The Owe’neh Bupingeh Preservation Project was recently presented the Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. It is one of 17 award winners to be recognized during the 2014 Richard H. DriehausNational Preservation Awards ceremony in Savannah, Georgia. Shawn Evans was present at the awards on behalf of the firm and accepted the award with Tomasita Duran of the Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority and Cheryl Dixon of the Office of Native American Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The National Preservation Awards are bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage. Read More
In tandem with the award, The National Trust asked Shawn to write an essay for their Preservation Leadership Forum Blog. The essay focuses on the work at Ohkay Owingeh as well as lessons learned during Shawn’s Fellowship with the James Marston Fitch Foundation. Read More
The Owe’neh Bupingeh project was also selected as one of six awardees by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development’s Honoring Nations program at the Harvard Kennedy School. The Honoring Nations awards identify, celebrate, and share excellence in American Indian tribal governance. Presentations and dissemination of the awardees will include exhibits at the Smithsonian Institute, a web platform through Google Cultural Institutes, written and video reports and case studies, executive education curriculum, and national presentations. Read More
To learn more about the Ohkay Owingeh Preservation Project, please visit our website.