Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Stephen Sennott
Architectural Historian
Sociocultural Systems Department
  • M.A., Art History, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1984.
Current Role
Architectural Historian.
Researching and evaluating historically significant American buildings, structures and sites for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Conducting large-scale historic building inventories and writing survey reports to support U.S. Department of Defense installations in managing historic properties as required by the National Historic Preservation Act.
Career Highlights
  • Architectural Historian: Teaching history of architecture courses in Chicago-area colleges and professional degree programs. Participating in high school workshops and scholarship programs for students interested in engineering and architecture careers. Collaborating with Chicago’s professional architectural organizations to foster public knowledge and awareness of the city’s historic built environment.
  • Author and Editor: Publications about Chicago architecture in books, museum exhibition catalogues, conference proceedings, guide books, and reference volumes. Developed and edited a three-volume encyclopedia of 20th-century architecture with architectural historians, architects, and global advisory board.
  • State Historic Preservation Office (Wisconsin): Conducted a one-year architectural survey of the City of Ashland and northwestern Wisconsin communities to document historic commercial districts and individual properties for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Collaborated with Historic Preservation Division to develop terminology and building types for a statewide historic properties database.