ELLIE ISAACS, LEED Green Associate
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2014
Professional Qualifications Met for Architectural History, Secretary of the Interior
Joining the team in 2017, Ellie Isaacs brings a wealth of historic preservation and interior design experience to Lominack Kolman Smith Architects. Practicing privately, she has consulted on historic tax credit projects for private clients, small business owners, and architects. She has been an assistant project manager to a local preservation construction company, specializing in research, detailed conditions assessments and master plans, and specifying conservation minded means and methods for repairs.
Prior to working for LKSA, Ellie lived and worked in Hot Springs, Arkansas as a historic preservationist and designer for a local architecture firm. Her work included façade rehabilitations, tax credit projects, and research. Ellie’s most notable project was The Waters Hotel located in the 1913 Thompson Building, designed by George Mann. The boutique hotel contained 62 rooms, an upscale tapas style restaurant and a makeup boutique. Ellie was a co-interior designer and managed the seven million dollar project’s state and federal tax credit application process, interior’s budget, ordering schedule, and interior staging. The Waters won the 2017 Preserve Arkansas Preservation Award for Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation—Commercial.
While in Hot Springs, Ellie was the youngest Commissioner on the Hot Springs Historic District Commission advocating for the Main Street approach to the Central Avenue Historic District, educating the public on tax credits and proper treatment methods. In 2015, she took on Capitol Hill as she met with Arkansas state senators and congressmen to advocate for the vitality of State and Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits.
As a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Ellie received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Historic Preservation, with minors in Architectural History and Interior Design. During her senior year, she participated in a Directed Collaboration Studio with the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Green Lab, which ultimately led to her being the only historic preservation undergraduate student presenting at the National Trust for Historic Preservation PastForward conference held in Savannah.
Professional Organizations and Service:
Savannah Historic District Board of Review (Member)
National Trust for Historic Preservation (Forum Member)
Historic Savannah Foundation (13th Colony Member)
American Institute of Architects (AIA Associate Member)