Email Benefit Gala

 The 2018 Preservation Alliance Benefit Gala tickets are now on sale! Hosted at the beautiful Saint Paul Athletic Club on October 11th at 5:30 PM, come mix with community leaders and industry professionals from all over Minnesota,  partake in delicious items from the SPAC chefs, and enjoy the irresistible swinging jazz of Miss Myra and the Moonshiners! We will also be presenting the 2018 Minnesota Preservation Awards, where we will honor some of the finest preservation projects across the state and this year’s Icon Award winners Anders Christensen and State Senator David Senjem.


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Announcing the 2018 Minnesota Preservation Award Winners

 The President’s Award: David Senjem

State Senator David Senjem was first elected to the Minnesota State Senate in 2002 and was Majority Leader of the Minnesota Senate from 2012-2013. He serves on numerous Legislative Commissions, notably the Minnesota State Capitol Preservation and Minnesota Capitol Art Subcommittee.

Sen. Senjem has played key roles in bringing forth Mayo Clinic’s Destination Medical Center, the University of Minnesota’s Rochester campus and securing funding for Minnesota’s Capitol restoration. Before joining the Legislature, Senator Senjem served 11 years on the Rochester City Council, 4 years as a Park Board member, and 6 years as a member of the Olmsted County Environmental Commission.

Doug Gasek, PAM’s Executive Director, had this to say: His leadership and support to pass and then extend the sunset of the Minnesota Rehabilitation Tax Credit has saved buildings all over Minnesota while creating over 7,000 construction jobs. Senator Senjem is a preservation champion.

Executive Director’s Award: Anders Christensen

Anders Christensen is an old house lover, painter, and researcher. The owner of Tiger Ox Painting, Anders teaches hands-on workshops for the Preservation Alliance. PAM has hosted his classes at old, vernacular homes throughout the Twin Cities. Anders is also a volunteer researcher and tour guide for the Healy Project, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy of Minneapolis master builder T. P. Healy.

Doug Gasek, Executive Director of PAM, had this to say: “Anders epitomizes PAM’s mission of connecting people to places through hands-on building re-use, training the next generation of building tradespeople, and staunchly advocating for his neighborhood. For Anders, building re-use and strong communities are a way of life.

Honor Award Winners

  • Carnegie Art Center- Mankato, MN – Stakeholders include: Mankato Area Arts Coalition; Brunton Architects & Engineers; Brennan Construction
  • Emerge Career &Technology Center, Minneapolis, MN – Stakeholders include: Emerge Community Development; Paul Gates Architect, MacDonald & Mack Architects, Lts; Watson-Forsberg Co.; Lisa Kugler; Mattson McDonald Young; Ericksen Ellison & Associates; Lightspaces; Target Commercial Interiors; Faegre Baker Daniels; Twin Cities LISC
  • Gambles Restoration- Wabasha, MN – Stakeholders include: Gary J. Schmitt, Jeff Roemer, City of Wabasha, HPC, Wabasha Main Street
  • Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery– St. Paul, MN Yust Architectural Services; Pelco Construction, LLC; Tom Dengler, Two World Woodworking, LLC; Fred Livesay; Building Restoration Corporation; Rippe & Associates; Align Structural; Vogel Mechanical; Lakeridge Electric; Neeck Construction; Greg Bemis Masonry, Bob Frame, and Midke Madsen, Meade & Hunt, Jim Sazevich, Richard Miller, David Christofferson, Christine Bouleware, Paul Schmidt, Greg Donofrio, Anthony Rodriguez, Myron Hanson, Tom Latane, Julie Scherer, Robert & Evangeline Schroeder, The entire Yust Family, and many, many good friends and West 7th neighbors.
Impact Award Winners
  • Maytag Building- Minneapolis MN – Stakeholders include: AWH Architects; Saturday Properties; Frana; MBJ; Scott Petersen Construction; American Masonry; Midwest Window; Rebel Electric; Kone; Bridgewater Bank; Forterra Capital; Winthrop & Weinstein
  • Millworks Lofts – Minneapolis MN – Stakeholders include: Dominium; Weis Builders; BKV Group; MacRostie Historic Advisors; City of Minneapolis; Loucks; Braun Intertec; Associated Mechanical Contractors; RT Moore Mechanical; Medina Electric, Inc; Schindler Elevator; Central Roofing Company; Advances Masonry Restoration; Wiss Janney Elstner; Pella Midwest Window & Door; Crawford Door Sales Company; Braxton & Sons, Inc.; Central Sheet Metal; Cedar Ridge Landscaping; D&M Industries; Design Sign Systems, Inc.; North Country Concrete, Inc.; Winthrop & Weinstein
  • NorShor Theater – Duluth, MN – Stakeholders include: Sherman Associates; Duluth Playhouse; City of Duluth; DLR Group; TKDA – Duluth; Johnson Wilson Constructors; Hess, Rosie and Company; BMO Harris; Chase Bank; LISC; Winthrop & Weinstein
  • Reuse of Building 222 at Historic Fort Snelling – St. Paul, MN – Stakeholders include: Minneapolis VA Heath Care System; Anderson Engineering; 106 Group