Historic Preservation Commission Awards

For more than 25 years, the City of Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission has presented its annual awards to recognize projects that make an outstanding contribution to historic preservation in Aspen, and to thank those responsible.

2022 Historic Preservation Awards

This year the Historic Preservation Commission honors one historical preservation project for their efforts in preserving Aspen's history.

Historical Preservation Project

marble garden is outside and consists of more than a dozen geometric shapes made of white marbleMarble Garden, Aspen Institute

Marble Garden, located at the Aspen Institute, is one of Herbert Bayer's first environmental works, built in “1955 Marble Garden… predated the “earthwork” and environmental sculpture movement by at least 10 years.” Bayer went to the town of Marble and hand chose the specific pieces of marble from the quarry to construct his masterpiece. 

The conservation team led by Design Workshop had all of the sculptures cleaned, conserved, and restored to the artist’s original intent. Recognition for this project was given to: 

  • Richard Shaw (Design Workshop)
  • Margaret Plumb (Design Workshop)
  • Lissa Ballinger (Aspen Institute)
  • Cristal Logan (Aspen Institute)
  • Katie Carlsen (Aspen Institute)
  • Greg Woods (GF Woods Contractors)
  • Michael Ford (WJE Conservation)
  • Nicole Declet (WJE Conservation)

Historic Preservation Commission Award Nominations

For more information about the Historic Preservation Commission Award process, contact Planning Director, Amy Simon.