Preservation Awards

Preservation Awards

NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2017!

Preservation Award recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony on May 3, 2017. For more information, please contact Lois Carlisle at lcarlisle@historiccolumbia.org.

CLICK HERE for information about ordering a Preservation Award Plaque.

Historic Columbia holds an annual Preservation Awards Luncheon each year to celebrate the accomplishments of local architectural, construction and rehabilitation projects and leaders. The awards recognize local projects that have maintained or added to the historical, architectural and cultural heritage throughout Columbia and Richland County in the following categories. In addition, HC often gives a Preservation Leadership Award to individuals who contribute to the advancement of historic preservation in the region.

Preservation/Restoration

Historically significant structures restored to their original design and function.


Recent recipients: 1013 Canterfield Road, 110 Wayne Street, Nickelodeon Theatre

Adaptive Use

Structures rehabilitated with sensitivity to the historic fabric that function in a way that is different from its original intent.


Recent recipients: The War Mouth, City Market Antique Mall, the Agape Complex on Main Street, the DuPre Building (809 Gervais)

New Construction in an Historic Context

New buildings in an historic district adjacent to or within existing historic structures that complement the historic context.


Recent recipients: 522 Lady Street, the South Carolina State Museum, Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library

Preservation Leadership

Nominations in this category will recognize an individual, corporation, governmental agency, community or neighborhood association that has contributed to the advancement of historic preservation in the region.


Recent recipients: Derek Gruner, Rosie Craig, First Citizens

Images of the 2016 Awards Luncheon

The 2017 Preservation Awards Luncheon is Presented By:

1x1 Design

Brennan Works

City Center Partnership

Columbia Development Corporation

Garvin Design

Global X

Mashburn Construction Co.

PMC Property Group

Rogers Lewis Jackson Mann & Quinn, LLC

Preservation Award Winners