ACBA has created an award for leaders in the fields of preservation, architecture, and the building arts - the ACBA Honors Award. The inaugural recipient of this award is Mr. Richard Moe, who served as the President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 1993-2010. During these years, Mr. Moe transformed the NTHP from a small agency operating on a $29.2M budget into a $55M agency with a $232M private endowment. The celebration involved a dinner prepared by James Beard award winning chef Michael Lata, an exclusive tour of some of Charleston's most historically and architecturally significant private properties, and a Gala of cocktails set in the historic Miles Brewton house, c. 1765. Participation was limited to 100 guests.
Award Dinner - February 2017 - In Honor of Richard Moe
Setting up before the night begins.
Close-up of the place settings.
Greeting each other
Anxiously awaiting dinner
John Hildreth from NTHP and Marjorie Hunt from the Smithsonian Institute.
Author David McCullough together with Peggy Malaspina.
The man of the hour, Dick Moe.
Listening in on Mr. Moe's acceptance speech.
Architectural Treasures Tour - February 2017
Mulberry Plantation c.1714
The Garden House
Perfectly in bloom!
Who doesn't love a hedge maze?
Enjoying the garden
Goose Creek Chapel
Final shot of the group!