Preservation Honor Awards Celebrate Heritage Protection Achievements

The nomination period for the 2017 Preservation Honor Awards is now closed.  Honorees for the 2017 Awards will be announced at the end of March. The Awards ceremony and celebration will be held on May 19, 2017 at the YWCA Laniakea in Honolulu. Tickets may be purchased beginning in late March. Details to follow.

The 2016 Preservation Honor Awards were presented on May 27 for exemplary achievements related to preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and interpretation of the state’s historic and cultural resources.



8th Annual Frank Haines Award

Jane Kurahara and Betsy Young (Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i)

Achievements in Interpretive Media

  • Hoakalei Index of the History of Honouliuli (Honouliuli, O‘ahu)
  • Lāna‘i Guide GPS Web-Enabled Application for Storied Places of Lāna‘i (Lāna‘i)
  • Mākua & Kahanahaiki Interpretive Signage, Mākua Military Reservation (Wai‘anae, O‘ahu)
  • Neal S. Blaisdell Center War Memorial Signage (Honolulu, O‘ahu)
  • “The Pride of a Nation” Video (Kalaupapa, Moloka‘i)

Preservation Commendation

  • Dr. Dennis Hirota (Honolulu, O‘ahu)
  • E ‘Ike Hou Iā Lāna‘i Education Program (Lāna‘i)
  • Hāna Belt Road Historic District State Bridges Preservation Plan (Hāna, Maui)
  • Traditions and Storied Places in the District of ‘Ewa and Moanalua: A Traditional Cultural Property Study (O‘ahu)
  • “Ho‘ala Loko I‘a” Program (Statewide)
  • Naval Ammunition Storage Facilities Historic Context Report for Lualualei, West Loch and Waikele (O‘ahu)
  • Mr. Allen Wall, Kona Historical Society (Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i)

Preservation Award

  • Agawa Home Restoration (Lahaina, Maui)
  • Building 160 Rehabilitation (Tripler Army Medical Center, O‘ahu)
  • Building 434 Preservation (Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, O‘ahu)
  • Building 435 Rehabilitation (Fort Shafter, O‘ahu)
  • Buildings 490 & 491 Preservation (Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, O‘ahu)
  • Building 1200H Roof Preservation (Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, O‘ahu)
  • Fire Station Building 680 Rehabilitation (Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, O‘ahu)
  • He‘eia Fishpond Makai Kuapā Restoration (He‘eia, O‘ahu)

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.