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601 Campus Wins Preservation Design Award

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Earlier this month, we learned that the 601 Dolores building has received a 2017 Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation, celebrating those who achieve the highest level of craftsmanship in maintaining and redesigning historical buildings.

For more than three decades, influential members of the building world (ranging from architects to engineers to historians to critics) have convened to choose the winners of the Preservation Design Awards, which Preservation Foundation Director Cindy Heitzman describes as “our most important means of publicly recognizing outstanding work of California’s design and construction industry.” CDS was one of twenty-one award recipients from across the state; other San Francisco locations receiving honors included the Bayview Opera House, the Ferry Building, and the new Alamo Drafthouse theater.

The Foundation passed along several positive comments from the ceremony’s jurors, who praised the “intensive detailed work” and described the project as “a case study on how to adaptively reuse a religious structure.” According to Jury Chair Kurt Schindler, “The winning projects set a high bar and provide multi-dimensional contributions to their communities and preservation in the state.” We’re honored to receive such high praise, and we look forward to many more years in the new building which has already won a place in the heart of the whole CDS family.