We are thrilled Carolyn Isaacson has rejoined the AltusWorks team after exploring her passion for sustainable community based design. While earning her Master of Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans, Carolyn gained a deep understanding of community engagement, contextual design, and small-scale construction. Through this exploration, Carolyn discovered that she thrives in a collaborative setting and the challenges of adaptive and reusing existing structures. She has worked on projects ranging from mixed use residential and education to retail projects, with extensive knowledge of BIM software and a strong interest in how technology helps move design forward. Read full entry »
Congratulations to all the winners at this year’s Festival of Wood an Barrel-Aged Beer (FoBAB)!
As our 4th year sponsoring this event, it was great to see old friends and make new, learn even more about brewing and gain insight from one of the formidable judges on how to taste beer.
Special congratulations to Middle Brow Beer for winning GOLD in the classic beer category for their Sassafras Brut. Make sure to visit their new taproom opening in early 2019!! Read full entry »
AltusWorks is pleased to announce that Chelsea Medek has joined our team.
Chelsea’s experience in restoration and rehabilitation of building envelopes for residential and commercial buildings has refined her skills in architectural design and detail, historical research, site inspections and field documentation, preparation of construction documents, cost estimating, and project management. Her background and passion for historic preservation inspires her to provide inventive solutions to preserve and sustain our built environment. Chelsea’s and other AltusWorks staff bios can be found at http://www.altusworks.com/firm/staff/. Read full entry »
AltusWorks is pleased to announce that Joyce Ramos has joined our team. As a preservation architect, Joyce has experience in condition assessments, documentation, building research and report writing. She is involved in all phases of work including planning, design and construction, coordinating with consultants and contractors. Through her experience and passion for historic buildings, she has a strong knowledge in material conservation, restoration and adaptive reuse. Joyce is a registered architect having earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Read full entry »
On June 14, 2017, Joakim (Joa) Bäckström was inducted into the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society focused on land-use economics for his outstanding contribution ‘to advancing architecture and design that positively influence civic life and transforms communities regionally and internationally’.
AltusWorks is pleased to announce that Simoné J. Ray and Katherine Pohl have joined our team. As the Design Manager for our longest standing client, Chicago Public Schools, Simoné is a key player in implementation of their annual Capital Improvement Program. At the other spectrum of our practice, Katherine supports our ever expanding Historic Preservation services with her training from the School of the Art Institute for Chicago Union Station, CTA Red/Purple Line Modernization and City of Chicago. Read full entry »
AltusWorks is pleased to announce Kylie Fitzgerald to our team as Business Manager. Kylie manages AltusWorks’ financial and business administration functions including office operations, human resources, external resources and accounting activities. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in interior design, Kylie worked in the Design and Construction industry and before coming to AltusWorks; she was responsible for coordinating financials for telecommunication site acquisition projects for a large international engineering firm. Her attention to detail, organizational skills, and focus on both internal resources and external clients and partners makes her instrumental in our ongoing growth. Read full entry »
AltusWorks is pleased to announce that Brad Gehrig has joined our team. In addition to his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Architecture, Brad has 10 years of experience directing renovation and reconfiguration projects of various sizes and complexity for education, retail, healthcare, residential and commercial office market sectors. When talking to Brad, it quickly becomes apparent that he prides himself in developing and maintaining superior working relationships with clients, project team members, and contractors to proactively and effectively address any issue that may arise when working on existing buildings. Read full entry »
We are all geared up for another year of music, friends and fun at Lollapalooza!
I know many of you attend and would love to connect with you there. Look for the AltusWorks crew on the west lawn of the Samsung stage all afternoon Friday. Come join us for a song or two! Read full entry »