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Local architect receives state historic preservation award

Local architect Douglas Stroh, third from left, was among the honorees for recent restoration work on a historic Navajo Nation building in Window Rock. 
Also pictured, left to right: Kathryn Leonard, of the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office; Stanford Lake, Frost Engineering, Prescott; Stroh; Harry Singer, Keyah Construciton; Terry Singer; Navajo Speaker LoRenzo Bates; Hunter Moore, of the governor’s office; and James Garrison. (Courtesy)

Local architect Douglas Stroh, third from left, was among the honorees for recent restoration work on a historic Navajo Nation building in Window Rock. Also pictured, left to right: Kathryn Leonard, of the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office; Stanford Lake, Frost Engineering, Prescott; Stroh; Harry Singer, Keyah Construciton; Terry Singer; Navajo Speaker LoRenzo Bates; Hunter Moore, of the governor’s office; and James Garrison. (Courtesy)

Stroh Architecture, Inc. of Prescott recently received a state award for the firm’s work on preservation of Window Rock’s historic Navajo Nation Council Chamber.

During the June Arizona Preservation Foundation awards ceremony, the firm received the Governor’s James W. Garrison Heritage Award in recognition of efforts to restore and preserve the historic building.

About two years ago, the Navajo Nation Council called for renovation of the Council Chamber, which was built in the early 1920s to serve as a meeting place for the Navajo government, according to a news release from the 23rd Navajo Nation Council, Office of the Speaker.

The renovations included replacement of the entire floor, roofing, and rearrangement of seating for the council members and general public.

Stroh Architecture did the architectural planning and design for the renovations, and Keyah Construction oversaw the construction work.

— The Daily Courier