Honors and Awards

Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Achievement Award in Historic Preservation

The Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Achievement Award was created in 2004 to honor professionals and organizations who most embody the “Spirit of Historic Preservation” in Florida and beyond. This significant award is given annually to an individual or group having demonstrated dedication to historic preservation. The award is named in honor of Walter Beinecke, Jr. and Professor Emeritus F. Blair Reeves. Reeves is the founder and developer of the historic preservation program of the University of Florida, and both he and Beinecke worked together with the Nantucket Historic Trust which led to the intuitive teaching partnership now known as Preservation Institute Nantucket (PIN). Beinecke and Reeves were both awarded the coveted Crowninshield Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for their accomplishments in historic preservation.

John Patrick Regan

City Manager, St. Augustine

For his many years of professional and public service work to preserve St. Augustine’s historical and cultural resources.

Herschel E. Shepard

Emeritus Faculty

For his many years of teaching, research, and professional and public service that helped preserve many of Florida’s most significant historical and cultural resources. Also honoring Herschel’s many years of instruction at the University of Florida School of Architecture.

Roy Eugene Graham

Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Professor and UFHP Director

In recognition of his many years of teaching, research, and practice and his work to help steward heritage sites ranging from Colonial Williamsburg to the Texas State Capitol. Also acknowledging Roy’s role in creating the Master of Historic Preservation Program at the University of Florida.

Nantucket Preservation Trust


Michael May, Executive Director: Acknowledging the long-term relationship and many collaborations with University of Florida to help advocate, research, and preserve Nantucket’s historic architecture and cultural landscape including the more recent efforts to record the island’s physical environment through 3D imaging.

Dade Heritage Trust


Becky Matkov and Dolly McIntyre: Awarded for the general efforts of Dade Heritage Trust to advocate and save the historic sites and cultural resources of Miami and Dade County and specifically for the organization’s work to recognize and preserve the city and county’s mid-century modern heritage.

The Osceola Foundation

Deborah Beale, Ann Oliver, Barbara Beinecke-Spitler

Ann Oliver, Deborah Beale, Barbie Beinecke Spitler, and Walter (Wally) Beinecke III.: In recognition of the Beinecke family for continuing and growing the Preservation Institute Nantucket – the vision of Walter Beinecke and Blair Reeves. Awarded at the 40th anniversary celebration in Gainesville, Florida.

The Villagers, Inc.


The Villagers Incorporated was organized in 1966 to save the Douglas Entrance, a Coral Gables landmark. Since then, this group has helped save many endangered South Florida landmarks as well as provided tens of thousands of dollars in student scholarships in historic preservation

Salley Jude


In recognition of her many contributions to Historic Preservation including helping form the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and The Villagers, working with them to ensure the preservation of landmarks such as the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas home.
Sallye and her husband have also put considerable effort into making preservation work at the local level including providing a model for adaptive uses in Key West and restoration of the Miami River Inn, an elegant Guest House and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Arthur I. “Buddy” Jacobs

Founder and Principal, Jacobs and Associates, P.A.

In recognition of his support of historic preservation programs at UF and in particular to his contributions to the PI:N program. He has served on the Board of Advocates since 1983 and worked closely with Walter Beinecke to achieve the successful transfer of Nantucket properties to UF. He was instrumental in persuading the Florida Legislature to finalize creation of the Beinecke-Reeves Chair in Historic Preservation at UF.

Gustavo Araoz

President, International Council on Monuments and SITES (ICOMOS)

To recognize his outstanding academic and scholarly activities at several US universities and a number of educational posts at universities overseas; and his dynamic and resourceful leadership of the US Committee of the International Council for Monuments and Sites for over two decades.

Rolando Rivas-Camp

Director, Center for Historic Buildings, Office of Chief Architect, General Services Administration

In recognition of his leadership in preserving and restoring historic properties of the General Services Administration throughout the United States and his outstanding work as founder and Director of the Center for Historic Buildings in the Office of the Chief Architect GSA.

Janet Snyder Matthews

Associate Director, Cultural Resources, National Park Service

In recognition of his leadership in preserving and restoring historic properties of the General Services Administration throughout the United States and his outstanding work as founder and Director of the Center for Historic Buildings in the Office of the Chief Architect GSA.

Marshall M. Criser

President Emeritus, University of Florida

Honoring Mr. Criser’s achievements and commitment to the preservation of the University of Florida campus, including the preservation of Floyd Hall and the other historic buildings at UF.

Don Slesnick

The Honorable Mayor of the City of Coral Gables

In celebration of his achievement in preservation through his leadership in the Dade Heritage Trust, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and the stewardship of the many historic sites in Coral Gables and South Florida.

Bonnie Burnham

President, World Monuments Fund

In recognition of her indisputable evidence of achievement in preservation and interpretation of significant historic and cultural treasures all over the world.


Distinguished Achievement Award
2019 Frances Fontaine Bourque
Mrs. Bourque helped initiate and spearheaded efforts to save many of Delray Beach’s most significant and historic landmarks and public spaces including Old School Square. Her tireless efforts led to the sensitive redevelopment of downtown and an economic resurgence. Her service has been recognized by other groups including the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, which honored Mrs. Bourque with their highest achievement for lifetime service to the preservation of Florida’s heritage.

Historic Preservation Distinguished Alumni Award
2018 Eugene Pandula, AIA
2016 Leslee Keys, Ph.D.

Doctor of Humane Letters
1980 Walter Beinecke, Jr

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