The American Architectural Foundation’s Oculus Award for Leadership in Design & Cultural Heritage was created in 2014 to highlight organizations whose leadership in preservation elevates the value and understanding of preservation in our culture.

On December 1,  Wiss, Janney, Elstner received the 2015 Oculus award for their leadership in historic preservation. The inaugural award was presented to the International Masonry Institute (IMI) and the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers (BAC) in December 2014.

Since its founding in 1943, the American Architectural Foundation has served as a national steward of architectural history and the architecture profession. In 2013, AAF launched the Center for Design & Cultural Heritage (CDCH) as a platform to elevate efforts in support of America’s historic and culturally important sites, structures, and communities. The Center promotes the role of significant cultural and historic resources in creating more vibrant, sustainable, and livable communities.

For more information on the Oculus Award Luncheon or to join the conversation on the future of preservation, please contact Vanessa Ofwono, Strategic Relations Integration Manager, at or 202.787.1018.

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