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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.

Magnificent Mash-up: Historic Preservation with Improved Energy Efficiency

AltusWorks’ Scott Utter recently presented both the challenges and opportunities of integrating Energy Efficiency Measures (EEM’s) into historic landmark properties at AIA’s event “Sustainability Through Preservation: The Rebirth of Chicago’s Historic Buildings.” sponsored by the Committee on the Environment and Historic Resources Committee. Scott shared dramatic before/after photos and energy charts of AltusWorks’ award winning project at the Charles Gates Dawes House. Improvements to the 1895 National Register property enable the building to continue to serve the Evanston Historic Center and the community at large. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 5/24/16 in Green Projects, Historic Preservation.

Welcome Our New Business Manager

AltusWorks is pleased to announce Kylie Fitzgerald to our team as Business Manager.  Kylie manages AltusWorks’ financial and business administration functions including office operations, human resources, external resources and accounting activities. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in interior design, Kylie worked in the Design and Construction industry and before coming to AltusWorks; she was responsible for coordinating financials for telecommunication site acquisition projects for a large international engineering firm.  Her attention to detail, organizational skills, and focus on both internal resources and external clients and partners makes her instrumental in our ongoing growth. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 3/15/16 in General News.

Welcome Madame Secretary!

Congratulations to AltusWorks’ team member, Kelsey Shipton, on her election to the board of the Western Great Lake Chapter (WGLC) of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT)! Beginning at the end of January, Kelsey will serve as the chapter’s secretary for a two-year term. APT “is a cross – disciplinary membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings.” AltusWorks has been a corporate member of APTI for many years and was instrumental in getting the local chapter established in 2009. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 1/27/16 in Community Work, Historic Preservation, Restoration.