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The 2017 Annual Preservation Alliance Benefit Gala and Minnesota Preservation Awards will be held at Aria in Minneapolis on October 19, 2017. We are putting together a unique and fun evening. 

Local improv comedy troupe The Theater of Public Policy will enliven the evening with some thought-provoking wit and shenanigans. T2P2 “uses humor to reframe hard thinky stuff” and regularly sells out their series of panel conversations/improv shows every season. Don’t miss a chance to see this one-of-a-kind local theater company speak straight to your preservationist heart – and to your funny bone!

Live music provided by The Explainers – a versatile Twin Cities-based party band, with a playlist that is deep and broad — over 300 songs from country to disco, from the Eagles to ABBA!

Attending is a great way to support the programming and mission of PAM while honoring exemplary individuals and projects from across the state through the 33rd Annual Minnesota Preservation Awards. This year’s event promises to be more memorable and dynamic.


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We received such great feedback last year that we are keeping the same format. The night will feature a “party” format with live music in two engaging receptions. That’s right, no assigned tables! Though there will be plenty of seating, you will not be stuck at an assigned table all evening with a very small choice of food to enjoy…or not enjoy. This format offers more of everything –  more food, more music, more entertainment, and more opportunities to meet and interact with industry leaders, peers, and incredible community members from all over Minnesota.

General schedule:

5pm                 Registration Opens

5-6:30pm         Reception with food, cash bar, and live music

6:45-8:15pm    Program

8:15-10pm       After Party – Following the auction and awards presentations, celebrate the lives and work of the award winners and the fundraising effort at our fun After Party right there in the main hall featuring even more delicious nibbles, plus desserts, and great music.


We are proud to honor two exemplary individuals:

  • The President’s Award awarded to Charlene Roise – president of Hess, Roise and Company.
  • The Executive Director’s Award awarded to John Rupp – owner of Commonwealth Properties.


The 2017 Minnesota Preservation Awards:

Honor Awards

  • 333 on the Park – Saint Paul, MN – Stakeholders include: Timberland Parters;  Kaas Wilson Architects; Frana Co.; Hess, Roise and Company; National Window Associates; Winthrop & Weinstine; Bridgewater Bank; Baker Tilly; Sherwin Williams; Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
  • 700 Central, Minneapolis, MN – Stakeholders include: Nolan Properties Group; Bader Development; Kaas Wilson; ESG; BKBM; Braun Intertec; Greiner Construction; Hess, Roise and Company
  • The Hewing Hotel, Minneapolis, MN – Stakeholders include: FE Equus Development, LLC; Aparium Hotel Group; ESG Architecture & Design; AWH Architects; Greiner Construction; Ericksen Roed & Associates; Steen Engineering; Sunde Engineering, PLLC; Modern Heating & Air
  • The Minnesota State Capitol Building – Saint Paul, MN – Stakeholders include: State of Minnesota; HGA Architects & Engineers; Schooley Caldwell Associates; Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates; JE Dunn Construction; MOCA;  Cost, Planning & Management International, Inc.; Minnesota Historical Society

Impact Awards

  • The Conley Maass Downs Building – Rochester, MN – Stakeholders include: 9 Square; Collaborative Design Group; Blue Planet Museum Consulting; CMD Holdings; D2E, LLC; Structural Connections; Encore Public Relations; Benike Construction; Hunt Electric; Bremer Bank; Midwest Landing
  • Ely VFW Building – Ely, MN – Stakeholders include: LHB Inc.; Kovall Construction; Ott Historic Rehab; Brown Electric; WN Plumbing; Mesabi Glass Windows and Doors; American Bank of the North; HD Modern Wall and Ceiling; Fintastic Painters; Denis Miller Engineering Solutions; Ely Design Works; Mike Braun Construction; City of Ely; Deb Sheals Historic Preservation Consulting; Advance Terrazzo and Tile Company; Putnam’s Studio 1012
  • First National Bank of Saint Cloud – Saint Cloud – Stakeholders include: JLG Architects; Kensington Bank; Inventure Properties, LLC; Spring Hill Capital; Boser Construction, Inc.; Schlenner Wenner & Co.; Thomas Tuckpointing; Stone House Stained Glass; Precise; Electrical Solutions, Inc.; Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation; Initiative Foundation; Downtown Council
  • Palace Theater, Saint Paul, MN – Stakeholders include: Oertel Architects; City of St. Paul-PED, Mayor’s Office; McGough Construction; NTH; Paulson and Clark; Schuler Shook; 1st Avenue


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