Heistand School, 2003 Award Winner

Hiestand School, 2003 Award Winner

The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation has presented the annual Historic Preservation Awards since 1989.  The awards recognize building, design and construction projects that seek to maintain the character of historic places or rehabilitate them for contemporary uses.  Commercial, residential and civic  projects are eligible. Projects may involve buildings, landscapes, or any element of the built environment.

There are also categories for long-term stewardship of historic places and preservation advocacy. In 2009 we introduced a new category: the Future Landmark Award for Distinctive New Contemporary Design.

Eager Economy Building, 2009 Award Winner

Eager Economy Building, 2009 Award Winner

Past winners have included remodeling and rehabilitation projects, additions to historic buildings, compatible new construction on the site of a historic property, long-time advocates of the conservation of cultural resources in Madison, and projects in other nearby communities.

Awards Recipients

Click here to learn about the 2015 Award Winners.
Click here to view photos of the winners from 2010-2014.


Award recipient guidelines and a nomination form for 2016 will appear on this page after January 1, 2016.  If you have questions or ideas in the meantime, please e-mail