Preservation and Conservation Association Heritage Award


The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Irwin Center Richard D. and Anne Marie Irwin Center for Doctoral Studies (Gies College of Business), formerly the Surveying Building, won the 2020 Preservation and Conservation Association of Champaign County (PACA) Heritage Award. The award recognizes the adaptive reuse of the building and the renovation efforts to carefully repair and update this significant structure, while retaining and enhancing its historic form and character. The building is over 100 years old and serves as an examples of the value of preserving our past. 

The Heritage Award Ceremony was held on February 22, 2020.

The Transformation

IMG_2773_N17_800x400_beforeafter_savedforweb.jpgAfter image showcases the doctoral student workstations and the cantilevered collaboration room on the 2nd floor. 

IMG_2778_N18_800x400_beforeafter_savedforweb.jpgAfter mage showcases the student collaboration lounge

The Preservation and Conservation Association of Champaign County (PACA), established in 1981, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization created to foster and encourage the preservation and conservation of the natural and built environment of Champaign County and East Central Illinois. The PACA Heritage Awards were established in 1985 to recognize outstanding projects and individuals who have contributed to historic preservation efforts in east-central Illinois. 

To learn more, visit the PACA website