The Boston Preservation Alliance, an independent, nonprofit organization advocating for historic preservation and the quality of Boston’s built environment, honored WinnDevelopment President and Managing Partner Larry Curtis and WinnCompanies with its 2019 President’s Award for Excellence.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was among the crowd who paid tribute to Curtis for his national leadership in the development of historic adaptive reuse projects for housing during his 32 years with WinnCompanies. The event raised $400,000 for the Alliance and honored key preservation projects in Boston and surrounding communities.
“I can’t tell you how many times I have walked into an old building that is in the process of being brought back to life by Larry and the folks at WinnCompanies,” Gov. Baker said. “I want to say how much we appreciate the work that Larry and WinnCompanies have done to bring some of our greatest assets back to life.”
Christopher Scoville, Alliance’s Board of Directors Chair, lauded Curtis’s leadership in protecting the federal historic tax credit during recent tax reform efforts, adding: “Larry and Winn have set the standard locally, statewide and nationally in demonstrating the power of preservation for people and the economy.”
From left: Christopher Scoville, Chairman of the Board of the Boston Preservation Alliance, and Senior VP Community Development Lending at Eastern Bank; Greg Galer, Executive Director of the BPA, Larry Curtis and Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker.