Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams on October 22, 2005 honored the International Campaign for Tibet by presenting it with an award for Excellence in Design of its new office building, at a ceremony hosted by DC Historic Preservation Office.

ICT’s Bhuchung Tsering and Lesley Friedell and a representative of the construction firm DPR, Josephy Khoury, received the award from the Mayor.

According to a press statement by the DC Planning Office, “The District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office (HPO) identifies, evaluates, protects, and enhances the historic properties and archaeological resources that are significant to local communities, the District of Columbia and the nation.”

ICT’s office building was commended for its blend of the tradition with the modernity and for its contribution to the preservation of historic buildings in Washington, D.C.

Among the winners is Charles Cassell, architect, consultant and preservationist and former Historic Preservation Review Board member. Cassell, son of famed Howard University architect Albert Cassell, will receive a lifetime achievement award for his work in the District. Other recipients include Judge Rohulamin Quander, the mayor’s Agent for Historic Preservation; the Smithsonian Institution; the International Campaign for Tibet; and Capitol Hill community activist George A. Didden III.