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Announcing New Principals: Carolyn Isaacson and Kylie Fitzgerald

AltusWorks is excited to announce the expansion of our leadership team – please welcome Carolyn Isaacson and Kylie Fitzgerald as principals! These two integral team members join Ellen Stoner in steering the long-term growth strategy of the firm.

As Business Director, Kylie brings a wealth of experience and superior organizational skills in the business and financial aspects of our industry. With a focus on both internal resources as well as external clients and partners, she believes adaptability and consistency are key attributes of effective management. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 9/20/22 in General News.

AltusWorks Welcome its Newest Team Members

AltusWorks is pleased to announce that architectural designers Melissa Smith and Mary Begley and façade assessor Marty Kelly have joined our team.

Melissa graduated with a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Kansas where she completed the University Honors Program, was Vice President of Architecture Student Council, and earned certificates in Historic Preservation, Health & Wellness, and Global Awareness. Melissa studied sustainable design and adaptive reuse in Copenhagen, Denmark and won the 2020 Architects Foundation / John McAslan + Partners Fellowship. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 8/30/22 in General News.

AltusWorks Welcomes Its Newest Team Members

AltusWorks is pleased to announce that Anney Grish and Kesha Patel have joined our team.

Anney earned her Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Policy from University of Illinois at Chicago to better understand how historic preservation can benefit cities and communities as a whole. She brings diverse experience in architectural research, including Section 106 & Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation; preservation advocacy; comprehensive planning; and transportation analysis. She also has a passion for Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and communication design, and seeks to incorporate these skills into the preservation field. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 1/20/22 in General News.

AltusWorks Welcomes Its Newest Team Member

AltusWorks is pleased to announce that Heather Kneezel has joined our team.

Heather is a licensed architect in the State of Illinois with a focus in Historic Preservation. Having worked on a variety of significant historic projects, Heather enjoys the challenge of preserving, restoring or renovating each unique building.  Her projects have included the restoration of a historic spaces, design of home additions, restoration of existing exterior building facades and building renovations to accommodate modern systems such as MEP, fire protection, life safety, or accessibility. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 10/1/21 in General News.

AltusWorks Welcomes Its Newest Team Member

AltusWorks is pleased to announce that Julian DiMaio has joined our team.

As an Architectural Designer at AltusWorks, Julian is inspired by his deep appreciation for the built environment, its contextual history, and its profound effect on the people who inhabit it. He has worked on a variety of project types, including community parks facilities, multi-family residential projects, and hotel developments, throughout the design process, from concept development to project documentation.

Prior to joining AltusWorks, Julian gained extensive experience in delivering complex, high-profile projects, such as the renovation of the historic Wrigley Field Ballpark and other prominent developments in Chicago. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 6/29/21 in General News.

AltusWorks Welcomes Its Newest Team Member

AltusWorks is pleased to announce that Katrina Hornung has joined our team.

Educated in Architectural Studies with a Minor in American Indian Studies, Katrina’s dedication to historic preservation springs from her studies abroad in Peru and Turkey, and her trade skills in welding and woodworking.   Her interest in merging adaptive reuse and ecological design into how we use existing structures and resources to create self-sufficient systems for a changing world perfectly aligns with AltusWorks’ core values.  Again, we welcome Katrina to our dynamic team. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 5/29/19 in General News.

Carolyn Isaacson Has Rejoined AltusWorks!

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 »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 3/20/19 in General News.

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.