Each year, PSABC presents the Griffin Awards for Historic Preservation. Projects from Buncombe County that have been completeled within the last 24 months, or thos that are deemed 90% complete may apply in one of the following award categories.
- Restoration- Projects that accurately depict
the form, features, and character of a property as it appeared at a
particular period of time.
Restoration may entail removal of features from other periods of
the building’s history and reconstruction of missing features from the
restoration period. It may include
limited and sensitive upgrading of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
systems and other code-required work to make the property functional
- Rehab – Projects that allow for newer
compatible use of a historic building through repair, alteration, and/or
additions while preserving portions or features of the building which
convey its historical, cultural, or architectural values. Changes that achieve a false sense of
historical development over time will not be considered.
- Adaptive Re-use – Projects that adapt a historic
building for a purpose other than what was originally intended while
preserving portions or features of the building which convey its
historical, cultural, or architectural values
& Publication – Preservation Education Award Recognizing excellence in communicating the value of historic
preservation to the public including: exemplary historical research,
publication, oral history initiative, and the development
of innovative education program or website.
PLEASE NOTE: There is not a category for renovations, remodeling or new construction not specifically within a historic district or traditional neighborhood.