Historic Preservation Consulting
AltusWorks provides consulting and technical services pertaining to the rehabilitation or preservation of historic structures.
National Preservation Act, Section 106 Consulting
Historic Structures Reports and Preservation Plans
Historic Structures Reports and Preservation Plans are important for the development and planning of any large scale or long term rehabilitation project. The Reports provide historic, graphic, and physical information about a property’s construction, existing condition and character defining features. They serve as a vital planning document for decisions on preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or reconstruction treatments. Providing context statements, identifying significance and identifying overarching themes, these reports establish a concrete baseline which protects and preserves historic resources. Building owners and managers use AltusWorks’ Historic Structures Reports and Preservation Plans to help implement their capital improvement programs, develop policies and execute sound planning.
Restoration Documentation and Execution
Historic Illinois and American Building Survey/Engineering Record (HIBS/HABS/HAER) Documentation
National Register Nominations
The National Register of Historic Places is the federal government’s list of cultural resources recognized for their historical and architectural significance and considered worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect historic resources. National Register properties are documented and evaluated according to uniform standards. The criteria include significance to local or national history through the integrity of design, location, setting, materials, feeling, or association. Listing in the National Register creates many benefits for owners, including the eligibility for federal and state tax benefits, recognition of its significance to the nation, the state, or the community, and consideration in the planning for federally-assisted projects. AltusWorks works with the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and National Park Service to confirm eligibility requirements and prepares the National Register nomination application process.
Local Landmark and Historic District Nominations
AltusWorks prepares all the necessary documentation to ensure that the property qualifies for programs, creates designs that follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, and completes the final paperwork for state and local officials. AltusWorks advises the owner on a preservation approach for the structure that is the most economically feasible while meeting the requirements of the program.