Industry Involvement

AltusWorks engages with the larger architecture community through involvement and leadership in professional organizations.

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Architects

Association of Preservation Technology International and Western Great Lakes Chapter

Building Enclosure Council

Construction Specifications Institute

International Code Council

Lambda Alpha International, Ely Chapter

Landmarks Illinois, Emeritus Board and Skyline Council

Natural Stone Institute

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Partners for Sacred Places, Professional Alliance

Preservation Action

US-International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

Women in Restoration & Engineering (WiRE)


Project Awards

2021 Sacred Places, Faith+Form Adaptive Reuse, St.Peter’s Episcopal Church Rehabilitation

2020 Chicago Building Congress, Merit Award Finalist for Renovation& Adaptive Reuse UNDER $15M, Museum of Science and Industry Exterior Repairs

2018 Friends of the Chicago River, Green River Aware for River-Sensitive Design; Metropolitan Brewery and Taproom 

2015 Design Evanston Award for RehabilitationEvanston History Center, Charles Gates Dawes House

2014 City of Evanston Preservation and Design Award Innovative Solutions in Preservation, Evanston History Center, Charles Gates Dawes House

2014 Urban Land Institute Vision Award, Mixed Use Project, Harper Theater and Retail Building Redevelopment

2014 Hyde Park Historical Society Marian and Leon Despres Preservation Award, Harper Theater and Harold Building Rehabilitation

2013 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and Landmark Illinois Awards, Rehabilitation Project of the Year, Harper Theater and Harold Building Rehabilitation


2013 ALA Featured Architect

2009 Professional Alliance Spotlight in Sacred Places

2006 ALA Featured Architect


2016 APT Revisiting Mid-Century Modern 


2022 IIT Adaptive Reuse 

2019 Society of Industrial Archeology, History of Chicago Union Station 

2019 Preservation Partners of Fox Valley, Adaptive Reuse 

2019 WGLAPT: John Alexander Low Waddell & the Construction of the Northwestern Elevated Railway 

2018 GreenBuild Chicago – Adaptive Reuse 

2017 Adaptive Reuse of Chicago’s Shuttered Schools 

2014 Real Estate Publishing Group – Conference Re-positioning/Value-Added, Historic Preservation panel discussion 

2013 Learning from Historic Schools, The Continued Use and Preservation of Neighborhood Schools 

2011 IIT Historic Preservation & Energy Efficiency Panel Discussion 

AltusWorks supports the local Chicago community through industry sponsorships and volunteer work.

Industry Sponsorships

ACE Mentor Program Building Futures, 2021, 2022  

Association of Preservation Technology Western Great Lakes, 2021, 2022 

APT WGLC / CHSA Symposium: Preservation of Industrial Archaeology and Its Construction History, 2019 

Ballsy Ladies Golf Un-Outing, 2020 

Blinderman Burger Bash for InSTEM, 2019 

Celebrate Summer on the Water with Foley & Lardner and AltusWorks, 2014-2017 

Cook County Forest Preserve Foundation Conservation Cup Golf Outing, 2022 

DuPage County Habitat of Humanity, Women Build Event, 2022 

Edgebrook Elementary School Spring Fling and Talent Show, 2016 

Evanston History Center Mother’s Day House Walk, 2010-present 

Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer, 2014-present 

Gift Theatre, Release The Gift Season. 2021 Season Release Bash 

Illinois Craft Brewer’s Guild, Craft Brew week, 2020, 2021 

International Council of Shopping Centers, Chicago Aldermanic Reception 

Joey’s Angels Charity Golf Outing, 2019 

Landmarks Illinois, Annual Corporate Sponsor 2018-present, Legendary Landmark celebration, 2014-2018 

National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Chicago, 2017 

Partner for Sacred Places, 2017-present 

Related Midwest & LendLease Annual Charity Golf Classic benefiting SOS Villages, 2016, 2018  

Six Corners BBQ Fest and JeffFest, 2014 


Volunteer Work

AIA Positioning Pullman Ideas workshop, 2017 

Association for Preservation Technology, Bulletin Peer Reviewer 

ACE Mentor Chicago 

City of Chicago, Modernizing Chicago’s Construction Code, Phase 2, 2018-2019 

Design Trust Chicago Working Groups (MAPPED, Chicago Neighborhood Design Guidelines) 

DuPage County Habitat for Humanity, Women Build Event, 2022 

Friends of the Forest Preserves

Lambda Alpha International, Old cook County Hospital Building, Unlocking the Potential, Team Bennett, 2014 

Landmarks Illinois, Adaptive Reuse Studies and Easement Committee 


Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists 

Young Professionals in Transportation, Chicago