Awards

The ACRA awards program recognizes private- and public-sector clients of ACRA member firms for CRM accomplishments and commitments exceeding those required by various laws and regulations. ACRA awards also recognize ACRA member firms or employees thereof who have made a long-term and on-going public service commitments to CRM.



ACRA President Nathan Boyless and Shawn Patch of New South Associates (nominating firm) presents the 2019 Industry Award-Public Sector to representatives of the Tennessee Valley Authority for management of the Hiwassee Island archaeological site.


Award Categories

Industry Award-Private Sector

Presented to an ACRA firm’s private sector client who has demonstrated accomplishments and commitments above and beyond those required to meet laws and regulations pertaining to CRM. Recognition can be for completed single or multiple projects, or for an ongoing commitment.

Eligibility criteria include nomination by an ACRA member firm in good standing, documentation of the nominee’s adherence to following the spirit and letter of cultural resource laws, regulations, or standards, the nominee’s commitment to support outstanding research or documentation, and examples of their projects, actions, or funding support documenting work above and beyond simple compliance with the law. 

2019 Winners

The Dermot Company for the development of the 21 West End Tower at Riverside Center in New York City (nominated by Geoarchaeology Research Associates)

Emory Beacon of Light, Inc. for the Beacon Center Project in Washington, DC (nominated by The Ottery Group)

Industry Award-Public Sector

Presented to an ACRA firm’s public sector client who has demonstrated accomplishments and commitments above and beyond those required to meet laws and regulations pertaining to CRM. Recognition can be for completed single or multiple projects, or for an ongoing commitment. 

Eligibility criteria include nomination by an ACRA member firm in good standing, documentation of the nominee’s adherence to following the spirit and letter of cultural resource laws, regulations, or standards, the nominee’s commitment to support outstanding research or documentation, and examples of their projects, actions, or funding support documenting work above and beyond simple compliance with the law. 

2019 Winners:

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for the Louisiana Historic Bridge Inventory (nominated by Mead & Hunt, Inc.)

Tennessee Valley Authority for management of the Hiwassee Island archaeological site (nominated by New South Associates)

Chelan County Public Utility District No. 1 for ongoing commitment to address cultural resources in ways that go above and beyond simple compliance with the law (nominated by Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Inc.)

Public Service Award 

Presented to an ACRA com
pany, or current employee thereof, who has made a long-term contribution to the study, management, and/or preservation of cultural resources, or who has contributed volunteer efforts and resources for the betterment of their immediate community, county, state, etc. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, training students for CRM careers, internships, and the development and delivery of environmental, preservation, and interpretive programs. 

Eligibility criteria include nomination, by anyone, of an ACRA member firm or current employee thereof in good standing, and documentation of a long-term and ongoing commitment to volunteer or community service, or a specific event or project, that went above and beyond what is typically expected for donated or volunteer services.

Nominations for the 2020 ACRA Awards are now open!

For more information on how to nominate someone, visit the Call for Nominations page. Nominations are due April 24.

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