On May 23rd, 2017 JMA Preservation, a division of MTFA Architecture, was honored at DAR Constitution Hall as a DC Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation winner for the Cosmos Club’s Warne Ballroom Restoration.

This award is cosponsored by the Historic Preservation Office, the DC Preservation League, and Daughters of the American Revolution.

The house was designed by Carrère & Hastings with interiors by Jules Allard et ses Fils for Mary Scott Townsend and was celebrated in Architectural Record in April 1901. It is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a District of Columbia Landmark.

JMA Preservation evaluated, designed and administered the restoration of this Louis XV-style room including the following elements: gilt and painted ornamental plaster and woodwork, over-door paintings, coffered ceiling with central tondo, arched bays for windows, doorways and mirrored panels, and oak parquet floor. The restoration efforts conserved as much historic fabric as possible while preserving the historic character of the room as it was from 1901-1915.

JMA Preservation is privileged to be considered among leaders for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C.