Best Of 2005

BEST ARCHITECTURE ACTIVISTS (BELLEVUE BILTMORE DIVISION): Diane Hein and Rae Claire Johnson

These two preservationists have worked tirelessly to prevent the owners of the 100-year-old Henry Plant hotel in Belleair from selling its destruction. Owners Urdang and Associates threaten demolition of the structure, but the reluctant town council is finally hearing the citizens’ requests for a local historic preservation ordinance with teeth. Still trying to save the Biltmore, the two have parted ways over the preservation alternatives they seek. Hein can be reached at www.savethebiltmore.com; Johnson at [email protected] -Mary Mulhern