2019 Honorees

On September 19, 2019 over 200 supporters came together to help make our 11th annual Preservation Celebration benefit a success, raising over $59,000 – a new record!

On September 19, 200+ guests gathered at the Georgetown Ballroom to celebrate preservation, enjoy a performance by Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, and remarks from Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle, and raise more than $59,000 in support of our mission.

This was our first year featuring a specific neighborhood – Georgetown – for the benefit and other programming, including a Plates, Pours, & Preservation tour of local businesses on August 25 and collaboration with Georgetown’s Art Attack on December 14 at the Palace Theatre & Art Bar. In 2020, we will spotlight a different neighborhood and hope you will join in the fun to learn more about the places that make our city so special.

The State Hotel

Best Preservation Project

Awarded to Weinstein A+U and the project team for their restoration of the landmark Eitel Building, adaptively reused as Sate Hotel.

Photo: Andrew Nam


Friends of Little Saigon

Community Advocacy Award

Presented to Friends of Little Saigon for their work preserving and enhancing Little Saigon’s cultural, economic, and historic vitality.


Alki Homestead

Beth Chave Community Investment Award

Presented to Dennis and Matt Schilling for their rehabilitation of the landmark Alki Homestead in West Seattle.


Washington Street Boat Landing

Preserving Neighborhood Character Award (shared)

Presented to Ron Wright & Associates/Architects for their restoration of the Washington Street Boat Landing Pergola, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and located in the Pioneer Square Preservation District.


Ainsworth & Dunn Building

Preserving Neighborhood Character Award (shared)

Presented to Weinstein A+U and the project team for their substantial renovation and adaptive reuse of the landmark Ainsworth & Dunn Building.

Photo: Lara Swimmer


Fire Station 5

Preserving Neighborhood Character Award (shared)

Presented to Bassetti Architects for their sensitive renovation of the historic Fire Station 5, a mid-century modern landmark on Seattle’s central waterfront.


Bob Hale

Preservation Champion

Awarded to Bob Hale, principal of Rolluda Architects, Inc., for his outstanding contributions to historic preservation in the Chinatown-International District, especially the restoration of the Louisa Hotel.


Sam Farrazaino

Best in Neighborhood: Georgetown Award

Presented to Sam Farrazaino, founder of Equinox Studios in Georgetown.