The 2017 Preservation Honor Awards were presented on May 19, 2017 at the historic YWCA Laniākea in Downtown Honolulu. 250 guests joined Historic Hawai‘i Foundation at this celebratory gathering. Architectural historian, Don Hibbard, PhD, was honored for the many contributions he has made towards preserving historic places in Hawai‘i, including his career as administrator of the Hawai‘i State Historic Preservation Division, the books he has authored on architectural history in the Islands, and as a community advocate who helps nominate properties to the National Register of Historic Places and increase awareness of historic places through educational programs. As veteran architect Frank Haines summarized, “Don has done more to save Hawai‘i’s architecture than anyone I know.”
A total of twenty-one projects were honored in the categories of Achievements in Interpretive Media, Individual Achievement, Preservation Commendations and Preservation Awards.
The milestone anniversaries of sixteen kama‘āina companies, organizations and institutions in Hawai‘i were also recognized in celebration of their rich history and how they help form the singular culture of the Hawaiian Islands.
MAHALO TO OUR SPONSORS
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.
View the entire list of Historic Preservation Honor Award winners from 1975 to the present
- 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.