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FoBAB 2018

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 »

Ellen Stoner posted this on 11/21/18 in Breweries | Distilleries, General News.

AltusWorks Welcomes Its Newest Team Member

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, Inc. posted this on 2/27/18 in General News.

AltusWorks Welcomes Its Newest Team Member

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 »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 10/9/17 in General News.

AltusWorks Welcomes its Newest Team Members

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 »

Ellen Stoner posted this on 3/9/17 in General News.

Welcome Our New Business Manager

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, Inc. posted this on 3/15/16 in General News.

AltusWorks Welcomes its Newest Team Member

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 »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 9/29/15 in General News.

It’s Lolla 2015!

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 »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 7/30/15 in General News.

Thanks for coming to La Fête de la Bastille Boat Cruise 2015

Merci à tous who spent a lively evening with Foley and Lardner and AltusWorks on our annual client appreciation boat cruise! We had a great turn out, some delicious French-inspired treats, engaging conversations and, above, all, laughter.

I was told by Will Tippens of Related Midwest that he loves coming to this event as he knows he will see friends and have a great time. We hope to see you all, and more, next year.

Wear your swag with pride! Bonne Fête! Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 7/17/15 in General News.

Universal Design applied to Affordable Housing

Regardless of a building’s age or construction type, there are many ways to improve usability through thoughtful design. The process of Universal Design (UD) strives to make products and environments usable by the largest range of people without adaptation or specialized design. Building on the requirements for accessibility, UD also takes into account people of various ages, statures, mobility, and physical and mental capabilities. Following the 7 Principles of Universal Design developed by the Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University, AltusWorks recently presented ideas for incorporating UD principles into the renovation of historic multi-family residential buildings to Related Midwest. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 4/1/15 in General News.