GBCA is proud to announce that several of its members are winners of The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s 2018 Preservation Achievement Awards. The awards honor individuals, organizations, structures, and spaces that contribute to the Philadelphia region’s unique character. GBCA is proud the work that our members for turning preservation efforts into reality. The 25th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards will take place on Wednesday June 6th, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Several GBCA members worked on Grand Jury Award winning projects. Grand Jury Awards honor historic building projects that have been restored or renovated in an exemplary way. Twenty-one projects will be honored this year, including the restoration of public sculpture; adaptive reuse of a derelict bank, chapel and factory; and renovation of historic apartments, academic buildings and private homes. The Grand Jury Award winners were selected by a Princeton-based panel of preservation architects and historians.

“This year’s Grand Jury winners exhibit astonishing variety, from a nature center housed in the onetime home of John Audubon, to the conservation of the William Penn statue at City Hall, to the rehabilitation of a Victorian mansion for a corporate headquarters in Moorestown, NJ,” said Paul Steinke, Alliance Executive Director, “demonstrating the breadth of preservation efforts in the City and throughout the region.”
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Grand Jury Award Winning Projects featuring GBCA members:

Alden Park

The Alden Park Project was recently featured as a case study by the Architectural Glass Institute. Read more about it here:

Aloft Philadelphia Downtown

Drexel University Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy

Hill College House

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

Longwood Gardens Main Fountain

The Steele Building

The Steele Building recently won the Contractors’ Choice Award at GBCA’s 2017 Construction Excellence Awards. We want to recognize some additional GBCA members who also worked on the Steele Building.

Clemens Construction Company also won the Best Historic Preservation Project Award at the 2017 Construction Excellence Awards. Read about all of the 2017 Construction Excellence Award winners in Construction Today 2017 Issue 3!


Congratulations to all of the winners!

Ceremony Details:

The 25th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards will take place on Wednesday June 6th, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The location is Vie at 600 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. The Awards will be presented on the evening of June 6th with keynote speaker Stephanie K. Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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About the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia actively promotes the appreciation, protection, and revitalization of the Philadelphia region’s historic buildings, communities, and landscapes. A 501c3 non-profit membership organization, the Alliance leads in setting the agenda for preservation issues of regional importance and advocates strong public preservation policies.