Beyer Blinder Belle is pleased to announce that Founding Partner John Belle, FAIA, RIBA, Hon PhD., is the recipient of this year's Lucy G. Moses Preservation Leadership Award, bestowed annually by the New York Landmarks Conservancy upon an outstanding individual in the field of historic preservation. In addition to his practice as an architect and historic preservationist entrusted with the stewardship of some of our most important historic icons, Mr. Belle serves as an influential educator, leader and mentor expounding the cause of preservation in his very personal manner throughout the world.
Acknowledging the award, Mr. Belle commented, "It is a great honor to be named the recipient of the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Leadership Award, and I am overwhelmed by this very generous gesture that the New York Landmarks Conservancy's Board has bestowed upon me."
The Moses Awards are the Conservancy's highest honors for outstanding preservation efforts. Named in honor of dedicated New Yorker and noted philanthropist Lucy G. Moses, the Awards recognize the property owners, builders, architects, artisans, and designers who renew the beauty and utility of New York City's distinctive architecture. The annual Moses Awards celebrate the success of historic preservation and its role in the economic, social, and cultural vitality of the City.