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John D. Cramer, LEED BD+C, is an architecture and preservation design consultant. He manages architecture and preservation design, historic rehabilitation tax credit, Section 106, National Register and local landmark nomination, research, and advocacy projects for private architecture and consulting firms and heritage and preservation nonprofits.
John meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards per 36 CFR Part 61 for Architectural History, Architecture, and Historic Architecture.
John has an extensive understanding of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and their application in architectural restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, and new construction.
John earned a Master of Architecture degree from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2004. In 2011, he earned a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and was awarded the 2011 SAIC M.S. in Historic Preservation Fellowship. The Society of Architectural Historians awarded John a Scott Opler Membership Grant for Emerging Scholars in 2011 in recognition of his work.
John gives public tours at historic sites, has given public talks on architecture and architectural history, and is a guest author for the blog “Chicago Modern: More Than Mies.”
John’s specialties include:
Architecture and preservation design
Cultural resource management
Determinations of eligibility – National Register and local landmarks
National Register and local landmark nominations and district surveys
Federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credit applications
Interpretation and application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
Historic structures reports and building assessments
Section 106 historic review compliance
Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation
Grant writing for nonprofit organizations