2015 Design Evanston Award for Rehabilitation

Recognized for sensitive integration of sustainable energy at the Evanston History Center

AltusWorks is committed to the practical and innovative preservation of places and making historic buildings more efficient. Recently, Scott Utter, Preservation Architect, attended the Design Evanston Award night where the Evanston History Center received a Rehabilitation Award for the integration of a ground source heating and cooling system into the 1897 historic mansion.

AltusWorks is honored to have led the project team; with the collaboration of the History Centers’ staff,  Eden Juron Pearlman and Kris Hartzell; and the support of Mark Nussbaum of ACE, and Phil Robertson of Bulley & Andrews who all contributed to the project success.   Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 6/25/15 in Press, Renovation, Restoration.

Harper Theater wins multiple awards!

At a spectacular event celebrating vision, creativity and innovation hosted at Redmoon Theater’s new location, the Urban Land Institute awarded The Harper Theater its Vision Award in their “Mixed-Use” category. Jim Hennessy accepted the award (and slid down the slide!) for the University of Chicago. As the Masonry Preservation Consultant for OKW Architects, it has been extremely gratifying to be part of a team who values restoring our City’s existing fabric to provide economic and urban revitalization.

Earlier this year, the Harper Theater was bestowed the Marian and Leon Despres Preservation award by the Hyde Park Historical Society. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 6/16/14 in Historic Preservation, Press.

AltusWorks is in the News Raising Industry Standards

In a recent press release, Interspec, the developer of e-Specs patented software, has recognized AltusWorks for selecting eSpecs to coordinate the master specifications for their International Home Furnishings Company client, Crate&Barrel.  

Joakim Bäckström, a senior Architect with AltusWorks, has worked on retail projects across North America with International Home Furnishings Company, Crate&Barrel, for over 13 years.  With their current domestic project for this client, AltusWorks decided to utilize e-SPECS to coordinate the master specifications.  Having had success with e-SPECS on previous projects for other Clients, migrating the master specifications to this software for C&B made sense.  Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 4/24/14 in Press.

McKee House Study

DuPage County Forest Preserve awards AltusWorks McKee House study

Just last week, the DuPage County Forest Preserve board of directors voted to approve the contract with AltusWorks to perform a study of the historic McKee House. The house and adjacent administrative building were built in 1935. They have been vacant for the last 11 years. Local preservationists would like to see the building and surrounding grounds renovated for adaptive reuse. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 7/9/13 in Press.

AltusWorks Selected to Participate in 2012 Chicago Emerging Leader’s e200 Class

AltusWorks is proud to announce that we have been selected to participate in the 2012 Chicago Emerging Leaders’ e200 class. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), theEmerging Leaders (e200) initiative is an executive entrepreneur training program for businesses that demonstrate high growth potential. AltusWorks is one of seventeen businesses selected in the Chicago area and we look forward to the opportunity to improve our business operations, embrace growth, and heighten our reputation for excellence in business. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 5/23/12 in Press.