The Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln Modernism Award

Presented at FoMA’s Annual Meeting, the Annual Award celebrates the continuing positive impact of Modern design in Lincoln, through the re-use, preservation, documentation, and creation of Modern buildings, structures, and landscapes that make a substantial contribution to the permanent built environment. The Award recognizes those building owners, design teams, and advocacy and preservation individuals and organizations that have made significant efforts to retain, restore, continue, and advocate for the aesthetic and cultural value Modern design in Lincoln.

The Award is designed to recognize the following categories:

  • DESIGN PROJECTS  This award category recognizes informed, thoughtful design efforts to preserve, restore, adapt, or create a Modern building, structure, landscape, or other intervention of local, regional, or national significance, securing its presence for future generations. In the Design category, the areas of consideration include:  Residential, Commercial, and Institutional or Civic architecture, landscape architecture, or other public creations.
  • PRESERVATION PROJECTS  This award category recognizes efforts to preserve, or significantly retain, a Modern building, structure, or landscape of local, regional, or national significance, securing its presence for future generations. In the Preservation category, the areas of consideration include: Residential, Commercial, and Institutional or Civic architecture, landscape architecture, or other public creations.
  • INVENTORY/SURVEY PROJECTS  This award category recognizes exceptional efforts to document, inventory, or create a preservation plan for one or more Modern buildings, structures, or landscapes of local, regional, or national significance. Considerations in this category include how the project contributes to the advancement of knowledge and awareness of Modern resources, and the realized and potential impacts of the project in regards to furthering the understanding and awareness of the contributions of Modern resources to history.
  • ADVOCACY PROJECTS  This award category recognizes outstanding efforts to preserve and advocate for threatened Modern buildings, structures, or landscapes of local, regional, or national significance through advocacy efforts. This award seeks to recognize individuals, preservation and advocacy organizations, and other groups who have gone above and beyond to work individually, collectively, or collaboratively to advocate for a Modern site or structure.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2018 AWARD WINNER, HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND AND IT'S PRESIDENT AND CEO CARL NOLD >>
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2017 AWARD WINNER, additions to LIncoln Historic District >>
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2016 AWARD WINNER, THE WALDEN POND VISITOR CENTER >>
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2015 AWARD WINNER, THE HOOVER/Giese FAMILY>>