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Robert Young, Salt Lake City

Lucybeth Rampton Award

The Lucybeth Rampton Award was established in 1994 in honor of former First Lady Lucybeth Rampton. Mrs. Rampton was a founding member of UHF and lifelong advocate of the preservation of Utah's architectural heritage. The Lucybeth Rampton Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to historic preservation and whose vision and activities have significantly impacted the preservation movement in Utah. This year we will be giving two individuals the award.


Robert Young started teaching at the University of Utah in 1993. Since the first day he arrived and was given the assignment, Bob has worked to develop a Historic Preservation program including a bachelor's and graduate program in the College of Architecture and Planning. The program realized initial success. But after several years the program lay dormant, and Bob did not give up. Bob's negotiation and new partnerships helped establish a Historic Preservation Certificate that is now available at the College of Architecture and Planning. What more, each Friday for more than ten continuous years, he traveled to Ephraim to either teach his own class or to participate in the cohort at the Traditional Building Skills Institute at Snow College.

Bob served for six years on the Salt Lake City Historic Landmarks Commission, including one year as chair, four years on the Association for Preservation Technology Board of Directors, and on the Board of Trustees for the Utah Heritage Foundation and the Traditional Building Skills Institute.

For his own historic preservation project, restoration of the G.H. Schettler House, he won numerous awards. He used his own house as a demonstration piece of his core values as both an educator and preservationist.

At the University of Utah and in the community, Robert Young has made his passion a part of his life. His classes are popular because his knowledge is so thorough about every subject and his devotion to historic preservation has benefited all of Utah.