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Metropolitan Brewery and Taproom Wins Green Ribbon Award

This local screech owl witnessed the presentation of Friends of the River’s River Blue Awards at their annual Big Fish Ball honoring river sensitive design.  A Green Ribbon Award went to Metropolitan Brewing, Prairie Management and Development and their design teams.

AltusWorks is thrilled to have helped Tracy and Doug Hurst translate their vision into a reality at their Rockwell Brewery and Taproom.

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Ellen Stoner posted this on 6/13/18 in Awards.

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.

Art and Architecture Restoration Featured Article in APT Bulletin

The current issue of APT Bulletin, the Journal of Preservation Technology, focuses on the restoration of modern architecture and features an article authored by Kelsey Shipton and Scott Utter of AltusWorks.  The article outlines the analysis and restoration of Walter Netsch’s Art and Architecture Building located on University of Illinois’ Chicago campus. The article summarizes their presentation made at the Association of Preservation Technology International’s conference last fall and provides insight into the restoration approaches available for late modern architecture.  The preservation of buildings from the late modern and brutalist era (1950’s – mid 1970’s) is an emerging discussion as building owners strive to meet energy performance goals, address failures of experimental design detailing and learn to cherish the  underappreciated aesthetic. Read full entry »

Ellen Stoner posted this on 10/11/17 in Historic Preservation, Restoration.

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.

Historic Preservation Architect Retainer Contract Awarded to AltusWorks

Recognized for our unique combination of analytical skills, depth of technical knowledge and flexibility to take on a wide variety of concurrent assignments, AltusWorks has been selected by the University of Illinois to act as their on-call Historic Preservation Architect.

We look forward to assisting the university from which many of us received our professional education with meeting their commitment to protecting and enhancing their cultural and architectural historic resources. Read full entry »

Ellen Stoner posted this on 6/20/17 in Historic Preservation, Restoration.

Alarmist Brewing Opens Taproom

Congratulations to Gary Gulley and Alarmist Brewing —- the Taproom is OPEN!

Led by Joakim (Joa) Backstrom and his passion for good beer, AltusWorks is honored to be a part of our client’s growth.  Located near Pulaski and Peterson in an adapted industrial building, stop by and sample Alarmist’s Pantless Pale Ale, Phobophobia Patersbier and more………..

Read more about Alarmist Brewing http://chicago.eater.com/2017/4/3/15162764/alarmist-brewing-taproom-photos-sauganash Read full entry »

Ellen Stoner posted this on 4/14/17 in Retail.

Kelsey Shipton joins the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley Board

AltusWorks is pleased to announce that Kelsey Shipton has joined the board of the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley (PPFV), a historic preservation advocacy and educational group based out of St. Charles, Illinois.  The Preservation Partners operate three house museums and provide heritage education programs and tours throughout the Tri-Cities and Kane County.

Passionately investing in her community, Kelsey will support the organization’s mission and will be involved in assisting with the planning and implementation of PPFV’s many programs.  For more information about the Preservation Partners, please visit https://ppfv.org/ Read full entry »

Ellen Stoner posted this on 3/28/17 in Community Work.

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.