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Top row: Lurita Blank (vice president), Todd Grover, Sarah Horton (treasurer) Middle row: Stephen Mar-Pohl, Jamie Morris (past president), Matt Novesky, Bottom row: Kelsey Shipton (president), Natascha Wiener, Sarah Van Domelen (secretary) Not pictured: Matt Luczak, Owen Landsverk



Kelsey Shipton, President (through 1/2022, first term) 

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.

Lurita Blank, Vice President (through 1/2022, first term) 

Lurita McIntosh Blank is a Senior Project Architect with Raths, Raths and Johnson, specializing in historic preservation, masonry conservation, facade restoration, and building enclosure consulting.  She is a licensed architect, holds a MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, and is a longtime member of APT. Her husband has unfairly banned her from bringing home any more old bricks.

Sarah HortonTreasurer (through 1/2022, second term) 

Sarah Horton has worked at Berglund Construction since 2015. As a preservationist and assistant project manager she is involved in the administration and execution of restoration and preservation projects. Sarah graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, where she received a master’s of science in historic preservation.

Sarah Van Domelen, Secretary (through 1/2022, first term) 

Sarah Van Domelen is a Senior Associate in the Chicago office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. As a preservation engineer, she has worked on numerous historic building projects throughout the country, including facade inspections, condition surveys, and repairs. Sarah is also a member of the APTI Preservation Engineering Technical Committee and the Student Design-Build Competition task force, and she is an active member of the Skyline Council of Landmarks Illinois.

Jamie Morris, Past President (through 1/2022, first term) 

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. She also serves on the Evanston Preservation Commission. In her free time, she tries (mostly without success) to get her kids to help with projects at home.

Todd Grover, Minnesota Representative (through 1/2022, second term) 

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.

Natascha Wiener, Minnesota Representative  (through 1/2022, second term) 

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. 

Stephen Mar-Pohl, Wisconsin Representative  (through 1/2022, second term) 

Steve, president and founding principal of InSite Consulting Architects (Madison, Chicago, St. Louis) has enjoyed a diverse design career that has led to expertise in historic preservation with a technical focus.  Steve has enjoyed working on a number of notable historic structures, landscapes and objects throughout the United States. Stephen’s WGLC objective is to develop the Chapter’s reach in the State of Wisconsin through expanded Wisconsin-based membership, industry partnerships and  educational programs.

Owen Landsverk, Wisconsin Representative  (through 1/2022, second term) 

Owen Landsverk is a Project Manager for the Wisconsin Department of Administration and has worked on hundreds of capital improvement projects for a variety of State agencies. His duties include facade assessments and maintaining the Department's building enclosure and historic preservation standards. He is a professional member of the Construction Specifiers Institute, the Building Enclosure Council of Wisconsin, the American Society for Quality, the Association for Preservation Technology, the International Concrete Repair Institute, and the Roofing Consultants Institute. 

Matt Luczak, Illinois Representative (through 1/2022, second term) 

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, Illinois Representative (through 1/2022, second term) 

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.

Past Presidents 

Robert Score 2008-2012

Rachel Will 2012-2016

Jamie Morris 2016-2020

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