2012 Historic Preservation and Restoration Award Winners Announced
Mark Bruhy of Cedarburg is the winner of the 2012 Historic Preservation Award.
Mark Bruhy of Cedarburg Wins 2012 Historic Preservation Award
Mark Bruhy of Cedarburg was awarded the 2012 Historic Preservation Award for his 30-year career as an archaeologist for the Nicolet-Chequamegon National Forest.
He has been a leader in the identification and evaluation of archaeological sites, in developing appropriate management strategies to protect and preserve cultural resources, and in developing public outreach materials.
About the Award
The award goes to the best work in protecting a threatened historic property in Wisconsin. The historic property may be a building, structure, object, site or district.
Gary Brown, director of the Office of Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the university's historic preservation officer, is accepting the award on behalf of the university.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Wins 2012 Historic Restoration Award
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the State of Wisconsinís Department of Administration was awarded the 2012 Historic Restoration Award for the exterior rehabilitation work on North Hall and South Hall. Gary Brown, director of the Office of Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the universityís historic preservation officer, is accepting the award on behalf of the university.
About the Award
The award goes to the best restoration work of a Wisconsin historic property that involves comprehensive work to restore a historic building, structure, object, or site.
About the Projects
Under direction of Owen Landsverk in the Division of Facilities Development, Department of Administration, specially trained construction crews replaced mortar, fixed damaged stonework and repaired and re-glazed windows in the two buildings that date to the middle of the 19th century. Masons who worked on the buildings had to pass rigorous training programs before they were allowed to work on the buildings. Laura Davis, with Isthmus Architecture, was also a key player in the overall team to manage this project.
Non-historic Portland cement, which had been used for previous repairs and was damaging the buildings, was removed and replaced with lime putty mortar that matched the color and texture of the original mortar. Salvaged sandstone from St. Raphael's Cathedral was an exact match for these buildings and was used when necessary.
The judges deemed the pair of projects as ample evidence of the State and University's commitment to excellence and authenticity in the restoration and renovation of historic buildings. Learn more about the restoration project on the UW Madison website.
A panel of judges from the Wisconsin Historical Society recommended these nominees receive these awards. The Wisconsin Historical Society's Board of Curators approved the 2012 Historic Preservation and Restoration Awards.