2007 Heritage Awards
In 2007, Heritage Awards were included in our inaugural Utah Preservation Conference. Shelley Osterloh directed the awards ceremony on Friday, April 27 at the Officer's Club at Fort Douglas on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. An independent jury selected twelve projects for Heritage Awards and two individuals received Lucybeth Rampton Awards. Utah Heritage Foundation executive director Stephen Thompson presented the awards. Because we held our first annual Utah Preservation Conference in 2007, the 2007 awards honored projects completed from 2005 through 2006.
Lucybeth Rampton Award
The Lucybeth Rampton Award was established in 1994 in honor of former First Lady Lucybeth Rampton. Mrs. Rampton was a founding member of UHF and lifelong advocate of the preservation of Utah's architectural heritage. The Lucybeth Rampton Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to historic preservation and whose vision and activities have significantly impacted the preservation movement in Utah. This year we will be giving two individuals the award.
John Lambert is the President and CEO of Abstract Masonry Restoration. His company has become a trusted and reliable source for historic masonry restoration contracting and consulting. He has participated in high profile projects such as the Utah State Capitol, Governor's Mansion, Union Pacific Depot, Fort Douglas, and McCune Mansion but also enjoys residences and commercials buildings in small towns and neighborhoods.
John's love for masonry restoration started when he was a child, mixing chemicals. He gained additional his knowledge by traveling and studying throughout Europe. He would read everything he could on the subject and has acquired an extensive collection of rare and historic books.
Besides his hands on work with brick and mortar, John teaches, lectures, consults, presents and serves on boards and committees including Utah Heritage Foundation's Board of Trustees. His 3 to 4 day hands-on intensive workshops at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies and for the Traditional Building Skills Institutes are among the most popular courses annually. His teaching style and passion influences students to not only pursue their own projects, but sometimes pursue historic masonry restoration as their careers.
John approaches preservation as a scholar, philosopher, and a craftsman. His regard to the profession is deeply reverent and that shows in his work.