Historic Preservation Honor Awards

Preservation Awards 2018-01-31T16:17:07+00:00

Call for Nominations for Preservation Honor Awards 2018

Nominations are due Friday, February 2, 2018


Are you or is an organization or individual you know working on a fabulous preservation project?  If so, now is the time to spotlight their (or your) work and share it with the community.

There are several categories of awards with past honorees ranging from a historic blog, interpretive signage, preservation plans, brick and mortar preservation of homes, military and commercial buildings to commendations for individuals’ contributions to advocacy and education efforts to save historic places.

Nominations are due Friday, February 2, 2018

The Awards, presented annually since 1975, are Hawaii’s highest recognition of preservation projects that perpetuate, rehabilitate, restore or interpret the state’s architectural, archaeological and/or cultural heritage recognizing exceptional preservation projects and programs from across the state.

The 44th annual Preservation Honor Awards presentation will be held May 23, 2018 in Honolulu. Announcement of the honorees will be made in April.

Honor Awards are given to projects that exhibit excellence in planning, implementation, and follow-through of work that demonstrates historic preservation as a strategy for the protection, understanding, revitalization, use or celebration of Hawaii’s historic and cultural sites.

Categories include honors presented for specific preservation or rehabilitation projects; printed publications or visual presentations which interpret the history or preservation of a site; and for engaging in efforts that support preservation. Nominations are reviewed and honors are awarded by a committee of professionals in the fields of architecture, history, landscape architecture, media, planning and preservation.

Each nomination is considered on its own merits and not in competition with others. Nominations from all islands are encouraged.

Nominations will be submitted via a two-step process:

  1. Electronic submittal of all required information and photographs by February 2, 2018. The nomination materials will be reviewed for completeness. If all materials are included, the nomination will be cleared to proceed to submit hard copies. If any materials are missing, the nominator will have the opportunity to correct and resubmit an electronic copy for a second check of completeness. Incomplete or late nominations will not be accepted. Nominations fees are also due at this time.
  2. Printed nomination by February 9, 2018. After the electronic submittal is found to be complete, the nominator will be cleared to submit printed copies of the complete nomination. Five (5) hard copies of the nomination and a thumb drive of all images are to be delivered to the HHF office via mail or delivery service. For entries in the Preservation Media category, five (5) copies of the publication or DVD are also due at this time.

Questions may be directed to awards@historichawaii.org.


Nomination Form (PDF)
Instructions (PDF)

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.