Awards

 

  • 2019 Preservation award from the California Preservation Foundation 
  • 2018 Governor's Historic Preservation Award 
  • 2018 Medium County Award-Mural Room (Presented to County Architect by the California Counties Architects and Engineers Association)
  • 2018 Grand Award-Mural Room (Presented to County Architect by the California Counties Architects and Engineers Association)
  • 2016 AIASB Honor Award-Fountain (Presented to County Architect)
  • 2015 California Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation—Clock Gallery
  • 2012 California Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation—Fountain
  • 2012 Tucker Design Award-Fountain (Presented to County Architect)
  • 2011 Grand Pinnacle Award-Fountain (Presented to County Architect)

Did You Know...

The Sunken Garden is host to community-wide celebrations around the year. What is often mistaken about this magic place is its layout of stone walls—many are told it is the basement of the former courthouse prior to the 1925 earthquake. This is myth. The sandstone blocks that form the current day landscape were recycled from the older courthouse buildings after the 1925 earthquake.