2011 Preservation Awards: Call for Nominations

2011 Preservation Award Nomination Form

Call for Preservation Award Nominations 2011

Historic Columbia Foundation is delighted to announce the solicitation of nominations for the 2011 Annual Preservation Awards.  Help us recognize the commendable efforts of both Columbia’s citizens and their preservation projects by nominating those who meet the following criteria.

Award Categories are:

•    Preservation/Restoration
Nominations in this category will be projects of historical significance restored to their original design.  An example would be a retail store, in an historic district, which continues to sell to the general public.

    Adaptive Use
Projects in this category will have been rehabilitated, while keeping many of the original elements; the structure will also incorporate new elements that will allow the structure to be used for a new function.  An example would be an old warehouse now being used as residential apartments or condominiums. 

•    New Construction in an Historic Context
Nominations in this category will be new buildings placed in an historic district or adjacent to historic structures that complement the historic context.

•    Preservation Leadership
Nominations in this category will recognize an individual, governmental agency, and/or community or neighborhood association who contributed to the advancement of historic preservation in the region.

Nominations should be limited to recent projects (completed in the last five years) and located in Columbia and Richland County.  Only completed projects will be considered.  Awards will be presented to recipients at Historic Columbia Foundation’s Annual Preservation Luncheon the first week of May. 

Please provide as much information as possible on nominations and return to our office by Friday, March 4, 2011.

For more information, call Brenna Cawthorn at 803.252.7742, ext. 10 or email

Source:  Historic Columbia Foundation

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Code Seminar Spring Dates


Please see the attachment below for the information and registration form for the 2006 to 2009 Code Change Seminar coming up Feb. 25.  Also, please mark your calendar for the dates of other code related seminars with other topics.  Topics will be announced when the registration forms are sent out.

Spring 2011 Code Seminar Dates

Friday, February 25     2006 to 2009 Code Change Seminar

2009_Code Seminar (pdf registration form)

Thursday, March 31    Intro to 2006 International Energy Code

Friday, April 29       To Be Determined

Friday, May 27       To Be Determined

Friday, June 24      To Be Determined

Look for some new topics this year along with the standbys we all need refreshing on.