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Joint Architectural Review Board Preservation Awards
Joint Architectural Review Board Preservation Awards
Leesburg, Middleburg, Purcellville, and Loudoun County each administer local historic districts and each jurisdiction has a review board to evaluate proposed projects in the respective districts.  In 2008, the boards collaborated to create the Joint Architectural Review Board (JARB) and an annual awards program which recognizes exceptional projects in the ten locally designated historic districts. In 2011, the JARB expanded the awards programs and created the Community Blue Ribbon Award.  This award was designed to recognize projects outside of the locally designated districts based on nominations from the community.

For the last several years, the JARB has partnered with the Loudoun Preservation Society (LPS) in an annual meeting and awards presentation to host an annual joint awards reception in May, National Preservation Month.  The goal of the partnership with LPS is to underscore the distinct but important contribution of both public and private organizations in the preservation of community identity, and the enhancement of heritage tourism and education in Loudoun County.

About the Program
The purpose of the JARB awards program is to:

  • Promote preservation efforts countywide
  • Reward exemplary projects which contribute to the county’s historic, living communities
  • Thank property owners for participating in the architectural review process and their contribution to the county’s historic preservation efforts

The historic districts in the towns and the county are areas that boast the highest quantity and quality of significant historic and cultural assets. There are property owners in the districts that are doing outstanding work and contributing to their communities in a very tangible and lasting way. The award program is a small way to commend those efforts.

HDRC and JARB Program Recognized by National Alliance of Preservation Commission
The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions recognized the HDRC with a 2014 Commission Excellence Award for Outreach and Public Education for the Joint Architectural Review Board Awards Program.  The NAPC Commission Excellence Award Program is the only national awards program dedicated to the work of local preservation commissions and architectural review boards. Details are online here.

For More Information
For more information on the JARB, please contact Heidi Siebentritt at 703-777-0246.

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