Mark Stoner, AIA is Principal Architect and Director of Preservation for Building Envelope Professionals Group, LLC. Mark is responsible for leading BEPG’s historic preservation work, including forensic investigation, material analysis, and building envelope consulting work. He is also responsible for leading project efforts in the Chicagoland region and surrounding markets. He in a licensed Architect in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.
With 16 years of professional experience, Mark has spent most of his career specializing in Historic Preservation. He has supported a wide range of project types, including the adaptive reuse and restoration of numerous hospitality, historic homestead, multi-family housing, and mixed-use developments. He has also led National Register nominations, building condition assessments, feasibility studies, and historic structure report submissions for multiple landmarked sites. He has worked with local, State, and Federal historic preservation professionals and commissions, while helping clients navigate Secretary of Interior’s Standards reviews for Federal and State Historic Tax Credits. His experience not only provides a knowledge of existing and historic building materials but a thorough understanding of the building restoration process and full project life-cycle.
In 2018, Mark was honored to be recognized by National Trust for Historic Preservation in their inaugural “40 under 40: People Saving Places” list as an innovator “expanding our view of what it means to save places and tell America’s full history”.
Mark currently serves on Landmarks Illinois’ Preservation Issues Committee, as well as Indiana Landmarks’ Sacred Place Indiana Advisory Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Happy Hollow Children’s Camp (Nashville, IN), and its Buildings & Grounds Committee.
Mark and his wife and three daughters live in the northern Chicago suburbs. He is also a classical singer and pianist and enjoys travel, cooking, and DIY house updates (when his wife can tolerate it).