Group honors preservation, neighborhood conservation

Oct. 23, 2013 @ 09:10 PM

Preservation Durham has recognized nine projects for historic preservation or neighborhood conservation, and given an award for advocacy for historic preservation.

The awards were presented Wedneday night at a program at the Durham Arts Council Auditorium. In addition to the awards selected annually by a committee of the organization, a first-time “People’s Choice Award” was presented this year.

The group’s George Pyne award “is given to both homeowners and commercial property owners for sensitive restoration projects that preserve Durham’s historic architecture and architectural heritage.”

Winners were:

-- Maureen Joy Charter School; owners, Maureen Joy Charter School, Self Help Credit Union; architect, Belk Architecture; contractor, CT Wilson Construction.

-- 2002 W. Club Blvd.; owners, Joseph Blocher and Marin Levy; architect, Ron Wilde; contractor, Munro Parker; tax credits, Four Over One Design.

-- 1011 Gloria Ave.; owners, Kevin and Darlene Davis; contractor, Deanna Crossman; interior design, Nicole Baxter; kitchen design, CKS; landscaping, Lydia Krause of Sundial Landscaping.

-- 1307 N. Mangum St.; owners, Charlene Reiss and Mark Hazelrigg.

-- 1809 Bivins St.; owners, Miles and Jennifer Honeycutt; contractor, Longleaf Building and Restoration.

Neighborhood Conservation awards “honor projects that contribute to the historic fabric of Durham neighborhoods.”

Winners were:

-- The Cookery; owners, Nick Hawthorne-Johnson and Rochelle Johnson; architect, Center Studio Architecture; contractor, Nick Hawthorne-Johnson; designers, Nick Hawthorne-Johnson, Rochelle Johnson, Dane Thompson.

-- Habitat for Humanity houses at 305 N. Maple, 412 N. Hyde Park, 608 N. Maple; tax credits, Four Over One Design; Designer for 305 N. Maple and 412 N. Hyde Park, Four Over One Design.

-- Five Points Building; owners, Center Studio Architecture, The Cupcake Bar, Bullseye Bicycle, Pizzeria Toro, David Scarborough, Erin and Todd Mosier, Dale and Jean Mosier; architect, Center Studio Architecture.

-- 1506 Hermitage Court Garage; owners, Kevin and Julie Witte; contracto, Stephen McDevitt; tax credits, MdM Historical Consultants.

The group’s advocacy award went to John Martin.

The People’s Choice Award went to Cocoa Cinnamon – designer; David Solow; developer, Bob Chapman; other artists involved, Elijah Leed, Heather Gordon, Art Knowles, Maryah Smith-Overman, Jackie Macleod, Andrew Preiss and Al Frega.