2016 Awards

On October 13, 2016, Knute Berger, of Crosscut, presented recipients with awards honoring their contributions to Seattle’s preservation community. The event was held at Washington Hall.

Phinney Neighborhood Association 

Beth Chave Historic Preservation Award for Exemplary Stewardship

The Beth Chave Historic Preservation Award for Exemplary Stewardship went the Phinney Neighborhood Association for its longstanding stewardship of the historic John B. Allen school complex in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood.

Photo: Phinney Neighborhood Association

Union Stables

Best Rehabilitation Award

The Best Rehabilitation Award went to Allegra Properties, Lease Crutcher Lewis, and supporting partners for their outstanding adaptive reuse of a former horse stable into upscale offices and restaurant/retail space in the Belltown neighborhood.

Photo: Lara Swimmer Photography

Pioneer Houses

Best Adaptive Reuse Award

The Best Adaptive Reuse Award went to Pioneer Houses/ San Fermo and supporting partners for their outstanding re-envisioning of the historic Pioneer Houses in the Ballard Avenue Landmark District.

Photo: Suzi Pratt

Gaslight Inn / Singerman House

Preserving Neighborhood Character Award

The Preserving Neighborhood Character Award went to Stephen Bennett, longtime owner of the Gaslight Inn, for his respectful preservation stewardship of this landmarked Seattle Classic Box on Capitol Hill.

Photo: BOLA Architecture + Planning

Cascadia Art Museum 

Art + Architecture Award

The Art + Architecture Award went to the Cascadia Art Museum project for creatively transforming a former 1960s-era Safeway supermarket into a regional arts museum along Edmonds’s waterfront.

Photo: Opticus Media

Dowell Residence 

Outstanding Modern Masterpiece Award

The Outstanding Modern Masterpiece Award went goes to Charles Smith and supporting partners for the sensitive and well-executed renovation of Paul Hayden Kirk’s Dowell Residence in Seward Park.

Photo: Olson Kundig

Washington Hall Anchor Partner

Preserving Community Award

The Preserving Community Award went goes to Washington Hall’s three anchor partners – 206 Zulu, Hidmo, and Voices Rising – for their long-term vision to preserve community, heritage, history, and place at the “hall for all.”

Photo: Historic Seattle

Les Tonkin

Legacy Award

The Legacy Award went to Les Tonkin posthumously for his longstanding passion and achievements as an architect specializing in rehabilitating historic buildings throughout the state and providing affordable housing for low-income residents.

Photo: Tonkin Architecture