>The City of Evanston is accepting nominations for the 2015 Preservation and Design Awards from property owners, architects, contractors, and residents. Projects must have been completed between 2010 and 2014. Completed nominations must be submitted no later than April 3.

The annual awards program was established in 1983 by the Evanston Preservation Commission and the Preservation League of Evanston to recognize notable achievements in restoration, rehabilitation, maintenance, and adaptive re-use of Evanston structures. The categories include the following: Sensitive Addition/Alteration: A project that successfully integrated an addition/alteration within the architectural style of a main house or building and complements the context and character of a specific area. Adaptive Reuse: A project that creatively achieved the reuse of an existing structure originally used for another purpose. Appropriate New Construction: A new house, building or structure that through its design and use of building materials enhances the quality of the built environment. Proper Rehabilitation/Restoration: A project that has closely followed the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and its Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Buildings. Innovative Solutions in Preservation: A project that shows sensitive and creative solutions
incorporating issues of sustainability, adaptive reuse, and integration of accessibility improvements.

Life Achievement/Preservationist of the Year: This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to the preservation movement for the benefit of the City of Evanston through his or her work or volunteerism.