Historic Savannah Foundation Announces 2020 Preservation Award Winners
Friday, September 11th, 2020
Historic Savannah Foundation held a virtual event last night in celebration of its annual Preservation Awards. The nonprofit organization presented awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in preservation in Savannah and Chatham County.
This awards ceremony was launched online at 6 p.m. Thursday to an exclusive group of members and supporters of HSF. The event was recorded and is now available for viewing on HSF’s website, myhsf.org. The virtual presentation was produced by Tabitha Walker with Big Hair Productions.
During the awards ceremony, Historic Savannah Foundation recognized eight projects and individuals, including:
- Nichola Parker Coe Volunteer of the Year winner Chris Hendricks
- Lee and Emma Adler Award for Advocacy winner Gary Radke
- Restoration Project: 15 Meddin Drive
Owner: Brent Watts
Architect: Josh Ward, Ward Architecture + Preservation
Contractor: Anthony Koncul, JAK Homes
- Restoration Project: 219 East Charlton Street
Owner: Elizabeth Shelton
Architect: Jonathan Leonard, Sawyer Design Studio
Contractor: Heath Shelton, E. H. Fortitude
- Restoration Project: 245 Alfred Street
Owner: iHeart Media
Contractor: Scotty Snipes, SHC General Contractors
- Restoration Project: 322 East Broughton Street
Owner: Andrew Jones
Architect: David B. Kelley
Contractor: Todd Mayo, Omega Construction
- Restoration Project: 419 West 34th Street
Owner: City of Savannah
Architect: John Clegg, Barnard Architects
Contractor: Savannah Construction & Preservation
- Restoration Project: West Broad Street
Owner: Flyway Development for Summerville Industrial Park, Inc.
Architect: Christian Sottile, Sottile & Sottile
Contractor: Josh Brooks, Brooks Construction Group
The Historic Savannah Foundation received 17 entries for these awards and are grateful for each submission received.
“It is important to recognize the people who are trying to preserve the history and charm that the city of Savannah exhibits,” CEO and President Sue Adler said. “We cannot thank the members, staff, supporters, and sponsors of Historic Savannah Foundation enough for making this evening special.”
Preservation Award nominations were judged by an independent, all-volunteer jury selected for their expertise in the realm of architecture, preservation and design. The jury used the following general criteria:
Quality and degree of difficulty of the nominee’s project
Degree to which the nominee’s project or effort is unusual or pioneering, or serves as an example that influences good preservation practices
Demonstrable or measurable impact of nominee’s project on the community
HSF's 2020 Preservation Awards are sponsored by Morris Multimedia, and sponsored in part by Bouhan Falligant, Brooks Construction Group, Chatham Orthopaedic Associates, Coastal Consulting Management Group, KEIM COLORS FOREVER, Queensborough National Bank & Trust Co., United Community Bank, Savannah Construction and Preservation, and Mingledorff’s, Inc. with additional support from HSF Annual Sponsors Staci Donegan - Seabolt Real Estate, Georgia Power, Kole Management Company, Merrill Lynch, Minis & Company, South State Wealth, Liza DiMarco at Cora Bett Realty, and Wet Willie’s Management Corp. HSF is grateful to its Media Sponsors Lesley Francis PR and Savannah Magazine.
To learn more about Historic Savannah Foundation, please visit www.myHSF.org.