About Pete Pointner

B. Architecture, 1961, Illinois Institute of Technology
MCRP, 1962, Illinois Institute of Technology

Registration / Certification:
Architect, Illinois I-7951 inactive; NCARB No. 23710 retired
American Institute of Certified Planners, Elected to the College of Fellows

Over fifty years of professional experience beyond his mastersin city and regional planning including:
  • Independent consultant, 2010 to date
  • President of Corporate Services Inc. January 2000 to 2010
  • Founder of Planning Resources Inc., president for fifteen years and executive officer for three years
  • Past vice president and chief of community and environmental planning for Chicago office of DeLeuw, Cather & Company
  • Ten years teaching community planning/design at university level; author/lecturer in community planning, downtown revitalization, site plan review, historic preservation, public participation, environmental analysis, sustainable community design, and scenic highway design
  • American Planning Association
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (elected to college of fellows)
  • Association of Licensed Architects
  • Historic Pullman Foundation
  • Illinois Historical Society (1969-2001)
  • Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (lifetime member)
  • Lambda Alpha (1972-2010) retired
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation (1970-2000)
  • American Institute of Architects (1973-2000)
Special Assignments:
  • Team Leader for an APA Community Planning Assistance Team that developed a new town center plan for Deerfield Beach, Florida
  • Charter member and past chairman, Beman Committee for the Preservation of Historic Pullman, a National Historic Landmark District
  • Past board of directors membership: Historic Pullman Foundation; Marian Park Living and Learning Development Corporation, South Gate Home Owners Inc., Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President, Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Past chairman of the Board of the Valley Improvement Association of N.M.
  • Member, national APA sub-committee on Green infrastructure
  • Past Member, Advisory Council, Conservation Foundation of DuPage County
  • Past member: AIA National Historic Resource Committee
  • AIA Committee on Historic Resources, NEI Chapter, 1994 chairman
  • Member, 2011 APA jury for national planning awards
  • Guest lecturer at the Universities of; Illinois – Chicago Circle and Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Texas Tech, Northwestern, Iowa, Governor's State, Elmhurst College, and Illinois Institute of Technology
Planning Connections Book

Planning Connections

By Pete Pointner