The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation presented CRA Architects with two awards for its Bainbridge City Hall historic preservation project in Georgia during its 37th annual awards ceremony. The project received an award for Excellence in Rehabilitation as well as the top honor, the Marguerite Williams Award.

According to a statement from The Trust, “Bainbridge City Hall was recognized for its comprehensive rehabilitation that kept its municipal offices downtown, contributing to the revitalization of downtown Bainbridge. The Bainbridge City Hall project provides a compelling example of a municipality that embraced its future without demolishing its past.”

“We are honored to receive recognition for the work we did with the City on Bainbridge City Hall,” said Mr. Bill Rutherford, president of CRA. “We hope that residents will enjoy the revitalized City Hall for years to come.”

The Marguerite Williams Award is presented annually to the project that has had the greatest impact on preservation in the state. Built in the late 1800s, the three buildings that make up Bainbridge City Hall were also recognized for Excellence in Rehabilitation, a distinction recognizing projects that make compatible use of a building through repair, alterations or additions while preserving features of the property that convey its historic value.


City Manager Chris Hobby, center, stands with CRA Project Manager Darrin Blankenship, center right, and officials from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

About The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
For more than 35 years, the Trust has recognized preservation projects and individuals throughout Georgia who have made significant contributions to the field of historic preservation. Awards are presented on the basis of the contributions of the person or project to the community and/or state and on compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.