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Historic Hawaii’s 40th annual preservation honor awards

Kiholo-Puako Preservation crew. (Photo special to Hawaii 24/7)

Kiholo-Puako Preservation crew. (Photo special to Hawaii 24/7)


Historic Hawaii Foundation will honor exemplary achievement in the field of historic preservation at the 40th Annual Preservation Honor Awards ceremony May 30, 2014.

The annual ceremony includes preservation honor awards in four categories:

* Preservation Award for a specific project that preserved, rehabilitated, or restored a historic property;

* Preservation Commendation for an individual, organization, or government agency that engaged in advocacy, educational, programmatic, or other activity supporting preservation efforts, either for a specific historic property or through a broad-based program

* Preservation Media for a printed publication or visual presentation that interpreted the history, preservation or physical characteristics of a historic property

* Citation for New Construction for new infill in a historic district or additions to a historic property that protect and enhance the character of the historic resource.

In addition, Anniversary Recognitions will be presented in celebration of the rich history of the kamaaina companies, organizations and institutions that are an important and integral part of the singular culture of the Hawaiian Islands.

Honors will be presented to the following Hawaii Island Projects:

Preservation Award Category

Kiilae Village & Trail Preservation: Preservation of a coastal village and trail at Kiilae have transformed an inaccessible area once covered with invasive vegetation into a recreational, educational, and cultural resource for visitors and residents alike. Honorees are The Trust for Public Land and Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park.

Kiholo-Puako Trail Preservation: This project repaired and stabilized two sections of the historic Kiholo-Puako Trail in Puuanahulu on Hawaii Island while effectively demonstrating community-based management and engagement. Honorees are Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail; Hawaii Division of State Parks; Ohana of Napuu Area; Hui Aloha Kiholo; Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program; Ala Kahakai Trail Association.

Preservation Media Category

“Kona Royal Footsteps Interpretive Experience” Smartphone App: Development of an interpretive experience delivered via smartphone app that showcases the historic, archaeology and cultural sites along Alii Drive, a seven-mile Hawaii Scenic Byway, featuring seven centuries of Hawaii’s royal history. Honorees are Kailua Village Business Improvement District; Nomad Mobile Guides; Local Byway Committee; Hookuleana LLC; Hawaii Tourism Authority.

Citation for New Construction Category

Aama Nui Design for Infill in a Cultural Context: The design of a new home in a cultural context was explained through inspiration from the land, the culture and the natural setting of place, providing a good example of context-sensitive design solutions in a cultural landscape. Honoree is WCIT Architecture.

Anniversary Recognitions for Hawaii Island

100 YEARS:

* D. Uchida Farm/Kona Coffee Living History Farm, South Kona
* Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission, Kealakekua

Historic Hawaii Foundation’s preservation awards have been presented annually since 1975. They are Hawaii’s highest recognition of projects that perpetuate, rehabilitate, restore or interpret the state’s architectural and cultural heritage.

The honorees are selected by a committee comprised of professionals in architecture, history, planning, landscape architecture, architectural history and media. Each nomination is considered on its own merits and not in competition with others.

The 40th Annual Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony is 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery in Iwilei in the Hokulei Room. The event will include dinner, presentation of the awards, and a celebration of Historic Hawaii Foundation’s 40th anniversary.

Tickets to the awards ceremony may be purchased for $75 each (HHF members & Award Honorees) or $100 (Non- members). A limited number of premium tables of 10 are available for $1,250.

Reservations and payment may be made at Purchase deadline for tickets is May 22.

Historic Hawaii Foundation (HHF) is a statewide non-profit organization that encourages the preservation of historic buildings, sites, communities and objects relating to the history of Hawaii.

Founded in 1974, Historic Hawaii Foundation has become the driving force behind historic preservation in the state through its core programs of developing a community ethic of historic preservation, supporting smart legislation, and providing technical assistance to make preservation accessible.

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