2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Restoration & Preservation

Making History

2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Restoration & Preservation

2019 Best of Design Award for Restoration & Preservation: Owe’neh Bupingeh Preservation Project
Designer: Atkin Olshin Schade Architects
Location: Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico

Ohkay Owingeh is one of 19 Pueblo tribes in New Mexico. Its central village, Owe’neh Bupingeh, has been occupied for over 700 years and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Owe’neh Bupingeh is composed of four plazas, which were once surrounded by several hundred homes. Sixty homes remain, 34 of which have been rehabilitated in this ongoing project that balances preservation of the plazas with functional renovations of the homes. The project is rooted in the preservation philosophy of Ohkay Owingeh tribal leaders, who value the life of the Pueblo over material conservation, allowing for evolution according to a newly documented set of guidelines and standards that protect the tribe’s sense of place.

Client: Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority
Engineers: ABQ Engineering, M&E Engineering Chris R. Walker Structural Engineers
Contractor: Avanyu General Contracting

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: Brant Foundation Art Building
Designer: Gluckman Tang

Interior of the an art gallery
Restoration and Preservation: Honorable Mention: Brant Foundation Art Building (Tom Powell)

Project Name: Avenue C Redevelopment
Designer: Thoughtbarn and Delineate Studio

Exterior of the Avenue C Redevelopment
Restoration and Preservation: Honorable Mention: Avenue C Redevelopment (Andrea Calo)

Editors’ Picks

Project Name: Chicago Union Station Great Hall Restoration
Designer: Goettsch Partners

Project Name: Boston City Hall Public Spaces Renovation
Designer: Utile, Inc.