Each year, the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County presents the Griffin Awards to outstanding projects and individuals that further the goals of historic preservation in our community.
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.
Rehabilitation – 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 & Education
Stewardship & Preservation