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  We are experts in historic preservation, architectural history, and urban planning with many years of professional experience.

Victoria Granacki, Principal, AICP, has almost 30 years of experience in master planning, urban design, and historic preservation activities in both Chicago and its surrounding suburban communities. In 1992, Ms. Granacki formed Historic Certification Consultants in partnership with Architectural Historian, Susan Benjamin. The firm provided a variety of historic preservation services for local governments and private property owners for over ten years, including architectural surveys, National Register nominations, and historic resource reports. Recently Ms. Granacki formed a new business, Granacki Historic Consultants, providing preservation services with a focus on Chicago neighborhoods and nearby suburban communities. Ms. Granacki serves on the Board of Directors, Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois; Urban Development Committee, Metropolitan Planning Council; Chicago's 44th Ward Community Directed Development Committee. She holds a BA in Art from Mundelein College (of Loyola University) in Chicago, and a MS in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI.
 
Lara Ramsey, Preservation Assistant, has over four years of experience in the field of historic preservation. Ms. Ramsey began her work in North Carolina, where she held a staff position with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. During her time in North Carolina, Ms. Ramsey also provided preservation services, including local landmark designation reports and architectural surveys, to local governments and property owners. In 2001, Ms. Ramsey moved to Chicago to pursue a graduate degree in Historic Preservation. At the same time, she has worked as an independent preservation consultant, providing services that include preparation of Certificate of Rehabilitation applications, National Register nominations, and architectural surveys. Ms. Ramsey holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MS in Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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