Gregory Dowell, Chair
Since 2009, Greg has worked for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. as an associate. Greg has participated in a variety of projects including condition assessments, construction document preparation, and construction observation for a variety of building systems. His expertise includes preservation and restoration of historic buildings and structures as well as field documentation and investigation. Greg is a member of the Landmarks Illinois Fund and Easement Committee.
Eric Dexter, Vice Chair
Eric has worked for Berglund Construction for more than 10 years. As a project manager, Eric is responsible for the administration and execution of successful restoration projects. His projects include UIC’s University Hall, Shedd Aquarium, Federal Plaza, 1000 N. Lake Shore Drive, and Chicago Public Safety Headquarters. Eric received a Bachelor of Architecture and Construction Management at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is serving on the jury for Landmark Illinois’ 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards.
Sarah Van Domelen, Secretary
Sarah joined Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) in 2010 and is a senior associate working on projects involving historic and contemporary buildings. Sarah has completed numerous field investigations for WJE and has made repair recommendations and developed restoration details for various types of construction including steel, reinforced concrete, and masonry structures. Sarah worked as a teaching assistant for the Architectural Conservation Laboratory while receiving her master’s of science in historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania.
Erica Ruggiero, Chair, Special Projects & Initiatives
Erica is an Architectural Historian with the architecture firm McGuire Igleski & Associates. Erica is the primary preparer of preservation planning reports, historic resource surveys, façade restorations, local and national landmark designations, and building condition assessments projects. Erica graduated in 2014 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received a master’s of science in historic preservation. She served as secretary of the Skyline Council in 2015-2016. Erica has spearheaded Skyline Council’s work on the restoration of the Whitney Schoolhouse in Campton Hills.