AIA Best Practices in Site Preservation Award


The 2015 Best Practices in Site Preservation Award recipient is the the Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management initiative.

Established in 2011, this annual honor is awarded to groups or projects recognized by their peers for doing exemplary work in the field of site preservation and conservation. Each year the Institute selects a project that exemplifies the mission of AIA’s Site Preservation Program and presents it with an award of $5,000 for furthering their activities and programs. 

Nominations for this award must be submitted to AIA's Site Preservation Program.

Online Nomination Form

The nomination deadline is May 1st.

For further information, contact Ben Thomas at bthomas@aia.bu.edu.

2015 Best Practices in Site Preservation Award: Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management

The AIA Conservation and Site Preservation Committee is pleased award the 2015 Best Practices in Site Preservation Award to the Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management (TWLCRM) initiative, which was launched in 2009 as a cooperative project by ACOR, the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, and the Petra Archaeological Park to rescue the Temple of the Winged Lions, a majestic Nabataean temple built on a promontory overlooking Petra’s city center.  The Archaeological Institute of America hopes that TWLCRM’s efforts will serve as inspiration to others as they look for ways to preserve archaeological heritage.

Past Winners

Year     Award Recipient

2015    Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management - Jordan

2014    California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program - California, USA

2013    George Bey - Kaxil Kiuic, Mexico

Cristina Vidal Lorenzo and Gaspar Muñoz Cosme - La Blanca, Guatemala

2012    Donald Haggis and Margaret Mook - Azoria, Crete

2011    Giorgio Buccellati - Tell Mozan, Syria

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