Historic Preservation Awards

May is Preservation Month, an effort spearheaded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation that began in 1971 as Preservation Week and was expanded to a month-long celebration in 2005.

In Pasadena, historic preservation month has been celebrated since 2004 with an annual awards program that recognizes positive contributions to historic preservation in the city. Awards are given to property owners, designers/architects and contractors for exceptional historic resource restoration or rehabilitation projects. Awards have also been given to recognize individuals that have contributed to multiple projects, for positive infill projects in historic neighborhoods, and for historic preservation educational efforts. Award nominations are accepted beginning in February each year and the awards event is held in late May.

This year, the Preservation Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2023, in the Viennese Ballroom at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. A reception and walking tour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 6:30p.m. To RSVP to this event, please email DHPquestions@cityofpasadena.net

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is proud to bring back the awards program in 2023. Nominations are now being accepted through April 7, 2023. Nominations can cover projects that have been completed through the period running from June 2019 to March 31, 2023. The 2023 Nomination form and instructions can be found here:

2023 Preservation Award Nomination