Preservation Buffalo Niagara has issued a call for nominations, seeking exemplary historic preservation projects from throughout its western New York region.

Nominations should be submitted by Friday, January 20, 2012. Nominations will be reviewed as they are submitted and early submissions are appreciated. Additional information and nomination forms can be found at

Preservation Buffalo Niagara will honor the 2012 Preservation Award recipients at a luncheon in May, which is National Historic Preservation Month.

Awards Committee chair, Tom Yots, stated:

“The overwhelming success of the National Trust Conference has left a heightened appreciation of preservation in our community. Now more than ever we need to recognize the preservation successes that make our community so worthy of the praise that came from those attending the conference. We look forward to this year’s award nominees to be the best ever and our committee is ready for the task ahead of us.”

Projects are being sought that illustrate excellence in restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, stewardship, landscape preservation, and compatible new construction. Individuals and organizations with outstanding preservation achievements can also be nominated, including craftsmen, preservation leaders, neighborhood organizations, preservation organizations, and those fostering historic preservation through service, education or outreach. PBN’s web site also has information available on previous award recipients.