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Professor chosen for life achievement award

NEW ORLEANS — In recognition of extraordinary contribution to historic preservation education for more than 40 years, professor Eugene Cizek has been chosen as the 2011 recipient of the James Marston Fitch Preservation Education Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council for Preservation Education.

Cizek has designed residential buildings in Natchez and has been making annual trips to Natchez with his students for several years.

Cizek has devoted his personal and professional life to upholding the diverse aspects of cultural heritage protection important to him.

Cizek continues to teach full time in the Tulane School of Architecture focusing on new construction in historic settings, urban design, preservation planning and environmental social psychology.