52nd Annual Dinner & Awards Program

Thursday October 13th, 2022 | Brown Palace Hotel

Check-In & Cocktail Hour – 5:00 PM | Dinner & Awards Program – 7:00 PM

Tickets & Sponsorships Now Available

For the fifty-second year, Historic Denver will gather over 400 of Denver’s civic and business leaders, design professionals, respected craftsmen, and local advocates to celebrate our city’s heritage and built environment.

Historic Denver’s Annual Dinner & Awards Program honors individuals and projects that anchor our city’s culture and provide for a vibrant future. Three individual awards, the Molly Brown Award, the Ann Love Award, and the Keystone Award will be presented, along with four Community Preservation Awards for outstanding projects and one Re-Mix Award for an innovative mix of old and new architecture.

Each year, we have the honor of taking over the Grand Lobby of Denver’s iconic Brown Palace Hotel for our cocktail hour. This rare honor, in such a stunning historic setting, brings together those most passionate about preserving our city’s unique identity and diverse stories. Ways to participate include:

  • Purchasing a Table for Eight Guests
    • Each table seats ten – your support sponsors two community members’ tickets to our dinner
  • Purchasing Individual Tickets
    • Individual Tickets – $195
    • Patron Tickets – $250 (Includes two drink tickets for the Cocktail Hour)
  • Event Sponsorships
    • Event sponsors garner significant recognition and premier seating during the always sold-out event, so reserve your table today! Each sponsorship will include eight guest tickets and underwrite two additional tickets for community guests.
Click Here to Purchase A table & Individual tickets
Historic Denver's 52nd Annual Dinner & Awards Program

Our Award Selection Process & Criteria:

A jury comprised of current Historic Denver Board Members and past award winners reviewed the nominations and recommended a slate of award winners who were approved by the full board. Historic Denver took into account each nomination, as well as the collection of honorees in making our final decision, seeking to ensure that a range of project types and efforts were included, and that our organization is upholding its diversity, equity, inclusion and access values.

  • Nominations were also considered based on the following criteria:
    • Impact a project or person has had on the Denver community, i.e. its benefit to the city
    • Degree to which the project serves as an example of excellence in historic preservation and influences others to follow-suit
    • Degree to which the project or person supports diversity, equity, inclusion, access, or environmental sustainability
    • Innovative solutions to preservation including, but not exclusive to: Creative partnerships or community engagement efforts, original programming, thoughtful adaptive reuse, best practices in sustainability or technologies that mitigate climate change, cultural sustainability or heritage conservation, and/or creative financing or funding sources

Contact Jay Homstad, Development Manager: 303-534-5288 ext. 26


Check Out Our Past Awards Program Videos:

Congratulations to our 2021 Award Winners

Keystone Award: Charlie Woolley

Ann Love Award: Lucha Martinez de Luna

Molly Brown Award: Tony Garcia

Community Preservation Awards: La Alma Lincoln Park Historic Cultural District, 11th Avenue Hostel, Unitarian Society of Denver First Unitarian Church of Denver, Sullivan Gateway, City Park Esplanade

Remix Award(s): Bespoke Uptown, Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station and Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar

Congratulations to our 2020 Award Honorees, celebrating an important project for each decade of Historic Denver’s last 50 years:

1970s: 9th Street Historic Park

1980s: Mayan Theater

1990s: Hotel Teatro

2000s: Five Points

2010s: Brown Palace

Fan Favorites: Union Station & Larimer Square

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners

Keystone Award: Dr. Thomas J. Noel “Dr. Colorado”

Ann Love Award: Sid Wilson

Molly Brown Award: Councilwoman Debbie Ortega

Community Preservation Awards: Savageau Building, Tammen Hall, The Essex, The Quayle – 1st Avenue Hotel

Remix Award: Dairy Block

Congratulations to our 2018 Award Winners

Keystone Award: Honorable Wellington Webb & Honorable Wilma Webb

Ann Love Award: Gregorio Alcaro

Molly Brown Award: Patricia Calhoun

Community Preservation Awards: 2200 California St., Packard’s Hill Historic District, The Mirador at Tennyson, The Dodge Building

Remix Award: Snarf’s on South Broadway