Elizabeth Mills Brown Award

Connecticut has a remarkable built heritage that stretches back nearly 400 years and encompasses places from the Colonial to the Modern eras and everything in between. This body of work gives the state a deep connection to its past, a distinctive identity in the present, and a richly layered foundation on which to build for its future. Jointly presented by AIA Connecticut and Preservation Connecticut, the Elizabeth Mills Brown award recognizes projects that are noteworthy both as respectful preservation of historic places and as excellent architectural designs. The award is named for the architectural historian and preservationist Elizabeth Mills Brown, who as writer and activist awakened Connecticut residents to the state’s architectural riches and the need to protect them.

Registration Opens: July 1st
Registration Deadline: July 29th
Submission Deadline: August 19th

2020 Judges:

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Paul Steinke, Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Ian Smith, AIA, R.A., NCARB, LEED-AP,  Firm Principal at Ian Smith Design Group LLC, Philadelphia, PA
Janice Woodcock, AIA, LEED-AP, President at Woodcock Design Inc., Philadelphia, PA

-Projects must be in Connecticut and involve the restoration, rehabilitation, or reuse of historic buildings.
-Projects may include Form-Based Codes for historic areas.
-Projects must have been completed no earlier than June 30th, 2012

Submission Requirements: 

-Projects will be judged to the Secretary of Interior’s Standards in one or more of the four preservation approaches recognized by the Standards: Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, or Reconstruction.
-Submissions should describe clearly and concisely how projects follow the Secretary’s Standards (750 Words)

Graphic Material:
a maximum of eight (8) images which should include:

~Interior and exterior project photographs drawings, plans, and elevations
~Images are JPG at 150 dpi, and 1536 x 1024 pixels minimum landscape or portrait (High resolution)