The project should exhibit the following principles:
- The design process and project implementation demonstrates exemplary preservation practices and use of appropriate historic techniques and materials;
- The beneficial effects of the project upon the community, including economic impacts;
- The degree to which the project is unique, unusual or pioneering, or serves as an example that influences others in proactive protection of historic buildings, properties, features or settings;
- The promotion of sustainable and environmentally green design while preserving the historic nature of the project.
Project Site Criteria:
The site should:
- Exemplify or possess special character, or historic or aesthetic interest of value as part of the natural, man-made, economic, social and cultural environment of the Village and vicinity;
- Embody the distinguishing characteristics of a type, period or method of construction or design style; or is a valuable example of the use of indigenous materials or craftsmanship; or is representative of the work of a designer, architect or builder;
- Represent an established and familiar visual feature of the community by virtue of its location or singular characteristic; or presents an established and familiar visual feature of the community;
- Be in harmony with the scale and general character of the neighborhood and the Village.
Time Frame and Application Submission Process:
Applicants should e-mail their nominations to Kathleen Cunningham, Executive Director at Kathy@VillagePreservationSociety.org. Deadline for applications is July 15, 2021. Electronic submissions are preferred, but if not possible, entries can be mailed to: Village Preservation Society of East Hampton, PO Box 2015, East Hampton, NY 11937. Any entries sent by US Mail must arrive by July 15, 2021. Please include your contact information and the full address of the property to be considered.
The members of the Historic Preservation Committee listed below will choose the winner and the award will be presented at the Annual Meeting of VPS Members, September 18, 2021. At that time a presentation featuring the project will take place and a plaque for display will be awarded. A public announcement will be made in the local press.
Inaugural Historic Preservation Award Committee:
Christopher T. Cory, Gene E. Cross, Jr ., Georgia de Havenon, Averill D. Geus, Paul Goldberger, Curtis W. Schade, Robert A. M. Stern, Peter M. Wolf and Caroline Zaleski. Ex-Officio: John L. McGuirk Ill, VPS Chair and Kathleen Cunningham, VPS Executive Director