Preservation Awards

Preservation Award plaque

Celebrate Historic Preservation in Cambridge!

Download a nomination form here.

The Cambridge Preservation Awards Program, inaugurated by the Historical Commission in 1997, celebrates outstanding projects and notable individuals who conserve and protect the city’s architecture and history. Awards are given each May for projects completed within the previous calendar year. May is National Preservation Month.

Seven project categories are eligible for Cambridge Preservation Awards: restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive use, neighborhood conservation, landscape preservation, archaeology, and education/outreach. Awards are based on the following criteria:

  • historical and architectural significance of the property,
  • exceptional quality of the project,
  • extent to which the project contributed to the preservation of the property,
  • impact of the project on the preservation of the city’s historic resources

View slide show of winning projects or download list of project contributors.

Congratulations to the owners and project contributors on this year's winning projects!

Preservation Awards

Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

Building 2, Simons Building
E52, Morris and Sophie Chang Building (Sloan School)
NW23, 195 Albany Street
W15, MIT Chapel
W16, Kresge Auditorium

W31, DuPont Gymnasium

70 + 77-79 Bishop Allen Drive & 51 + 62 Norfolk Street
Bishop Allen Apartments, Just-A-Start

Dunster House, Harvard University

194 Franklin Street

27 Grant Street

24-28 John F. Kennedy Street, Capital One Café

1326 Massachusetts Avenue, Clover Food Lab

112 Mt. Auburn Street, Conductors Building

75 Norfolk Street

33 Richdale Avenue, Hathaway Lofts

10 Ware Street, Verizon Communications, Inc.

Anthony C. Platt Award

12-14 Trowbridge Street

Storefronts-For-All, Community Development Department

660 Cambridge Street, Loyal Nine Restaurant

536 Massachusetts Avenue, The Dance Complex

1 Shepard Street, Shepard Restaurant


Jane Rabb, 50 Fayerweather Street

Richard C. Rossi, Cambridge City Manager

For information on the Massachusetts Historical Commission's preservation awards program, click here.