Principal

Ellen Farlow Stoner / AIA, LEED AP / Principal

As the founder of AltusWorks, Ellen Stoner, Preservation Architect, leads a team of diverse professionals in the holistic approach to the restoration and rehabilitation of existing and historic structures. Through Ellen’s profound understanding of historic and new building materials, technologies and systems, AltusWorks excels at problem solving related to the complexities of working with existing and historic structures. With such expertise, Ellen facilitates the implementation of a variety of projects from facility assessments and program management to additions, building renovation and restoration, envelope repair, and adaptive reuse.

Summary of experience
Over 25 years practicing architecture, historic preservation and restoration

Education
Master of Architecture in Historic Preservation, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1991
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1988
Turner School of Construction Management, 2006
Chicago Small Business Administration Emerging Leaders’ e200 Executive Program, 2012

Professional registration
Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio and Rhode Island
LEED Accredited Professional, 2009
NCARB Registered Architect
Self-Certification Design Professional, City of Chicago
Registered Energy Professional, City of Chicago

International experience
Essex, England, US/ICOMOS, 1991
Architect en Chef des Monument Historiques, France, 1991–1993

Affiliations and memberships
American Institute of Architects
Association of Licensed Architects
Association for Preservation Technology
Construction Specifications Institute
Construction History Society of American
Lambda Alpha International, Ely Chapter
Landmarks Illinois
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Preservation Chicago
Society for Marketing Professional Services
US-International Council on Monuments and Sites
US Green Building Council

Volunteer and community effort
45th Ward Zoning Advisory Committee

Awards and honors
Urban Land Institute Vision Award: Mixed Use Project 2014, Harper Theater and Retail Building Redevelopment
City of Evanston Preservation and Design Award: Innovative Solutions in Preservation 2014, Evanston History Center, Charles Gates Dawes House
Hyde Park Historical Society: Marian and Leon Despres Preservation Award 2014, Harper Theater and Herald Building Rehabilitation
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and Landmark Preservation Council of Illinois Award: Rehabilitation Project of the Year 2013, Harper Theater and Herald Building Rehabilitation

Prior to the founding of AltusWorks:
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and Landmark Preservation Council of Illinois Award: Rehabilitation Project of the Year 2006, Lindblom Math & Science Academy
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and Landmark Preservation Council of Illinois Award: Rehabilitation Project of the Year 2002,  Humboldt Park Boathouse
Chicago Building Congress Award:
Award of Recognition for New Construction 1999, Studios at 1801 S. Wabash Avenue