The Kirkwood Favorite Building Awards are back by popular demand after a three-year hiatus.
Nominations are currently being accepted for Kirkwood’s Preferred Buildings. Nominations must be buildings or places that contribute to the architectural character of Kirkwood, but need not be a designated Kirkwood landmark. Members of the Kirkwood Landmarks Commission will review all nominations to select this year’s recipients. The prizes will be awarded at the end of May at the town hall.
Nominations must be projects completed within the past three years, including:
• Quality restoration of an existing building to its former glory.
• Maintenance or improvement of an existing building through landscaping or cosmetic treatment that enhances its character.
• Architectural design of an addition. The addition should recognize the character of the original by relating to it through the use of scale, proportion, materials, textures and detail.
• Architectural design for new constructions. New construction should integrate with the existing character of its neighborhood and be compatible with adjacent buildings through the use of scale, proportion, materials, textures and detail.
• Integrity of the neighborhood. A “district of distinction” is an area of architectural significance and character that has retained its integrity for 50 years or more.
Nomination forms can be obtained from the city’s website — www.kirkwoodmo.org/Landmarks — either the Commissariat aux Bâtiments on the lower level of the town hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road
Nominations should be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, April 25 to Amy Lowry, Building Department, City Hall Lower Level, 139 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122, or by email to [email protected]