighting a handful of our 2020 and 2021 Preservation Awards Winners. This series runs from February 22 to March 12 and includes virtual and in-person events. We look forward to learning more about these incredible preservation projects from the project teams!
Town Hall Seattle | 2020 Exemplary Stewardship Award
After operating in the existing building for 15 years, Town Hall’s leadership realized that – while the building’s historic character helped define the organization – the building had many liabilities that limited programming opportunities. After a major preservation-friendly renovation, including seismic retrofit, Town Hall now has the facility it needs to further its mission for many years to come, earning the project team our Exemplary Stewardship Award.
Matt Aalfs, Founder and Principal of BuildingWork, will represent the Town Hall Seattle project team.
UHeights | 2021 Outstanding Stewardship Award
Founded in 1989 by University District residents and businesses who believed this building would serve as a vital gathering place for the community, UHeights has been serving the Greater Seattle area since its original construction as an elementary school in 1902. When UHeights took possession of the building from Seattle Public Schools in 1990, it had been poorly maintained. UHeights embarked on a long-term maintenance and capital improvement program, all of which has been approved by Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board and follows best preservation practices.
Our UHeights presenters are Outreach and Events Coordinator Hunter Uechi and Board Member Beth Mountsier.
Building 9 at Magnuson Park | 2020Best Preservation Project Award
Building 9 (now called Mercy Magnuson Place) at Magnuson Park was originally a barracks building for Naval Station Puget Sound on Sand Point. It is now home to 148 units of affordable housing, the Denise Louie early learning education center, and a Neighborcare Health community health clinic – thanks to the outstanding work of the project team in partnership with Mercy Housing Northwest.
Pam Derry of SMR Architects (formerly Tonkin Architecture) will represent the Building 9 project team.