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Sarah Dreller

I am a Chicago-area architectural historian, digital humanist, and educator specializing in the history of the U.S. built environment from the 1780s through the 1980s. I also have an award-wining professional background in historic preservation project management as well as a demonstrable record of proactive equity-focused decision-making.

I am a qualified Architectural Historian under the United States Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards 36 CFR Appendix A to Part 61(c). As a public service to my community, I am a member of the City of Evanston’s Preservation Commission.

I also own a landmarked farmhouse and spend much of my free time trying to make careful stewardship decisions about the building and its related landscape. I especially enjoy being active outside and discovering creative combinations of art and science.

PhD – Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago
MArchHist – Architectural History, University of Virginia
BA – International Affairs (history & economics), Florida State University

Editing Certificate – Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, University of Chicago
International Certificate of Spanish Language – Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Studio Coursework, University of South Florida
architectural design, theory, and materials & methods – School of Architecture & Community Design
photography – School of Art


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