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. Heather enjoys this work because it allows the historic character and fabric of the building to be preserved and upgraded as needed so it can be appreciated by future generations.

Before coming to AltusWorks, Heather completed architectural work for universities, primary schools, municipalities, a private club, and additions for historic homes. Select projects include Northwestern University’s landmark building Deering Library fire alarm integration and interior restoration, life safety and accessibility upgrades and plaza renovation at Northwestern University’s Main Library, auditorium restoration at the University of Chicago’s historic Mandel Hall, preservation plans for Shedd Aquarium and Columbia College, an addition to a home with Landmark status in Lincoln Park, mechanical renovation upgrade to Lathrop Home’s Women’s Club, and restoration of the terra cotta façade at Louis Sullivan’s last commission, Krause Music Store in Lincoln Square.

Heather’s and other AltusWorks staff bios can be found at

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