Historic Preservation Honor Awards

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Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is pleased to present the 2017 Preservation Honor Awards

Please join us in celebrating outstanding achievements in preservation and the people who made them possible.  This year twenty-one projects will be recognized in the categories of Interpretive Media, Individual Achievement and Preservation.  The event will include a presentation of the awards followed by a reception with heavy pūpū in the outdoor courtyard.

Individual tickets and event sponsorships are available; please see further information in the sidebar.  The deadline to purchase tickets is May 5th.  The deadline to register as a sponsor is April 20th.

The Preservation Honor Awards have been presented annually since 1975.  The Awards are Hawai‘i’s highest recognition of preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and interpretation of the state’s architectural, archaeological and cultural heritage.

Proceeds from this event support the Preservation Honor Awards and other programs of Historic Hawaii Foundation.

Event Details

Friday, May 19, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 PM

YWCA Laniakea
Fuller Hall & Courtyard

1040 Richards Street
Honolulu, Hawai‘i







9th Annual Frank Haines Award

Don Hibbard, PhD, Architectural Historian

Dr. Don Hibbard has been involved in the preservation of Hawaii’s historic sites since moving permanently to Hawaii in the late 1970s. He served as administrator of the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division for 24 years.  As a founding member of Docomomo U.S., Hawaii Chapter five years ago, Dr. Hibbard was instrumental in efforts to establish the Chapter as a non-profit entity. He continues to actively volunteer with the Hawaii Chapter of Docomomo as the lead of its Programs Committee.

Dr. Hibbard has authored several books on Hawaii’s architectural history, and is heavily involved with architectural inventory surveys, the nomination of properties to the National Register of Historic Places, and preparation of reports for Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER). Dr. Hibbard holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Hawaii, and meets the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards as an Architectural Historian.

Established in 2009, and named for master architect Frank Haines, FAIA, the award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated sustained and outstanding achievements in the areas of preserving the significant historic and cultural places of Hawaii.

Achievements in Interpretive Media

  • Hilton Hawaiian Village’s History Wall, Honolulu, O‘ahu
  • Paintings, Prints and Drawings of Hawai‘i from the Sam & Mary Cooke Collection book
  • Restoration of the Crew’s Room and Installation of a Crew’s Room Exhibit at the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pearl Harbor, O‘ahu
  • Sugarcane Days: Remembering Maui’s Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company book
  • Wheeler Army Airfield Interpretive Display Panels, Schofield Barracks, O‘ahu

Individual Achievement

  • Laurette Gail “Pixie” Navas, Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island

Preservation Commendation

  • Hawaiian Islands Land Trust’s Talk Story on the Land Program, Maui, Hawai‘i Island, O‘ahu, Kaua‘i
  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Treatment Guidelines for Historic Facilities, O‘ahu
  • Long-term Historic Property Monitoring Plan for UH Managed Lands on Maunakea, Hawai‘i Island
  • Naval Air Station Barbers Point Historic Properties Assessment Project, ‘Ewa, O‘ahu
  • Pearl Harbor Shipyard Train Rail System Historic Context, Mapping and Inventory Survey Report, O‘ahu
  • The Kona Historical Society Jeep Trip Program, Kona, Hawai‘i Island
  • Translating Japanese Headstones on Kalaupapa National Historic Landmark, Kalaupapa, Moloka‘i
  • USS Arizona Digital Preservation Project Pearl Harbor, O‘ahu

Preservation Award

  • ‘Ewa Community Church Restoration, ‘Ewa Villages, O‘ahu
  • Grace Center Rehabilitation at the Historic Bond District, Kapaau, Hawai‘i Island
  • Lāna‘i Hospice and Physical Therapy Offices Rehabilitation, Lāna‘I
  • Nā Kūpuna Makamae Center at Kaka‘ako Pump Station, Honolulu, O‘ahu
  • Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Building 208 Rehabilitation, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, O‘ahu
  • Roof Replacement & Photovoltaic Panels Installation at Building 104, Wheeler Army Airfield, Schofield Barracks, O‘ahu
  • Schofield Barracks Building 690 Rehabilitation, O‘ahu


Anniversary Recognitions

Centennial – 100 Years

  • American Red Cross, Hawai‘i Chapter, O‘ahu
  • Borthwick Mortuary, O‘ahu
  • Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i
  • Higashi Hongwanji Hawai‘i Betsuin Liliha Temple, O‘ahu
  • Hilo Federal Building US Post Office & Office Building, Hawai‘i Island
  • Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Maui
  • Japanese Garden in Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Hawai‘i Island
  • Makawao Union Church, Maui
  • Manago Hotel, Hawai‘i Island
  • The Mission Memorial Building and Auditorium, O‘ahu
  • Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, Kauai
  • Komoda Store and Bakery, Maui

Quasquicentennial Anniversary – 125 Years

  • Hawaiian Historical Society, O‘ahu

Sesquicenntennial Anniversary – 150 Years

  • St. Andrew’s Priory School, O‘ahu

Dodransbicentennial Anniversary – 175 Years

  • St. Raphael Church, Kaua‘i

About the Preservation Honor Awards

The Historic Preservation Honor Awards are Hawaii’s highest recognition of projects, organizations, publications or individuals active in preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or interpretation of the State’s archaeological, architectural, and cultural sites.  The Preservation Honor Awards are designed to recognize achievements in interpreting, preserving or restoring Hawaii’s built environment.

Nominations are considered by a committee of professionals who are invited to serve on the Historic Preservation Honor Awards Committee.

Each nomination is considered on its own merit and not in competition with others.  The Committee reserves the right to select multiple awards or no awards in each category.  Nominations from all counties are encouraged.

Since 1975, the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has selected historic preservation honor award winners throughout the State of Hawai‘i.

See All Past Award Winners

View the entire list of Historic Preservation Honor Award winners from 1975 to the present

Some of the past recipients include:

  • Hawai‘i Theatre Center
  • Charles P.M.K. Burrows, Ed.D.
  • Mason Architects and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
  • Nancy Bannick
  • W. C Peacock Roofing
  • ‘Ahuimanu Taro Complex
  • Pacific Aviation Museum
  • Loriann Gordon
  • Hale o Lono
  • YMCA of Honolulu and CDS International
  • Wailuku Courthouse
  • Hanalei Bridge
  • State Representative Corinne Ching
  • Lihue Hongwanji
  • PBR Hawaii
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
  • Kona Historical Society
  • W. H. Shipman House
  • Pohaku: The Art & Architecture of Stonework in Hawai‘i.