Preservation Awards

Call for entries

Former Alpha Delta Phi Chapter House, before (courtesy of CDSP)

Easton Hall, after (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2007)


Preservation Award—for outstanding projects that have renewed the life of historic properties and neighborhoods in the city of Berkeley. Entries will be judged according to such criteria as aesthetic quality, historic significance, and contribution to the fabric of the city.

John English Preservation Advocacy Award—to be given to an individual, group, organization, or institution that has done significant work to promote, advocate for, or bring about, historic preservation progress in Berkeley, and/or preserve Berkeley’s built environment or natural/designed local identity and values.

Infill Design Award—for new-built projects that demonstrate considerable sensitivity and skill in integrating a new structure or structures into a Berkeley site or streetscape so as to enhance and respect the historic character of Berkeley.

Landscape/Garden Award—for public or private historic landscape preservation projects, restorations, or improvements, or protection of public views and public spaces.

Lilliput Award—for the best small structure or project with public visibility that enhances the lively built environment of Berkeley (e.g., gate; arbor; bench; small private art project; little free library).

Previous winning projects may not be renominated.

How to nominate

  • All projects must be located within Berkeley. For the 2022 awards, we are accepting nominations of projects completed between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2021.

  • Submit nominations by 1 May of the current year.

  • Include as much of the following information as is available:

    • Project address
    • Start & end dates of the project
    • Name & contact information for the following:
      1. Property owner
      2. Architect
      3. Landscape architect
      4. Engineer
      5. Contractor[s]
    • Historic information regarding the site
    • Description of the project that explains why it is being nominated
    • Before & after photographs (see examples above & below)

  • Submit documents via one of the following methods:

    • By mail
      P.O. Box 1137
      Berkeley, CA 94701

    • By e-mail
      [email protected]
      Submissions should not exceed 5 MB.

    • In person
      BAHA office, 2318 Durant Avenue, in rear
      (or in mailbox on rear porch if office is closed).

Hurtig House, before (courtesy of Sandra Fini)

Hurtig House, after (courtesy of Sandra Fini)

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