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2011 Preservation Awards:

Celebrating Palo Alto and Stanford's Treasures

The celebration was held May 22 at the Woman's Club of Palo Alto. First on the program was a talk by Inge Horton, author of Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area—The Lives and Work of Fifty Professionals, 1890–1951. Her topic was Julia Morgan's Cohorts.

Following that, the preservation awards were made and plaques to century-old homes distributed.

1303 Waverley Garage Peterson Building College Terrace Library
1303 Waverley Street Peterson Building College Terrace Library
819 Ramona Carolyn and Brian George
819 Ramona Street Brian and Carolyn George



2011 Residential Preservation Award: 1303 Waverley Street

Presented to Kathryn Dunlevie–Hayes, owner, Mattingly Thaler Architecture, architect, and Dimensional Construction, Inc. contractor for the reconstruction of the Mission Revival garage at 1303 Waverley. The project constructed a new garage which replicated the front facade, including the stucco texture and Mission Revival details. The house is a Category 4 in the Professorville Historic District.

1303 Waverley garage
owner award looking out
ceiling Contractor certificate



2011 Commercial Preservation Award: Peterson Building, Stanford University

Presented to Stanford University, owner, Cody Anderson Wasney Architects, Inc. architect, and Vance Brown Builders, contractor for the rehabilitation of the Peterson Building (Building 550) on the Stanford campus. Originally constructed in 1900 as part of the Panama Mall Master Plan, multiple additions and renovations converted the original plan into a "U" shaped building with an in–filled courtyard. The rehabilitation upgraded the building, created new program spaces, and created a new two–story atrium while exposing the original details of the building.

Peterson Building Award Windows on Peterson Building
Curtain Wall Stanford certificate
Award tp Vance Brown Builders     Peterson Building



2011 Commercial Preservation Award: College Terrace Library

Presented to The City of Palo Alto, owner, The KPA Group, architect, and Barry Swenson Builders, contractor, for the renovation and seismic upgrade of this 1936 Charles K. Sumner building. The renovation carefully concealed upgrades and removed ugly exposed wiring and mechanical equipment. The result is that the key defining feature of this building, the view of the tall Palladian windows at either end with several delicate wrought iron trusses highlighing the ceiling in–between, can be appreciated for the first time in many years. In April 2008, the city council approved reclassification of the building from a Category 4 to a Category 2 structure on the city's Historical Building Inventory to reflect important new research.

College Terrace Library certificate College Terrace Library
Book shelves KPA Group award
Barry Swenson award ceiling




2011 Commercial Preservation Award: 819 Ramona Street

Presented to Menlo Enterprises, RMW Architecture, and Webcor Builders for the rehabilitation and adaptive use of 819 Ramona Street, the former AME Zion Church built in 1925. The rehabilitation carefully restored the original flooring and nine stained glass windows. The adaptive use cleverly inserted a new use in the building while preserving the exterior character defining features and the interior space.

Webcor Builders Certificate 819 Ramona
plaque RMW certificate
Menlo Equities certificate window
window logo



2011 Lifetime Achievement Award: Carolyn and Brian George

Presented to Carolyn and Brian George for years of service to the community, for unwavering dedication to researching and preserving the built environment, and for communicating the history and heritage of our neighborhoods.

Brian and Carolyn George



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