Paul Alessandro has more than 25 years of experience in the architectural design of complex mixed-use, residential, cultural and civic projects. He is an expert at restoring and adaptively re-using historic structures, retaining their unique qualities while modernizing them for contemporary use.
His award-winning projects include adaptive reuse of the landmarked Chicago Athletic Association; conversion of the Chicago Motor Club into the Hampton Inn Downtown Chicago; and renovation of Randolph Tower, a landmarked office tower that was reprogrammed for boutique apartments. Paul has written and lectured extensively about preservation topics for such audiences as the Chicago Architecture Foundation, AIA Chicago, Landmarks Illinois, and USGBC’s Greening the Heartland Conference.
Paul is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, and is a registered architect, LEED AP BD+C, and a certified Construction Document Technologist.