We’re very excited to share the news that Cavallo Point was just named winner of the 2015 National Geographic World Legacy Awards for ‘Sense of Place.’ This category recognizes excellence in enhancing sense of place and authenticity, including support for the protection of historical monuments, archaeological sites, cultural events, indigenous heritage and artistic traditions.
More than 150 entries were received, representing 56 countries across six continents. Winners in five categories were selected by 18 international judges, with Cavallo Point being the only winner from the United States.
Cavallo Point Lodge, United States — A successful collaboration between the lodge owners, the city of Sausalito and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Cavallo Point transformed the dilapidated Fort Baker military barracks into a thriving LEED Gold-certified sustainable tourism lodge, restoring more than a dozen historic buildings to their original design and garnering top architectural honors from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The revival of Fort Baker has preserved an important landmark of San Francisco's heritage next to the Golden Gate Bridge.
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