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The Boston Preservation Alliance has spent the summer zig-zagging around the city, framing shots, and sharing stories of Boston’s best preservation projects. Learn of Boston’s oldest buildings and where to find them, see a brutalist block become Roxbury’s living room, and hear the importance of preserving Boston’s LGBTQ history. We are excited for you to hear these stories as we celebrate Boston’s best preservation projects and honor John B. Cruz, III and Marita Rivero

These films capture the stories of the city we love and the people that make Boston an incredible place to live, work, and visit. We know you’ll be moved by the voices of a variety of Bostonians.

Scroll down the page to see more details about each of the award-winning projects and watch each of the individual project films. 

The reviews are in:

“…the award winners were particularly impressive. You have set a new standard for preservation recognition in this city.”

“…the bridge between Preservation and community has rarely been expressed and rewarded so well.”

“The production, stories, and interviews were great–everything hangs together beautifully. 
You are making me miss Boston even more than I already do.”

Congratulations to our 2021 Preservation Achievement Award Winners!

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Lead Sponsors

  • Grow @ Annenberg
  • Cabot Cabot and Forbes Logo
  • Cruz Companies
  • The Druker Company
  • Eastern Bank Logo
  • The Overlook Logo


  • Boston Red Sox logo
  • Consigli
  • CV Properties LLC
  • Elkus Manfredi
  • Encore
  • HRP
  • Moriarty
  • Redgate Capital Partners
  • Saunders Real Estate
  • WinnCompanies

Media Sponsor

  • Accidentally Wes Anderson

2021 President's & Codman Award Winners

John B. Cruz, III

2021 President’s Award for Excellence: John Cruz and Cruz Companies

The President’s Award recognizes an individual or organization who has enhanced the success and vibrancy of Boston in ways aligned with the Alliance’s mission.
Read more about John
Marita Rivero

2021 Codman Award for Lifetime Achievement: Marita Rivero

The Codman Award recognizes outstanding and career-long contributions to historic preservation and conservation in Boston and beyond.
Read more about Marita
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