2011 Awards

On May 10, 2011, Historic Seattle hosted its Third Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony at the Talaris Conference Center (formerly Battelle Seattle Research Center, established in 1967) to honor excellence in historic preservation. Speakers included architect David Hoedemaker and landscape architect Rich Haag who spoke about the original design of the Battelle campus. University of Washington architecture professor Jeffrey Ochsner presided over award presentations.

events_awards_fs41_hoshide williamsFire Stations 2, 17 and 41

Best Rehabilitation Project Award

The award was presented to the City of Seattle Department of Finance and Administrative Services and the project teams for Fire Stations 2, 17 and 41 for their outstanding achievements in historic preservation. The renovation of these three historic fire stations (all designated Seattle Landmarks) demonstrates commitment to preserving utility. Photo: FS 41, Hoshide Williams Architects

Lake Wilderness Lodge

Best Rehabilitation Project Award

The award was presented to the City of Maple Valley and its supporting partners for the exemplary approach to renovating a significant Modern building by providing needed upgrades while respecting the integrity of the original design. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider


University Heights Center Window Restoration

Best Preservation Practice Award

The award was presented to the University Heights Center in the University District for a window restoration project that serves as an excellent model for the treatment of historic properties. Photo: Eugenia Woo


Ron Murphy

Living Landmark Award

The 2011 Living Landmark award was presented to Ron Murphy for his outstanding achievements in the field of historic preservation that have helped shape Seattle’s and Washington state’s built environment, preserving our architectural heritage for the future. Photo: Ron Murphy


Friends of Naval Air Station Seattle Historic District

Community Advocacy Award

The award was presented to the Friends of Naval Air Station Seattle Historic District (Sand Point) for their efforts in preserving and honoring a significant part of Seattle’s aviation and naval history. The 2011 board members of Friends of NAS Seattle Historic District are Rusty Williams (President), Ken Sparks (Vice President), Peggy Printz (Treasurer), Lynn Ferguson (Secretary), Jorgen Bader, Nancy Bolin , Vern Bouwman, Nicolette Bromberg, Arden Forrey, Captain Ron Miller, Charles Ng (Seattle Parks and Recreation Representative), and Julianna Ross. Photo: Marissa Natkin


Melrose Market

Preserving Neighborhood Character Award

The award was presented to Melrose Project, LLC and supporting partners for preserving and transforming two humble buildings the Pike/Pine area into the Melrose Market, a thriving mix of retail, restaurants, and urban market where people can eat, drink, and shop locally. Photo: Eugenia Woo


Hat ‘n’ Boots

Community Partnership for Historic Preservation Award

The award was presented to the Georgetown Community, Seattle Parks and Recreation and supporting partners for a successful collaboration in preserving Georgetown’s heritage and Seattle’s only remaining icon of roadside architecture. Photo: Seattle Parks and Recreation