James Marston Fitch Award Winners

Each year, the James Marston Fitch Award, named after the infamous founder of the Historic Preservation program at Colombia University, which was established in 1964, is awarded by the National Council for Preservation Education to one hardworking preservation educator who has contributed significant work and outstanding achievements to their field. This award is granted in the hopes of recognizing continuous efforts and important work in the field, especially for educators.

Most Recent Winner:

Congratulations to our most current winner and recipient of the James Marston Fitch Award. We commend them for their hard work, effort, and dedication!

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Ted Ligibel (2022)

Past Winners:

2019 – Robert Young

2018 – Richard Longstreth

2017 – Dave Mertz

2016 – David Ames

2014 – John Waters

2013 – Roy Graham

2012 – Brown Morton

2011 – Eugene Cizek

2010 – David Woodcock

2009 – Michael Tomian

2008 – Robert Melnick

2007 – Hugh Miller

2006 – Lyle Rosenberger

2005 – Don Peting

2004 – Chester Liebs

2003 – David Fogle

2002 – Marshall McLennan

2001 – Kevin Jordan

2000 – Bernd Foerster

NCPE Distinguished Service Award

Winners:

1989 – Antoinette Downing

1989 – Blair Reeves

1989 – Robert Stipe