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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.

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.