2018 Honorees

On September 20, 2018 over 200 supporters came together to help make our 10th Annual Preservation Awards Benefit a success, raising over $50,000 for our mission! Emcee Peter Steinbrueck presented ten recipients with awards to honor their exemplary preservation work.

Leanne Olson

Beth Chave Award | Preservation Champion

The Beth Chave Award | Preservation Champion went to Leanne Olson for her continual advocacy on behalf of historic places in Seattle.


Hansen Building

Best Rehabilitation

The Best Rehabilitation Award was presented to Laurie & Roger Lohrer and Dock Street Properties LLC for their voluntary seismic retrofitting of the Hansen Building, a contributing part of the Ballard Avenue Landmark District.

Photo: William Wright Photography.


Mount Baker Park Historic District

Preserving Neighborhood Character

The Preserving Neighborhood Character Award was  presented to Friends of Mount Baker Town Center for their successful nomination of the neighborhood as a historic district on the Washington Heritage Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

Photo: Jon Roanhaus – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0.


Harvard Exit

Best Adaptive Reuse

The Best Adaptive Reuse award was presented to Eagle Rock Ventures and supporting partners for maintaining the historic integrity of Harvard Exit in adapting the building for a new use as offices.

Photo: Jill Hardy, courtesy of Dovetail.


Don Brubeck

Living Landmark

The Living Landmark Award was presented to Don Brubeck for his extraordinary 40+ year career as an architect focusing on historic preservation projects.


The Parsonage

Neighborhood Investment

The Neighborhood Investment Award was presented to Parsonage Apartments and Barrientos LLC for their work saving this historic 1907 Seattle box house through adaptive reuse.

Photo: courtesy of Exxel Pacific.


Mount Zion Baptist Church

Preserving Community

The Preserving Community Award went to Mount Zion Baptist Church for proactively and voluntarily landmarking their building.

Photo: sourced from landmark nomination.


PRAG House

Exemplary Restoration

The Exemplary Restoration Award was presented to Board & Vellum for their restoration of the PRAG House, a historic Colonial Revival mansion that was ravaged by a fire.

Photo: courtesy of Board and Vellum.


Friends of Historic Belltown

Community Advocacy

The Community Advocacy Award was presented to Friends of Historic Belltown for their work to protect historic places in one of Seattle’s most rapidly changing neighborhoods.

Photo: courtesy of Friends of Historic Belltown.


Pike Place MarketFront

Inspired Expansion

The Inspired Expansion Award is presented to the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (PDA) for the MarketFront project.

Photo: courtesy of Pike Place Market, PDA.