Elizabeth Blasius

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Elizabeth Blasius is an architectural historian based in Chicago. Blasius has worked extensively in the public and private sector consulting clients in following the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Much of her work relates to how these laws come into play in the recovery and mitigation of the historic built environment during a natural disaster, event of climate violence, or terrorist attack. Blasius formerly served as the Midwest editor of The Architect’s Newspaper, and has had her work featured in Curbed Chicago, The Chicago Tribune, The Daily Line and MAS Context. Blasius has served on the board of Logan Square Preservation since 2015 and the Docomomo US/Chicago board since 2019. Blasius is a founding member of the James R. Thompson Center Historical Society. She received a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008, and a Bachelor of Art History, also from SAIC, in 2004.