PAST Logo Palo Alto Stanford Heritage

Home Architects & Builders  Holiday House Tour Newsletters Walking Tours
About PAST Centennial Houses Inventory PRESERVATION AWARDS Contact PAST
Advocacy History and Architecture Articles   Master Index to Houses Resources   Join / Donate

2018 Preservation Awards

23nd Annual Celebration

Awards were presented on May 6 in the Ballroom of the Lucie Stern Community Center. See photos taken at the event.

1027 facade
Roble Gym
1027 Bryant Street Kingscote Gardens Roble Gym

1027 Bryant Street

This is a renovation of a uniquely blended 1898 Colonial Revival/Queen Anne/Craftsman style home. FGY Architects consulted historic photographs and documents to replace the front façade elements and return the home to its former relationship with the street. The historic turret on the northwest corner, roof and front porch gable were reinstated, while the roofing, fenestration, and siding have been repaired or replaced.

Owner: John & Jennifer Tarlton

Architect: Fergus Garber Young Architects

Contractor:  Steve Tower


2002 photo


April 2018 photo

owner certificate

in progress

2018 photo architect
contractor tower
April photo 1027

Back to Top

Historic Renovation Award:  Kingscote Gardens

KIngscote Gardens award

This elegant 1917 Italian Renaissance-style building, constructed as housing for faculty and staff, suffered severe damage in the Loma Prieta Earthquake and the cost of retrofitting prohibited continued residential usage. Architectural Resources Group of San Francisco was given the task of converting it for offices. Two main interior features were preserved: the curved glass sunroom and main staircase. The historic exterior was repainted.

Owner: Stanford University

Architect: Architectural Resources Group

Contractor: Devcon

staircase ARG
Devcon Sun Room
office sunroom and woodwork

Back to Top

Historic Renovation Award:  Roble Gymnasium

Roble Gym award

The Spanish Eclectic original architecture by Arthur Brown, originally constructed as a women’s gymnasium in 1931, was converted to house the Department of Theater & Performance Studies Division of Dance and the Roble Arts Gym. The infrastructure and accessibility were updated and the courtyards and landscape rehabilitated in the spirit of the original design.

Owner: Stanford University

Architect:  CAW Architects, Inc.

Contractor:  Vance Brown Builders

Roble Gym architect
Vance Brown courtyard
front interior
historic photo fountain

Back to Top

FaceBook f

E-mail us at either or

PAST Logo Palo Alto Stanford Heritage—Dedicated to the preservation of Palo Alto's historic buildings.