AIA Best Practices in Site Preservation Award
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.
The nomination deadline is May 1st.
For further information, contact the Site Preservation Program Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Best Practices in Site Preservation Award: California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program
The AIA Conservation and Site Preservation Committee is pleased award the 2014 Best Practices in Site Preservation Award to the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program (CASSP) for its grassroots efforts to involve and train local communities in the preservation of archaeological sites in California. Since its inception in 1999, the program has trained nearly 1400 site stewards in workshops across the state.
Year Award Recipient
DNA research from the AIA-supported site of Hoyo Negro makes important connections between the earliest settlers of the Americas and modern Native Americans.
Download the Program's 2014 Annual Report to learn about its many accomplishments and initiatives this past year.
The most recent Site Preservation Grant was awarded to a preservation and outreach project at Narce, Italy.