The Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) honored fourteen award winners from across the state as part of the 34th Annual MHPN Conference, "Michigan Places Matter." The presentations were made Friday, 16 May at the Michigan Theater of Jackson in Jackson, Michigan. Among the winners, were two building awards by QEA: Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts in Frankfort and Fort Gratiot Lighthouse in Port Huron, and cultural landscape award for the McGregor Memorial Conference Center Reflecting Pool and Sculpture at Wayne State University. QEA Principal Ilene Tyler, FAIA, FAPT, along with her husband Norman, received a lifetime achievement award. 
 
At the the Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, QEA transformed a formerly abandoned 1934 Lake Michigan Coast Guard Station into a sustainable, community-centered social hub that retains the authentic characteristics of its original purpose.  
 
Using innovative technology and ground-breaking construction approach to the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse in Port Huron, QEA repaired the exterior masonry of Michigan's oldest lighthouse, enabling the opening of the light station as one of the state's newest tourist destinations.  
 
The 2014 Cultural Landscape Award was presented to McGregor Memorial Conference Center Reflecting Pool and Sculpture Garden on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit. The meticulous restoration of the renowned Modern architect Minoru Yamasaki's masterpiece of landscape design is once again inspiring the university community and visitors with Yamasaki's vision of "surprise, serenity, and delight." 
 
QEA celebrates these achievements and applauds the other winners of the 2014 Michigan Historic Preservation Network awards. Click here to see list of all MHPN awards.