Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award

Funding Agency:
Society of Architectural Historians

​​Each year the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) selects a recipient for the Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award. Established in 2006, this award honors projects that preserve, rehabilitate, or restore a historic property – including a building, a structure, or a complex of buildings and/or structures – in an outstanding manner, and also demonstrate excellence in research, design, and execution. Projects with a public interpretation component are encouraged, but not required. Projects located in the twelve-state SESAH region – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia – are eligible.

Criteria for consideration:

–   Quality of the project documentation, research, education, and/or design plan
–   Importance of the property type within its particular context (national, regional, state, local)
–   Quality of execution
–   Anticipated benefits
–   Degree to which the project saved a historic property from likely demolition.

SESAH invites nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2023 BOTS Award. Projects completed in 2021, 2022, or 2023 (before nominations deadline) are eligible for consideration.

Deadline for Nominations: June 1, 2023

Agency Website

Funding Type



Arts & Humanities
Community Outreach and Engagement

External Deadline

June 1, 2023