NRF promotes and invests in the architectural heritage of the Newport community, the traditional building trades, and Doris Duke’s fine and decorative arts collections, for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all.
As a leader in the preservation of early American architecture, NRF supports research and education in areas directly related to its collections and issues of critical concern to the field of historic preservation.
Visit Doris Duke’s art-filled mansion and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the extensive grounds. Open late March to November.
The Vernon House is a site for expansive story-telling, contemporary dialogue, and preservation trades skill-building.
Newport Restoration Foundation holds one of the largest collections of period architecture owned by a single organization anywhere in the United States.
Celebrate excellence in historic preservation efforts within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Live amidst history by renting one of our many historic properties.
NEWPORT, RI — A joint program of the Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport, the annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards encourages excellence in historic preservation within the City of Newport, Rhode Island by recognizing exemplary historic preservation building and landscape projects.
In 2018, Newport Restoration Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary, as well as its 12th year holding the Doris Duke Preservation Awards, and the organization is calling upon the local community to nominate their favorite project in the past three years that has truly enriched and added value to the character of Newport. The winners will be acknowledged at an awards ceremony held at Rough Point in Newport on Friday, September 7, 2018. Please see below for award criteria and the process for submitting your nomination.
NOMINATION PROCESS & GUIDELINES
Nominations are solicited annually and may be made with or without the knowledge of the nominee. This year’s deadline for submission of nominations is June 19, 2018.
Submitting Nominations: Nominations must be submitted electronically, as a single PDF document. If your nomination is over 5 megabytes, please deliver it through a web-based platform such as Dropbox. Complete nominations should be submitted to Mark Thompson, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following information must be included:
The submission of historic images and background material is strongly encouraged. Please note that the awards committee may also request additional information from the nominating party.
All submitted material becomes the property of the Newport Restoration Foundation and may be used in publications, websites and other program promotion. No private information obtained as part of this nomination process will be retained, re-used or redistributed in any manner.
About the Newport Restoration Foundation
The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) is a non-profit organization established by philanthropist Doris Duke in 1968 to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage of 18th and 19th century Newport. NRF promotes economic and community restoration through historic preservation initiatives like Keeping History Above Water, which addresses the impact of sea-level rise on the built environment in the wake of climate change, and the Historic Trades Initiative, which harnesses the knowledge of local specialists to train the next generation of preservation craftspeople. In addition to a collection of more than 70 colonial houses, now rented to tenant stewards, NRF operates properties that are open to the public —including Rough Point, the Newport home of Doris Duke, and The Vernon House, a site of expansive storytelling, contemporary dialogue, and preservation trades skill-building.
NRF is on Facebook /NPTRestoration and Instagram @NPTRestoration. Visit newportrestoration.org for more information.