Congratulations to the projects and individuals honored at the 16th Annual Awards Gala of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs.  The event was held October 18, 2017 at the historic Briarhurst Manor Estate in Manitou Springs to which 115 people from across the Pikes Peak region attended.  Together, we celebrated excellence in preservation and heritage promotion by applauding eight award recipients, presented below.



Manitou Springs Soda Springs Park Pavilion Enclosure

Owner: City of Manitou Springs

Project Design and Fabrication: Concrete Couch & Volunteers

Project nominations may include historic structures, monuments, or sites and landscapes that are part of the public domain.  Examples of civil or public architecture include government, university and school buildings, museums, monuments, park pavilions and religious structures.



Six Gateway Monument Signs to Help Define the Old North End Neighborhood

Owner: 1500 Households in the Old North End

Design: Jennifer Lovel, Samantha Klingenberg, Vic Appugliese, Suan and Terry Darby, Bob Loevy, Susan Barr, and Pat Doyle.

Site Plans: Chuck Martin

Construction Crew: Ed Rinker, “Rock” Wiley, Chuck Martin

Project Manager Entryway Signs #1, #2: Vic Appulgiese

Project Manager Entryway Signs #3, #4, #5, #6: Pat Doyle

Landscape designs may include structures as well as plant and/or manmade materials that enhance the historic residential, civil, or commercial site the landscape surrounds. Examples of historic landscapes include public parks and street medians.



719 N. Nevada Ave.

Owner and General Contractor: Janet Carlisle

Trades: Ken’s Custom Painting, ICE Metal. Glassy Lady Stained Glass, Michael Still Art -Wood Turning and Brian Pierce Roofing

This award recognizes best practices in preservation maintenance for properties, sites, or spaces which have maintained their historic integrity over time, including the historic, distinctive and character-defining features of the property through careful and consistent stewardship. No construction other than repairs to existing elements of the property’s buildings and grounds are considered.



Catalyst Campus, formerly known as the Santa Fe Depot

Owner: The O’Neil Group Company, LLC

Architects: Ryan Lloyd, Echo Architecture

Design: Bobby Hill, Bobby Hill Designs; Josh Rowland, LAI Design Group;

Jessica R. Reske, FormWorks

General Contractor: OGC Management, Kevin O’Neil

Project Manager: Julie Brooks

Consultant: Tim Scanlon, Shooksrun Research

Project nominations may include any commercial building, such as inns, hotels or motels, retail shops, restaurants, or residential space adaptively reused as a commercial space, restoration of which has significantly contributed to the historical cityscape.



Manor House

Owner: Broadmoor Hotel

General Contractor: McGrath Construction

Architect: Broadmoor Engineering Department

Project nominations may include any structure that is currently used as a residence.  Design and construction will have resulted in significant improvements to the building’s historic character, through rehabilitation, restoration, removal of non-historic additions and/or preservation of original design elements.



This new award category recognizes efforts of historical documentation: pictorial or literary, in the form of a photo collection, book, essay, bibliography, etc. in any media that serves to capture our history for future reference.  This category includes the packages written, prepared and assembled for historical designation nominations or grant applications.

Modern At Midcentury: Ruhtenberg Revisited

Written by Elaine Freed, published by Rhyolite Press LLC, Don Kallaus, CED,

Ron Pollard and Guy Burgess photographers

Nominated by Elaine Freed

Rankin Scott Kelly: First Sheriff El Paso County, Colorado Territory

Written by John Wesley Anderson, 26th Sheriff El Paso County, CO

Published by Old Colorado City Historical Society, Susie Schorsch

Nominated by John Anderson

Ivywild: “Home is where the heart is” A Treasure Filled Neighborhood History

Written by Molly Merry and Linda Johnson

Published by the authors and printed by Cheetah Printing and Design

Submitted by Molly Merry