There is more to the story.

Award-Winning Journalist Katic CouricAward-winning Journalist Katie Couric hosted our 2020 Preservation Achievement Awards. If you missed the broadcast, click on the link below to watch it in full. As with any project, place, or building, there is always more to the story. Extended cut films of the award winning preservation projects can be viewed below. Each project team shared their story in their own words. Architecture, preservation, and neighborhoods are so fascinating because of the individual stories we hold of the places we experience. 

Buildings are vessels of memory.  


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Before you scroll down and hear stories of innovative adaptive reuse, battles with the sea, and neighborhood pride, watch the extended interview between Katie Couric and Jim Batchelor, recipient of our President’s Award for Excellence.

Bestowed annually since 1988, the Preservation Achievement Awards honor outstanding achievements in historic preservation and compatible new construction in Boston. Celebrated for their positive impact on the city’s built environment, winning projects are looked upon as models for future preservation work. We believe that creating a better future for Boston lies in preserving its past.

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2020 President's & Codman Award Winners

2020 President’s Award for Excellence: Jim Batchelor and Arrowstreet Inc.

The President’s Award recognizes an individual or organization who has enhanced the success and vibrancy of Boston in ways aligned with the Alliance’s mission.
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2020 Codman Award for Lifetime Achievement: Carl Nold

The Codman Award recognizes outstanding and career-long contributions to historic preservation and conservation in Boston.

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