Call for Nominations
Submit your nominations by March 14
The American Colonial Revival-style courtyard apartments at 423- 429 Ocean Avenue, which are a historic landmark, was awarded a 2021 Rehabilitation Award. Photo: David Kaplan / Santa Monica Conservancy
We are seeking nominations for our 2022 Preservation Awards, which will be announced at our Annual Meeting in late spring. Each year we honor exemplary projects and contributors to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage.

Since 2004, award-winning projects have included residences as well as commercial and institutional buildings of all sizes. These projects have entailed restoration, renovation, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse as well as additions to historic buildings and homes. Awards are also presented to individuals for their stewardship of historic properties as well as for community service as volunteers and advocates of preservation.

To nominate a project, person, structure or group for a 2022 Preservation Award, please download the 2022 Preservation Award Nomination Form and email it to [email protected]. Include the name of the project or person and provide a brief statement about your nomination. The deadline for nominations is March 14, 2022. To view past awards, click here.
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Upcoming Tours & Events
Take a virtual tour with Conservancy docent and architect Mario Fonda-Bonardi! Discover what life was like in the early 1900s and learn about how the house was landmarked, moved and rehabilitated. Look behind the walls and the floor to reveal vintage materials and enjoy a miniature model of the Shotgun House, too! Tours are 45 minutes. Reservations required.
Sat., Feb. 12, 19 & 26
Tours start at 10 a.m.
Discover the architectural gems and rich history of Downtown Santa Monica on our highly-rated guided tour. Visit the City's first landmark, stop by the British pub where Jim Morrison played his first show, and end your tour at a lavish Art Deco hotel that housed a speakeasy during Prohibition. Tours are approximately 2 hours. Reservations suggested.
Annenberg Community Beach House
Sunday, March 6 at 1 p.m.
Live Virtual Event
Celebrate the life and legacy of Julia Morgan, the first woman architect licensed in California, with the Conservancy and Annenberg Community Beach House. Morgan left a legacy of more than 700 projects in her nearly five decades of practice. At the Annenberg Community Beach House, Morgan designed the Guest House and pool, which comprise the site’s historic core. Victoria Kastner, Morgan expert and biographer, will be our guest speaker at this virtual celebration.
Our recording of The City Hall Murals is now available. With issues of racial inequity and social justice at the forefront of our national consciousness, Santa Monica City Hall’s historic murals have come under criticism for not reflecting our contemporary values. Join our three outstanding speakers to explore the cultural and historic contexts of the City Hall murals, created in 1938 and 1939 as part of the Works Progress Administration program by artist Stanton MacDonald-Wright.
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