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historic preservation services




Anne Sullivan, principal of Sullivan | Preservation has more than 30 years of experience in the field of historic preservation architecture. She is a registered architect in the state of Illinois. Her practice has focused on restoration with an emphasis on assessment of building conditions, material conservation and documentation. Her past projects include historic reports and restoration projects at the Glessner House Museum, Chicago; the Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Martin Mitchell Mansion in Naperville; the Governor Duncan House and Park in Jacksonville, IL; and the Adlai Stevenson Home in Lake Forest, IL. 

Recent projects include the compilation of Historic Structure Reports for the Butterworth Mansion and Deere-Wiman House in Moline, IL, the Reddick Mansion in Ottawa, IL, and as architectural historian for HSRs prepared for the Cana Island  and the Eagle Bluff Lighthouses in Door County, WI.

Anne has served as a historic consultant on a number of transportation projects; to Amtrak as consultant to TYLin International on the Van Buren Street Station renovation and to the Chicago Department of Transportation as primary author of  Chicago's Movable Bridges Preservation Plan.

Sullivan is the John H. Bryan endowed Chair of Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she has served on the faculty since 1993. She is currently the Director of the Master of Science degree program in Historic Preservation and teaches courses in historic building materials, building pathology, sustainable practices in preservation and preserving buildings of the recent past. 

Anne holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University with a concentration in building material conservation. Prior degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois – Urbana. She has served as an appointed member of the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council, as well as President for the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT). She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) and a Fellow of the Association for Preservation Technology International (FAPT).