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 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

 

From left: Natascha Wiener, Christen Sundquist, Kelsey Shipton, Jamie Morris, Matt Novesky, Rachel Will, and David Sacks. Not pictured: Tod Grover, Matt Luczak

Jamie Morris, President (through 1/2018) 

Jamie Morris is a founding member of the APT WGLC board and an architect specializing in historic preservation and architectural conservation. She has had the pleasure of working throughout the country contributing to the restoration of many buildings designated as landmarks and/or listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In her free time, she tries (mostly without success) to get her kids to help with projects at home.

David Sacks, Vice-President (through 1/2018) 

David Sacks is a registered architect (IL) with extensive experience in the investigation and restoration design of existing low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise residential and commercial buildings, focusing on exterior building enclosure consulting.  Outside the office, David enjoys working with his hands on small furniture projects and running along the lakefront (or just about anywhere) in Chicago.

Kelsey ShiptonSecretary (through 1/2018) 

Kelsey Shipton is an architecturally-trained historic preservationist who specializes in facade assessments and repair documents.  She has been active in preservation in Chicago since 2010 and enjoys being able to explore and repair some of the area’s forgotten buildings.  When she’s not thinking about preservation, she loves reading, painting and spending time outside.

Christen SundquistTreasurer (through 1/2018) 

Christen Sundquist is trained in Historic Preservation and Architecture and lives in Elgin, Illinois. She has been a part of APT WGLC’s board serving as their Treasurer since 2014. She is also the Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Elgin, Illinois, overseeing Elgin’s five Historic Districts and twenty-three landmarks.

Rachel Will, Past President (through 1/2018) 

Rachel Will is a Senior Associate with the Chicago office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. She has served on the APT WGLC executive board since the Chapter’s inception in 2008 including  roles  as  Secretary, Vice-President, President  and  currently  serving  as  the past-President.  Her  main  focus  for  the  APT  WGL  Chapter  has  been  outreach  efforts  and collaboration with other preservation organizations.

 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tod Grover (through 1/2018) 

Todd Grover is a partner at MacDonald and Mack Architects where they have specialized in all aspects of historic preservation since 1976.  Todd’s interests extend to advocating, educating, and preserving properties of the recent past.  He is on the US Board of Directors of DOCOOMO_US and strives to heighten the awareness of significant buildings of the Modern era.

Matt Luczak (through 1/2018) 

Matt is an accomplished ornamental plasterer and owner at Chicago Ornamental Plastering, a fourth generation family business started in 1896. In addition to molded ornament, flat and polished plaster, stucco and scagliola, he specialize in restoration and preservation of historic plaster in churches, theatres, court houses and state capitals nation wide. Matt has been on the APT board since 2009. 

Matt Novesky (through 1/2019) 

Matt Novesky is an Associate Principal in the Chicago office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. Matt is a registered architect specializing in the inspection, investigation, and repair design of building envelops. Matt has worked on numerous contemporary and historic landmark masonry (brick, terra cotta, and stone) buildings and structures. He has been an APT WGLC Board Member since 2013.

Natascha Wiener  (through 1/2019) 

Natascha Wiener is a historical architect at the Minnesota Historical Society, reviewing federal and state Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits applications and Section 106 submissions for compliance with SOI Standards.  She is a registered architect and has a Masters of Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Previously, she has worked as a preservation construction project manager as well as practiced as an architect. 

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