fbpx 32nd Annual Preservation Achievement Awards | Boston Preservation Alliance

The event has ended, but there is more to the story.

Award-Winning Journalist Katic CouricAward-winning Journalist Katie Couric hosted our Preservation Achievement Awards. We will update this page weekly as we share extended cut films of each winning preservation project and an interview between Katie Couric and Jim Batchelor, recipient of our President’s Award.

The Extended Release Schedule is:

- Oct. 22–Hub History Podcast and Substation 

- Oct 30–North Square and Whitney Hotel 

- Nov 6–Myles Standish Hall and Dillaway-Thomas House

- Nov 20–Cathedral of the Holy Cross 

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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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Protecting Places. Promoting Vibrancy. Preserving Character.

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Lead Sponsors


  • The Druker Company
  • GoulstonStorrs stacked rgb lg


  • Grow @ Annenberg
  • Elkus Manfredi
  • Renaissance Properties and Roger & Maryanne Tackeff
  • WinnCompanies

Media Sponsor

  • Accidentally Wes Anderson

2020 Award Winners

Jim Batchelor

2020 President’s Award for Excellence: Jim Batchelor + 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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Carl Nold

2020 Codman Award for Lifetime Achievement: Carl Nold

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

Read More about Carl

Fan Favorite

Vote for your favorite project today! You may vote once per day. The winner will be announced live at our Awards event.

Bragging rights depend on it. 

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*Illustrations by Laurea McLeland

Thank you to all our corporate members, including: