John Cramer is a Senior Associate in the Midwest Office of MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC where he prepares federal historic tax credit applications, National Register nominations, landmark designation reports, and Section 106 reviews for building projects nationwide. John has ten years of experience working closely and effectively with building owners, developers, architects, contractors, and regulators on a variety of for-profit and non-profit preservation projects. Before joining MacRostie in 2013, John worked as a project manager for preservation architecture firms and advocacy organizations, and as an independent design and preservation consultant.
John has consulted on a variety of historic tax credit projects, bringing his unique experience as an architectural designer to achieve creative and successful rehabilitation and adaptive reuse applications. His most recent National Register nominations include those for the Stony Island Trust & Savings Bank in Chicago, the Hotel Northland in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Joseph Jacob Walser House in Chicago. He also recently completed the local landmark designation report for Chicago’s Polish National Alliance. John regularly gives public tours at historic sites and talks on architecture and architectural history.
John is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional and is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Landmarks Illinois, and the Society of Architectural Historians.
John holds Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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