Downtown Revitalization
     Gary Anderson has over 40 years experience in renovation, restoration, construction, and development.  As the firm owner and lead architect, Gary helps clients visualize and articulate the vision for their project.  As Project Manager, Gary performs site observations and coordination.  He is actively involved in all phases of a project depending on client needs and project scale.
     Gary graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Architecture and returned to Rockford.  He is licensed in several states incliding Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Colorado.
     Gary has been involved in local projects including: designing the Nicholas Conservatory; rebuilding Edwards Apple Orchard after a devastating 2008 tornado; Renovation of the Prairie Street Brewhouse; renovation of Stafford Square; and the Waterside Building.
     His preservation projects include: Tinker Swiss Cottage; Midway Village; and the 1992 renovation and addition at the Burpee Museum of Natural History.
     Gary has also been involved in many community organizations including: River District Association; Burpee Natural History Museum; Erlander Museum; Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois; and may others.
     Gary will talk about how downtown development has led to a positive change in our city and maybe an update on the new hotel downtown.  This will be an interesting and informative program and an excellent opportunity to bring a guest or prospective member.  Mary Ann Norwood will introduce our presenter and act as Rotary host.