Last night we celebrated with partners, colleagues, and supporters at our annual Phoenix Rising event. The historic Heron Room in Mill 1 was a beautiful backdrop for an evening that included our Best of Maryland awards, dinner at Cosima, the 12-piece swing band Hotel Paradise Orchestra, and recognition of all Preservation Maryland has accomplished in the past year.
We welcomed Maryland Comptroller Brooke Lierman, a partner that has always been a champion for the role historic preservation can play in helping Maryland grow smarter, up to help us present a lifetime achievement award, the President’s Award, to U.S. Senator Ben Cardin. Senator Cardin has worked tirelessly for the preservation community – to retain the federal historic tax credit during tax reform to pushing for funding to being a bulwark against threats to the regulatory framework of preservation.
We were also pleased to present a video featuring the work of our 2023 award recipients, which you can view here:
And, of course, a huge thank you to our sponsors, who made the evening possible!
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Historic Roofing Company
Encore Sustainable Architects
Jeff & Laura Penza
The Christman Company
BCT Design Group
Cross Street Partners
National Trust Insurance Services
Brennan + Company Architects
Ziger Snead Architects
HD Squared Architects
Ellin & Tucker
Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt LLP
Koncept Design Services
Dana Cohen · Director of Communications
As an award-winning communications professional who creates and manages strategic campaigns, Dana works with our team and partners to tell the stories about our important preservation work and highlight what makes Maryland’s historic buildings, communities, and landscapes special.