Despite Austin’s current structural demolition derby, plenty of heroes are saving, rehabbing, restoring or repurposing our historic structures. We often find out about their stories when Preservation Austin, an advocacy group, honors them.

The nonprofit has staked out the Stephen F. Austin Hotel for its annual Preservation Merit Awards ceremony. The convivial luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 15. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available at preservationaustin.org/events.

2019 PRESERVATION MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS

Avenue C Redevelopment

Recipient: David Rudick

Preservation Award for Infill and Addition

Project by Thoughtbarn/Delineate Studio and Deville Custom Homes

Barrow House

Recipient: Chris Hyams and Lize Burr

Preservation Award for Rehabilitation

Project by Jay Farrell, Architect and Ford Strei Builders

Buaas House

Recipient: 806 Baylor LLC

Preservation Award for Restoration

Project by O’Connell Architecture and J. Pinnelli Company

Five Yard House

Recipient: Thomas Bentley & Carol Rylander

Preservation Award for Rehabilitation and Addition

Project by Miró Rivera Architects and J. Pinnelli Company

Goodman Building

Recipient: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Preservation Award for Rehabilitation

Project by FWAI Architects, Inc. and Ross Group

A.J. Jernigan House

Recipient: Michael and Maureen Metteauer

Preservation Award for Rehabilitation and Addition

Project by Limbacher & Godfrey Architects, Straight and Level Construction

Wende Bungalow

Recipient: Harmony Grogan & Jacob Scheick

Preservation Award for Rehabilitation

Project by Pluck Architecture

STEWARDSHIP AWARDS

Will and Noel Bridges for Stewardship of Austin’s Cultural Landmarks

Waterloo Greenway Conservancy for Stewardship of Symphony Square

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

Mark Van Gelder: Special Recognition for Craftsmanship: Austin History Center Mural Restoration

Guadalupe Association for an Improved Neighborhood: Special Recognition for Public Service: Robertson/Stuart & Mair Historic District

Downtown Austin Alliance: Special Recognition for Education: Our Austin Story