Awards, Distinctions, and Publications

Barba + Wheelock has been humbled to receive over 16 awards (over 80% preservation awards). Awards range from National, Regional and Local awards over the past quarter century, attesting to the esteem of our colleagues. We have also had our work featured in many publications: Architectural Record, Boston Globe, Design New England, and even National Public Radio. See the list below.

Merrill Memorial Library – 2016 Maine Preservation Honor Award

National AIA Awards

AIA Honor Award, Excellence in Interior Design

David Saul Smith Union

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME


Regional AIA Awards

Connecticut AIA Award

Fairview Cemetery

West Hartford, CT


Maine AIA Award

Fairview Cemetery

West Hartford, CT


Maine Preservation Honor Awards

L.L. Bean Home and Museum

Freeport, Maine


Merrill Memorial Library

Yarmouth, Maine


Rockefeller Hall, Acadia National Park

Winter Harbor, Maine


Winslow Homer Studio Restoration

Scarborough, Maine


Lockwood-Hathaway Mill

Waterville, Maine


Beech Nut and Its Cultural Landscape

Rockport, Maine


Hallowell City Hall Auditorium Restoration

Hallowell, Maine


Mallett Hall (Pownal Town Hall)

Pownal, Maine


Hallowell City Hall City Council Chambers

Hallowell, Maine


Maine Preservation – Preservation Champion

Nancy Barba, AIA

Nancy Barba was awarded the prestigious Preservation Champion Award from Maine Preservation, joining the company of notable Governor (now U.S. Senator) Angus King and U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe. 2006

Greater Portland Landmarks Annual Awards

Merrill Memorial Library

Yarmouth, Maine

Rehabilitation Projects


City of Portland Historic Preservation Committee

Portland, Maine

For leadership in advocacy of Preservation Efforts (Nancy Barba was a founding member and served from 1990-1997)


Cathedral Church of St. Luke

Portland, Maine


Association for Preservation Technology, DC Chapter

Emerging Professional

Elizabeth Reynolds


Other Recognition

Catherine Morrill Day Nursery

Recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts in a publication for its creative approach to universal accessibility.

Brewster Hall, Governor Baxter School for the Deaf

LEED – NC v2 Silver Certification from United States Green Building Council, the first state-owned building in Maine to receive this honor.  2005

Publications and Published Projects

Creative Maine Magazine, “She Said, She Said,” Nancy Gordon, July/August 2021

Maine Boats, Harbors and Home Magazine, “The Architects Build a House for Themselves,” Nancy Barba and Cynthia Wheelock, 2020

Design New England, November/December 2011, “Light House:  Two architects bring a respectful presence to the past in a vacation home with Down East sensibilities,” Gail Ravgiala.

21st Century Houses, 150 of the World’s Best Houses, Robyn Beaver, Images Publishing, Australia, 2010

21st Century Bars, Edited by Andrew Hall, Images Publishing, Australia, 2010

Green Source Magazine, “Solution of the Month,” (for Brewster Hall), David Sokul, February 2009

Portland Monthly Magazine, “Tale of Two Styles,” Brad Favreau, April 2008

Architectural Record, profile on Schools for the 21st Century including Brewster Hall, 2008

Old-House Interiors, “A House for all Seasons,” Regina Cole, September/October 2007

Houses of God, Religious Architecture for a New Millennium, Michael J. Crosbie, Images Publishing, Australia, 2006

Boston Globe, “Cities Plot for New Cemetery Space,” April 10, 1997

Fairview Cemetery Press:

Story segment on National Public Radio with Margot Adler, Fall 1996

Hartford Courant, “Village of the Dead Would Embrace Living,” D. Altimari, 1996[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/mk_page_section]